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Category: Dolls, Dollhouses & Figurines

  • Exhibitions

    Madame Alexander Dolls and the Collectors Who Love Them

    An Interview with Diane McCarthy, former President of the Madame Alexander Doll Club Hard plastic Cissy in green gown from 1958. Photo courtesy of Theriault's Antique Doll Auctions. Dolls remain a popular collecting category, with premier antique, vintage, and contemporary examples topping the wish lists of enthusiasts globally. Each July,…

    Madame Alexander Dolls and the Collectors Who Love Them5
  • Auction Preview

    Antique Toys Auction by a Traveling Collector; DAVO Collection

    Featured in the upcoming Antique Toys event, presented by Morton Subastas, are several Steiff toys from the early 20th century. These include a toy cow and bear, both on wheels. According to Steiff collector and dealer Rebekah Kaufman, the long-lasting materials used to make these toys make them noteworthy to…

    Riding toy cow. Germany. Twentieth century. Steiff brand. Made of plush. Supports with wheels
  • Auction Industry

    Holabird's massive, seven-day Summer 2020 Americana Extravaganza Auction will be held June 25th-28th and July 10th-12th

    The sale is spread over two separate weekends, two weeks apart, live and online. It features important collections of Americana – more than 4,800 lots in all. 1876 photo of the Wild West town of Deadwood (S.D.), framed under glass (est. $800-$1,200). A Summer 2020 Extravaganza Auction so massive it…

    Holabird's massive, seven-day Summer 2020 Americana Extravaganza Auction will be held June 25th-28th and July 10th-12th-FI
  • Auction Industry

    Stephenson's to auction estate dolls, toys, trains and banks

    1930s Wyandotte pressed steel car and trailer, original yellow/cream paint, total length 11 inches. Estimate $250-$500. SOUTHAMPTON, PA..- Since staying at home became the “new normal,” it has become increasingly obvious that vintage toy collectors are not slowing down their buying. If anything, they’re stepping up their game and enjoying the…

    Stephenson's to auction estate dolls, toys, trains and banks
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    Toys, Trains, Diecast, & More

    With over 500 lots, the upcoming Toys, Trains, Diecast, & More sale, offered by Weiss Auctions, will include a selection of vintage action figures, toy automobiles, and train sets. One of the key pieces in the auction is a boxed Batman action figure. The character, created by artist Bob Kane,…

    Boxed Dinky 419 Leyland Cement Wagon
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    No Reserve Storybook Collectibles Auction

    The Royal Doulton company started in 1815 as a small pottery firm along the banks of the Thames. The company launched various products over the years under the leadership of John Doulton, who was succeeded by his son, Henry. It was under his leadership that the company employed multiple artists…

    COALPORT CHARACTER FIGURINE, THE SNOWMAN, SOFT LANDING
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    Urban Art Monthly Online Auction

    Known as a painter, muralist, product designer, and toymaker, KAWS is a noted feature of the 20th-century art world. In 1999, KAWS visited Japan, where he created his signature Companion toy. Following its success, the Companion became a recurring figure in KAWS’ work. The upcoming Urban Art Monthly Online Auction,…

    Takashi Murakami (b. 1962). Hiropon II Bear Solar Citizen (two works), 1998. Polyester plush toy
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    Annual Spring Sale Day-1

    The Annual Spring Sale, presented by Bertoia Auctions, is a collection of over 1,600 toys, models, and figurines from the collections of Dmitri Ilyinsky, Bob Weiss, Bill and Wendy Jones, Karyl Newman, and others. Antique mechanical banks are well-represented in the sale, including an 1880s Mikado figure from Kyser &…

    1932 HUDSON FACTORY SHOWROOM MODEL
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    Home Décor and Collectibles Auction

    Featured in the upcoming Home Décor and Collectibles Auction, offered by Whitley’s Auctioneers, is a variety of Royal Doulton figurines and character jugs. Originally established in 1815 as Doulton & Co., the ceramics producer became Royal Doulton in 1902 after a royal warrant was given. Among the featured lots is…

    10 CONTEMPORARY MATTE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHIC ART PRINTS
  • Auction Industry

    Quinn's to auction antique and collectible dolls, fine and decorative art, April 15

