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November 23, 2013

Dolls bring in strong prices at auction

More prices from our Nov. 9 auction at the Clinton National Guard Armory.

Dolls brought in good, strong prices at the auction. The $6 million man doll snatched a $140 top bid.

Three Holly Hobby dolls topped out at $39 and a Poor Pitiful Pearl doll went to a new home for $90. A group of Precious Moments gathered a $25 bid.

Two sets of trays by Norman Rockwell served up a $130 bid. Tobacco jars sold from $5 to $45 each with some Fenton baskets capturing $20 and $30 bids with the first choice on the table topping out at $45 each.

Antique furniture items included the wooden floor butter church which paddled its way to $90. A large oak cabinet sold for $130 and the smaller oak cabinet sold for $115.

A very nice quilt sold for $45 and a walnut table brought in $37.50. A large corner cabinet sold for $50 and the antique bed with large headboard in 3/4 size brought in only $35.

Madam Alexander dolls were plentiful and in original boxes and sold from $15 to $50. A Halloween costume from an earlier era scared up a $15 bid.

Other Halloween masks sold at $30 with an early paper pumpkin lighting up a $27.50 bid. Several early pictures from the Victorian era sold from $5 to $25 each. Some whiskey decanters sold for $25 and a pair of boys cowboy boots with western shirt sold for $39.

A Holly Hobby metal lunch box was carried off for $25. It was great auction. Bidding was average to strong. The third auction from this home is scheduled for Dec. 14 and should be as large if not larger.

Have a nice Thanksgiving with your family.

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

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