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Auction Description for Auctionata: Tin Toys, Steiff Teddies and Dolls for Collectors
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Monday - Wednesday 13.-15.05.2013 from 9am - 6pm CET in Helmholtzstrasse 2-9, staiway E, 3rd floor, 10587 Berlin.
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Tin Toys, Steiff Teddies and Dolls for Collectors

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80 lots with images

May 17, 2013

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Rare Steiff sheep on wheels, Germany, around 1920

Lot 1: Rare Steiff sheep on wheels, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Lamb's wool plush, felt Germany, made around 1920 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Steiff button with underscored second "f". With green glass eyes On metal wheels Dimensions: 46 x 50 cm (height x width) Original condition This sheep by Steiff was lovingly named "Emma" by her former owners. For years the speedy lamb has been racing around the living room. Despite her old age Emma is still very mobile today thanks to her four wheels. She would love to find someone she could race. The lamb is in flawless original condition. There are no repairs. The curly plush is beautifully thick, only partially slightly discoloured due to age. Around the snout there is minor staining. Nose and mouth are original embroidered with red thread. The green glass eyes are also original. On the left ear the sheep is wearing her silver Steiff button with underscored second "f". The wheels are played with, but still show the original gold colour. The original silk ribbon with the little bell must have gone missing during a race. The sheep measures 46 x 50 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide.

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Rare teddy bear with center seam by Steiff, Germany 1908-1933

Lot 2: Rare teddy bear with center seam by Steiff, Germany 1908-1933

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Description: Originally dark brown mohair plush, jointed Germany, produced from 1908 to 1933 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Very rare teddy bear with center seam Steiff button with underscored second "f" Brown glass eyes with black pupils Height: 60 cm (standing), 43 cm (sitting) Good Condition What makes this charming Teddy bear from the traditional Steiff factory so special is the center seam on head and snout. His original color was dark brown, what can be seen under the arms and in the crotch area. Over time, the color of the fur has changed into caramel-colored, which fits perfect to the bears amber glass eyes. With his rotating head and the flexible arms and legs our big fella is capable to express himself by body language. His beautiful fur is made of mohair plush, the nose and the claws are dark brown embroidered. This amazing teddy was manufactured between 1908 and 1933. The teddy is in good condition with traces of wear and age. His felt paw pads were replaced by leather pads. His fur is rather full, only slightly thinned in few spots and on the tip of his nose. Smaller scars are evidence of a surgical procedure to refix the ears. In his left ear he wears a Steiff button with underscored second "f". The dark brown set of nose and claw thread decoration is partially detached, at the nose also replaced. The joint of his left leg is slightly dislocated; where it is visible that the fur was originally dark brown. Today Teddy is no longer growling. The standing size is 60 cm, when sitting the bear has a height of 43 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Large Steiff teddy, Germany, from the 1920s

Lot 3: Large Steiff teddy, Germany, from the 1920s

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Description: White mohair plush, jointed Germany, produced in the 1920s Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Steiff button with underscored second "f" Height: 70 cm (standing), 50 cm (sitting) This handsome teddy is a real cuddle bear. He is almost 100 years old and has cheered many a child's and adult's heart in his life. He loves to curl up on the sofa, but will be just as happy sitting in a cabinet amongst fellow bears. The big fella still has much love to give and would be happy to find a new home that could give him the warmth and security he is looking for. The bear is a little battered due his old age. His big body shows some surgical scars, for example along the tummy, the limbs and ears. The left ear is coming off. He wears his silver Steiff button with long underscored "f". The original eyes have been replaced. The paws are covered with new fabric. The latter is porous. The left lower leg has a hole, the filling is showing. The plush, although soiled, is still thick on the head, tummy and back, but visibly thinned especially along the arms and the muzzle. Nose, mouth and paws are originally embroidered with brown thread. The growler is not working. The bear measures 70 cm standing and 50 cm sitting. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Large Teddy bear by Steiff, Germany, 1908 until 1933

Lot 4: Large Teddy bear by Steiff, Germany, 1908 until 1933

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Description: Very nice, clean white mohair plush, jointed Germany, produced between 1908 and 1933 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Middle sized Teddy bear (5328,2) Height: 40 cm (standing), 29 cm (sitting) Good Condition This classical teddy bear by the traditional Steiff factory was manufactured between 1908 and 1933. He has a swivel head and also the arms and legs are jointed. His exceptionally clean fur of mohair plush make this bear so special. The nose and the claws are embroidered with brown thread. With amber glass eyes and black pupils this cuddly collectors dream looks out for his new family. The teddy is in exceptionally good condition with only a few traces of wear. His felt paw pads are original with only few small holes. His fur is rather full, only slightly thinned in few spots and on the tip of his nose. The ear button is missing and the growler does not work nowadays. The standing size is 40 cm, when sitting the bear has a height of 29 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Large dark-brown Steiff Teddy bear, Germany, 1926 until 1934

Lot 5: Large dark-brown Steiff Teddy bear, Germany, 1926 until 1934

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Description: Germany, made between 1926 and 1934 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Brown mohair plush, jointed Brown glass eyes with black pupils Steiff button with underscored second "f" Height: 40 cm (standing), 28 cm (sitting) Very good and original condition This loyal Teddy was manufactured between 1926 and 1934 by the traditional Steiff company. His well-kept, fluffy fur is made of brown mohair plush. Our little friend loves spending time with likeminded Steiff bears in a cabinet or collector's corner. Despite his age he is still very flexible and enjoys an excellent health. Thus his new owner can rejoice in his company for a long time to come. The bear is in beautiful condition. On the left ear he is wearing his original silver Steiff button with underscored second "f". The mohair plush is still very thick, only slightly thinned around the snout. Since Teddy is a snugly little fellow who likes nothing better than lounging around the house all day, there are some bald patches on the back of his legs. The felt paw pads are original. Nose and mouth are originally embroidered with black thread. Standing up the teddy measures 40 cm, sitting 28 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Loveable Steiff Teddy bear, Germany, 1926 until 1933

Lot 6: Loveable Steiff Teddy bear, Germany, 1926 until 1933

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Description: Germany, made between 1926 and 1933 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Light brown mohair plush, jointed Steiff button with underscored second "f" Brown glass eyes with black pupils Height: 30 cm (standing), 21 cm (sitting) These loyal eyes warm every collector's heart! This slightly older teddy has enjoyed a happy and active life and would like to enjoy his retirement now, preferably with fellow teddy bears. He feels at ease in good company and will enjoy being a faithful companion to his new owner. The bear is in a good condition, but he has been getting a little long in the tooth. The plush is no longer as thick as it used to be. It is faded and visibly soiled. The fur is slightly thinned in places, especially around the snout, ears and paws. The felt pads on the paws are original, but show small abrasions, which could be treated. The mouth is originally embroidered with black thread, the stiches on the nose are missing. There is a squeaker, but nowadays Teddy is not very chatty anymore. On the left ear the bear is wearing his silver Steiff button with underscored second "f". Standing up the teddy measures 30 cm, sitting 21 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Blond grumbling Steiff teddy bear, Germany, 1936 until 1943

Lot 7: Blond grumbling Steiff teddy bear, Germany, 1936 until 1943

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Description: Germany, made between 1936 and 1943 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Blond mohair plush, jointed Brown glass eyes with black pupils Steiff button with shortened second "f" With functioning squeaker Height: 32 cm (standing), 24 cm (sitting) Good condition Although this small blond Steiff bear is no longer the youngest he is still fit. He is not only looking for a new owner but a friend who will provide love and comfort. If the little one feels at ease he is keen to speak out. He expresses his feelings in cute bear speech. Surely no one can resist this lovely smile! The bear is in good condition. On the left ear he is wearing his silver Steiff button with shortened second "f". The fur is slightly thinned in places, especially around the snout, ears and paws. The felt pads on the left hand and right foot are original, but show small cuts, which have not been sewn. The felt pads on the right hand and left food have been replaced. The poor little bear has also had an ear operation. Nose and mouth are originally embroidered with black thread. There is a functioning squeaker. Standing up the teddy measures 32 cm, sitting 24 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Funny Steiff dwarf

Lot 8: Funny Steiff dwarf "Puck", Germany, 1936 until 1943

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Description: Felt, mohair, jointed Germany, made between 1936 and 1943 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Shoe-button eyes Steiff button with shortened second "f" Height: 30 cm This shrewd little munchkin, with beard and belly, is looking for new friends with whom he can experience new adventures. Despite his age he is still young at heart and always up for some fun. Even though he likes to do mischief now and again he is essentially a real nice fellow. The dwarf is in fair condition according to his age. There are partially some stitches, for example along the neck, the jacket and the shoes. The face shows light colour loss. The beard is slightly discoloured and felted. Moreover the little man has a small bald patch on the back of his head. There are some moth holes in the felt clothing, which is slightly discoloured due to age. He wears his silver Steiff button with shortened second "f" on the left ear. The little one is 30 cm tall. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide.

