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Theriault's


(410) 224-3655

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American Composition Dolls of the 1930s from Private Collections. (onsite, absentee, telephone & internet bids) Location: Theriault’s in Annapolis, Maryland.
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23" Composition "Princess Elizabeth" by Alexander in rare size, original tagged costume. $600/800

23" Composition "Princess Elizabeth" by Alexander in rare size, original tagged costume. $600/800

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, sleep eyes, lashes, open mouth, four teeth, blonde human hair curls in original coiffure, jointing at shoulders and hips, wearing original y...moreellow taffeta gown with tulle ruffles and sleeves, blue satin sash, petticoat, panties, socks, blue leatherette shoes. The costume is tagged "Princess Elizabeth Madame Alexander". Excellent condition, eyes a bit faded, two tiny age lines at bottom of right eye socket. Alexander, circa 1935.

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14" Compositionn "Trudy Three Face Doll" with original costume and paper tag. $300/400

14" Compositionn "Trudy Three Face Doll" with original costume and paper tag. $300/400

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Composition head with alternating faces (smiling, sleeping, crying) with painted features, which are revealed, one by one, by turning the wooden knob at the top of the he...moread, blonde mohair tendril curls, cloth body, jointed at shoulders and hips, wearing factory original blue flannel onesie hooded pajama. With original paper tag "An Elsie Gilbert Creation Trudy, Three-in-One Corp...". Excellent condition. Circa 1946, rare original tag.

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Composition Shirley Temple by Ideal in Original Starburst Dress from "Curly Top". $400/500

Composition Shirley Temple by Ideal in Original Starburst Dress from "Curly Top". $400/500

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 70)      

"All-composition, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, mohair ringlet-curled wig, wearing original tagged aqua organdy dress with stars and pin-dot pattern, pink ribbon accents, or...moreiginal onesie undergarment, socks and shoes. Generally excellent, fine professional repaint on face, very crisp and fresh costume. Ideal, circa 1935, variation of the classic Curly Top costume.

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18" Composition flirty-eyed Shirley Temple by Ideal in original costume. $500/700

18" Composition flirty-eyed Shirley Temple by Ideal in original costume. $500/700

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, jointing at shoulders and hips, "flirty" eyes, blonde mohair wig with soft ringlet curls, impressed dimples, open mouth, row of teeth, weari...moreng pink pleated dress with blue silk ribbons, onesie undergarment, socks, white leatherette snap-front shoes with silver buckle. Excellent condition, eyes a bit faded, collar of dress a bit dusty. Ideal, circa 1925.

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21" Composition "Miss Curity" with original costume and labeled stand, pristine condition. $400/600

21" Composition "Miss Curity" with original costume and labeled stand, pristine condition. $400/600

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, blue sleep eyes, lashes, dark eyeshadow, painted curly lower lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with richly-shaded...more lips, jointing at shoulders and hips, blonde mohair wig with soft curls. Excellent condition. American, circa 1940s, a series of dolls and figures were created to promote the Curity brand of nursing products; among them was this very rare doll model which is preserved in pristine condition with flawless complexion, coiffure and costume, the uniform and original metal stand labeled "Miss Curity".

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14" Composition character "Baby Snookums" by Madame Hendren. $300/500

14" Composition character "Baby Snookums" by Madame Hendren. $300/500

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 70)      

Composition shoulder head with painted blonde baby hair and mohair tuft of hair at the crown, painted blue eyes, closed mouth in wide beaming grin with painted teeth, dim...morepled cheeks, muslin body, composition arms, nicely costumed. Marks: Madame Hendren Doll. Excellent condition. Madame Hendren, the doll depicts Baby Snookums of the George McManus comic strip,"The Newlyweds". So popular was the comic that it was made into short reel silent films, with Sunny Jim McKeen playing the role of the Newlyweds. Baby, Snookums, circa 1925.

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15"  Composition "Patricia" by Effanbee as cowgirl. $200/300

15" Composition "Patricia" by Effanbee as cowgirl. $200/300

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, blonde mohair wig, mohair lashes, closed mouth, five-piece body, wearing cowgirl costume including leatherette-edged suede chaps and vest, r...moreed cotton shirt, black felt ten-gallon hat and with original brass heart bracelet. Very good condition. Marks: Suzanne Effanbee. Circa 1925, rare sleep-eyed Patsy family member.

