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Antique Doll Sales April 2010 # one with pictures, values, descriptions and much more….

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Here is the first history installment for the month of April, for many doll and doll related online auction sales. Hopefully, many questions about values can be answered here and in the up-coming additions to this website.

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The April auction sales on eBay appear to be picking up, here are some of the results:

Item Name: 21" Large Minerva tin head with glass eyes

Listed in category: Dolls & Bears >Dolls >Antique (Pre-1930) >Tin & Metal

Ended: April 03, 2010 at 13:11:52 PDT

Listed: 1

Bid history: 1 bid

Sold for: $42.00 BIN on eBay

Item description

LARGE  21" glass eye Minerva tin head

Marked: Minerva Germany 7

Head has some minor overall paint loss......see photos.

 GLASS EYES

Does not appear to have any repaint or touch up.

Her body is old cloth...very firmly stuffed......heavy material with mitten shape hands.

Heavy body. Overall age stained.......old socks have been sewn to body.

Her clothes are just a new cover up.

Overall good condition.......normal age discolor and wear.

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Minerva Dolls

Item Name: Vintage children's dresses for LARGE dolls

Listed in category: Dolls & Bears >Dolls >Clothes & Accessories >Antique & Vintage

Ended: April 06, 2010 at 08:20:50 PDT

Listed: 1

Bid history: 4 bids

Sold for: $33.00 on eBay

Item description

Dresses for large doll such as Playpal.....and big composition baby.

Vintage child's dress has whimsy print and piping trim.

5 button front closure.....half of one button missing.

Approx. 18" long.....10" across shoulders......20" waist......

Lightweight summer dress.  

  Needs about 3 stitches to secure bottom hem seam.

Blue embroidery on thin white dress.

Approx. 21" long....12" across shoulders.

Has some stains.  Pin back closure.

This is the type that is easily cut down to fit antique chinas and paper mache.  Just seam the T shape ....cut away excess.

Straight from storage.......

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vintage doll clothing

Item Name: Marked Special little girl

Listed in category: Dolls & Bears >Dolls >Antique (Pre-1930) >Bisque >German

Ended: Apr. 08, 2010 at 03:36:36 PDT

Listed: 1

Bid history: 1 bid

Sold for: $55.00 on eBay

Item description

Sweet little girl. Approximately 15" tall.

All I can see of markings is "Special".

I can not see any chips or cracks......do not have a "black light" to check for hairlines.

Although body covers the shoulder head......I think I can feel a small chip on front edge of shoulder plate.

She has sleep eyes......light rub one cheek.

Her body is jointed cloth......good age stained condition.

One bisque arm has glue residue where it has been glued back to upper arm cloth.....and the glue is all over one hand/fore arm.

 Bisque arms are good....no chips.

Her mohair wig is loose....seems a tad big.....but maybe when secured it will fit better.  Am not going to secure......as eyes have tissue to protect in shipping.

She wears a home made antique gown.......her slip and pantaloons are more recent.

Old knit bonnet has flaws. Displays very well. AS IS

Antique Bisque German dolls:

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Antique Bisque dolls

Item Name: Antique advertising tin plate- girl AND doll

Listed in category: Dolls & Bears >Dolls >Antique (Pre-1930) >Other

Ended: April 08, 2010 at 13:44:21 PDT

Listed: 1

Bid history: 1 bid

Sold for: $49.99 on eBay

Item description

Unusual because the child is holding a doll.

Approximately 10" diameter. Plate is tin.....or metal.

Probably early 1900's. "Compliments of C.D. Kenny Co." on the back.

Listed at what I paid ........

There are some scratches and paint loss overall....fortunately not all that distracting......and only the one arm has thin scratch.  See photo.

On rim where there is paint loss there is also some mild surface denting.......in the paint loss area.   See photo.

Displays very well......but not perfect. Good color.

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