The Auction of The Doll Collection of Alexandra and Sidney Sheldon will take place in Los Angeles on 24 Jun 2013
This auction at Bonhams promises to be of interest to collectors of early Lenci dolls from the 1920s and 1930s. With fine examples of Lenci Boudoir Lady dolls, character dolls and child dolls.
A note of caution to serious collectors: I just noticed lot 5025 titled "A Lenci felt boy doll" is actually not a Lenci doll. It looks like a French Raynal doll also I see he is wearing an added genuine Lenci doll coat over his original outfit. The book Lenci Dolls: Dorothy Coleman also mistakenly identified this same model doll as a Lenci. Additionally, the Skiier doll (lot 5355) to the right of the picture above is another French made felt doll that is also misidentified as a Lenci.
Preview Dates at Bonhams LA
- 21 Jun 2013 10:00 - 17:00
- 22 Jun 2013 10:00 - 17:00
- 23 Jun 2013 10:00 - 17:00