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Vintage Artist Parian Lady

High Quality Craftsmanship

The artist who crafted this parian lady with molded black hair was truly gifted, as until you see the signature on the back of the shoulders (Claremaid  1963), you will be studying her, wondering which antique doll firm may have made her.  Untinted white parian bisque on her face and shoulders with blue painted eyes, soft shading and impeccable artistry make way to notice her pierced ears and her intricate hairdo with a row of black ringlet curls on her forehead to a high up-do in the back and a molded violet hairband with gold accents.  She has a cloth body with posed parian hands and molded shoes that are boots with laces.  Clothing is of antique lace, cotton and silk ribbon.

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Madame Alexander "Cissy"

In Her Theatre Outfit

Who can resist these super stylish, important vintage fashion dolls named Cissy?  Made by Madame Alexander in 1955, this doll has such a presence not only due to her statuesque 20" height, but from an inherent aesthetic style and confident attitude that she possesses.
She is truly high fashion in her original vibrant blue satin theater dress with coordinating ice colored wide coat, with a versatile scarf that can be worn many ways.  Being mostly an antique doll person myself, I may have modeled her in unorthodox vintage ways, but it is just that to me, she is a true evolving fashion doll representing couture history.
She has blue sleep eyes, a honey blond hair color in original style, her hard plastic head, torso and jointed knee legs are all in good condition, as are her vinyl, elbow jointed arms.  There is not foul odor to report, her dress has the original manufacturer's label and I separately found her Cissy shoes to add to her costume.

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Character Girl

One of the large Schoenhut characters, this attractive girl can add some extra dimension to your collection with her unusual height.  She has features that resemble the bisque characters from German doll companies like Kammer and Reinhardt from the same era, before the 1920's.  She has some touch up to her face, but not completely as is often found with these dolls, even some that were refurbished at the factory.
She has blue painted eyes and a pouty expression and wears an auburn human hair wig, but not known if original.  The marked wood body has the usual, wonderful and versatile jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles for ultimate posing.  Her blue print dress is from her era and her repro Schoenhut white leather shoes have the signature grommets under the sole to facilitate the original stands used by the factory.

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Exquisite Artist Nun

Wax Character

Outstanding wax portrait doll by a doll artist with the mark T.K. 95 on the rear neck.  The work is of the caliber of famous wax doll artist, Lewis Sorensen,  as capturing the human soul is so clearly evident in this aged nun in her full habit. With blue glass eyes and highly sculpted facial features and age lines, she almost comes alive with a content smile. The human aspect is continued on the super lifelike hands in their pose and sculpted detail.  Her habit is original and comes with a Crucifix necklace, a wooden cross, and a wax book as a prop.

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 Bisto Kids in a Box!

  Popular comic characters created in the early 20th century (WWI)  to promote Bisto Gravy Mix, these original examples of the pair  (11 1/2") are presented in their original factory box.  The label on the outside end reads "One Pair Dolls", and in it is contained the blissful duo with painted shoulder heads of a composition or clay material and bodies of stuffed cloth with jointed shoulders and hips and stitched fingers. They both wear their original costumes, and have painted features and attached mohair wigs, one doll with red hair and other with a more auburn color. Condition is overall excellent, with  the auburn head having a dot of paint missing on his lower lip.

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Little Henry Paper Doll
ca. 1810
with Book and Sleeve
Incredibly charming, seldom seen collection of paper dolls from the Little Henry and Little Fanny series of 1810, where there is a story about the character told in a bound book of separate poems enclosed in original sleeve (overall wear to book cover and sleeve due to age, but paper dolls excellent).  Rare and vibrant, hand water-colored outfits.
  For each poem that marks an event or era in Little Henry's life, there is a corresponding paper outfit that can be mounted beneath the doll's paper head, making each story come to life!  The rare and precious piece is complete except for one outfit at the end of the story and the sleeve has considerable ink staining on the outside front sleeve, some on the back.  Sleeve measures 5" X 4".

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"Little Pet" Early Paper Doll

  "Little Pet" paper doll, by the Mcloughlin Bros. 24 Beckman St., New York, circa 1859, including one paper doll (3 7/16" tall) and five
two-sided dresses in the original manufacturer's sleeve (missing hat).  It is also printed on front and back, as well as inside the front cover.

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  A charming French store in wood, for play and display of assorted household and kitchen items.  There are labeled drawers, some of which retain their original handles, shelves and window displays to show merchandise, a moveable counter for tending to orders, and even a porcelain neighborhood dog to keep watch.  The original, detachable Epicerie sign runs across the top border.  11" Tall overall, 17 1/2" wide, 6" deep.

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Door of Hope Mission
Bride and Groom

  A lovely pair of Door Hope dolls from the Shanghai mission of the early 1900's, this bride and groom are in original condition with some fading of the gentleman's under tunic which can be seen only when lifting his long jacket.  Both dolls retain their head dresses, with that of the bride being quite spectacular in its colorful pom-pom height.  She has a detailed carved bun on the back of her head, and an ornate silk costume with hand-sewn bead adornments and embroidery.  The groom is 11 1/2" tall while the bride is 11" and both dolls have nicely carved, wooden heads and hands.

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Bubble Cut Barbie in Orig. Box

with Vintage, Custom Knitted, 20-Outfit Wardrobe!

A 1962 Bubble Cut Barbie that is really all about her clothes!  Back in her day, her owner knitted for her an abundant array of ensembles and coordinates, from bathing suits, beach attire, work and play attire, party dresses, skating costumes,  smart travel outfits, and even a floor length garment.
She is shown here modeling some of her collection, and all of it in its entirety can be seen in the group photos.  The doll itself is in fair condition with some green staining around her right ear, and both legs have taken on a slightly moist or sticky quality.  She still has her original box in great condition and black plastic slip-on shoes.

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Horseman Hard Plastic Bride

In her original box and from the original owner is this nice and clean Horseman bride.  She is hard plastic, circa 1950's,  about 15" tall, has blue sleep eyes, an open mouth, synthetic wig, swivel neck and is jointed at the shoulders and hips.  Her wedding gown and veil are in excellent condition, however the box is reinforced with brown tape and is missing three of the lid flaps.  She comes with a plastic, heart-shaped stand and she has the slightest plastic odor.

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Early Wooden Horse Stable Fully Occupied and Equipped!
From the Now Closed Angel's Attic Museum in Santa Monica CA


+ Two Optional Dolls Priced and Sold Separately
  Spending years on display at the Angel's Attic Museum, this genuine, mid-nineteenth century wooden stable can now supply you with the joy of creating your own rustic,  equine doll house  scene.  It has three separate stalls, three antique, realistic horses/mules, and plenty of equipment, tools, feed, hay and even "road apples" to display, all of varying vintages.  Even the sides and back are detailed with faux brick paper so 360 degree viewing is possible.  It measures 16 1/2" wide, 14" tall, and 11" deep.  Note the appealing wood fretwork at top center!
Also in the photo doing chores, are two dolls sold separately, a 7" Simon Halbig 886 all bisque with long molded black stockings and brown shoes.  Tiny eye fleck.  $895.

Plus a 4 3/4" Hertwig bisque shoulderhead boy with molded yellow hat.  $125.


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