Sunday, April 12, 2015

Doll Auction

After getting ready for a 9:00 a.m showing and taking my son to the library, I decided that I needed to block out the real world for a little while.  I hadn't planned on even going to the doll auction that had started the day before.  But I ended up there anyway.  When I registered the clerk told me someone just bought a doll for $25,000.  Not kidding you.  The first part was the online auction.  You barely stand a chance at getting anything when there is someone bidding online.  I still can't get over how much the accessories go for.  If the doll has an original dress on, it will go for big bucks.  After the online auction ends they have a gallery sale.  You can bid on the dolls the same as the online but it's gallery bidding only.  Near the end you get some really good bargains.  So, I came home with some bargains but as you know I am downsizing.  So, I am going to pass them on to you first and then try to sell them elsewhere.  So here goes.  Prices do not include shipping.  We can figure that out later.  These are real deals for sure.  I am including descriptions that were given to me.  Some don't have markings or I can undress them and see.  I can't verify if their outfits are original.  Most probably aren't.
 #1    My favorite.  Not sure what she is.  She is composition.  She is heavy.  She has rubber arms and is in good condition.  On the back of her head there is some crazing and maybe some repair, but you really can't tell it.  The head as well as the body is in good condition.  I took her clothes off to wash them.  Not sure if I will put them back on.  Her body besides the arms and legs is cloth.  I am only asking $15 for her because the shipping will be more.  This doll has amazing eyes.
 
#2  and #3
 
These are hard plastic walker dolls including Saucy Walker.  Not sure which one.  Both have good eyes.  I haven't washed their clothes yet.  They are probably 12" dolls.  Somewhat the same size as an American Girl doll.  These dolls are $10.00 each plus shipping.  They are in good condition.
 
 


 
#4 is $10
She is also in good condition.  Such a pretty dress and shoes.  Composition.
 
#5
17" vinyl ballerina in gold and pink tulle outfit.  Not sure about age.  She has very long legs and they are flexible.  Good condition.  $10
 
#6 #7 and #8
 
The bride doll is composition, good condition, probably original dress.  $15  Adopted
Girl in blue with hat also good condition, probably original dress. $10 Hard plastic or vinyl for her and the next one.
The doll in the middle has a beautiful pink dress with a furry boa.  $10
 
#9 and #10
 
The doll in the gingham dress is in really really cute.  Almost new condition.  $10
The one on the left is again good condition.  It has a gorgeous dress on.  This doll is composition.  Not sure if the dress is original because of the really good condition but it sure looks like it is .  (This may be  an Ideal Princess Beatrix)  I have that on my receipt but not sure which doll it is)  $15
 
#11
 

 This is a German cellouid doll.  She looks better than this picture.  A couple of marks.  I think the darker ones are just a little bit of dirt.  She is light and her face feels fuzzy but not her arms.  $5
 
#12
 
 
The pretty doll in the middle is 11" hard plastic Madame Alexander "Little Genius".  She has painted hair and there are a couple of places that are a little worn, just a little.  Her dress is beautiful.  No marks on her face and her eyes work well.  Her body is cloth.  I may keep her.  I paid more for her than the others.  $30  (You can see the German doll better in this picture)
 
Sorry, I am keeping Shirley Temple.  I am looking for a better outfit for her.  She is from 1958 .  I am going to give her to my mother.  My mother had a Shirley Temple doll, probably composition since she is 88.  My older brother destroyed her.  He did that with one of my favorite dolls too.
 
#13

Betty Boop dressed as a groom.  Her hat is old and falling apart.  She seems to be from the same time as my parents cake topper and that is 66 years old.  The hat looks just like this one.  She is porcelain .Maybe 6 inches.  $10 

#14
 
Last but not least.  If I don't sell him quickly he is staying.  He is a 13"English Teddy Bear Circa 1930's with COA.  Poor guy is loved but it great condition.  He is jointed and no bare spots.  He only has one green eye. The certificate says the value is $100.  $20
 
Yes, I did come home with all of these.  Geez, what was I thinking.  But I got them for such an unbelievable price and I am passing that on to you.  As far as shipping.  I am guessing $6 for the small ones, $12 for the medium ones.  The bigger ones no more than $20.
Just type in the number and say sold and I will get back to you.  I can take Pay Pal.
 
