Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Antique Doll Collector Magazine
Now you can subscribe online; Click on the July Cover of Antique Doll Collector

The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
Courtesy Theriault's and Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Hinges and Hearts

Hinges and Hearts
An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls

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Tuxedo and Bangles

Tuxedo and Bangles

A History of Metal Dolls

A History of Metal Dolls
Now on Alibris.com and In Print! The First Book of its Kind

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Peace in 2013

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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory
Her Grace wishes us all a Merry Christmas!

Annabelle

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Emma Emmeline

Emma Emmeline
Our New Addition/fond of stuffed toys

Cloth Clown

Cloth Clown

Native American Art

Native American Art

the triplets

the triplets

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
Bought Athens on the street

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
By Glenda Rolle, courtesy, the Artist

Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
Also, a link to her site

Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
By Glenda Rolle, Courtesy the Artist

A French Friend

A French Friend

Mickey

Mickey
From our friends at The Fennimore Museum

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll
Among first "Toys?"

ushabti

ushabti
Egyptian Tomb Doll 18th Dynasty

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase

Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
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Judge Peep

Judge Peep

Hakata Doll Artist at Work

Hakata Doll Artist at Work
From the Museum Collection

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Japanese Costume Barbies

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Etienne

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Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum
L to R: K*R /celluloid head, all bisque Artist Googly, 14 in. vinyl inuit sixties, early celluloid Skookum type.

Two More Rescued Dolls

Two More Rescued Dolls
Late Sixties Vinyl: L to R: Probably Horseman, all vinyl, jointed. New wig. R: Effanbee, probably Muffy, mid sixties. New wig and new clothing on both. About 12 inches high.

Restored Italian Baby Doll

Restored Italian Baby Doll
One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents

Dolls on Display

Dolls on Display
L to R: Nutcrackers, Danish Troll, HItty and her book, Patent Washable, Mechanical Minstrel, Creche figure, M. Alexander Swiss. Center is a German mechanical bear on the piano. Background is a bisque German costume doll.

A Few Friends

A Few Friends
These dolls are Old German and Nutcrackers from Dr. E's Museum. They are on loan to another local museum for the holidays.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Shirley's Japanese Doll

Theriault's.com




 From Theriault's, below:

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69" (175 cm.) Carved wooden head with layered gofun finish giving a flawlessly smooth whitened complexion, enamel inset eyes glancing beneath highly defined eyelids, incised upper eyeliner, painted lower lashes, artistically brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with hint of gentle smile, individually inset black human hair, wrapped form body with sculpted hands and feet having gofun finish, curled fingers in right hand for holding a fan. The head is designed to attach to constructed crevices on the neck/shoulders of the body, thus to be easily assembled and likely allowing the artist to work with closer attention to the head features. The doll is costumed in original multi-layered robes with symbolic designs, and has original slippers, fan, and very elaborate hair ornaments. Known as Iki-Ningyo or living doll, in reference to its life size, the history of the iki-ningyo traces back centuries in Japan, although its 19th century resurgence can be mostly credited to one man, Matsumoto Kisaburo, and the introduction of the doll in the Western world to the mid-19th century International Expositions which exhibited these life-size figures to the delight of Western-world visitors. Kisaburo had begun his lifework penniless, but by borrowing a few coins and purchasing small bits of silk and trim, he created exquisite hair ornaments that were eagerly sought, thus giving him the financial resources to begin the creation of iki-ningyo. Kisaburo pursued his lifework until 1891, creating a litany of stunning figures that ranged from exotic to everyday people, and in his wake followed a school of other iki-ningyo artists. By the 1920s it became a tradition for Japanese stores to commission iki-ningyo for display of luxury goods or as an attention piece in store windows, and the works of certain artists became in particular demand. It was such an iki-ningyo that was presented as a gift to Shirley Temple in 1935 on her trip to Honolulu. The artist is unknown, except for the mostly illegible markings that appear on the underside of the wooden head (see photo). With a bow toward the illustrious 19th century artist Kisaburo who began his work with the creation of hair ornaments, this iki-ningyo's beautiful hair is elaborately ornamented with such. Newspaper reports vary on the background of the gift, some stating that thousands of Japanese school children each gave a small coin to commission the doll. The accurate story is likely that reported in The Hawaii Hochi newspaper of August 13, 1935, "This elaborate gift was presented to Shirley at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at noon today...at the request of the donors, Mr. and Mrs. Sadakicki Kawabate of Oahu", adding that the doll "represents the aloha which the entire Japanese community feels toward the charming little person". The iki-ningyo was prized by Shirley Temple throughout her life, preserved in a glass-sided wooden cabinet in her home.

