Discovery Auction

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Park Plaza 63
02116 Boston, MA
United States
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Date of the auction: 22.05.2013

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Alabama Molded Cloth Head Boy DollAlabama Molded Cloth Head Boy Doll

Alabama Molded Cloth Head Boy Doll, America, late 19th/early 20th century, original oil paint finish, brown eyes, lush eyelashes, short brown painted hair with curls, applied ears, tab-jointed cloth body, painted lower limbs, bare feet, firmly stuffed body stamped Mrs. S.S. Smith, white cotton

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$2,400 - US$2,800

Date: 22 May 2013

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Three Bisque Head DollsThree Bisque Head Dolls

Three Bisque Head Dolls, a German bisque head bye-lo-type baby doll, faintly impressed "Grace S. Putnam Made in Germany" to the back of the neck, with bisque hands and cloth body (missing index finger to left hand); a smaller Japanese bye-lo-type baby doll in blue floral embroidered eyelet dress

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 May 2013

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Door of Hope Mission Young Girl and Kindergarten Child DollsDoor of Hope...

Door of Hope Mission Young Girl and Kindergarten Child Dolls, early 20th century, the girl with carved pearwood head and hands, painted and carved center-parted hair with two buns, cloth body, and pale blue silk brocade tunic with frog closures, black woven pleated skirt with bright blue brocade

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 22 May 2013

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Small Felt Lenci Girl DollSmall Felt Lenci Girl Doll

Small Felt Lenci Girl Doll, Italy, brown eyes glancing left, blonde curly mohair wig, joined body, organdy undergarments, blue felt coat trimmed in red, lacks hat and one red shoe, 11 in. high

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2013

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Alabama Cloth Molded Face DollAlabama Cloth Molded Face Doll

Alabama Cloth Molded Face Doll, America, early 20th century, oil painted head with short brown hair and features, brown eyes, molded ears, tab-jointed cloth body with remains of undecipherable stamp, probably patent date, painted arms and lower legs with blue painted shoes, pale pink cotton dress

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 22 May 2013

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Group of Miscellaneous Mostly Painted Wooden Dollhouse FurnitureGroup of...

Group of Miscellaneous Mostly Painted Wooden Dollhouse Furniture, 20th century, including a white bathroom set with sink, toilet, mirror, and bathtub, a turquoise bedroom set including two dressers, a nightstand, and a pair of beds with red and white striped mattresses (one with headboard separated

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2013

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Door of Hope Mission Bride DollDoor of Hope Mission Bride Doll

Door of Hope Mission Bride Doll, early 20th century, with carved pearwood head, hands, and feet, painted and carved hair, cloth body, and floral-embroidered red satin costume with pink and blue silk tassels to skirt and beaded headdress, ht. 11 1/2 in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2013

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Ten Steiff Mecki the Hedgehog and Family DollsTen Steiff Mecki the Hedgehog...

Ten Steiff Mecki the Hedgehog and Family Dolls, all with rubber faces and either felt or rubber bodies, three Mecki, two wife Micki, three daughter Mucki, and two son Macki, various sizes and ages, five with original Steiff buttons, six with nametags, (one Mecki lacking lower half of body, some

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2013

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Large Grace Storey Putnam Bye-Lo Bisque BabyLarge Grace Storey Putnam...

Large Grace Storey Putnam Bye-Lo Bisque Baby, 1920s, impressed "©1923 by Grace S. Putnam MADE IN GERMANY" to back of head, closed mouth, weighted blue glass eyes, cloth body, and celluloid hands, in white cotton dress with crocheted cream and blue sweater and matching bonnet, ht. 19 in

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$100 - US$200

Date: 22 May 2013

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Six Bisque Shoulder Head Dollhouse DollsSix Bisque Shoulder Head Dollhouse...

Six Bisque Shoulder Head Dollhouse Dolls, late 19th and early 20th century, five with bisque and china molded and painted heads, one with glass eyes (lacking wig), all with cloth bodies and bisque limbs, molded shoes, and period fabric costumes, (man in houndstooth with broken foot), ht. 5 1/4 to 7

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 22 May 2013

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Alabama Molded and Painted Cloth DollAlabama Molded and Painted Cloth Doll

Alabama Molded and Painted Cloth Doll, America, early 20th century, oil painted finish with bright coloring, brown painted eyes, red outlined lips, applied ears flat to head, cloth body, painted arms, lower legs with blue boots, red cotton print dress, ht. 23 in. Provenance: From the collection of

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$2,400

Date: 22 May 2013

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Black-haired China DollBlack-haired China Doll

Black-haired China Doll, Germany, late 19th century, light blue painted eyes, short black hair low on brow, cloth body, china lower arms and legs, dressed in fancy gown which may be a copy of one referred to in a note with the doll: "Emily Donilson was the wife of Andrew Jackson's nephew. The gown

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 May 2013

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Door of Hope Mission Rice Farmer DollDoor of Hope Mission Rice Farmer Doll

Door of Hope Mission Rice Farmer Doll, early 20th century, with carved pearwood head, hands, and feet, painted and carved hair, cloth body, woven straw hat and two-piece rain cape, blue homespun tunic with frog closures and cuffed pants, and four-tine metal rake, ht. 11 1/2 in

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2013

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Vogue Painted Lash Walker Hard Plastic Ginny Doll and Steiff "Ginny's...