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12" Composition "Scarlett O'Hara" by Alexander in rare costume and size. $400/500

12" Composition "Scarlett O'Hara" by Alexander in rare costume and size. $400/500

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, jointed arms and legs, black human hair with lovely arranged curls, blue sleep eyes, lashes, dark eyeshadow, closed mouth with ruby lips, jo...moreinting at shoulders and hips. Wearing red and white checkered gown with flocked dots, smocked bodice, black velvet ties and bows, black knit reticule, hooped petticoat, pantalets with red ribbons, red side-snap shoes. Excellent condition. Alexander, circa 1938.

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15" American brown-complexioned composition "Coquette" by Amberg. $200/300

15" American brown-complexioned composition "Coquette" by Amberg. $200/300

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 70)      

Composition flanged head with reddish/brown painted complexion, sculpted black curly hair with black hair band, brown side-glancing eyes, closed mouth with smiling expres...moresion, painted teeth, muslin body, brown composition lower arms and legs, painted black boots, nicely costumed. Amberg, circa 1920, the model was inspired by the bisque Coquette model of Gebruder Heubach.

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14" Composition "Suzette" by Effanbee in Military Costume. $150/200

14" Composition "Suzette" by Effanbee in Military Costume. $150/200

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 70)      

All composition with socket head, painted blue outlined eyes, closed mouth, blonde human hair in arranged curls, five-piece body, wearing original khaki brown uniform wi...moreth matching belt, cap and panties, shirt, tie, green knit socks, brown leather shoes. Marks: Suzanne Effanbee. Facial complexion and coiffure excellent, some crazing on arms and legs, original costume with wear on hat brim. Effanbee, circa 1940.

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23" Wonderful grand composition "Bubbles" by Effanbee with original costume. $500/700

23" Wonderful grand composition "Bubbles" by Effanbee with original costume. $500/700

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 70)      

Composition shoulderhead depicting a most cheerful-faced baby with well-defined eye crinkles and laughter lines, open mouth with impressed dimples in cheeks and philtrum,...more four lower teeth, blonde painted hair with forelock curls, cloth torso and upper legs, jointing at shoulders and hips, composition arms and lower legs, wearing original blue organdy gown and bonnet with lace ruffles and blue silk bows, cotton petticoat and panties, socks, slippers. Excellent condition, beautiful glowing complexion. Effanbee, "Bubbles", Circa 1925.

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Composition Bridesmaid in ivory satin gown with coral ribbons. $400/600

Composition Bridesmaid in ivory satin gown with coral ribbons. $400/600

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, brown sleep eyes, lashes, dark eyeshadow, closed mouth with red bow-shaped lips, blonde mohair wig in arranged curls with floral decoration,...more five-piece body. Wearing ivory satin gown with unusual blue/pink looped edging on sleeves, long coral streamers, matching muff, petticoat, panties, shoes. Excellent condition. The doll is marked Mme Alexander and the costume is tagged "Madame Alexander, New York, USA". Alexander, circa 1940.

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15" Composition Japanese baby with original costume and wonderful dimples. $300/400

15" Composition Japanese baby with original costume and wonderful dimples. $300/400

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 70)      

All composition with socket head, blushed complexion, tiny brown glass eyes, tinted brows, pierced nostrils, tiny closed mouth modeled as though open, modeled tongue and...more teeth, brunette bobbed hair, five-piece baby body, wearing original multi-layered costume with kimonos. Excellent condition, few wig pull flakes and one at left side of crown. Japan, 1920s/1930s, fabulous expression!

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13" American composition "Buddy Lee" in original blue overalls. $300/400

13" American composition "Buddy Lee" in original blue overalls. $300/400

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 70)      

All composition, jointed arms, painted brown hair, black side-glancing eyes, closed smiling mouth, wearing original blue denim overalls with "Lee" buttons and "Lee" cloth...more tag, blue shirt, and brimmed cap with "Lee" cloth tag, painted black ankle boots. Excellent condition. Buddy Lee, circa 1935.

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12" Composition "Campbell Kid" with wonderful expression. $150/200

12" Composition "Campbell Kid" with wonderful expression. $150/200

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, jointing at shoulders and hips, very chubby face, sculpted short brown curly hair with forelock curl and attached cloth bow, painted large s...moreide-glancing eyes, button-shaped nose, tiny closed mouth, painted shoes and flat shoes, nicely costumed. Excellent condition, some retouch to body. Circa 1925.

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13" Composition brown complexioned "Puggy" by American Character in original costume. $400/500

13" Composition brown complexioned "Puggy" by American Character in original costume. $400/500

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 70)      

All composition toddler with brown complexion, black sculpted short hair with curly forelock, socket head, brown side-glancing eyes, pug nose, jointing at shoulders and h...moreips. Marks: A Petite Doll. Excellent condition, slight craze on back torso. American Character, circa 1935, fine gleaming complexion, original romper suit costume.