This item is part of Love, Shirley Temple: Costumes, Dolls, Memorabilia

True Exuberance


I love this little girl; she came originally from a well-known collection, one that was home to my much desired pewter Huret:

Fasher's Catalog: RARE FRENCH BISQUE ART CHARACTER CHILD BY VAN ROZEN. Marks: Van Rozen France Depose (raised lettering at back of head). 17”. Bisque socket head portraying a widely smiling child, blue inset paperweight eyes, fringed lashes, brushstroked and shaded brows, shaded nostrils with distinctive nose, closed mouth with modeled detail and wide, beaming smile, shaded lips, auburn human wig, wooden and composition fully jointed body, dark maroon velvet dress with lace collar, antique red cloth shoes impressed 5 Modele Depose on soles, First Place Blue Ribbons from U.F.D.C. Annual Exhibits in 1990 and 1993. Commentary: Designed by famous Belgian sculptor JeanneVan Rozen, circa 1915; produced in very limited numbers. Has unique, captivating expression and hand-pressed sculpting detail, excellent body with original finish. Included is a letter from Dorothy and Winnie Langley dated July 2, 1991 which, along with other information, indicates this doll was given the name of “Rosie”.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

American Auction Co. Doll Auction August 1, 2015

Below is the Information for the American Auction Co. auction featuring dolls. This one is in Phoenix.

With their permission, I  am including  photos of some of the dolls that will be available.

Doll Auction:
Online bidding for the doll auction will start July 6th and the live simulcast auction will start on August 1st at 9am. Located in Ring 1.

Featuring antique and vintage European, American and Asian dolls


 American Auction Co. has an impressive 20 year history, auctioning off goods of all typed, as evidenced by their timeline, reproduced here:


American Auction Company History Timeline:

