Doll & Teddy Bear Sale - Tuesday 29th January 2019 10:30 AM
The Doll and Teddy Bear sale to be held on the 29th of January features two private owner collections. The North Yorkshire Rupert the Bear Collection, features 51 lots of bears, diecast vehicles, jigsaws, puzzles and games, pictures, books and annuals, figurines and collectables from the popular character; and The Joan Donachie Collection Part 1, includes 163 lots of miniature vintage animals and bears, including Schuco and Steiff and “Solider Bob” a soldier bear. The collection also includes British vintage bears from Chiltern, Chad Valley, Farnell, Tyford and Merrythought, plus others, as well as French, German and American bears. Other items in the sale include Artists bears, Charlie bears, Chic-a Boo, Sally B Gollies and Gills Gollies and teddies, plus hard plastic, vinyl and porcelain dolls from Palitoy, Pedigree, Zwergnase, Anette Himstedt and many others. There is a selection of dolls clothing and fabrics, plus wigs, accessories and magazines, and a number of trade boxes of Barbies.
Steiff vintage rare Purzel (somersault) elephant, German, Art No 9323, 1909-1910, button with underscored "f" and remains of white paper tag, grey mohair, black boot button eyes, felt tusks, fully jointed, black toe stitching, mohair and felt tusks a little discoloured, slight bald patch to left forehead, tip of trunk and left hind leg, mechanism is free and partially engaging but does not operate, otherwise Excellent, 12.75"/32cm. NB: The elephant is the rarest of all Steiff tumbling animals- only appearing in the catalogue for two years.
Steiff vintage cinnamon mohair centre seam large teddy bear, German, circa 1909, with underscored "f" button, black boot button eyes, vertically stitched black nose and mouth, fully jointed, repaired felt pads, black claw stitching, hump to back and elongated arms, repairs to ankles, hole behind left knee, restitched finishing seam to tops of legs, loss of mohair to feet, torso and around eyes, colour generally even and Good, overall original and Good Plus, wearing velvet jacket with lace collar and cuffs, 24"/61cm.
Sorrel original porcelain artist doll, by Christine (Heath) Orange (UK), 1997 Christine Orange Doll Club doll of the year, LE #6, brown glass eyes, auburn hair, cloth body with wire armature and bisque limbs, wearing orange and cream silk dress and black velvet bonnet, cotton and silk underwear, black cotton socks, leather shoes, with certificate, Excellent Plus to Near Mint, 28"/71cm; together with Delphine Grandma blonde mohair teddy bear, black glass eyes, brown vertically stitched nose, blonde mohair wig- styled into a bun, fully jointed, felt pads, wearing green hand-knitted sweater, green, pink and beige skirt, Near Mint to Mint, 12"/30cm; (2).
Steiff vintage rare Jocko monkey, German, c 1930, uppercase letters with underscored "f" button (with remains of white tag behind), ginger* mohair, brown and black glass eyes, felt inset face, cream mohair chin, felt ears, hands and feet, fully jointed, slight discolouration / wear to mohair and felt, small hole to felt left cheek, left little felt finger is holed, mohair thinning to right cheek and torso (inoperative press squeaker), otherwise Good Plus to Excellent, 11"/28cm. NB: *This is not a standard Steiff line item and is highly desirable in this colour.
Hildegard Gunzel Anenome original wax over porcelain artist doll, LE 25/35 Europe, 1997, signed to torso, also with signed certificate, blue glass eyes, blonde wig, cloth body with wax over porcelain limbs, wearing pink silk dress with white collar, cotton broderie anglaise undergarments, white socks, pink leather shoes, pink straw hat, complete with porcelain doll, blonde mohair teddy bear and pink wicker basket, Excellent Plus to Near Mint, in Fair original box; 26"/66cm.
Einco rare "Mike" vintage dog, British, sold at the Alhambra Theatre (Glasgow) Pantomime in 1921, with pair of original card tags to chest, "Reg No 5957? "MIKE" My Eyes Turn", other tag states "Wylie-Tate Production" with hand written notation "2nd Feb 1921 Alhambra", reverse of this card states "WITH LOVE FROM CLARICE MAYNE". Cinnamon and cream mohair, elongated neck, wired ears with brown brushed cotton lining, large white glass comical eyes with brown swirling-effect iris and black pupil, black vertically stitched nose with longer drop stitches to either side, tartan ribbon to neck, slight thinning to mohair- mainly to back, otherwise Good Plus to Excellent, 11"/28cm. NB Einco (Eisenmann & Company) was the forerunner of the Chiltern Toy Company. In the winter of 1920-1921 the Alhambra pantomime was Puss in Boots, starring Clarice Mayne as the principal boy. Clarice Mayne was one of the most famous Music Hall performers of her generation. She was married to James Tate (producer, singer and performer). Off-sale front-of-house merchandise was produced by British Toy manufacturers, such as Einco.
"Bowie" rare Chad Valley vintage teddy bear, British, 1930s, blue celluloid coated button to right ear, white label with red embroidered HYGIENIC TOYS MADE IN ENGLAND BY CHAD VALLEY CO LTD to right foot, blue mohair, amber and black glass eyes, shaven muzzle, black horizontally stitched nose, fully jointed, felt pads with card lined feet (small holes to each foot- mainly wear to edges), remains of black claw stitching (missing to right paw), press squeaker, mohair thinning in places (especially on forehead between eyes, to chest and edges of feet), colour is brighter blue to rear, Good to Good Plus; 16.5"/42cm.