The dolls and teddy bear sale held on the 5th of
October featured some fantastic collections. The first, The London Teenage
Fashion Doll Collection included boxed and unboxed dolls and carded clothing
from Pippa, Amanda Jane, Barbie, Sindy, Flower Fairies, Disney and much more.
Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising auctioned three lots with the proceeds
from these lots being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. The largest
collection in the sale was The Teddy Bear Supplies Collection, a large
collection of ex shop stock Teddy Bear Making and Craft Making Materials,
Patterns and Accessories. Including mohair, crushed velvet, and fur fabric,
eyes, joints internal systems and Yes/No mechanisms, patterns, kits, teddy bear
making books and magazines, and a large quantity of craft materials and tools.
Further items in the sale included vintage and modern plush teddy bears and
animals, from Steiff, Merrythought, Charlie Bears, Deans Rag Book, bisque
dolls, dolls houses and furniture, Royal Doulton figurines, puppets and vintage
toys and games.
Falkor the Dragon from Neverending Story, artist designed, handmade, white plush, with signed Alan Oppenheimer (voice of Falkor) 10" x 8" photograph, Excellent Plus to Near Mint, 45"/114cm.
Estimate: £50 - £70
Sold For: £150
Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Toastie teddy bear, SJ 5906, LE 17/350, 2019, designed by Isabelle Lee, from The Mad Hatter Series, pink and winter white curly mohair, flat feet so she can stand unaided, wearing scarf and a large woolly hat, with swing label certificate, carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 17.5"/45cm.
Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £500
Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Ripley Yorkshire Terrier puppy dog, SJ 4378, LE 20/200, 2009 (Show Special - only available from teddy bear shops who attended the NEC Spring Show in February 2009), designed by Isabelle Lee, blonde and black mohair, with swing label certificate, carry bag, Near Mint to Mint, 11"/28cm.
Estimate: £100 - £140
Sold For: £260
Steiff Karl Lagerfeld teddy bear, white tag 657726, LE 2500, 2008, white alpaca, white gold coated button within his ear, designed to be a likeness of the famous fashion designer, in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, the clothes and accessories were designed in his Paris Studio and the materials were individually selected. His black jacket is of Italian wool, white poplin shirt with standing collar and trompe l'oeil look button holes, jeans with a patina from the K Karl Lagerfeld collection, black silk cravat and Swarovski crystal, belt of real leather, the initials of the "maestro" are set in crystals on the buckle, tailor-made boots, miniature glasses from the "Lagerfeld eyewear" line. Near Mint to Mint, with certificate, stand and Good Plus to Excellent box, 16"/40cm.
Estimate: £2,500 - £3,400
Sold For: £2,800
German antique bisque dolls pair: (1) Max Handwerck bisque child doll, German, circa 1910, impressed 3 1/2, weighted blue eyes, open mouth, blonde wig and pate, composition and wood ball jointed body, firing lines from top of wig rim towards end of right eyebrow and from right nostril to cheek, needs restringing, wearing silk dress with woollen and cotton undergarments, 28"/71cm; (2) Armand Marseille bisque child doll, German, 1912, impressed 390n A 8 M, weighted blue eyes, open mouth, dark blonde wig and pate, composition and wood ball jointed body with jointed wrists, needs restringing, 25"/64cm; (2).
Estimate: £60 - £80
Sold For: £220
Merrythought Yeoman of the Guard Beefeater 6ft teddy bear, brown and black plastic eyes, vertically stitched black nose, unjointed, brushed nylon pads, with swing label, self standing, faded to front, otherwise Good Plus, 72"/183cm.
Estimate: £150 - £260
Sold For: £420
Palitoy Pippa collection of clothing and accessories; Excellent Plus to Near Mint; (qty).
Estimate: £60 - £90
Sold For: £380
Pedigree Mitzi Sindy's Continental Cousin vintage doll, EMPTY BOX ONLY, Fair Plus to Good.
Estimate: £40 - £50
Sold For: £100
Black Glass Eyes very large quantity suitable for Teddy Bear making. German (Lesch) glass eyes totalling over 3800 on loops in 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 18mm and 20mm. Ex-shop stock Excellent to Excellent Plus. (3800+)
Estimate: £50 - £70
Sold For: £260
Steiff vintage Teddy Bear German circa 1908," Ileenes Ted" with provenance, cinnamon mohair, black boot button eyes, black vertically stitched nose with brown over stitched repairs, fully jointed, cloth (recovered pads), excelsior filled, small material inset repair piece to muzzle, split to fabric on reverse of ear, ankle partially re-attached covered with bandage, filling shifted at upper arms, overall wear to front torso and arms, slight fading to mohair on front, colour is extremely good on reverse, inoperative growler, Good Plus, 18"/47cm. Accompanied by three black and white photographs of his previous owners and notation of his history. NB Ted was the constant companion to Ileene Rita Smith who was given Ted to her on her 7th birthday in 1908. He moved with his owner to London during WWII where she served in the War Ministry working in a team organising the North Atlantic Convoys. A survivor of many air raids and disruption, after the war he retired to help the family run a Guest House called "Trevaylor" on St Michaels Road in Perranporth, Cornwall. His direct neighbour being Winston Graham who lived at "Nanpora" where he wrote the popular Poldark Series of novels. Ted also continued to travel with Ileene as her companion. After Ileenes death her family have decided he is ready for a new journey.
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Sold For: £3,200