The opening call at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair was “Open ye gates. Swing wide, ye portals”.
With a “Welcome in!” call to all collectors, Theriault’s echoes the phrase for its title of the important August 1st auction in St. Louis, MO, to be held just prior to the annual UFDC convention. Collectors are invited to attend the important one-day exhibition and auction which offers live attendance bidding, live internet bidding, live telephone bidding and absentee bidding. And, yes, they’re back – Theriault’s signature hot fudge sundaes at the auction!
And just like the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the auction will offer a bounty of splendid treasures. Rare antique and vintage dolls from the estates of long-time connoisseur collectors Lorna Lieberman, Linda Kellermann, Merle Glickman and Kathryn DeFillipo who notably attended more than 70 UFDC national conventions over her lifetime are featured, as well as French poupées and Bleuettes with their trousseaux from the private collection of Louise Hedrick who authored several books on those subjects. Too, there is the extraordinary and very rare Teddy’s Adventures in Africa safari set by Schoenhut from the private collection of Keith and Donna Kaonis. Nearly 400 rare treasures are presented in the one-day event with preview beginning at 9 AM and the auction beginning at 11 AM CST.
A gorgeous 188 page full color catalog of the collection written by Florence Theriault is available for $69 including priority shipping and after-auction prices. Shipping is free, and the books are sent priority mail. And after the auction you will receive prices realized to keep with the book forever. To order click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-224-3655.
Preview for the auction begins at 9AM Central. The auction begins at 11AM Central. Attendance is encouraged! We also welcome absentee bidding, live telephone bidding, and live bidding on the internet. Too, you can “tune-in” to the online auction and watch and listen to the entire event. Questions? Give us a call and we’ll help you choose the bidding option that is best for you.
The auction will take place at the Marriott St. Louis Grande Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri. For auction information call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 M-F 9AM-5PM EST.
How To Bid. Choose the dolls that "speak" to you, and have the fun! You can bid absentee, bid live on the telephone, or bid live on the internet. For more information, please contact us at 410-224-3655 or email us at email@example.com.
Bus Schedule. A Complimentary Theriault’s Courtesy Bus Will Be Available!
The bus will run between Theriault’s Hotel at the
Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO and the
UFDC Hotel at Hyatt Regency at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO.
8:30am First pick-up at Hyatt:
Two mini buses running continuously until 12:00pm.
5:00pm Begin at Marriott:
Two mini buses running continuously until 10:00pm.