Thanks.
 

26 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are all precious in their own way. I am in the process of downsizing my collections so I am not in need of any of them but I wish you success in selling them. Have a great week.

Julia said...

Wow, you got quite the haul from the auction. My sister in law has a basement full of collector dolls in prime condition. Me, I'm downsizing too.
Wishing you success in selling them.

There's always a lot of dolls for sale at the value Village thrift shop in our city.
Hugs.
JB

Susie said...

Debby, I am amazed at all those dolls. I hope you can sell them and make some profit. Think about all the loving that those dolls have had. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Nan said...

Well I really would like that German doll. I also love that pillow you show with the fabric and burlap lol..I shouldn't be buying dolls but maybe I can keep them awhile then gift them later on down the road. Let me know the shipping and I'll send you a check. Nan

Cheryl Cavitt Carlson said...

Coould i adopt #4 and #8 please? Cheryl Carlson

Denise said...

Hi Debbie, I'm Your newest follower. I'm also a member Of Jacqueline Jagger's doll club "Dolly Momma". That's how I followed You to Your blog.We seem to have several things in common,Jump on over to My blog to see if You agree-Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

Debby said...

Cheryl Cavitt Carlson the bride doll. I didn't mark that clearly. I can't pull up your email. Can you send me a friend request or email me at clowninabug@gmail.com. thanks. The are yours.

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are all so beautiful and I know you had fun at the auction! I keep going back to study them all! Sweet hugs, Diane

Consider It All Joy said...

You have so many lovely dolls! I hope they all find great homes! Blessings, Cindy

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my!

My mother had an incredible doll collection going back to the 1800's. When she passed away, my sister and I looked into selling some of the items, but the market was not good at the time. I guess we should look into it again. In addition to her incredible dolls, there are boxes of shoes, doll heads, clothes, etc. They are all in their original boxes.

vivian said...

oh what fun you must have had! I love going to doll shows and sales. If she is not already spoken for, I would like to buy number 1 from you. she would fit right in with my other baby dolls! Im going to a doll show on may 9th, which I am looking forward too! let me know about the doll! Im excited to have her!
xoxo
vivian

Edna B said...

Wow, what beautiful dolls. You made quite a haul at the auction. I wish you much luck in selling most of them. One of these days, I'll have to decide what to do with my doll collection. For now though, I enjoy looking at them. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Debby said...

I just updated the list. If you see a blank by a number it has been adopted. Still some beauties to choose from.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such cute dolls, you really hauled, lol. Looks like lots of bloggers will be enjoying these.

Relyn Lawson said...

I can't go to auctions or do Ebay. They bring out the competitor in me - dangerous. ;^)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I bet those dolls will get snapped up right away! They are all just lovely. I am getting rid of stuff, too, so I can't buy anything right now. Hope you have a good week, Debby. xo Diana

Rue said...

Hi Debby!

Thank you for the visit :)

No... I'm not in Ohio anymore lol

xo
rue

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

You did very well. Thammie loves dolls I am going to have to mention your blog post to her.

I think you two will hit it off.

Jen

Debby Dip said...

I would like #3. Let me know. :)

Debby said...

Debby the girl in the blue is yours. Please send me your email address to clowninabug@gmail.com. Thank you.

OnceUpon ADollCollection said...

Hi Debby! Wow, I would love to go to a doll auction! What fun!!! You brought home some adorable dolls too. Does the composition #10 doll have any markings on the back of her neck?

Marissa said...

They are all so pretty
I hope they all find safe homes

#4 was my favorite...

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for your kind remarks on my blog. I am doing better today

Debby Dip said...

She arrived today. Thank you so much, she's really sweet! :)

Luke Forsyth said...

Since I was a little girl my dream is to have a doll. It is because we are only poor and we cannot buy one. And now I can buy my own doll.