A letter from Umur Büktas concerning the collection to be featured in the upcoming December 5 auction, "The Doll as Theatre, Neapolitan and Continental Dolls of the 17th and 18th Centuries". It is a fascinating personal story of the genesis of the collection, and the steps many collectors will recognize from their own collecting beginnings.
To My Fellow Collectors,
Throughout its 50th anniversary year, Theriault’s will echo earlier catalog titles, those that most captured the sense of history offered by our common past.
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.
Saturday, February 22 Auction — Preview 9AM and Auction 11AM. Attendance is encouraged, but if you cannot attend absentee bidding, telephone bidding, or bidding live online via Proxibid are also available. To view the dolls in the auction visit www.theriaults.com and click on “Bid Online”.