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13" Composition character "Peterkin" with wonderful impish expression. $200/300

13" Composition character "Peterkin" with wonderful impish expression. $200/300

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 70)      

All composition, jointing at shoulders, sculpted bobbed hair with forelock curls, painted dark side-glancing eyes, impish smile, original knit swim suit. Excellent condit...moreion. An unusual variation of Horsman's Peterkin, circa 1925.

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8" Composition Toddles by Vogue in original blue costume, paper label, 1930s.$300/400

8" Composition Toddles by Vogue in original blue costume, paper label, 1930s.$300/400

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 70)      

All composition painted features, blue side-glancing painted eyes, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, jointed arms and legs, wearing original pale blue dress with embroider...moreed pink flowers, matching lace-edged cap, petticoat, panties, socks, blue shoes. The head is marked "Vogue", the dress has original gilt paper sticker. Vogue, 1930s.

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16" Set of five American composition "Dionne Quintuplets" by Alexander. $400/600

16" Set of five American composition "Dionne Quintuplets" by Alexander. $400/600

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 70)      

"Each is all composition with socket head, sleep eyes, lashes, closed mouth, brunette human hair, and is wearing original costume (four with organdy pastel dress and bonn...moreet, and one with pique romper suit). Marks: Alexander. Generally excellent, two with slight eye fading. Alexander, circa 1935, the dolls represent the publicity Dionne Quintuplets of that era.

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14" Composition Patsy as "Mary Lou" with sleep eyes, auburn wig and tagged costume. $400/500

14" Composition Patsy as "Mary Lou" with sleep eyes, auburn wig and tagged costume. $400/500

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 70)      

All composition, socket head with plump cheeks, brown sleep eyes, rounded nose, closed mouth with tiny rosebud lips, auburn mohair curls, jointing at shoulders and hips,...more wearing organdy dress with blue polka dots (remnants of cloth tag with NRA label and "A Mary Lou doll"), matching bonnet, undergarment, socks, tan leatherette side-snap shoes, silver buckles, brass Effanbee wrist tag, and original celluloid pin. Excellent condition. Marks: Effanbee Patsy (head and torso). Circa 1935, rare sleep eyes and wig.

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14" Composition "Peterkin" by Horsman in original labeled costume. $200/400

14" Composition "Peterkin" by Horsman in original labeled costume. $200/400

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 70)      

Composition head with chubby face, sculpted short bobbed hair with forelock curl, round painted blue eyes, button-shaped nose, impish smile, firmly-stuffed cloth body, jo...moreinted composition arms and legs. Wearing red and white striped jacket with original label "Trademark Peterkin", yellow trousers, felt shoes. The doll is marked "E.I.H Co Inc". Excellent condition. Horsman, circa 1929.

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12" Composition Patsy Jr. with sleep eyes, by Effanbee. $200/300

12" Composition Patsy Jr. with sleep eyes, by Effanbee. $200/300

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 70)      

All composition, socket head, brown sculpted bobbed hair with modeled hair band, sleep eyes, lashes, tiny rosebud lips, jointed arms and legs, wearing blue flowered cotto...moren dress, undergarments, socks and shoes. Marks: Effanbee Patsy Jr. Good condition, some rubs, some costume play. Circa 1935.

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12" Composition "Coquette" by Amberg. $150/200

12" Composition "Coquette" by Amberg. $150/200

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 70)      

Composition head with sculpted short curly hair tied with blue hair ribbon, painted side-glancing eyes, closed mouth with impish smile, original muslin body with shoulder...more and hip jointing, stitched on black stockings. Good condition, some typical scuffs, original finish. Circa 1910.

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13" Composition Betty as Shirley Temple Look-Alike by Alexander. $400/500

13" Composition Betty as Shirley Temple Look-Alike by Alexander. $400/500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 70)      

"All composition, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, blonde mohair ringlet curls, wearing original pink organdy multi-tiered dress with attached undergarment, matching muff, blue...more ribbon accents, socks and shoes. Generally excellent, original costume. Madame Alexander, their ""Betty"" model, circa 1935, designed to compete with the Ideal Shirley Temple dolls.

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13" American composition "Buddy Lee" in original blue overalls. $300/400

13" American composition "Buddy Lee" in original blue overalls. $300/400

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 70)      

"All composition, jointed arms, painted reddish/brown hair, black side-glancing eyes, closed smiling mouth, wearing original blue denim jeans with ""Lee"" cloth tag, and ...moreplaid shirt, painted black ankle boots. Excellent condition. Buddy Lee, circa 1935.

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