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Skinner May Discovery Sale Features Antique Dolls, Toys, More
Friday, 04 May 2012 14:22


doll-auction-2597M-184Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction May 16 and 17 in its Marlborough, Mass., gallery. The sale presents a varied assortment of antique dolls, vintage toys, collectibles, ephemera, and books, as well as furniture and decorative objects with more than 1200 lots on offer.

More than 200 lots of antique, vintage, and collectible dolls will be featured at the sale, highlighted by a French Bru Jne 5 bisque head doll (lot 184, estimated between $15,000 and $18,000). Outfitted in its original cotton dress and shoes, this doll has deep blue paperweight eyes and wears a quizzical expression. Other dolls up for bid include a blonde Depose E 6 J Bebe Jumeau decked out in the original cotton two-piece dress and wool cape, complete with an additional white cotton dress and hat (lot 81, $5,000 to $6,000); a papier mache Milliner model with apollo knot (lot 33, $1,500 to $2,000); and a French fashion lady doll (lot 22, $3,500 to $4,500) in a burgundy taffeta dress and extra two-piece dark green wool challis dress with black trim.

The auction will also include a diverse selection of toys by firms such as Hubley, Lionel, and Marx, including painted cast-iron toy vehicles and accessories, lithographed tin toys, Steiff animals, and vintage PAR lithographed wood jigsaw puzzles. Collectibles and ephemera will include everything from baseball memorabilia to vintage comic books, as well as books and historical manuscripts. Antique and contemporary furniture and decorative objects will round out the sale.

A text catalogue for #2597M is available by mail from Skinner's subscription department at (508) 970-3240. It is also available at the gallery. Previews for the auction will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!


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