The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 15, 2013

Buyers claim dolls at auction

By Ted Wilk
The Clinton Herald

---- — Last week the auction crew gathered to set up a large assortment of collectibles plus a collection of more than 100 dolls and related items.

The auction started promptly at 10 a.m. Several sets of children’s tea sets and dishes were sold in the $5 to $29 range. A group of post cards were mailed for $25, two older books were sold for $30, the “Our Gang Dolls” were sold for a total of $250 and two Kewpie dolls walked away with an $18 bid.

The Cambell Soup Kids held for $60 and a small set of Pillsbury dolls went to a buyer for $30. Some older valentines sold for $20 and a toy record player went to a new home for $160.

A baby Sasha doll sold for $140, the other two Sasha dolls went to a different buyer for $270 and two sets of clothes for Sasha were new and in original package and topped out for $50. The Shirley Temple doll quickly sold for $130.

The Cabbage Patch dolls are making a return and went to a buyer for $50. The Mary Hartline doll (missing one shoe) walked away for $200. The Sunbonnet babies cried a $32 bid.

Mrs. Beasley, in original box, claimed a $220 bid and some vintage doll clothes totaled up to $52 for one group and $87 for the other group. A match book collection lit a fire at $80.

A Fisher Price hospital toy climbed quickly to $70 and will make some little girl happy and a small Santa Claus climbed down the chimney at $30. Hundreds of items were sold at this auction and Ill give you more realized prices next week.

Ted Wilk is with Wilk Auction and Appraisal Service. To ask him a question about auctions, call (309) 654-2655.