Announcing "As We Were" Marquis Studio Auction - August 1-2, 2020

The breath-taking one-owner Trudy Butler collection of fashionable ladies from the celebrated American firm is highlighted by a remarkable collection of Cissy dolls in original costumes.

August 1-2, 2020 —

“As We Were” Madame Alexander Doll Auction.

“Perhaps not every model ever made, but very close to it!” says Florence Theriault. Especially notable is the pristine preservation of the dolls with perfect coiffures, complexions and costumes. The collection also includes other Alexander fashionable dolls including Margaret, Queens, Elise and Cissette, as well as “Ballet des Fleurs”, “Judy”, and “Champs Elysees” from the very rare 1951 Portrait series.

More than 375 lots are presented in the auction. Each are shown in a full-color catalog with detailed descriptions of each lot, and absentee, telephone, and live online bidding are available. The auction has live audio/video, too. For questions on how to bid, please call us at 410-224-3655 and our friendly staff will help.


A limited edition collectible book which includes award-winning photographs of every doll, detailed description and historical background, and pre-sale estimate is available to order now. 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 visit www.theriaults.com, email info@theriaults.com, or call 410-224-3655.

The auction begins at 11AM Eastern both days. We 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.

Auction Information
The auction will take place at the Theriault's Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. For auction information call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 M-F 9AM-5PM EST or go online to theriaults.com.

Our New Service
Face2Live is Theriault’s new service that allows you to schedule an appointment to view on live video feed close-ups of a few dolls you are most interested in. Simply click the handy button on the side of the bottom left of the page. From there you will be connected to one of our staff on video chat (you do not have to be on video yourself) who can either get the doll you are interested in right then or schedule an appointment with you later. A great way to get a close up look of features and face in a live private video session. Available M-F 9AM-4PM.

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, email us at info@theriaults.com or visit theriaults.com.