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Well preserved Steiff panda bear, Germany, 1959 until 1961

Lot 9: Well preserved Steiff panda bear, Germany, 1959 until 1961

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Description: Mohair plush, jointed Germany, produced between 1959 and 1961 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Steiff button with script and yellow flag Model 5335,00 Brown glass eyes Height: 35 cm (standing), 27 cm (sitting) Original condition This cute panda bear is not the youngest, but he is still fit. And he attaches great importance to his appearance. His thick well-groomed black and white fur is particularly charming. The perfect accessory is the light blue bow around the neck. His big brown eyes and open mouth look at you full of expectation, hoping for a cuddle. In the past he used to growl with pleasure but nowadays he remains silent. Silence is golden! The panda is in an extraordinary condition according to his age. In the left ear he is wearing his nickel Steiff button with script and yellow flag. The fur is thick and the pleather on the paws as well as the felt in the mouth are original. The nose is originally embroidered with black thread. Standing up the teddy measures 35 cm, sitting 27 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Steiff special edition

Lot 10: Steiff special edition "Matsuhime Teddy", Germany, 2003

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Description: Mohair plush, pink tipped, jointed Germany, 2003 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Steiff button with flag Limited edition (no.01053)with Steiff certificate In original box Height: 30 cm Original condition This lovely bear lady comes from Japan. She is authentically dressed in a red silk kimono with a traditional flower pattern. The little hair bow and matching purse are made from the same fabric. The beautiful brocade kimono belt (Japanese: obi) is holding a miniature fan. This classic teddy with an Asian twist was lovingly handmade in 2003 as a limited edition of 1,500 for the Japanese market and has already become a collector's highlight! The bear is in very good, original condition. On the left ear she wears her gold-plated Steiff button with a white, numbered tag (1,053 of 1,500). The bear's EAN or pattern identification number is 675928. The right foot sole is embroidered in pink "Matsuhime 2003". The clothing too is in flawless condition. She is packed in an original handmade wooden box. To properly display the bear a wooden support is included. She measures 30 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Extremely rare opium smoker by Lenci, Italy around 1921

Lot 11: Extremely rare opium smoker by Lenci, Italy around 1921

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Description: Lenci, Italy around 1921 With original felt clothes Painted face Individually stitched fingers Arms, legs and head are jointed Height: 32 cm This pretty little Chinese shows all the characteristics of a typical Lenci doll: body, face and clothes are made of felt, the delicate face is hand painted. The portly little guy wears tight black trousers and a yellow coat. Both garments are decorated with characters à la chiniose. The exotic costume is topped off with a little hat, which the opium smoker carries over to the long queue of woolen hair. With downcast eyes he pulls appreciatively at his long wooden pipe. The cute Chinese can turn his head, arms and legs are moveable. The particularly fine Lenci processing can be admired in the individually stitched fingers and ears. Though our Chinese friend surrenders stoically to the pleasure of smoking, he shows minor signs of age. Made in 1921 in Turin, he has survived not quite unsoiled. The delicate face is stained and the nose is rubbed. Holes in the felt are found in places, the colors are faded and the hat has been re-stitched. The pipe is a replacement. A few hairs are loose. The little fella mesures 32 cm. Lenci The Italian company Lenci, founded by Elena König Scavini, introduced its first felt doll in 1919. The success of the artist dolls, with a body, head and face made of felt came quickly. The early models were characterized by whimsical facial expressions. The faces are usually painted by hand. Later porcelain dolls were also made. In the 1920s some models were based on famous characters such as Josephine Baker. Until 1940 the founder was heavily involved in the production. The popular collector's dolls were produced until 2002.

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Cute miniature Schuco bear, Germany, 1930s until 1950s

Lot 12: Cute miniature Schuco bear, Germany, 1930s until 1950s

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Description: Tin, mohair plush, jointed Germany, 1930s until 1950s Manufacturer: Schuco, Nuremberg Small but mighty! Height: 9 cm (standing), 7 cm (sitting) This incredibly cute little bear wins everyone's heart! His miniature size makes Teddy special and assures that there is room for him in every collector's cabinet. His little arms and legs are movable, his head can be slightly turned. The bear is in good condition according to his age. The tin body is covered in mohair plush. The fur is discoloured and only slightly thinned on the back of his legs, for Teddy likes to sit on the sofa and laze around. Mouth and nose are originally embroidered. The black eyes are made of metal. Standing up the bear measures 9cm, sitting down 7 cm. Schuco The toy company Schuco was founded in 1912 with the name Schreyer & Co and is especially known for the technical precision and remarkable equipment of their products. The company became well-known through numerous patents between the 1930s and 1950s. Besides a wide range of toy cars, which first appeared on the market in 1936, Schuco is also associated with the production of mechanical teddy bears.

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Museum quality wedding party in wax, early 19th Century

Lot 13: Museum quality wedding party in wax, early 19th Century

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Description: Wax, wood, silk, papier mâché, ceramic Europe, early 19th Century Original clothing Extraordinary richness of detail Dimensions: dolls 13 cm (standing), 11 cm (sitting); table 15 x 7 x 7 cm (length x width x depth) Very good condition according to its age This illustrious scene consists of a wedding party of eight people, three ladies and four gentlemen sitting on elegant chairs around a richly laid table. An attendant is serving a delicious pie. The dolls have finely painted wax heads, the hands are also made of wax, the body is made of wood. The figures are originally dressed in period clothes made of embroidered silk and brocade. The lavish table with wine glasses full to the brim and noble dishes such as frog's legs, chicken, fish and pies invites to join the celebration. The set is in a very good condition according to its age. There are the usual signs of age. The figures show partial loss of colour on the face and legs. One of the ladies looks a little battered; both hands are missing, the head was also broken and has been reattached. Two more figures are missing one hand each, one of them has another hand which has come loose. The clothes show partial holes and fraying. Some of the legs of the chairs, which are covered in fine fabric, are loose. One chair leg is missing. The standing doll measures 13 cm, the sittings dolls measure 11 cm. The table measures 15 x 7 x 7 cm.

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Neapolitan Crib Figure

Lot 14: Neapolitan Crib Figure "La Dama", Italy, late 19th C

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 38 cm Very good condition This exceptional Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19th century. It shows a woman, whose appearance seems to be somewhat inconsistent at first glance. Her very naturalistic, rather craggy facial features with vivid looking eyes do not seem to fit in with her precious looking garments that are partly woven with gold and silver threads and bordered with lace or with her fine white hands where the veins shine through. This apparent contradiction might be explained by the early Neapolitan tradition to install the cribs on the low flat roofs of the city, where the figurines would have been adored from afar. The facial features of the woman are drawn in a way, in which they would have been still discernible from a certain distance. This is most likely a depiction of a local aristocratic woman of that time. The figurine is in a very good condition. It is unusually tall which makes it very valuable. The seam of the skirt opens up at the back. The height of the figurine is 38 cm. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16th Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19th century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 15: Neapolitan Crib Figure "Il Gozzo", Italy, late 19th C

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 32.5 cm Good condition This exceptional Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the 19th century. It shows a merchant, how he would have looked like at that time. The man is dressed in different blue- and honey-coloured textiles; his blue stockings are made from coloured terracotta. The physiognomy of the figurine is rendered especially naturalistic. The man is bold. His protruding ears, buck teeth and a goiter caused by malnutrition do not make him a distinctive beauty. These exaggerated facial features are often applied on Neapolitan crib figurines. Nevertheless, the smiling mouth and the open, friendly looking face of the man, give him, a very appealing overall impression. Apart from light abrasions at the nose of the figurine, it is in good condition. The height of the figurine is 32.5 cm. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16th Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19th century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lovely wax doll, Germany, around 1890

Lot 16: Lovely wax doll, Germany, around 1890

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Description: Wax Germany, around 1890 Light blue sleep eyes Original mohair wig and clothes Original box Height: 21 cm Extraordinary fine condition! This little lady charms everyone with her light blue eyes! She is wearing a green embroidered mousseline de laine dress on top of a knitted underdress and cotton undergarments. Fine golden locks frame her round apple-cheeked face with finely painted eyebrows and lashes. The doll is in very good condition according to her age. On both eyes the eyeliner is partially missing. The full wax doll has jointed arms and legs. The ties are a little loose and should be wound up. There is slight sediment on the hands and feet. The original mohair wig and clothes are also very well kept. The doll is bedded on fluffy wool in the original box. The latter shows the usual signs of age and use; one side is torn off. The doll's height is 21 cm.