Vogue Painted Lash Walker Hard Plastic Ginny Doll and Steiff "Ginny's Pup," 1950s, the doll marked "VOGUE" to back of head and "GINNY VOGUE DOLLS INC. PAT. PEND." to body, with blue eyes, brown wig, pink cotton dress and matching bonnet, and zippered lace apron, ht. 7 1/2, the white mohair dog with

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2013

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Three DollsThree Dolls

Three Dolls, a Horsman "Baby Dimples" composition doll, marked "© E.I.H. Co. Inc." to back of head, molded painted hair, sleeping blue eyes, open smiling mouth with two teeth, cloth body, lg. 21; a bisque doll in World War I-type uniform, molded and painted bisque head and arms (one arm broken

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2013

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Large Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache DollLarge Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache...

Large Early Glass-eyed Papier-mache Doll, mid-19th century, black pupilless glass eyes, smiling mouth, black center-part hair with long curls behind exposed ears, cloth body, light brown kid arms, brown cotton dress, ht. 31 in. Provenance: From the collection of Ruth C. Burger

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,500

Date: 22 May 2013

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Jointed Golden Mohair Teddy BearJointed Golden Mohair Teddy Bear

Jointed Golden Mohair Teddy Bear, c. 1920s, black button eyes, cloth nose, embroidered mouth, long slender legs, felt pads, ht. 19 in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 May 2013

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Door of Hope Mission Mourner DollDoor of Hope Mission Mourner Doll

Door of Hope Mission Mourner Doll, early 20th century, with carved pearwood head and hands, painted hair and long braid, cloth body, and woven linen tunic with frog closure at neck over striped leggings, with woven straw slippers, overcoat, and hat, the hat with three braided embellishments

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2013

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Three "Skookum" Indian Figural DollsThree "Skookum" Indian Figural Dolls

Three "Skookum" Indian Figural Dolls, the largest with paper maker's label on foot, together with a seated Indian woman doll, ht. 6 1/4 to 10 1/2 in

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2013

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Hide-covered Camel ToyHide-covered Camel Toy

Hide-covered Camel Toy, with curly hair to head and body and brushed wool to legs, glass eyes, and painted leather snout, lg. 10 3/4, ht. 10 1/4 in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2013

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Simon Halbig Handwerck Bisque Head DollSimon Halbig Handwerck Bisque Head Doll

Simon Halbig Handwerck Bisque Head Doll, Germany, early 20th century, brown sleeping eyes, open mouth, four inset teeth, impressed "Germany Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig 4" to head and neck, auburn wig, fully articulated composition body stamped "Heinrich Handwerck Germany" to back, with cream

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2013

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Alabama Cloth Molded Head Doll in a Pink and White DressAlabama Cloth...

Alabama Cloth Molded Head Doll in a Pink and White Dress, America, early 20th century, oil painted head and features, brown painted eyes, brown hair in short bob, molded ears, rosy cheek coloring, cloth body, indecipherable stamp and No. 0, tab-jointed limbs, lower legs with blue painted boots, pink

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 22 May 2013

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Closed-mouth German Bisque Shoulder Head DollClosed-mouth German Bisque...

Closed-mouth German Bisque Shoulder Head Doll, late 19th/early 20th century, unmarked, kid body, bisque hands, stationary brown glass eyes, blonde wig, cream and peach linen and lace dress, lg. 19 in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2013

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Group of Assorted Small Dolls and Dollhouse FurnishingsGroup of Assorted...

Group of Assorted Small Dolls and Dollhouse Furnishings, including two Simon Halbig bisque head dolls with composition limbs, a small Kammerer and Reinhart black bisque head doll, several bisque dollhouse dolls and all-bisque small dolls, and a small group of mostly metal dollhouse items, including

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2013

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Open-mouthed Koenig & Wernicke German Bisque Head Child DollOpen-mouthed...

Open-mouthed Koenig & Wernicke German Bisque Head Child Doll, impressed "KW" in an oval to back of head, stamped "Made in Germany K&W" in red ink to body, with sleeping blue glass eyes, two inset teeth, light brown mohair wig, fully jointed composition body, discolored pink dress with crochet trim

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$75 - US$125

Date: 22 May 2013

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Beloved Belindy Cloth DollBeloved Belindy Cloth Doll

Beloved Belindy Cloth Doll, "Georgene Novelties", Inc. NY stamped on back of head, brown all-cloth doll, large white button eyes, painted nose and mouth, original printed cotton dress and apron, sewn legs with red and white striped cotton stockings and polka dot boots, ht. 19 in. Provenance: From

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 22 May 2013

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One China and Two Bisque Shoulder Head DollsOne China and Two Bisque...

One China and Two Bisque Shoulder Head Dolls, Germany, blonde china with molded blouse marked Agnes, AM Floradora on cloth body, and Ernst Heubach with horseshoe mark, kid body, ht. 13, 20 in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 May 2013

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Door of Hope Mission Bridegroom DollDoor of Hope Mission Bridegroom Doll

Door of Hope Mission Bridegroom Doll, early 20th century, with carved pearwood head and hands, painted side-parted hair, cloth body, and tan-colored leggings and blue-lined orange brocade tunic under dark purple silk robe with frog closures and embroidered rank badge squares to front and back, with

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2013

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Eight Assorted Skookum and Skookum-style DollsEight Assorted Skookum and...

Eight Assorted Skookum and Skookum-style Dolls, including two mothers with babies swaddled on their backs, one with original paper label to foot, and a pair of twins in original box, ht. to 12 1/2 in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2013

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Two Cased Composition Asian Dolls Wearing National Silk CostumesTwo Cased...

Two Cased Composition Asian Dolls Wearing National Silk Costumes, overall ht. including case 15 1/2 and 14 1/2 in

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$50 - US$75

Date: 22 May 2013