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On April 15, Quinn’s Auction Galleries, in partnership with LiveAuctioneers, will conduct a 392-lot online sale of collectible dolls, antiques, militaria, and fine and decorative arts. Bidders may view the fully illustrated catalog and bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  Circa-1880 luxury automaton The Waltzing Couple,…

    Quinn's to auction antique and collectible dolls, fine and decorative art, April 15
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    Great Deals Antiquities Ethnographic Fine Art

    Sets of gilded brooches were worn throughout the Viking world on women’s cloaks, pinned with a chain between them. An example of these matching brooches from Gotland, Sweden will be offered in the upcoming Great Deals Antiquities Ethnographic Fine Art sale, presented by Artemis Gallery. The available set is made…

    Published Greek Glass Pendant - Ram's Head
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    Coin-Op & Advertising

    Violano-Virtuoso is a coin-operated and self-playing violin and key-less piano, made by Mills Novelty Company. In the upcoming Coin-Op and Advertising Auction, Morphy Auctions displays an example of a bow-front Violano-Virtuoso. This instrument was fully repaired by Robert Loeffler and is made of oak with tiger striping on its cabinet.…

    RED AND ORANGE PENNY CATCH HEAD.
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    Massive Comic & Toy Auction

    The upcoming Spring Comic Book & Toy Auction, offered by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, will particularly feature Marvel comic books. Highlighted is issue 39 of Marvel Comics Tales of Suspense from March 1963, which is overall in good condition. Notably, this issue contains the first appearance of Iron Man. There…

    Japanese Popy Combattler V Tin Key Wind Robot Toy
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    American Furniture & Decorative Arts

    James Edward Buttersworth was best known for capturing marine settings in his paintings. Often considered one of the best American maritime artists, Buttersworth’s work is highlighted in Skinner’s upcoming American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction. Titled Packet Ship Kennebec in New York Harbor, the available piece depicts the Kennebec and…

    American Furniture & Decorative Arts
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    Premier Auction

    Presented in the upcoming Premier Auction, offered by Brunk Auctions, is an American Chippendale desk and bookcase from the 18th century. The exterior functions as a bookcase, while the interior opens to five drawers and candle slides with scalloped and carved doors. Also included in this auction are several works…

    Premier Auction
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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    The Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, features pieces ranging from armoires to ethnographic art. Among the key lots is a Pennsylvania hard pine schrank. Popular in the 18th century, schranks were a type of armoire that typically held clothing and bedroom linens. One of their…

    Large chalkware stag
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    Emporium Auctions

    From French sculptor Eugène Delaplanche, who created works such as Eve After the Fall (1869) and Maternal Instruction (1875), comes a patinated bronze sculpture titled La Violoniste. The detailed piece shows a musician playing her instrument. Signed by the artist, the item is featured in the upcoming Emporium Auctions sale, presented…

    Large Lidded Decorative Majolica Water Cooler
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    Something For Everyone

    The upcoming Something For Everyone auction, offered by Joshua Kodner, highlights a tourmaline pendant and chain from Tiffany & Co. In 1876, gemologist Dr. George Frederick Kunz walked in the Tiffany & Co. office in New York City with a tourmaline stone that he had obtained from the Mount Mica Mine…

    Zuni Turquoise & Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
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    March Gallery Auction

    William Keith’s works exhibit the characteristic contemplative mood and subdued palette of the Tonalism Movement. His inspiration was the mountain landscapes of California, where he went on numerous sketching trips. The upcoming sale offered by Michaan’s Auctions will highlight one of Keith’s pieces, titled Figures Walking on a Path with Sheep. American…

    VICTORIAN GILT BRONZE TWELVE LIGHT CHANDELIER
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    Modern Design Auction - Day One

    Reuven Rubin is best known for his colorful depictions of the Israeli countryside. Beyond his work as a painter, Rubin was also the first Israeli ambassador to Romania. One of Rubin’s works is featured on the first day of the upcoming Modern Design Auction, offered by Uniques and Antiques Auction…

    MICHELLE KAPTUR Modernist Art Glass Divided Bowl. Large blue, green and purple.