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Käthe Kruse Number 1 „Little Red Riding Hood

Lot 17: Käthe Kruse Number 1 „Little Red Riding Hood", Germany, 1913

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Description: Textile Germany, 1913 Manufacturer: Käthe Kruse Hand painted textile head Textile body Original period clothes Hamper with tasty treats Height: 42 cm Who is not familiar with the Brothers Grimm's fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood? This pretty doll from the famous German doll manufactory Käthe Kruse was dressed by her former owner like the character of the little girl who encounters the Big Bad Wolf in the woods on her way to visit her sick grandmother. The young lady is wearing a light blouse with embroidered sleeves and collar and a hand-sewn red chequered dress over a white underdress, as well as red cotton socks and tiny raffia shoes. A lovely red hand-knitted bonnet completes the look. Little Red Riding Hood carries a little red basket filled with food and wine. The doll is in optically appealing condition. The head is made of textile and lovingly hand painted in typical Käthe Kruse fashion. The body, covered with cotton fabric, is new yet original by Käthe Kruse. The doll has dangling arms and jointed legs. There is some loss of colour on the head and around the ears. The body is slightly discoloured, especially around the upper body and neck. The period clothes also show the usual signs of age. The basket is in good condition. The food is made of plaster, the pieces show some light colour and material abrasions. Standing the doll measures 42 cm, sitting 30 cm. Käthe Kruse The story of the company began in 1905 when Käthe Kruse made a play doll as a Christmas present for her daughter. Quickly word spread and the young mother was invited to exhibit her handmade dolls in Berlin. Success came overnight. In 1911 Käthe Kruse received an order by the New York toy shop FAO Schwarz. To meet demand Käthe Kruse founded her own factory in Saxony-Anhalt. In the 1920s the business boomed in Germany and abroad. In 1925 the company had to settle a legal dispute with rival toy manufacturer Bing, which was producing copies of Käthe Kruse dolls. Käthe Kruse eventually won the copyright law suit. Then the production of lifelike window mannequins was started. During the Second World War production was relocated to the West. In the 1950s Hanne, the daughter, took over the management of the business. Later not only dolls but also toys for babies and toddlers were produced. In 1990 the Kruse family handed over the business but quality and consciousness of tradition still define the corporate ethos.

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Armand Marseille doll in lush christening robe, Germany, 1894

Lot 18: Armand Marseille doll in lush christening robe, Germany, 1894

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Description: Porcelain, composition, wood Germany, 1894 Manufacturer: Armand Marseille Bisque swivel head Blue sleep eyes Height: 50 cm This chubby-cheeked girl looks like a miniature bride her christening robe. The 85 cm long two-piece dress made of batiste fabric is elaborately braided with lace and rose satin ribbons. A tiny flower bouquet is attached to the waistband. The undergarments are also made of batiste and lace. The frilled bonnet covers thick blond locks decorated with pink flowers. The face enchants us with is the big blue eyes, emphasised by the finely painted eyelashes and brows, and the open mouth with the cast-on teeth. The little cute dimple on the chin gives this doll her child-line charm. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. On the back of the head the doll is marked "1894", "AM 6 DEP" and "Made in Germany". The body is embossed with the Number "9". There is colour flaking on the sleep eyes. The eyelashes are missing. The body shows soiling due to age and minor colour abrasions. The left pinkie is broken off. The doll has two different legs, they differ slightly in colour and size. The left lower leg is original, marked with the number "9", the left leg is also antique. On the left foot the small toe is broken off. There is plaster residue on the right leg. The arms and thighs are made of wood, the torso, hands and lower legs are made of composition. The clothes are yellowed and soiled, there are small holes. The bow to tie the dress is worn. The doll measures 50 cm in height. Armand Marseille In 1885 Armand Marseille founded the doll head manufactory after he bought the toy factory H. Lambert und die porcelain factory Liebermann & Wegescher. The company produced porcelain heads for well-known play doll makers. The latter supplied the bodies and clothes for their customers.

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Lot 19: Doll "Beauty", Armand Marseille, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, leather, mohair Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: Armand Marseille Bisque shoulder head Blue glass eyes Height: 38 cm Not without good reason is this young lady called "Beauty". The beautifully thick curls of her auburn hair falls onto her shoulders. Especially the dress is intricately fashioned. The cotton dress with art nouveau motif is trimmed with a wide lace collar. The sleeves are also embellished with fine lace. The hemline is seamed with black frills. Underneath she is wearing a lace-trimmed underskirt and black high socks. The necklace and star hat are fashionable accessories. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The shoulder blade is signed "A.M. Beauty 4/0" and "Made in Germany". The eyelids of the sleep eyes show some colour flaking. Only the left eyebrow is embossed - a little production flaw, which does not lessen the lovely facial expression. The stuffed leather body is in fair condition according to its age. There is some material loss on the porcelain hands; the right pinkie finger is missing. There are small touch ups. The right thigh was repaired with tape, the calf was stitched. Around the shoulder blades the leather was cut in order to expose the signature. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use. The fabric is yellowed due to age, the underskirt is porous. The doll measures 38 cm standing. Armand Marseille In 1885 Armand Marseille founded the doll head manufactory after he bought the toy factory H. Lambert und die porcelain factory Liebermann & Wegescher. The company produced porcelain heads for well-known play doll makers. The latter supplied the bodies and clothes for their customers.

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Rare character boy by Armand Marseille, Germany, around 1910

Lot 20: Rare character boy by Armand Marseille, Germany, around 1910

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Description: Porcelain, wood, composition Germany, around 1910 Manufacturer: Armand Marseille, Köppelsdorf Finely painted full bisque head Jointed body Grey painted intaglio eyes Rarity! Height: 42 cm This boy by Armand Marseille is particularly enchanting due to his character head with beautifully shaped lips, grey intaglio eyes and lightly moulded blond scalp. The little man was fashionably dressed by his doll mommy. He wears a pair of modern jeans trousers, a light blue checkered shirt and an elegant woolen coat with mother of pearl buttons. The bisque head is in beautiful condition. The left cheek shows minimal colour abrasions. The jointed arms are made of wood, the legs are made of composition. Some body parts show small tarnished areas. The hands show some craquelure. There is some colour flaking, especially on the arms and around the joints. The neck is signed "Made in Germany", "AMD4" (M inside D), and "D.R.G.M." (German Empire Utility Model). The right food is marked underneath in pencil "42". The doll measures 42 cm. The clothing is old but well preserved. The straw hat is new. Armand Marseille In 1885 Armand Marseille founded the doll head manufactory after he bought the toy factory H. Lambert and the porcelain factory Liebermann & Wegescher. The company produced porcelain heads for well-known play doll makers. The latter supplied the bodies and clothes for their customers.

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Lot 21: "My Dream Baby" by Armand Marseille, Germany, early 1920s

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Description: Porcelain, composition, linen Germany, early 1920s Manufacturer: Armand Marseille, after reunion with the Ernst Heubach Company Bisque head Blue sleep eyes Height: 30 cm This dearest baby by Armand Marseille has a beautiful head with finely painted lashes and eyebrows, lightly tinted head and cute chubby cheeks. Her doll mommy dressed the newborn in a cotton diaper, a chemise and socks. On top of this she is wearing a pink underdress and a long embroidered and lace-trimmed batiste dress and matching bonnet with a satin ribbon. The porcelain head is in beautiful condition. It is signed on the back of the head "A.M.", "Germany", "341./2.". Above the signature the doll has a little "beauty spot". There is light colour flaking on the eyelids of the sleep eyes. The linen body is discoloured. The underarms and hands are made of composition. They show craquelure. On the left arm there is some material loss. Both hands were touched up. The body has a crier, which is no longer working. The bonnet is porous and yellowed. The dress shows yellowing. The doll measures 30 cm in height. Armand Marseille In 1885 Armand Marseille founded the doll head manufactory after he bought the toy factory H. Lambert und die porcelain factory Liebermann & Wegescher. The company produced porcelain heads for well-known play doll makers. The latter supplied the bodies and clothes for their customers.

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Lot 22: Large "Dream Baby" by Armand Marseille, Germany, around 1930

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Description: Porcelain, composition Germany, around 1930 Manufacturer: Armand Marseille Bisque swivel head Jointed body Blue sleep eyes Height: 50 cm This baby doll by Armand Marseille derives its charm from the lovely chubby face. Eyebrows and lashes are delicately painted and underline the blue eyes. The little open mouth shows two cute teeth. The head is lightly tinted and embossed with little ringlets. The newborn is dressed in a long lace-trimmed batiste dress and a lace bib. The porcelain head is in good condition. The back of the head is signed "A.M.", "Germany", and "351./6.K". The back is embossed "Sch 50". The baby body shows the usual signs of age and use. It shows colour and material loss, especially around the toes. The little fingers show light signs of repair. The clothes are slightly discoloured due to age. The underdress shows holes and yellowing, some buttons are missing. The doll measures 50 cm standing and 65 cm including the dress. Armand Marseille In 1885 Armand Marseille founded the doll head manufactory after he bought the toy factory H. Lambert und die porcelain factory Liebermann & Wegescher. The company produced porcelain heads for well-known play doll makers. The latter supplied the bodies and clothes for their customers.