1995Founder Deb Weidenhamer, a former merger and acquisitions analyst, opens Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers. Also, during this initial year, the first auction is held for private consignors at the company’s downtown Phoenix warehouse.
1996Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers is awarded its first municipal government multi-year auction agreement and contracts with several corporations for auction services.
1997Higher-end merchandise is offered online at eBay in a cooperative agreement with Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers. The company is also awarded its first state government multi-year auction contract.
1998In collaboration with BidPath Corporation in Seattle, a Microsoft preferred partner, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers creates parameters for a simulcast auction software program, allowing live bidders and online bidders to competitively bid in real-time. The company also begins selling auction goods in Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Canada.
1999Kodak joins the collaboration on BidPath software. Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers also holds its first successful simulcast auction, creating sales in every country throughout North and South America, and is awarded its first multi-year U.S. government auction contract.
2000Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers relocates into a 30,000-square-foot facility in Southeast Phoenix and is also awarded its first multi-year Fortune 500 company auction services contract.
2001International sales of auction goods continue to grow, including sales into Europe and Asia, and the company forms a strategic alliance with a Canadian auction firm to service North American clients more seamlessly.
2002Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers is named the No. 1 fastest growing woman-owned company in the Inner Cities by Harvard Business School. In addition, an extra facility to handle surplus goods is added.
2003Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers is named an INC 500 Company, ranking no. 49 on the list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S., while the number of registered online bidders reaches the 10,000 mark.
2004Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers provides auction services for more than 1,000 consignors, a first for the company, and also ranks the 100th fastest growing company on the INC. 500 list.
2005Deb Weidenhamer is named Small Business Person of the Year by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the company outgrows its two current locations and relocates to a 55,000-square-foot facility with an acre yard in Phoenix. Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers also hosts a concert and auction at Celebrity Theatre to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
2006Having gained industry-wide credibility, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers is sought after by firms in California and Arizona to sell their consigned goods.
2007Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers’ private treaty auctions triple in revenue and the company is approved to conduct private treaty trade into China.
2008Outgrowing its warehouse, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers moves to a 150,000-square-foot facility on four acres. The company also maintains its ranking on the INC 5000 list, recognizing its continuing growth.
2009Discovery Networks signs a four-year contract with Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers and several of its executives to film the first auction television docudrama series.
2010Filming for Auctioneer$ on TLC/Discovery begins with the show premiere in October, increasing live and Internet sales. At the same time, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers seeks approval from the People’s Republic of China to form a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) auction company.
2011Two additional entities are formed, including Auction Systems Select, LLC, a luxury real estate firm, and Auctioneers & Appraisers Academy, LLC, which offers education to new auctioneers and appraisers looking to grow their industry knowledge. Simultaneously, the Chinese government approves iPai, Ltd. as the first foreign auction firm in China. Soon after, iPai conducts three auctions in China, and Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers commissions the largest auction software project in history to offer streaming video of auctions, auction dashboards, no-delay simulcast bidding and referrals for all auction product available online worldwide.
2012Auction Systems and iPai introduce a program for U.S. companies looking to expand into China to offer “made in America” goods at auction and promote U.S. auctions to the Chinese public.
2013The Department of Treasury & U.S. Commercial Services requests Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers to educate other U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises on how to have a successful venture in China. The proprietary software is also completed and made available to buyers and sellers. Additionally, the company is named to the INC 500 list for the 10th consecutive year.
2014We are awarded a twenty-two State contract for auctions in the United States. In Seoul, Korea, we win the Asia Pacific Stevie Award (the International Awards Organization from the founders of the American Business Awards) as Best Consumer Business in Asia. In Paris, France, we win the International Stevie Award for Company of the Year and the People’s Choice for Best Consumer Business. For the 11th consecutive year, the company is named on the INC list.
2015We change our name to the American Auction Company to more reflect our international standing as a multinational auction firm.

This appears to be a very user friendly Auction Company, with great tips on using online auctions, as well as a blog and many places to contact them.  The auction catalog for the dolls will be online July 6th.  If the dolls sampled are any indication, this will be a great auction!

June Newsletter with Antique German Characters

Feel free to share on Facebook orSocial Media.    Rare Bebe, German Characters, and Folk Dolls Come Together
With summer and good weather comes UFDC, including Doll Day, and many doll events and auctions.  This weekend alone, there were in my area myriad yard sales, at least two church sales, Second Fiddle Sale which benefits our symphony, and at least 4 Estate Sales.  I was very lucky at Toys R Us' annual sale, and on "foraging trips" to thrift stores.  The Hallmark Ornaments, including Barbie and Madame Alexander examples, debut next month.  Truly, we have an embarrassment of doll riches waiting at our doll house doors.  What are your favorite doll plans this summer?  I'd like to know to do a post, a doll travelog, if you will!! I love to hear from my readers, so please email!
Ellen Tsagaris
Doll Collecting Expert
Rare Bebe, German Characters, and Folk Dolls Come Together
An unusual collection and assortment of French bebes, folk dolls, and German characters goes to auction, a companion to Love, Shirley Temple.  The amiable lady on the cover of the July 2015 Antique Doll Collector Magazine looks as if she is a portrait of Cousin Bette herself.  Read more.
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They want to play with you!
Living Dead Dolls have "passed away" but are "ready to play!"  If dearly departed dollies are your thing, read more about the macabre moppets that have become wildy popular collectors' items.
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Can't Break 'Em Antique Rubbeer
Goodyear's invention of vulcanization made rubber dolls and toys possible. Read about and see the beautiful doll that is the ancestor of all our modern rubbery and vinyl babies.   This wonderful girl is a proud member of my own doll family.
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Antique Doll Collector Magazine Features an auction of Rare Dolls
Antique Doll Collector Shares some of its July Issue, and features author interviews and sneak peeks on its blog.  Read more about summer doll auctions by Theriault's and Frasher's.
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