Category Archives: Antique Dolls

Photo Gallery – Waltzing Steiner French Fashion Doll

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Here are more photos of the lovely Waltzing Steiner French Fashion Doll!  You can see her whole outfit here, as well as her lovely bisque arms, some of her mechanism and the Izzard manufacturing labels.  To enlarge any photo, just … Continue reading

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Waltzing Steiner French Fashion Doll – Beautiful, Unique, and All-Original

This is another of the “dolls with a twist” from the recent Theriault’s auction. I have long studied and collected French Fashion Dolls, and I am fascinated by their history and variety. Steiner made some of the most interesting of … Continue reading

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Sample Card from Hertwig Bisque Doll Factory : A History Lesson for Early 20th Century Bisque Dolls

Thanks to a Theriault’s special auction in early 2001, we have a great record of the factory sample cards for small German all-bisque dolls from the Hertwig factory from the 1890s to the 1930s. For doll collectors and historians, it is a … Continue reading

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SFBJ 230 Fortune Teller Doll: All-Original, And She’ll Predict Your Future Too!

This is another one of those beautiful dolls antique dolls “with a twist” that I purchased at the Theriault’s doll auction in Las Vegas. I’ve always liked the SFBJ 230, since they are pretty much the last variety of French Jumeau … Continue reading

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SFBJ 230 Fortune Teller Doll Photo Gallery

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This beautiful SFBJ 230 French bisque Fortune Teller doll really needed more than one photo to tell her story, so here she is presented in photo gallery format. Click on a photo to bring up a much larger image.

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Doll of the Day: German Wax-over Paper Mache Bonnet Doll

I attended the Theriault’s Kaleidoscope auction in Las Vegas last weekend. The auction highlighted the collections of two collectors,  Helen Welsh and Evelyn Heidepriem.  I especially enjoyed the dolls at this auction because many of them had a little twist, or were a … Continue reading

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