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Character baby by Armand Marseille, Germany, around 1930

Lot 23: Character baby by Armand Marseille, Germany, around 1930

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Description: Porcelain, composition, wood, human hair Germany, around 1930 Manufacturer: Armand Marseille Bsique swivel head Light blue sleep eyes Real hair lashes Height: 48 cm Good condition This chubby baby is a real bundle of joy. The little face charms with its big blue eyes and tiny teeth. The lifelike baby fat on the little arms and legs looks particularly sweet. The infant is wearing a summer dress made of embroidered taffeta with a white satin bow. Underneath it wears panties and a chemise as well as crocheted woolen socks. The blond tousled hair is covered by a lovely baby bonnet. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The back of the head is signed "A.M." and "Köppelsdorf" (underneath the wig) as well as "Germany", "1330", "A.7.M". The back and the joints are embossed "45". There is partial colour and material loss, especially on the feet and around the joints. The hands are played with and soiled. On the right hand the tip of the index finger is broken off. Not all lashes are preserved. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use; it is partially discoloured and porous. One of the straps of the chemise has come loose. The doll measures 48 cm standing. Armand Marseille In 1885 Armand Marseille founded the doll head manufactory after he bought the toy factory H. Lambert und die porcelain factory Liebermann & Wegescher. The company produced porcelain heads for well-known play doll makers. The latter supplied the bodies and clothes for their customers.

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Lot 24: Large doll "Queen Louise", Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, composition Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: most certainly Armand Marseille Bisque swivel head Brown glass eyes Finely fashioned hands Height: 63 cm The special charm of this little lady derives from her dark hair and eyes which contrast with the fair rosy complexion. She is wearing a light dress with wide purple stripes, which is intricately trimmed with batiste lace and tassels. Underneath she is wearing lace-trimmed panties, a batiste underskirt, thereto high white socks as well as velvet shoes with a decorative buckle and ribbon. The head is in fair condition according to its age. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. However the face shows minor flaws, for example a little faded spot and on the back there are some notches from pulling away the hair. The back of the head is signed "Queen Louise", "7 ½", "Germany" and underneath the wig "29". The neck is marked in pencil "#84". The eyelids of the sleep eyes show some colour flaking. The body is slightly damaged; on the right side there is a vertical fissure underneath the arm. There are some colour corrections. The doll measures 63 cm standing.

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Lot 25: Rare "Bottle Baby" by Louis Amberg, Germany, 1914

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Description: Porcelain, rubber, textile Germany, 1914 Manufacturer: Louis Amberg & Son Blue sleep eyes Jeno Juszko (1880-1954) - American sculptor Height: 42 cm This baby doll is based on a two days old infant - a novel concept for that time. The porcelain head shows a flat nose, a closed mouth, a lightly sunken chin and chubby cheeks. The head is lightly tinted and the eyebrows and lashes are delicately painted. The newborn is dressed in an original christening robe consisting of a white under dress and outer garment with wide lace trimming. A light blue satin ribbon embellishes the dress. Underneath the little on is wearing a diaper and long socks. The doll was designed by the American sculptor Jeno Juszko. Only a few character babies carry the copyright number G 45520 and the date 1914. This is one of those rare models. The porcelain head is in a good condition. On the back of the head the doll is signed "© LA & S 1914", "#G 45520" and "Germany # 3 ½". The underarms and hands are made of rubber. They are damaged, showing cracks and discolouration. One finger is partially broken, the right pinkie finger is missing. The filled linen body, with jointed arms and swinging legs, is soiled and yellowed. The right elbow is patched with a bandage. There is a crier but our little newborn is no cry baby. The doll measures 42 cm standing; 62 cm including the dress. Louis Amberg & Son The American company Louis Amberg was founded in 1878 in Cincinnati, Ohio. At first bisque dolls were imported from Germany and France, later the manufactory produced its own composition dolls. In 1930 the company was sold to Edward Imeson Horsman, market leader in the American toy industry. Their popular "bottle" baby" doll, with a porcelain head by German makers, was designed to look like a newborn baby.

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Heinrich Handwerck, Germany, around 1900

Lot 26: Heinrich Handwerck, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, wood Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: Heinrich Handwerck Bisque swivel head Real hair wig Brown glass eyes Height: 55 cm This antique doll was made in the famous Heinrich Handwerck porcelain manufactory. The young lady was affectionately dressed up by her doll mommy. On top of a white underdress and panties with lace trimming she wears a fine dress braided with frills and blue bows. The little leather shoes are fittingly tied with blue laces. Her long luscious locks are also dressed with a blue bow. What a lovely face she has, with her open mouth, tiny teeth, felt tongue and dimpled chin! The doll head is in good condition. It was inspected, there are no flaws. On the back of the head the doll is marked "11 ½", "99", "DEP" und "Germany". The back is stamped "Handwerck". The wooden body and joints show discolouration and traces of age, especially on the right thigh and left lower arm. Hands and legs are played with. The eyelids show glue residue. The earlobes are pierced. One shoe is damaged. The dress has turned grey due to age. The doll measures 55 cm in height. Heinrich Handwerck Heinrich Handwerck started producing dolls in 1876. The bisque doll heads were designed by Handwerck and manufactured by Simon & Halbig. In 1902 the company was taken over by Kämmer & Reinhardt. The most well-known model is probably the bébé doll.

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Sunday doll by Handwerck, Germany, around 1900

Lot 27: Sunday doll by Handwerck, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, human hair, composition body Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: Heinrich Handwerck Bisque swivel head Beautiful blue eyes Original long hair wig Original outer- and underwear Height: 64 cm This pretty face, with its rosy cheeks, blue eyes, delicately painted eyelashes and brows and an open mouth with cast on teeth, melt every collector's heart. The face is framed with gorgeous curls adorned with pink flowers and bows. The little girl was dressed in lace-trimmed panties, a batiste chemise and an underdress with a wide lace braid. Thereto oil cloth shoes and white socks. Since this is a particularly charming doll her former owner was only allowed to play with her on Sundays. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The neck is marked "Germany" and "12", under the wig "DEP". There are two production holes on the back of the head. The ears are pierced. The ball-jointed body is in fair condition according to its age. It shows material loss on the heels and knees as well as small fissures and colour loss. There are some colour repairs around the neck and joints. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use. The panties are porous, one shoe is damaged. The doll measures 64 cm in height. Heinrich Handwerck Heinrich Handwerck started producing dolls in 1876. The bisque doll heads were designed by Handwerck and manufactured by Simon & Halbig. In 1902 the company was taken over by Kämmer & Reinhardt. The most well-known model is probably the bébé doll.

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Large Handwerck doll with golden locks, Germany, around 1900

Lot 28: Large Handwerck doll with golden locks, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, composition Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: Heinrich Handwerck und Simon & Halbig Bisque swivel head Brown sleep eyes Fine hand painted eyelashes and eyebrows Original mohair wig Original over and under garments Height: 61 cm This apple-cheeked young lady is especially charming due to her size. A headband with textile flowers adorns the gorgeous blond locks. The sober dress is embellished with three white roses and a rose satin bow. Underneath she wears long batiste panties and a pinafore underdress. The look is completed with textile shoes and white socks. The open mouth with cast-on teeth and the little dimpled chin characterise this pretty face. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The earlobes are pierced. The back of the head is signed with "4", under the wig with "Germany", "Heinrich Handwerck", "Simon & Halbig". There are two production holes. The bottom is stamped in red with "Heinrich Handwerck Germany". The ball-jointed body is in good condition according to its age. There is some colour flaking around the joints, there is a tarnished patch on the tummy. The hands are slightly played with. A finger is cracked on the left hand. The eyelashes are missing. The clothes are discoloured and there is partial material loss. A shoe buckle is missing. The doll measures 61 cm in height. Heinrich Handwerck Heinrich Handwerck started producing dolls in 1876. The bisque doll heads were designed by Handwerck and manufactured by Simon & Halbig. In 1902 the company was taken over by Kämmer & Reinhardt. The most well-known model is probably the bébé doll. Simon & Halbig From 1869 Simon & Halbig made porcelain and bisque doll heads in Gräfenhain and supplied many doll makers amongst others the company Kämmer & Reinhard, which took over the porcelain manufactory in 1920.

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Fashion doll by Simon & Halbig, Germany, around 1880

Lot 29: Fashion doll by Simon & Halbig, Germany, around 1880

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Description: Porcelain, leather Germany, around 1880 Manufacturer: Simon & Halbig, Gräfenhain Bisque shoulder plates and swivel head Mohair wig Blue glass eyes Height: 48 cm The charm of this graceful fashion doll by the notable German porcelain manufactory Simon & Halbig derives from her unique face. The fair complexion with rosy cheeks, the well-shaped mouth and the bright blue eyes are framed by a beige frilled bonnet. Underneath the blond hair is plaited and pinned up. On top of the lace-trimmed undergarments the young lady wears a ribbed cotton dress braided with intricate patterns on the front and along the hemline, thereto high crocheted cotton stockings. The bisque head is in beautiful condition. It was inspected, there are no flaws. The doll is signed "S & H" on the shoulder plate. The fitted leather body is discoloured due to age. The underarms are made of porcelain. The girl broke four of her fingers on the right hand during playtime. Part of her left thumb has been repaired. The clothes are antique and well-kept. There are minor stains on the dress and the bonnet. The doll measures 48 cm in height. Simon & Halbig From 1869 Simon & Halbig made porcelain and bisque doll heads in Gräfenhain and supplied many doll makers amongst others the company Kämmer & Reinhard, which took over the porcelain manufactory in 1920.

