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Little Henry Paper Doll
ca. 1810
with Book and Sleeve
$775.
Incredibly charming, seldom seen collection of paper dolls from the Little Henry and Little Fanny series of 1810, where there is a story about the character told in a bound book of separate poems enclosed in original sleeve (overall wear to book cover and sleeve due to age, but paper dolls excellent).  Rare and vibrant, hand water-colored outfits.
  For each poem that marks an event or era in Little Henry's life, there is a corresponding paper outfit that can be mounted beneath the doll's paper head, making each story come to life!  The rare and precious piece is complete except for one outfit at the end of the story and the sleeve has considerable ink staining on the outside front sleeve, some on the back.  Sleeve measures 5" X 4".

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"Little Pet" Early Paper Doll

$225.
  "Little Pet" paper doll, by the Mcloughlin Bros. 24 Beckman St., New York, circa 1859, including one paper doll (3 7/16" tall) and five
two-sided dresses in the original manufacturer's sleeve (missing hat).  It is also printed on front and back, as well as inside the front cover.

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"Little Red Riding Hood"  Paper Doll
Series No. 4
by McLoughlin Bros.
$295.  ON HOLD
Paper doll set depicting the Little Red Riding Hood story by the McLoughlin Bros of New York, circa 1864-1870.  Included is Red Riding Hood, one full-size wolf, one dress, one cape, one hat, the paper bed in which can be inserted either the bust of Grandma or the Wolf.  (There is an extra wolf!)  The doll is 8 1/6" tall and there is no folder.

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"Grace Lee"  Paper Doll
with Sleeve
by McLoughlin Bros
$240.  ON HOLD
Retaining her original storage sleeve, Grace Lee is 5 5/16" paper doll by the McLoughlin Bros in N.Y., circa 1858, that has five outfits to change into.  They are all two-sided, but the doll is not.  The sleeve has discoloration but general condition of entire set is very good.  Missing are two hats.

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"Clara West" Paper Doll
$145.  ON HOLD
By the McLoughlin Bros., circa 1859-1875, here is paper doll "Clara West" who is 5 3/4" tall and has five changes in clothing to offer.  The dresses are one-sided, four hats are missing and there is no cover or sleeve.  Condition is very good.

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"Cinderella" Paper Dolls
$195.
McLoughlin Bros.
ON HOLD
Cinderella paper doll with not only her humble house dress, but also eight fancy gowns for her life as a princess.  Made by the McLoughlin Bros, ca 1859, in New York.  The doll is 4 7/8" tall and some of the gowns are similar, but with varied detail or color.

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"Goody Two Shoes"  Paper Dolls with Sleeve
$295.  ON HOLD
 In her original sleeve that has some wear and tape at the edges comes "Goody Two Shoes", circa 1864-1870, series no. 4.  She seems to be complete, with her three outfit changes, two shoulder scarves and her friends from the animal world...A large black dog, a white sheep, and two birds.  All items are double-sided including the doll which is 8" tall. 

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  Epicerie
$995.
  A charming French store in wood, for play and display of assorted household and kitchen items.  There are labeled drawers, some of which retain their original handles, shelves and window displays to show merchandise, a moveable counter for tending to orders, and even a porcelain neighborhood dog to keep watch.  The original, detachable Epicerie sign runs across the top border.  11" Tall overall, 17 1/2" wide, 6" deep.

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Door of Hope Mission
Bride and Groom

$2750.
  A lovely pair of Door Hope dolls from the Shanghai mission of the early 1900's, this bride and groom are in original condition with some fading of the gentleman's under tunic which can be seen only when lifting his long jacket.  Both dolls retain their head dresses, with that of the bride being quite spectacular in its colorful pom-pom height.  She has a detailed carved bun on the back of her head, and an ornate silk costume with hand-sewn bead adornments and embroidery.  The groom is 11 1/2" tall while the bride is 11" and both dolls have nicely carved, wooden heads and hands.

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Bubble Cut Barbie in Orig. Box

11"
with Vintage, Custom Knitted, 20-Outfit Wardrobe!

$575.
Unique!
A 1962 Bubble Cut Barbie that is really all about her clothes!  Back in her day, her owner knitted for her an abundant array of ensembles and coordinates, from bathing suits, beach attire, work and play attire, party dresses, skating costumes,  smart travel outfits, and even a floor length garment.
   
