8" (20 cm.) Wooden carved man, two-part head, painted blue eyes, single-stroke brows, closed mouth, brown painted hair, jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Condition: very good, original finish with some paint flakes on hair, costume very dusty. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, from Teddy’s Adventures in Africa series, depicting Kermit, Teddy’s son. Value Points: rare character from the set is wearing original costume and has original wooden yellow helmet and camera, with extra articulation at knees and elbows.
8" (20 cm.) Carved wooden man, socket head with two-part head, painted black complexion, painted eyes with pronounced whites and black pupils, closed mouth, wooden body jointed at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, described in their catalog as "African Chief" from the Adventures in Africa series. Value Points: rare to find figure with fine original finish, wearing original top hat, purple felt jacket, muslin pants with decorated sash.
8" (20 cm.) Carved wooden man, socket head with two-part head, painted black complexion, narrow painted eyes, closed mouth with pronounced lips, wooden body jointed at shoulders and hips, defined musculature of torso. Condition: generally excellent, few paint flakes by right ear. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1909, described in their catalog as "Native with Spear" from the Adventures in Africa series. Value Points: seldom found person from the series with original finish, costume and accessories.
7 1/2" (19 cm.) x 5". Having embossed brown faux-leather covers, the two volume set African Game Trails, An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist by Theodore Roosevelt, accounts his travels in Africa following his role as American President. First published in 1909, this is a 1923 reprint. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 676 pages, with a number of black and white illustrations and photographs, some by Kermit Roosevelt. Very good condition.
16" (41 cm.) All carved wooden doll, socket head, carved boyish hair with forelock curl detail and deeply incised detail of overall comb marks, intaglio brown painted eyes with white eye dots, black upper eyeliner, tinted brows, strong nose, all-wooden spring-jointed body, vintage sailor costume and cap (may be original). Condition: structurally excellent, finish is good with some light crazing on face, paint wear on limbs. Marks: Schoenhut Doll Pat. January 17, '11 USA & Foreign Countries. Comments: Schoenhut, transition era doll of the Graziano model 202, 1912, has stocking groove in thigh. Value Points: very rare doll made for one year only, with outstanding detail of sculpting.
10" (25 cm.) l. Of heavy cast iron with well modeled impressions, the vignette depicts Teddy Roosevelt with traditional spectacles and costume aiming a hunting rifle at a tree trunk in which is hiding a brown bear. When coin is inserted and the lever pulled, the tree trunk cover snaps open and the bear pops up. The base has embossed label "Teddy and the Bear", and "Pat. Applied for" is embossed on the underside. Structurally excellent, mechanism functions well, finish is original yet faded. American, J. & E. Stevens of Connecticut from original design of Charles Bailey, c. 1907.
9" (23 cm.) The heavy cast iron still bank depicts a brown bear with well-defined fur and claws seated on his back haunches and his front paws holding a blue-rimmed honey pot; a slit at the back of the pot is designed to receive coins. Excellent condition, original finish. American, Hubley Cast Iron Toys of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, circa 1920s.
9" (23 cm.) The heavy cast iron bank depicts a grey circus elephant with well-defined cast wrinkles and muscles, and with cast blue fringed jhul and red howdah posed upon its back. When coin is placed in the slot at the tip of his trunk, and his tail uplifted, he flips his trunk to deposit the coin through a slit in the howdah. Excellent condition, mechanism functions, well, original finish. Hubley, circa 1920s.
15" (38 cm.) x 10" x 10". Fitted within a wooden frame is a five-wall folding room with lithographed paper walls outlined with embossed gilt paper bands, printed paper floor, two windows fitted with original canopies and silk draperies with lace inserts. The room is fitted with original light wood furnishings comprising fireplace, piano, settee, two arm chairs, two side chairs and a fernery, with original rose silk upholstery and trim, and accented with a gilt ormolu mirror, mantel clock, and glass dome. Two small bisque dolls inhabit the room. Excellent condition. French, attributed to Badeuille, circa 1885.
8" (20 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso, blue glass sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, peg-jointed bisque arms and muscular-shaped legs with dainty ankles, painted white ribbed stockings with pink ties and sculpted grey ankle boots with black tassels and little heels, blonde mohair wig, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flake at stringing hole of left leg. Comments: Germany, circa 1880, attributed to Kestner. Value Points: very beautiful large all-bisque doll in rare painted boots.