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Frasher’s Doll Auctions selling lifetime collection June 16-17

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Written by Auction House PR   
Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:20

Jumeau French bisque poupee in original costume including parasol. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Forty years of collecting by Anne and Dennis Lambert of Edina, Minn., reflect the great diversity and enjoyment of two true collectors. Their decision to sell their collection results in an abundance of splendid dolls, furnishings, fashions, dollhouses, miniatures and all manner of wonderful items, to be offered for sale on June 16-17 by Frasher’s Doll Auctions. will provide Internet live bidding. Also included in the sale is the entire half doll collection of the late Ginger Dean of Overland Park, Kan., comprising over 100 beautiful figures.

Wonderful models of the elegant French poupees parade through the catalog pages accompanied by their luxurious necessities and accessories, while bebes from Jumeau, Steiner, Bru, Rabery and Delphieu, and others vie for attention. Pretty German girls, characters and babies are plentiful and range in size from 8 inches nearly 3 1/2 feet.

Not looking for just another pretty face? Take a glance at the peg woodens, milliner models, cloth dolls, Volland’s Raggedy Ann, Motschmann wax, Alabama Baby, mask-face googlies or the Philadelphia Baby among others. Shirley Temples, Nancy Ann Storybooks, Alexander and others represent the 1930-1950 era.

Dollhouses and rooms had a special appeal for the Lamberts, and collectors will find many nice examples from the Bliss firm and others, along with dollhouse furnishings and tiny dolls, a millinery shop and furnished German kitchens plus an array of furnishings and accessories. Doll-size furnishings, carriages and cupboards, tea sets, teddy bears and toys are sprinkled throughout.

A beautiful 112-page catalog covering both days of the auction and featuring approximately 500 lots is available for $49.

The event will be held at the KCI Expo Center at KCI International Airport. Absentee and live telephone bidding is also offered on all lots.

Preview for the cataloged sale will be Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with cataloged auction beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday, June 17, preview begins at 9 a.m. The auction begins at 10 a.m. The catalog sale continues followed by approximately 175 uncataloged lots.

For more information or to order a catalog contact Frasher’s Doll Auctions, 2323 S. Mecklin School Road, Oak Grove, MO 64075; phone 816-625-3786; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to


Jumeau French bisque poupee in original costume including parasol. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

All original 16-inch French bisque poupee with original Maison Alph-Giroux and a 17-inch French bisque poupee by Leontine Rohmer. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

Rare 31-inch 'Incised Depose' bebe Jumeau in original dress. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

German wooden dollhouse kitchen with furnishings. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

Alabama Baby, Philadelphia Baby, milliner’s model and peg wooden shown with Bliss dollhouse, early teddy bear and pull toy goat. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

All original French bisque poupee as a moustached gentleman. Image courtesy Frasher’s Doll Auctions.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:48

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