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J. D. Kestner Asian Baby

13" J.D. Kestner 243 Oriental baby, originally made for and retailed at Gump's of San Francisco. We cannot remember ever seeing an example of this delightful mold, when we did not instantly fall in love.
First, this little guy is such a great size, he retains his original black human hair wig, brown glass sleep-eyes, plus he has pretty, perfect bisque and a darling expression. His Kestner body is properly tinted and is in excellent condition overall - complete with the Made in Germany mark.
He wears a spectacular costume beautifully created from embroidered Chinese silks in a variety of colors, plus exquisite shoes to match. This little fellow will certainly do his best to become the crowning jewel in your German character doll collection.

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Thank you, M.







Kley & Hahn 141

Twenty inches of classic character doll beauty is this Kley & Hahn 141-7. Fine details of this painted-eye beauty include a perfect bisque head with lovely tone, super modeling and fine painting of the facial features including the open/closed mouth with its tongue tip. The human hair wig is worth special mention as it is a wonderful color and beautifully styled in twin braids.
On a jointed composition body with the original paint finish in very good condition, she is beautifully costumed in classic mariner style
attire that is comprised of a sailor dress and tam in lightweight denim with red trimmings – very smart!
Antique shoes and stockings complete the look, which we believe is magnificent.

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Kammer & Reinhardt 115A

16 1/2" Kammer & Reinhardt 115A character boy toddler "Phillip" with a perfect bisque head, early out of the mold modeling, superb coloring and painting, blue glass sleep-eyes and a sweet blond mohair wig - all on a five-piece toddler body showing normal wear to the original finish. We find it interesting that according to the original Kammer & Reinhardt catalog, customers could choose from several body combinations for their Phillip - he could have been ordered as a baby, too.
Our handsome young man wears a darling mariner ensemble, in cotton pique, that is complete with a matching sailor tam. Antique socks and vintage shoes complete the look.

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Thank you, K.







J.D. Kestner

26-1/2" classic German closed-mouth Child by J.D. Kestner, mold #128. Features include perfect, luminous bisque, extremely expressive bright blue sleep-eyes, a lovely, full blond mohair wig, and a deeply dimpled chin. On a fully-jointed wood and composition body, it retains a lovely finish, with just a bit of refreshing to the lower legs, and a repair to one finger.
This marvelous doll absolutely "glows" in her very pretty dress of cream and navy silk, with its abundant eyelet details, and silk-covered buttons, while her face is softly framed by her shirred tulle bonnet. Antique tan leather shoes and lace-trimmed under clothing complete her very stylish presentation.
A truly comprehensive doll collection demands some classic examples, what better place to begin?

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Handwerck 99 DEP

20" German child featuring a perfect bisque socket head marked 11 99 2-1/2 DEP Handwerck.
Additional features include gorgeous coloring, an open mouth with teeth, big brown glass sleep-eyes with lashes, pierced ears and a fantastic original wig in blonde mohair.
The jointed composition body remains in very good condition - complete with the original paint finish showing normal wear.
This classic cutie also wears her original dress, a white cotton frock that is exquisite for its fine design, workmanship, and lace accents. The marvelous presentation is highlighted by lovely antique underthings and pink oilcloth shoes.








American School Boy

One of our all time favorite German character children is the American School Boy, and this shoulderhead model most likely heralds from the Goebel firm. Further details include gorgeous perfect bisque and lovely painting, deep brown glass eyes, and truly exquisite molded hair.
On a leather body fitted with bisque arms, our A+ student is smartly dressed in a wonderful black velvet suit with a classic tie, all worn over a beautifully-made white cotton shirt.
A handsome fellow, and a charmer, to be sure.

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Kammer & Reinhardt 121
Character Baby

German character Baby marked K * R - Simon Halbig 121 - featuring a perfect bisque head with exquisite coloring and painting, sensitive brown glass sleep-eyes, an open mouth that reveals a molded tongue and two upper teeth, and wearing a sweet lambskin wig in auburn.
On a jointed, composition, bent-limb baby body with the original paint finish in good condition showing normal wear, baby wears a simple, crisp white cotton christening gown, plus a lace bonnet, but it is the exquisite pique coat, with its amazing cutwork edging, that is the crowning glory of this remarkable package.

Measures: 15-1/2" long and 12" high (seated)

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10" German (6/0) bisque socket head character with an extraordinary, expressive, face depicting an American Indian. In all-original condition, features include dark brown glass eyes, an open mouth with teeth, molded wrinkles between his wavy eyebrows, the original black mohair wig and a straight-limbed composition body. He wears a wonderful kid skin costume trimmed with colorful fringe and feathers.

Thank you, S.







Armand Marseille 390

10-1/2" Armand Marseille 390, in all original presentation. Details include a perfect bisque socket head with brown sleep eyes and the original wig, on a carton and composition body. The little miss wears her original nun's habit, along with stockings and paper shoes. Probably originally marketed as an inexpensive souvenir doll, it is amazing that she has survived intact.


Since we all know time flies, you will have your doll at home in your arms in no time at all!

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