Published: April 5, 2022
WILLISTON, VT. — Not so cuddly, a period Queen Anne wooden doll nevertheless found someone to love her at Merrill’s April 1 doll, comics, lamps and country store auction. Estimated just $500-$1,000, the period wood doll sold for $7,475, including premium. Wearing a period dress, she featured a gesso covered and painted head, inset glass brown eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, wood body with replaced wooden legs and arms in bound leather stitched to back. The 12-inch-high doll was part of an extensive collection of dolls from the estate of Marguerite Hoyt White and Clifford M. White of Derby, Vt., and the sale also included Silver and Bronze Age Marvel comics from an advanced collector, dolls and bears from a Shoreham, Vt., collector’s estate, as well as country store and advertising pieces from the former Kaufman’s Store in Champlain, N.Y.
A follow-up review of this sale will describe some additional notable items.
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