7 . Automaton
18" (46 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features and complexion,blue eyes with black upper eyeliner,single-stroke brows,accented nostrils of rounded nose,closed mouth,brunette mohair bobbed wig,muslin body with stitch-jointing. Condition: generally excellent,few minor rubs on face. Comments: Kamkins,made in the Atlantic City studios of Louis Kampes,circa 1930s,the dolls were importantly presented in fashionable young girl styles of the era. Value Points: rare-to-find American doll,in fine original condition,with original dress,matching romper,golden plush flannel coat with brown faux-lambswool collar,and matching cloche,wool stockings,brown shoes.