She is shown here modeling some of her collection, and all of it in its entirety can be seen in the group photos.  The doll itself is in fair condition with some green staining around her right ear, and both legs have taken on a slightly moist or sticky quality.  She still has her original box in great condition and black plastic slip-on shoes.

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Parian Bust by Copeland

12" x 7 1/2"
Princess Alexandra

$495.
A lovely parian bust of Princess Alexandra of Denmark which commemorates her marriage in 1863 to then Prince Edward Prince of Wales.  It was commemorated that year on display at the Chrystal Palace Exhibition in London, England.  It is fully inscribed to the back: Published Feb 1863,  Copeland, Chrystal Palace Art Union,
F M Miller Sculptor. 
The bust is excellent condition sitting on its original Chrystal Palace Art Union stand.
A rare piece of Victorian Royal memorabilia and rare to find a piece in such nice condition.

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Horseman Hard Plastic Bride

$85.
In her original box and from the original owner is this nice and clean Horseman bride.  She is hard plastic, circa 1950's,  about 15" tall, has blue sleep eyes, an open mouth, synthetic wig, swivel neck and is jointed at the shoulders and hips.  Her wedding gown and veil are in excellent condition, however the box is reinforced with brown tape and is missing three of the lid flaps.  She comes with a plastic, heart-shaped stand and she has the slightest plastic odor.

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Door of Hope Boy in Silk

SOLD
The child theme is very popular for collectors of Door of Hope dolls, and one of those young characters is the "Boy in Silk", 8" tall and wearing his original cotton underclothing, colorful silk tunic and vest, with coordinating silk cap, hand embroidered by one of the young girls inhabiting the Shanghai Mission in the early 1900's.  Also embroidered are the elaborate silk slippers that match the tunic.  The head and hands are of carved pear wood, body of cloth, and the hair is a simple black painted, side parted style. Condition excellent. (Shown in photo to the right as family of three from same collection.)

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Door of Hope Adult Man

SOLD
The male Door of Hope doll shown here (12") is a handsome young man in his original cotton garb, royal blue silk tunic with black silk toggle closings, a black silk cap and slippers. The head and hands are of carved pear wood, body of cloth,  and the hair is a simple black painted, side parted style. Condition excellent. (Shown in photo to the right as family of three from same collection.)

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Door of Hope Adult Woman

SOLD
Here stands the female Door of Hope doll (11 1/4") in her original costume that features a powder blue silk brocade jacket with pale pink accents and toggle closures.  Her theme of blue and black is set off by the detailed application of glass beads on the black head piece that is open in back, exposing her carved bun hairstyle.  She too has a head and hands of carved pear wood, cloth body and tiny silk slippers. (Shown in photo to the right as family of three from same collection.)

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Vogue "Jill" Doll

10"
in Original Box, Very Very Good Cond.

SOLD
From the original owner comes this 10" Vogue "Jill" doll, Ginny's big sister from approximately 1960.  She is hard plastic, has a swivel head, is jointed at the shoulders and hips, plus her knees also bend.  She is a teenage walker so moving her legs causes the head to turn from side to side.  She retains her original black leotard outfit with black heels, and in her original box, which has some wear and bending, is her Vogue doll pamphlet.

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Early Wooden Horse Stable Fully Occupied and Equipped!
From the Now Closed Angel's Attic Museum in Santa Monica CA

ON LAYAWAY

+ Two Optional Dolls Priced and Sold Separately
  Spending years on display at the Angel's Attic Museum, this genuine, mid-nineteenth century wooden stable can now supply you with the joy of creating your own rustic,  equine doll house  scene.  It has three separate stalls, three antique, realistic horses/mules, and plenty of equipment, tools, feed, hay and even "road apples" to display, all of varying vintages.  Even the sides and back are detailed with faux brick paper so 360 degree viewing is possible.  It measures 16 1/2" wide, 14" tall, and 11" deep.  Note the appealing wood fretwork at top center!
Also in the photo doing chores, are two dolls sold separately, a 7" Simon Halbig 886 all bisque with long molded black stockings and brown shoes.  Tiny eye fleck.  $895.

Plus a 4 3/4" Hertwig bisque shoulderhead boy with molded yellow hat.  $125.

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Post Office Box 4327  n   Burbank, CA 91503

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