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Category: Dolls, Dollhouses & Figurines

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    American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts: Session 1

    Born in Kentucky, Matthew Harris Jouett was a portrait painter active between 1800 and 1825. In his lifetime, Jouett painted many portraits of prominent Kentuckian figures, including the likes of Governor Isaac Shelby and Senator John Brown. One of the leading lots in the upcoming American Furniture, Folk, and Decorative…

    A Zanesville Pattern Molded Masonic Eagle Flask
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    The Gerritt & Shirley Breininger Western Toy Collection

    Founded by Louis and David Marx in New York City, Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in operation from 1919 to 1980. The brand produced a wide range of dollhouses, cars and trains, toy soldiers, action figures, and mechanical tin toys. Their lithographed tin windup toys earned…

    Marx lithograph wind-up Charlie McCarthy crazy ca
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Renowned sculptor James Tandi often uses verdite stone to capture Africa’s native people and wildlife. For each of his sculptures, Tandi visits the verdite mine where he hand-selects his materials. He believes in doing so, he is “revealing the spirit which is within the stone.” A carved verdite and bone…

    Austrian Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase
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    Collector's Auction

    Active in the late 1890s, William Moorcroft was an English potter associated with the Art Nouveau style. Moorcroft pioneered a new Florian Ware design, hand-decorated and outlined in trailed slip using a technique known as tube lining. Throughout his career, Moorcroft centered his work on Florian Ware, which won him…

    William Moorcroft Art Nouveau Flambe Vase, Claremont
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    Coin-Op & Advertising

    The Coin-Op & Advertising sale, presented by Potter & Potter Auctions, features coin-operated machines such as early vending machines, slots, trade stimulators, and arcade games. One key lot is a cast-iron strength testing machine from the early 1900s. The device works by inserting an old English penny, which allows the…

    AMI Model A A Mother of Plastic Jukebox. 1946. When switc
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    The Collector's Auction

    In 1953, three brothers started producing ceramic sculptures at their home in the village of Almàssera. After a few years, they opened their first shop in Valencia and named it Lladró. They eventually pioneered the single-firing method, which also became a hallmark of the brand. It can be characterized by…

    Herend Figurine, Girl In Folk Dress 5423
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    Toys Trains Trucks & Barbies

    Matthew Bullock Auctioneers will present over 1,300 lots in the upcoming Toys, Trains, Trucks, & Barbies auction, held this August. A key item in the sale is a Hot Wheels Redlines Sir Rodney Roadster die-cast toy. In the 1960s, the co-founder of Mattel, Inc., Elliot Handler, envisioned a line of…

    Group of 28 die cast vehicles
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    Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction

    Whitley's Auctioneers presents fine and decorative art in the upcoming Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction. Two featured lots come from Italian craftsman Sandro Vacchetti. Raised in a family of artists, Vacchetti became a ceramist and specialized in female portraiture. In 1922, he became the artistic director of a famous doll company,…

    SANDRO VACCHETTI FOR ESSEVI ART DECO ALLEGORICAL BUST SCULPTURE
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.