|Thief of Bagdad Dancers by Molly-es|
Campbell Kids by Effanbee
|Effanbee Historical doll|
|W.C. Fields by Effanbee|
di Angeli / Hedwig dolls|
While we all consider condition and originality when looking at a doll I tend to take a broader approach in that the doll must have some special quality. This could well be the dolls mint condition, it may be an unusual feature, the rarity of the a doll, an exceptionally beautiful face or fabulous clothing. As I scan the tables looking at hundreds of dolls at shows or auctions it is always one of these features that will make me take a second look.
|Marie Antoinette Portrait doll by Madame Alexander|
Are you looking for anything in particular, etc.?
As my attention has turned to German bisque dolls so has my fascination with the varied body styles most particularly that of the lady dolls. So my most recent quest is for fine examples of the Simon & Halbig 1159 and Kestner 162 Lady dolls. Still, I’m always looking for excellent examples of early composition dolls. One that has always alluded me is “Little Annie Rooney” made in 1925 by Cameo Doll Co. I would love to have her.
|Madelaine de Baine by Madame Alexander|