The memories of special holidays of the past often fill the minds of many this time of the year. In a recent letter, Antique Trader subscriber Sandy Erdman shared one of her favorite stories of holiday memories, involving her husband and sister-in-law.
Phyllis Baskerville is hoping to spread the word about her Dolly Mama's Museum of Dolls & Toys, with the hope that she can find a new home for the collection.
Thirteen hours after it began, the "Love, Shirley" auction offered by Theirault's saw nearly 600 personal items of the late icon Shirley Temple find new homes, including a number of museums across the U.S.
Morphy Auctions continues its expansion efforts, with the recent acquisition of the Advertising, Toy, Doll Division of James D. Julia. The move allows Julia's the opportunity to grow other areas of their business, while ensuring their loyal consignors will be in good hands, explained James D. Julia.
Dolls with amazing trousseaux captivated bidders' attention during Theriault’s July 15 “As in a Looking Glass" auction. One of the highlights of the auction was a porcelain doll, circa 1850, accompanied by an elaborate trunk and trousseau with original hand-stitched couturiere costumes. The doll commanded $16,500.
An extensive collection of Steiff creations, including an atypical Titanic “Mourning Bear” created to honor the memory of the victims of the ocean tragedy, are headlining the June 13 Toy, Doll & Advertising auction being presented by James D. Julia.
A pair of clockwork walking dolls, "Toto" and "Tata," based on illustrations of French children orphaned as a result of the Great War of 1914-1918 may lead the May 24 auction offered by Auction Team Brekker.
An exciting selection of antique advertising, toys and dolls, from various private East Coast collections, including an Izannah Walker cloth doll that was rescued from the trash, made for an exceptional sale at James D. Julia.
An eclectic mix of items from the estates and extensive collections of four East Coast families are heading to the auction block Aug. 24 during Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates' Variety Auction.
A 500-lot auction slated for Aug. 24 features a diverse mix of transportation toys including die-cast offerings from the likes of Corgi and Hubley to pressed steel vehicles like a 1927 Golden Arrow wind-up racer from Kingsbury.