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Frasher's Nov. 7 doll auction is 'All About Small'

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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:39
Bru Jne bebe. Image courtesy Frasher’s.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Frasher's Doll Auctions will present its catalogued auction titled "All About Small" on Nov. 7 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Central Time, with an hour-long preview at 9 a.m. Internet live bidding will be available through

The auction of rare and choice antique French and German bisque dolls from North Carolina and California estates features more than 65 all-bisque dolls, such as the rare barefoot and wrestler models by J.D. Kestner in sizes up to 9 inches, the Orsini dolls, brown bisque models, Bye-lo babies and many others.

The sale also includes numerous all-bisque models of the ever-popular googlies such as Kestner's doll with jointed elbows & knees, the tiniest models by Hertel & Schwab, and many more.

French bebes are highlighted by the fabulous and originally costumed Bru Jne Bebe size 3 with luminous blue eyes and pale bisque complexion. Also from the Bru firm is a wonderful wooden-body fashion poupee. Another especially rare French example is the lovely Petit & Dumontier bebe with composition body and pewter hands. As one would expect from a Frasher's sale, other top-shelf firms such and Jumeau, Rabery & Delphieu, and Gauthier also are represented.

German characters to be sold include: Kammer & Reinhardt's desirable character models 114, 115a, and 117; and the character dolls of Simon & Halbig, which include a very rare mold 1303 lady doll and Dressel's "Uncle Sam." Characters from the Kestner firm are highlighted by a beautiful Oriental JDK 243 baby in lavish costume, and a very rare "Seigfried Baby."

Fine collection of vintage Kewpies from the Mona Nevins estate collection include action Kewpies, standing Kewpies in many sizes, Jasperware items, Kewpie novelties, Splash Me dolls and other Kewpie-related items. Additionally, the sale will feature more than 20 vintage porcelain trinket boxes and several examples of half dolls.

Collectible dolls in the auction include a mint #4 brunette Barbie, mint-in-box Vogue Hawaiian Ginny, plus other Ginny and Alexander dolls, Tiny Terri Lee, Benji and other hard plastics.

For additional information on any item in the Nov. 7 auction, contact Barbara Frasher by calling 816-625-3786 or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet through

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French bisque mignonette. Image courtesy Frasher’s.
Kestner JDK 243 Oriental baby. Image courtesy Frasher’s.
Kewpies and Doodle Dog. Image courtesy Frasher’s.
Petit & Dumontier bebe. Image courtesy Frasher’s.
A sampling of dolls in Frasher’s Nov. 7 auction. Image courtesy Frasher’s.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 12:43

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