8 1/2" (22 cm.) Of firmly-stuffed cream mohair, the bear features amber glass eyes, felt paw-pads, jointing at shoulders and hips, and swivel head with extra neck mechanism which allows the head to nod yes or no when the tail is activated. Excellent condition. Germany, Steiff, circa 1950.
22" (54 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features with strong characterization, large painted azure blue eyes with decorative glaze, black upper eyeliner, heavily modeled eyelids, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with shaded and accented lips, two beaded upper teeth, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume comprising embroidered dress, blue-braid trimmed pinafore, undergarments, silk ribboned bonnet, leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 112 54. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1910, from their art reform series introduced in 1909 and made for a few years only. Value Points: very rare doll in superb large size has exceptional quality of bisque and sculpting, beautifully painted complexion and features, original body and body finish. Ex-Collection Mildred Seeley.
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, dark eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with fretful expression, brunette mohair bobbed wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with chubby torso and side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R Simon & Halbig 115/A 38. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, circa 1912, the model marketed as "Phillip". Value Points: wonderful detail of sculpting especially of fretful lines around the eyes and mouth, excellent bisque and painting, original body, body finish, wig, and wearing great antique tweed woolen boy's suit, cap, shirt, leather shoes, and carrying little woolen tabby cat on woven mat.
9" (22 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, open mouth, two porcelain upper teeth, brunette mohair braids, composition toddler body jointed at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simon & Halbig AHW (in circle) 156/22 Germany. Comments: Adolt Hulss, commissioned from Simon and Halbig, circa 1918. Value Points: perfectly-preserved, in original box labeled "Mein Nesthakchen" (Baby of the Family), with wonderful original wig, original undergarments, shoes socks, and with cotton dress and apron, perfect lashes.
9" (23 cm.) Firmly-stuffed grey mohair with painted details of paws and crinkles has large attached ears, extended trunk with attached bell at the tip, felt-lined open mouth, taupe felt paw pads, red felt bib. With original button in ear, yellow cloth tag #4322.1, paper fold-over tab "Jumbo" and attached cloth label "Made in US Zone". Excellent condition. Steiff, Germany, circa 1948.
20" (50 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with pronounced ears, brown brushstroked boyish hair, small painted brown eyes, white eye dots, heavily modeled eyelids, black upper eyeliner, short feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, two beaded upper teeth, composition bent limb baby body, wonderful antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F.S. & Co 1267/50. Comments: Franz Schmidt, circa 1915, from their rare painted-eye art character series commissioned from Simon and Halbig; few examples of this model are known to exist. Value Points: rare model by that firm has exemplary bisque and sculpting, with deeply impressed cheek dimples and laughter lines, wonderful ears, original body and body finish. Ex-Welker Collection.
12" (30 cm.) seated. The cream mohair monkey is posed seated with extended paws of shaved grey mohair, mask mohair face in painted colors highlighted by blue disc eyes, large ears, bi-color fur framing the face, and extended long striped tail with blue tip. Excellent condition. Germany, Steiff, circa 1960.
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded facial modeling, blue glass sleep and side-glancing googly eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, single-stroke brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, tiny rounded nose, closed mouth with well-defined shaded lips, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 165 -9. Comments: Hertel and Schwab, 1914, created under special commission for Strobel and Wilkin, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary (1865-1914) at this time. The doll was inspired by the popular Campbell Kid designs of Grace Drayton, and was marketed as "Jubilee Doll" in honor of the anniversary. Value Points: very rare large size googly with choice bisque, painting, and sculpting, wonderful chubby original toddler body with original finish, original wig, great antique costume.
9" (23 cm.) Balanced on a red wooden-wheeled base with iron chassis is a cream mohair bunny with large amber eyes, long floppy ears, hinged arms and legs. When the toy is pulled along, the bunny appears to "pump" the ride as he tilts his body forward and back. Excellent condition, bellows intact for sound effect is not working. Germany, Steiff, from their line of "record" toys, Germany, Steiff, the style of toy was made in wide variation of animals from 1912 until the 1950s. This example has unscored F metal button in ear indicating circa 1950.
5" (13 cm.) Firm armature body with black mohair cover has painted-black disc eyes, jointed arms and legs, swivel head, and mechanism in tail which when moved allows the head to nod "yes" or "no". Excellent condition. Germany, circa 1950.