"One Thing Leads to Another" January 22-23, 2022 Marquis Auction

January 22-23, 2022 —

Marquis Antique Doll Auction.

In a recent interview, Walter Isaacson, the historian whose works have ranged from biographies of Ben Franklin to Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs, was asked what characteristic is common is all geniuses. He said, without hesitation, “curiosity”.

Why things work, what could be different, why is this like that, and every other question one could ask about any topic, is the mark of a genius, he said. You start here, you wonder why, you ask a question, then think of something else and off you go on a new path. One thing just leads to another.

If this feels familiar it is because this is also the path of great collectors. You start out searching for one little thing. It sends you off on the quest for something kind-of, sort-of related. But then what about this? What about that? And off you go.

Theriault’s is privileged to be the “historians” of some of these great collections as they leave their cherished homes and coax the curiosity of other collectors. January 2022 Marquis auction features Part II of the Luann Guleserian Collection of California, the personal portrait dolls of the child film star Diana Serra Cary (“Baby Peggy”) and an outstanding collection of French dolls from a private Netherlands collector, as well as others. There are more than 500 wonderful antique and vintage dolls to be offered, and you are invited to enjoy the auction with a live audio/video presentation for both days.

If you would like to examine your favorite dolls prior to the auction, you can reserve a private video viewing. Or you can call the office to arrange an on-site viewing (mask will be required).

The 224-page full-color catalog with detailed descriptions of each lot can be ordered for $59. For more information or to order the catalog click here or call 410-224-3655.

There are many options for bidding including traditional absentee bidding, live telephone bidding, live internet bidding, and pre-bidding on internet. Collectors are invited to telephone Theriault’s customer service at 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com. Appointments can also be made to remotely view specific lots prior to the auction.


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 click here, email info@theriaults.com, or call 410-224-3655.

The auction begins at 11AM Eastern each day. 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. 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 or email us at info@theriaults.com.