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Charming porcelain shoulder head doll, Germany, around 1900

Lot 30: Charming porcelain shoulder head doll, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, leather, human hair Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: probably Simon & Halbig Bisque shoulder head Leather body With earrings Height: 36 cm What a charming face this little lady has! The dark pupils enchant everyone. Through the half open mouth one can see a row of little white teeth. The earlobes are pierced, she wears red beaded earrings. Flowers decorate her blond pinned hair. On top of the lace-trimmed warmers and underdress she wears a lovingly handmade silk dress. Thereto she is wearing brown socks and black patent leather shoes. The doll head is in fair condition according to its age. It has been inspected. On the back of the head there is an 8 mm long notch, which gives way to a hairline crack running down the neck. The should blade is marked "55 HT 010 DEP" (hardly legible). There is minor loss of material on the right hand. The goat leather body is in good condition, but soiled due to age. There is a little tearing on the left knee joint. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use. The dress is torn, especially along the arms. The doll measures 36 cm in height.

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Lot 31: Large doll "Valkyrie" by Klein & Hahn, Germany, around 1909

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Description: Porcelain, composition, wood, human hair Germany, around 1909 Manufacturer: Kley & Hahn Bisque swivel head Jointed body Brown glass eyes Original real hair wig Height: 67 cm This young lady is especially dressed up and wears her Sunday best. The cream-coloured dress is handmade from silk taffeta with an incorporated corsage. The period dress has leg of mutton sleeves and a peplum with a moiré bow. Underneath she is wearing white panties, an embroidered chemise and knee-high lace stockings. The apricot-coloured oil cloth shoes with buckle perfectly match the dress. The brown hair is adorned with a wide headband with bows and flowers. The big brown eyes with mohair lashes as well as the open mouth with cast on teeth and the dimpled chin give the face a lovely expression. The beautifully modelled ears and hands are also a special feature. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The back of the head is signed "250", "K.H.", "Walküre", "3 ¾" and "Germany". There are two production holes. The shoulder blade is stamped in the back "Germany". The ball-joint of the right upper arm carries an illegible pencil inscription. The composition body shows colour and material loss. Small repairs have been made. The joints of the upper thighs show fissures and have been repaired with staples. The hands are played with and they show some material loss. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use. Both shoes are damaged. The doll measures 67 cm standing. Kley & Hahn The porcelain manufactory Kley & Hahn was founded in 1895 by Albert Kley and Paul Hahn in Ohrdruf, Thuringia. Until 1925 a great variety of porcelain dolls were produced.

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Doll in pink velvet dress, Germany, around 1920

Lot 32: Doll in pink velvet dress, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Porcelain, composition, wood Germany, around 1920 Manufacturer: J.D. Kestner Bisque swivel head Blue sleep eyes Height: 44 cm This young lady was made up for a Sunday stroll. She is wearing a pink velvet dress with lace trimmings, thereto a black velvet bow with textile flowers around the waist. Underneath she wears lace-trimmed warmers and an underdress as well as a sleeveless chemise. Little velour shoes with a decorative buckle and gauze socks complete the look. Underneath the new straw hat her strawberry blond curls show. The face is shaped by the prominent eyebrows and lashes as well as the open mouth with cast on teeth. The head is in very good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The back of the head is marked "Made in Germany 8". The jointed composition body shows loss of colour and material as well as small fissures, especially around the joints. There is colour loss on the eyelid of the left sleep eye. The underarms and -legs are made of wood. The hands are played with. The left pinkie finger is broken off. There are small repairs. The right pinkie finger was glued. The clothes show signs of age and use, especially the dress. The velvet has come off in most areas and the back shows tearing. The doll measures 44 cm standing. J.D. Kestner The manufactory was founded in 1816 by Johann Daniel Kestner in Waltershausen, Thuringia. From 1820 animals and dolls with wooden bodies and papier mâché heads were produced. The production of doll furniture started in 1845. At the time over 1200 people were employed by Kestner. After Kestner's death his grandson took over the company and a wide range of porcelain, wood and composition dolls were being produced. The company was closed around 1938.

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Fine Heubach porcelain head doll

Lot 33: Fine Heubach porcelain head doll "7246", Germany, around 1910

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Description: Porcelain, papier mâché, natural hair Germany, around 1910 Manufacturer: Gebrüder Heubach, Thuringia Original clothing Bisque swivel head Blue sleeping eyes Height: 42 cm Very good condition This pretty young lady is all dressed up for a Sunday stroll in the sun. On top of her embroidered chemise she is wearing an elegant blue velvet dress, braided with lace along the sleeves and collar and adorned with a brooch in the shape of a flower bouquet. Moreover she carries a purse embroidered with floral elements and little rose shoes with pom-poms. The beautifully painted face and the blond hair are framed by an elaborately fashioned bonnet. A special feature of this so-called "pouty doll" is evidently her sweet pout. The doll head is in a very good condition according to its age. It has been examined with a torch and shows no flaws. Especially the face is very well preserved. The jointed body shows signs of age and use such as light colour and material loss. The original clothes also show partial discolouration, staining and soiling. On the back of the head the doll is marked with the number "9", the Heubach logo and "Germany". Underneath the wig, there is the model number "7246". The shoes are stamped "foreign" on the inside. The purse contains a light blue bow. The doll is 42 cm high. Ernst Heubach In 1887, Ernst Heubach founded his porcelain factory in Thuringia, which produced bisque doll heads and bath dolls. Later the manufactory started making character as well as ethnic dolls. In 1919 Heubach and Armand Maseille merged together. Hence the dolls of both companies often look very similar. The collaboration ended in 1932.

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Blond Heubach doll in a frilled dress, Germany, around 1920

Lot 34: Blond Heubach doll in a frilled dress, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Porcelain, wood, composition Germany, around 1920 Manufacturer: Ernst Heubach Beautiful bisque swivel head Blue-grey sleep eyes Real hair lashes Original human hair wig Height: 45 cm This charming doll by Ernst Heubach has a particularly prominent face. The big eyes have an extraordinary colour. The open mouth with the cast on teeth and the dimpled chin are just too cute. The finely modelled hands are also striking. The doll was made for Seyfarth & Reinhardt, Waltershausen. She wears an elaborately frilled dress with a light blue satin ribbon around her waist. Thereto a pair of very pretty linen shoes with buckle and light blue bows in her hair. The doll head is in good condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. On the neck the doll is signed "Heubach Köppelsdorf", "312 SuR (circled with rising sun) 2./0", "Germany". And she has a red "Made in Germany" stamp on her bottom. There is some colour flaking on the eyelids of the sleep eyes. The body shows colour and material abrasions, especially around the thighs. The ties of the joints are a little loose. There are some small repairs. The right upper arm is broken and glued back together. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use. The undergarments are yellowed, the gauze socks are porous. The doll's height is 45 cm. Ernst Heubach In 1887, Ernst Heubach founded his porcelain factory in Thuringia, which produced bisque doll heads and bath dolls. Later the manufactory started making character as well as ethnic dolls. In 1919 Heubach and Armand Maseille merged together. Hence the dolls of both companies often look very similar. The collaboration ended in 1932.

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Gorgeous doll

Lot 35: Gorgeous doll "301 Bebe" by SFBJ, France, around 1920

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Description: Porcelain, composition France, around 1920 Manufacturer: SFBJ Bisque swivel head Blue sleep eyes Mohair wig and real eyelashes Exquisitely dressed in velvet and fur Height: 42 cm Rarely does one see such a beautiful face and fine clothes. The young lady seems to be at home in a cold city like Moscow. She is wearing a sumptuous blue velvet coat, which is trimmed with real fur around the color and hemline and adorned with an embroidered silk braid. The coat is lined with noble silk showing a flower pattern. Great value was clearly attached to the little details. There is even a little inside pocket inside the coat. The doll is wearing a hat with a fur pom-pom and a muff also made of fur as a fashionable accessory as well as leather shoes with a little metal buckle. The dress is trimmed with rose frills. Underneath she is wearing original lace-trimmed undergarments. The attire is complemented with a little necklace. The porcelain head is in beautiful condition. It was examined with a torch, there are no flaws. The neck is signed "UNIS FRANCE", "71/301/149" and "E.R (circled) T.". The back is marked with the number "6". The composition body is in fair condition according to its age. The legs and hands show some colour flaking. The clothes show the usual signs of age and use, but are overall in good condition. The silk lining is porous. The sole of the shoes is stamped with the number "3". The doll measures 42 cm in height. SFBJ (Society of French Doll and Toy Makers) The SFBJ society, which grouped together well-known doll manufactories such as Bru Jne & Cie, Jumeau and Pintel & Godchaux Dolls, was founded in 1899. Each manufacturer continued to produce its own dolls under the umbrella name SFBJ. The society was created to keep up with the German competition. Until the 1960s SFBJ continued to produce mainly pretty character and baby dolls.

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Sweet, rare pair of twin dolls, Japan/USA, 1921

Lot 36: Sweet, rare pair of twin dolls, Japan/USA, 1921

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Description: Porcelain shoulder heads, oil cloth bodies Japan/USA, 1921 Manufacturer: Louis Wolf & Company Sleep eyes Original mohair wigs Hand painted eyelashes and eyebrows Height: 42 cm This sweet pair of twins was made 1921 by the American manufactory Louis Wolf & Company. Both were dressed in elegant pastel coloured crepe de chine dresses with matching panties. The brown hair is adorned with floral wreaths. They wear gauze socks and small shoes with buckles made of oil cloth. Surely no one can resist these adorable faces with open mouth and tiny teeth. The pair is in overall good condition according to its age. The heads have been examined with a torch. The head of the brown-eyed doll is in good condition. The blue-eyed doll has a hair line crack under the wig along the crown of the head. The upper arms have been neatly repaired. The porcelain underarms are in good condition. The hands are finely wrought. The joints of the oil cloth body are wired and riveted. On the sleep eyes the colour has flaked. The clothing shows the usual signs of age and used. The gauze socks are porous. There is a buckle missing on one of the shoes. The back of the head is signed "Made in Nippon". The upper body carries the label "Superba Imitation Kid Doll L.W. & Co Nippon". Each doll measures 42 cm in height. Louis Wolf & Company Louis Wolf & Company was founded in 1870 in New York. Until 1928 the subsidiary company of Bing Brothers Germany was selling German and American dolls. From 1916 every doll exclusively sold by Wolf is marked "L.W.&Co".

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Barbie Midge case with complete outfits (1600s series), 1960s

Lot 37: Barbie Midge case with complete outfits (1600s series), 1960s

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Description: France, 1960s (doll, case and clothes) Manufacturer: Matell Barbie Bubble Cut Diverse outfits, including clothes from the 1600s series Very rare outfit No. 1668 "Riding In The Park" with whip Typical doll of the time, beautiful expression With original case and accessories Good condition Case dimensions: 31.5 x 27 cm This heavenly Barbie doll case from the 1960s includes the original doll in Bubble Cut as well as clothes from the 1600s series. The Barbie Bubble Cut with a beautiful expression is typical for the time of the 1960s, her red hair makes her something special. The extensive wardrobe for every occasion varies from riding garments, wedding dress, cocktail dress, trench coat with wellingtons and an umbrella to underwear, pyjamas and a swimsuit - they represent the fashion of the time and the Zeitgeist. The set is comprised of partly complete outfits from the 1600s series, including No. 1667 Benefit Performance from 1966-67, No. 1665 Here Comes the Bride from 1966-67, No. 1627 Country Club Dance from 1965, No. 1648 Photo Fashion from 1965, No. 1650 Outdoor Art Show from 1966-67, No. 1652 Pretty as a Picture from 1966-67 as well as No. 1470 Intrigue from 1967-68. Outfit No. 1668 Riding In The Park is completed with the whip. The day and night outfits may be hung on hangers, a coat rack is also contained. In the little case from 1965 additional accessories for the outfits are included (scarves, shoes, gloves, bags, hats, stockings and boots), as well as interchangeable heads and wigs (on a wig stand). The case, the doll and the clothes are in good condition, partly in very nice condition, partly with traces of wear (discolourations and open seams). The clothes each contain Barbie labels "Barbie by Mattel", the doll shows the stamp "Midge, Barbie, 1958, by Mattel, Patented", on the front of the case with "Made in France, Mattel S.A., International". The dimensions of the case are 31.5 x 27 cm. Barbie The Barbie doll is the most famous and bestselling doll in the world. The US company Matell was founded in 1945 by Harold Matson and the couple Ruth and Elliott Handler. At first the production comprised mainly accessories for dolls. In 1959 the first Matell Barbie doll, named after Barbara, the Handlers' daughter, was introduced at the American Toy Fair in New York. The doll, inspired by mannequins, owes much of her success to her comprehensive wardrobe. The latter was inspired by the newest fashion trends and always mirrored the spirit of each epoch. Over the year the doll's appearance changed and the accessories became more and more elaborate.

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Antique Bing doll cooking stove, Germany, around 1900

Lot 38: Antique Bing doll cooking stove, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Tin, brass, enamel Germany, around 1900 Manufacturer: Gebrüder Bing, Nuremberg Enamelled luxury version 4 original pots included Dimensions: 35 x 33.5 x 27 cm (height x width x depth) This beautiful doll stove from the Bing manufactory was made around 1900. At the time a series of different stoves with various equipment were marketed for children. This model has a front and side walls made of tin, speckled and enamelled. The cookware, with brass lids, includes two pots, a kettle and a boiling pot with tap. The ornament along the front and the tinplate lion feet are lovely details. There are four nickel plated metal doors and a door on the side for the burner, which is included. The chimney pipe has a nickel plated finish. The cooker is in rather fine condition according to its age. There is some chipping to the enameling, particularly visible on the front side in the upper left corner. The boiling plate and chimney show light surface corrosion. There is corrosion on the inside as well as on the burner and insider the chimney. The pots also show traces of corrosion on the inside and outside, small scratches and dents. The burner is marked "D.R.G.M.74586". The cooker measures 33.5 x 27 cm, the height including the chimney is 35 cm. Gebrüder Bing In 1866 Ignaz und Adolf Bing founded a retail company, but soon started producing their own household goods. From 1879 they also began producing tin toys and in the early 20 th Century Bing was the largest toy manufacturer in the world, best known for their quality model railways. The product range also included steam engines as well as mechanical figurines and cars. In 1932 the toy production ceased. In the same year the company was sold off.

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Doll coffee and tea set, Germany, around 1900

Lot 39: Doll coffee and tea set, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, hand painted, metal, raffia Germany, around 1900 Pretty flower motif 35 pieces In original box Height of coffee pot: 15 cm Diameter of plates: 11.5 cm Good condition The particular charm of this lovely doll table set derives from the gorgeous floral decoration in shades of blue and lavender. The 35-piece coffee and tea set comprises two serving plates, six cake plates, five saucers, six cups, one creamer, one sugar bowl and one pot with a tea insert as well as six spoons, six knives and one pair of serving tongs. The cutlery comes in a little basket. With this set for six people the table can be laid beautifully and a tea party can be held. The set is virtually complete and in good condition. Only one saucer is missing, one is broken in the middle and glued. The golden rims show partial colour abrasions. The coffee pot shows signs of use. The cutlery shows light abrasions and small surface scratches. One of the handles of the basket is loose. The serving plates have a diameter of 14.5 cm, the small plates of 11.5 cm and the cups of 5.5 cm. The coffee pot is 15 cm high, de creamer 13 cm, and the sugar bowl 11 cm. The spoons measure 11 cm, the knives 12.5 cm, the tongs 9 cm. The set is stored in its original box, without a lid. The box measures 27.5x41.5 cm. It shows signs of age and storage.

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Doll house with interior and figures, Europe, 19th C.

Lot 40: Doll house with interior and figures, Europe, 19th C.

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Description: Cardboard, wood, glass, metal Europe, most certainly 19th Century Unique doll house with front garden Includes 6 porcelain dolls With a multitude of wooden furniture and further accessories Dimensions: 44 x 34 x 44 cm (length x width x height) This doll house most certainly dates to the 19 th Century. The pretty garden in front of the house with a fence and archway makes this object special. The detailed rendering of the house and its accessories immediately catches the eye. The pediments are marked with the date "1786". Onto the windows in the front and back a monogram, probably the initials of the previous owner, is inscribed. The inside, big enough to house the appertaining furniture, is wallpapered with a floral motif. The house is inhabited by a family of six, including a father, mother and their four children. This set, with the beautiful porcelain dolls and paraphernalia, makes collector's hearts leap for joy. The house is in good condition according to its age. It is made from solid cardboard with glass windows. The roof is covered with wafer-thin strips of wood. Some pieces are loose. Some touch ups and repairs have been made. One exterior wall is original, with original painting. Here the pediment is marked in pencil with an illegible inscription. The other wall was painted over. There are also touch ups on the back wall. The original wallpaper and floor still exist. On the back interior wall some of the wallpaper is missing where the mirror used to hang. On one of the walls a label "Savon cosmétique d'amande amère" is glued. The chimney and flags were retouched in terms of colour or completely replaced. The period dolls are originally dressed but played with. They have porcelain heads, legs and arms. Two are missing a foot. They measure between 8.5 and 13 cm. Two porcelain babies (slightly damaged) are lying in a cradle. Also included are a mirror, a sofa, a dresser with clock, a bureau as well as four tables and four chairs, two of which are upholstered. A two-armed candleholder is hanging from the ceiling, one arm is missing. The furniture shows the usual signs of age and use. There are minor touch ups. Some pieces show woodworm holes. The house measures 44 x 34 x 44 cm. The terrace is 48 cm wide and 38 cm deep. The set comes with a pair of foldable legs upon which the house can be presented.

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Reichert's Candy Automaton

Lot 41: Reichert's Candy Automaton "Gingerbread House", around 1928

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Description: Hand painted sheet metal, composition, glass a.o. Germany, around 1928 Manufactured by Richard Reichert, Dresden Original composition figures Dimensions: 55 x 64 x 28 cm (width x height x depth) In complete and well-preserved condition Surely no child walks by this automaton by Reichert without wanting to take a closer look. Designed in 1928, it is based on the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel but it also reminds one of a Punch-and-Judy theatre. The "stage" is designed as a witch's kitchen with the little composition figures of the witch, Hansel and Gretel and the animals that move every time a penny is inserted and the crank is turned. On the side a door can be opened with the included key. The gingerbread house is inscribed "Knusper, knusper, knäuspchen, wer knuspert an meinem Häuschen?" (Nibble, nibble, like a mouse, Who is nibbling at my house?). The gingerbread automaton by Reichert's is in original and good age-related condition. It thus shows traces of age and use; the colour is flaking and the colour layer has a visible craquelure. The mechanic inside appears to be original yet the function has not been tested and therefore cannot be guaranteed for. The sign with the brand is attached in the lower right "Richard Reichert Automatenfabrik Dresden- N 15 Arsenal". The dimensions are: 55 x 64 x 28 cm.

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Historical riding academy, Germany, late 19th C

Lot 42: Historical riding academy, Germany, late 19th C

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Description: Building: wood, iron, metal, glass, light bulbs Figures: porcelain, felt, leather, papier mâché, metal Horses: wood, horse hair, leather, metal Germany, late 19th Century With electric lighting! Dimensions: 65 x 55 x 50.5 cm (length x width x height) Height of dolls: 15-17 cm Good condition This antique riding academy from the 19 th Century is something truly special! It consists of a meticulously fashioned estate including a lusciously planted fenced front garden with a double gate. Outside the middle column is adorned with a Prussian eagle. It carries the monogram "FR" (Fridericus Rex) and the inscription "With God for king and country" in German. Its claws are holding the sceptre and orb. The interior is lavishly decorated. The walls are painted and trimmed with a golden metal border. There are four glass windows. Five-armed chandeliers with wax covered wooden candles are hanging on the back and side walls. There are ten riders in total, all on horseback. The dolls have porcelain heads, arms and feet. They are wearing beautiful uniforms ornate with gold-coloured metal as well as leather trousers and boots. All are wearing a tricorne hat made of felt and papier mâché. Thereto six brown, two white and two black horses, each with a wooden base. Their tails are made of horse hair, the harnesses are made of leather, the stirrups are made of metal. The exterior decoration comprises dried plants, i.e. two large trees and five smaller bushes, in wooden pots. According to expert opinion this extraordinary piece is probably one of a kind and might have been made for the showroom or window display of a shop. The building is in good condition according to its age. It shows some colour and material loss due to age as well as water spots across the roof. There is material loss along the joints, which are partially open, and along the window frames and sills. On the right side there is a vertical crack across the entire height along the window. It was touched up. The power supply for the interior lighting is hidden under the roof. Two cables exit a small hole on the back of the roof, one with an on/off switch for the two large bulbs and one with an ACDC adaptor for the six small bulbs. Two of the small bulbs are not working, they would have to be replaced. The lighting is not original and was built in subsequently. There are minor touch ups on the figures. Some horse legs have been glued and cracks repaired. Small pieces are missing, for example some metal swords. The house measures 65 x 55 x 50.5 cm, including the front yard. The dolls are 15 to 17 cm tall, including the horse.

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Cast iron car with driver, United States, around 1900

Lot 43: Cast iron car with driver, United States, around 1900

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Description: Cast iron, hand painted US, around 1900 Great antique automobile from the US! Length: 29 cm This antique cast iron car was made round 1900 in the United States. Even though the automobile is no longer running like it used to, it is still a coveted collector's item. One can still detect the loving hand finishing. The design is reminiscent of the style of some well-known companies from the period such as the Kenton Hardware Company. The car shows signs of age and use as well as evident traces of corrosion. The car and the driver show loss of colour. It is missing some small parts such as the link to the rear wheel axle, which used to be run by the flywheel. The car measures 29 cm in length.

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Stage coach with porcelain dolls, probably Germany, around 1900

Lot 44: Stage coach with porcelain dolls, probably Germany, around 1900

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Description: Wood, leather, iron, porcelain, fabric Probably Germany, around 1900 With 5 dolls and great accessories Overall length: 65 cm Original condition The historical stage coach is a miniature version of the famous Wells Fargo stage coaches, which were galloping through the American plains in the 19 th Century. Founded in 1852 by William Fargo and Henry Wells, the company soon developed into a stage coach empire and the carriages became a symbol for the Wild West. This model, pulled by two skewbald horses, was made in the beginning of the 20 th Century probably in Germany. Its unique charm derives from the detailed creation and loving design of the figures. Both coach doors can be opened. Inside there are leather covered seats. Glass is inserted into the small windows, doors and lanterns. The two wooden horses are also fashioned in a beautiful manner. They have a mane and tail made from real horse hair and small leather ears. The harnesses with a pair of reins each are also made of leather. The group of figures includes one coachman with a textile uniform and felt hat, a lady in a lace dress and three well-dressed children. Moreover there is a variety of accessories. For example a wooden chest, hat boxes, bags and suitcases made of painted wood and leather straps as well as a stringed guitar which is beautifully adorned with wood inlay. The coachman also owns a horsewhip with a wooden handle and cord. Enthralling entertainment guaranteed! The stage coach is in a good condition but played with. The coach is made of wood, metal, iron, leather details, and is hand painted. There is some colour and material loss as well as sediment. The leather is smooth but shows signs of age. The interior seats are covered in leather. Both doors can be opened. Glass is inserted in the doors, small windows and lanterns. Below the roof the wagon is marked "Wells Fargo & Co. Overland Stage". The doors are marked "US Mail" and show a bald eagle, the heraldic bird of the US. The large spoke wheels are girded with iron. There is a break lever for the rear wheels. The horses are attached to a wooden base which sits on four iron wheels and is attached to the coach with metal chains. The five figures are in good condition. They have a porcelain head, legs and arms and a textile body. The coachman broke his right hand. The arm of one of the small figures seems new; it is unpainted. The clothing shows signs of wear and tear. The lady's dress is worn to threads. The luggage includes six pieces and a stringed guitar. The latter has a repaired crack on the rear. On the front a small part of the inlay is missing. The wooden chest is marked in pencil "4,00" and "Ro EA". The coach has an overall length of 65 cm. The large dolls measure 12 and 14.5 cm respectively, the little one 8 cm.

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Old tin cobbler cart, Germany, around 1900

Lot 45: Old tin cobbler cart, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Tin, hand painted, gold print Germany, around 1900 Fine execution Rarity! Length: 8 cm This antique cart charms with its fine execution. It is hand painted in dark blue and marked with gold stencil. The wheels are also painted in gold. The small wagon is an original collector's item for enthusiasts of old tin toys. The cart is played with. It shows some loss of colour, small scratches and light corrosion. Around the wheels and on the inside there are colour touch ups. The execution recalls brands like Märklin, but the tin cart is not marked. The cart measures 18 cm in length.

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Historical vasculum with car motif, Germany, around 1910

Lot 46: Historical vasculum with car motif, Germany, around 1910

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Description: Tin, chromolithographed, gold print Germany, around 1910 Embossed motif Beautiful art nouveau decoration Dimensions: 11.5 x 31.5 x 7.5 cm (height x length x depth) This extraordinary object from the early twentieth century is a so-called vasculum. It was used to store flowers, leaves and other plants, which children collected in order to classify them at home. Carried with a shoulder strap the drum assured the secure transport of the plant specimens, which were then extensively documented and added to a herbarium, a collection of preserved plants. This particular container in green is decorated with a floral art nouveau motif. The tin flap is embossed and shows two people riding in a period car through a forest. Suddenly they come across a little squirrel. The container shows visible signs of age and use. There are scratches, colour loss as well as corrosion on the outside and inside. The string is partially torn. The object measures 11,5 x 31,5 x 7,5 cm.

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Museum quality Humpty Dumpty circus by Schoenhut, USA, 1920s

Lot 47: Museum quality Humpty Dumpty circus by Schoenhut, USA, 1920s

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Description: Wood, leather, cotton, silk, string US, 1920s Manufacturer: Schoenhut Company With an original box Height of animals: from 10 to 27 cm Height of figures: from 12 to 23 cm Height of tents: 95 and 98 cm Museum quality rarity! A real highlight for everyone who is still a child at heart! "Welcome, welcome to the wonderful world of Albert Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus! Roar with laughter at the sight of our funny clowns, be struck with awe by our daredevil acrobats and beware of our wild animals!" Who does not like to remember a visit to the circus as a child? The sweet smell of hay and popcorn in the air and the magic of the circus tent. Now you can indulge in the nostalgia - with this exquisitely fashioned circus from the 1920s, complete with two tents, animals and figures. At the end of the 19 th Century the concept of the so-called tent circus as we know it today was developed in the United States. Around 1900 more than 30 different circus companies were touring the vastness of the American continent. When a circus arrived in town schools and shops were closed. From installation to deinstallation young and old followed the events unfold with awe. The euphoria of the time was tapped into by a man named Albert Schoenhut, who patented his "Humpty Dumpty Circus" in 1903. Quickly Schoenhut's toy company earned worldwide success with its original and top quality wooden circus figurines. The circus, a collection, which has been lovingly acquired for many decades, is characterised by a plethora of figures and animals - from pet and farm animals (poodle, goats, horses, donkeys, pigs) to imposing exotics (elephants, alligators, giraffes, a hippo, a bear, an ice bear, a rhino, an Arabic camel and a lion). The set also comprises some rare animals like the elegant ostrich and the big brown buffalo. All animals are made of wood, intricately modelled often with glass eyes and leather detailing. The movable joints allow for them to be displayed in various positions and new acts can be rehearsed ad libitum. The original illustrations, which are included, supply instructions. All figures are lovingly dressed in colourful clothes. Some have finely painted bisque porcelain heads. They too are fully flexible and can adopt a vast array of poses. The cast includes a Chinaman acrobat, a black dude, six lady circus riders and a lot of clowns. After all Schoenhut's advertising slogan was "The Funniest Thing you ever saw!". Moritz, here once without Max, wows the audience with regular guest appearances. Four ring masters make sure all goes as it should. And of course a couple of hobos cannot be missing from this travelling circus. Two arenas, each covered with a muslin tent, and a myriad of accessories, such as hoops, barrels, juggling goblets, ladders and balancing poles, provide a vivid stage. Furthermore there is an impressive animal cage which is pulled by an elephant. Even though the latter is not by Schoenhut, it completes the scenery perfectly. The circus as presented here is a truly unique collector's piece, which can nowadays only be admired in museums. The circus is overall in good condition, but played with. There are the usual signs of age. The animals and figures as well as the arenas and accessories show partial loss of colour and material. There are animals and figures from both the normal size as well as the smaller size circus. All are flexible. Some have loose ties. The clothes are partially discoloured and porous due to age. Small parts are missing. There are minor touch ups. Some animals wear a little metal button marked "Humpty Dumpty". Parts of the accessories are stamped "Schoenhut Reg. U.S.Pat.Off Humpty Dumpty". The arenas measure 62 x 91 cm. Both are made in the menagerie style (no tight-rope). The tents are 95 and 98 cm high respectively. They are collapsible into the wood base. The wooden animal cage 54 x 24 x 49.5 cm, the elephant is 24.5 cm high. Included is an original "Humpty Dumpty" box by Schoenhut filled with straw, which shows signs of age and storage. It measures 61.5 x 43 x 11.5 cm (length x width x height). The 49 animals include: 1 ostrich (style IV), 22 cm 1 buffalo (style IV), 15 cm 1 hippopotamus (style III), 10 cm 1 brown bear (style II), 10 cm 1 ice bear (style I), 12 cm 1 rhinoceros (style III), 8.5 cm 1 Arabic camel (style II), 18 cm 1 lion (style IV), 12 cm 2 pigs (style I), 7-10 cm 2 giraffes (style I, style II), 27 cm 2 alligators (style I), 33 cm length 3 brown horses (style I, style II), 17 cm 3 goats (style I, style II), 14-17 cm 5 white horses (style I, style II), 14-22 cm 7 donkeys (style I, style II, style III), 14-17 cm 7 poodles (style I, style III), 9-13 cm 8 elephants (style I, style II, style III), 10-16 cm The 26 figures comprise: 1 Chinaman acrobat (style I), 16.5-21.5 cm 1 black dude (style II), 15.5 cm 1 Moritz (style I), 21.5 cm 3 hobos (style II), 15-21 cm 4 ring masters (style II, style IV), 16-22 cm 6 lady circus riders (style II, style III), 16.5-21.5 cm 10 clowns (various styles), 18.5-23 cm The accessories include: 1 hoop, 13 fences, 2 fences with gate, 1 seesaw, 11 ladders, 7 chairs, 2 tables, 7 juggling goblets, 1 small chalice, 2 metal chains, 4 wooden barrels, 10 coloured barrels, 3 flags, 1 "macocha" vase, 1 big ball, 1 balancing pole, pedestals and tubs in different sizes. Schoenhut This American toy company was founded 1872 by the German immigrant Albert Schoenhut in Pennsylvania. He grew up in Germany as the son of a toy-making family, yet later became renowned worldwide for his high quality dolls, doll's houses and wooden circus figures. 1903 he patented his "Humpty Dumpty Circus" - his greatest hit! Despite its success the company did not manage to survive the Great Depression and went out of business in 1935.

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Antique tram with driver, Germany, around 1920

Lot 48: Antique tram with driver, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Tin, hand painted Germany, around 1920 Manufacturer: probably Georg Kühnrich, Waldheim Functioning clockwork mechanism with integrated key Length: 17.5 cm This miniature tram probably from the Kühnrich firm, used to carry many a passenger over the years. Nowadays it is a little slow but nonetheless the perfect addition to any collection of vintage tin toy vehicles. The little tram shows small blemishes but its particular charm derives from the loving hand finishing. The tram is played with extensively. There are colour abrasions, partial scratches and dents as well as corrosion on the right side of the driver's face, the wheels and underneath. Lithographed strips of paper are glued on both sides. The clockwork mechanism is working, but not optimally. The tram measures 17.5 cm in length.

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Märklin electric railway, gauge 0, Germany, 1920s

Lot 49: Märklin electric railway, gauge 0, Germany, 1920s

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Description: Tin, chromolithographed, partially embossed Germany, 1920s Manufacturer: Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen Locomotive R 13040 with coal car, black, biaxial, produced 1926-1931 1 passenger coach 18740, 1st and 2nd class, dark blue, biaxial, produced 1926-1937 1 passenger coach 18740, 3rd class, dark green, biaxial, produced 1926-1937 1 baggage car 18750, auburn, biaxial, produced 1926-1937 An original Märklin gauge 0 railway complete with electric locomotive and wagons! Collectors and enthusiasts will appreciate this set, which is offered in its original Märklin box including instruction manuals. The 20 volt locomotive is lithographed in black with red detailing. There is a headlight with a small electrical lamp. Both sides of the boiler carry rails. There is a connection for the lighting of the wagons in the driver's cab. Forward and reverse gear are operated by hand. The locomotive has a separate, matching coal car. The rest of the train comprises three wagons, including one passenger coach for first and second class and one for third class. The coaches have four footboards as well as four doors which can be opened. There are three faux aerators on each roof. Furthermore there is one auburn coloured luggage car. Both sliding doors of the luggage car can be opened. The included tracks (5 tracks 0D, 4 tracks 0A) provide lots of fun. The train is played with. It shows the usual signs of age and use such as colour abrasions, especially along the wheels and roofs, small scratches and partial corrosion. There are minor repairs, for example on the locomotive. The tracks show signs of use and corrosion. One of the tracks is wired. Included is a transformer for alternating current with a new plug. The original plug is included. Underneath the transformer is marked in red "Märklin, Germany". The locomotive is marked with the green Märklin logo. The coal car is also marked with the logo and "0/35 Germany". All connectors are embossed "D.R.P" (German federal patent). The train comes in its original box. The latter shows signs of use and storage. Included are some instruction manuals. Functionality was not tested and cannot be guaranteed. Märklin & Cie GmbH Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH is a toy maker based in Göppingen in Swabia and was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Initially, the company limited itself to the production of doll's kitchens. In 1988, the company was taken over by the brothers Eugen und Karl Märklin, who renamed it "Gebr. Märklin". From 1909 they produced 90 different steam engine models and increasingly expanded their product range for children's toys. In 1926 the first electrical railway appeared on the market. This production segment became the most important for the company - they remain the market leader in the European model railway industry until today.

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Electric locomotive by Bing, Germany, around 1920

Lot 50: Electric locomotive by Bing, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Cast iron, painted, metal details Germany, around 1920 Manufacturer: Gebrüder Bing, Nuremberg Locomotive 3238, gauge 1 With two electric headlights Length: 36 cm Good condition This beautiful electric locomotive by Bing in a real collector's highlight! Made from heavy cast iron the antique locomotive is also hand painted. On both front ends it has a lamp and a small bell. The engine is in good condition according to its age. Functionality was not tested and cannot be guaranteed. There are some colour abrasions and a few small scratches. One of the pantographs has come loose, the latter as well as a spare one are included. One cowcatcher and a rail are missing. The locomotive is marked "New York Central Lines" and with the model number "3238" as well as "S-3" and "N.Y.C. & H.R.". On one end the locomotive is marked with the Bing logo "BW" and "Germany" and measures 36 cm in length. Gebrüder Bing In 1866 Ignaz und Adolf Bing founded a retail company, but soon started producing their own household goods. From 1879 they also began producing tin toys and in the early 20 th Century Bing was the largest toy manufacturer in the world, best known for their quality model railways. The product range also included steam engines as well as mechanical figurines and cars. In 1932 the toy production ceased. The same year the company was sold off.

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