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Teddy Bears & Dolls

Since 2013, SAS have held regular stand alone Teddy Bear and Doll auctions.

These auctions always include a good mixture of antique and vintage dolls, dolls’ houses and their chattels, antique, vintage and collectable Teddy Bears and soft toys, puppets, rocking horses, Noah’s Arks, wood, composition and paper traditional toys and games, automata and much more.

In November 2017, the Teddy Bear and Doll department hit an all time high by realising over £100,000 under the hammer for their sale.

Experience and knowledge allows us to give you expert and comprehensive advice when selling. Prior to the auction a professional, colour online catalogue is produced and publicised worldwide to ensure that your items reach the excellent prices they deserve.

Our consultants are available and eager to offer friendly and honest advice to any buyers with questions regarding items for sale, prior, during or post auction.

Any enquiries regarding buying or selling and for more information please contact our specialists Daniel Agnew, Hugo Marsh or Adrian Little on 01635 580595 or via our contact us page.

 

Auction highlights

  • The Austin Smith and Margaret Harkin Antique Doll Collection - Part 1 Auction
  • 22nd February 2024

Lot 7

A very rare English wooden doll circa 1740

Price realised

£22,000 plus BP

Lot 10

Peggy, a very rare and fine 18th century English wooden doll with family provenance

Price realised

£9,500 plus BP

Lot 99

A rare Pierre Victor Clement pressed bisque swivel head fashionable doll with jointed air-blown leather body

Price realised

£5,500 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • DAY TWO: Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction
  • 7th December 2023

Lot 650

An early 19th century dolls’ house mahogany four-poster bed

Price realised

£1,400 plus BP

Lot 1008

A French fashionable doll on Gesland body

Price realised

£550 plus BP

Lot 759

A fine mid-19th century shell cottage diorama

Price realised

£1,400 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • DAY ONE: Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction
  • 6th December 2023

Lot 342

A fine 1930s Steiff teddy bear

Price realised

£1,850 plus BP

Lot 625

A rare J P Seeburg (Chicago America) Coin in the Slot electric Nickleodean 1925-28

Price realised

£3,800 plus BP

Lot 507

A very rare Thomas Bowles South Sea Bubble Stock-jobbing Cards or The Humours of Change Alley playing cards circa 1720

Price realised

£12,000 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction
  • 12th September 2023

Lot 156

A Charlie Bears Isabelle Collection Giles teddy bear

Price realised

£140 plus BP

Lot 215

Rossetter - an early German Teddy Bear circa 1910

Price realised

£210 plus BP

Lot 287

A painted wooden toy shop

Price realised

£210 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • DAY THREE: Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction - Antique and Vintage Dolls
  • 22nd June 2023

Lot 1270

A rare Steiner Series C pressed bisque bebe size No 2

Price realised

£1,200 plus BP

Lot 1190

A large English poured wax shoulder-head child doll

Price realised

£950 plus BP

Lot 1466

A Tete Jumeau bebe size No 7

Price realised

£1,500 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • DAY TWO: Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction - Doll Houses
  • 21st June 2023

Lot 799

A rare Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House Truth periodical circa 1924

Price realised

£950 plus BP

Lot 833

A rare 19th century German bisque alien headed London Shoe Black Society dolls’ house doll

Price realised

£650 plus BP

Lot 842

A Jim Hensley Trigger Pond 1/24th scale Gatehouse and Pub modern miniature dolls’ house circa 2012

Price realised

£1,700 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • DAY TWO: Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction - Teddy Bears
  • 21st June 2023

Lot 594

A rare small Bing Teddy Bear with all in one ears circa 1908

Price realised

£2,100 plus BP

Lot 576

A rare Steiff seated Bully French Bulldog late 1920s

Price realised

£1,100 plus BP

Lot 618

A 1930s Steiff Teddy Bear with family provenance including escaping during WW2 from Austria and photographs

Price realised

£2,500 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • DAY ONE: Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction
  • 20th June 2023

Lot 109

A rare Dean’s Rag Book Co Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’ Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Price realised

£850 plus BP

Lot 450

A unique early 20th century Vincent Canova of Birmingham Penny in the Slot working model ‘Problem’ arcade machine

Price realised

£4,400 plus BP

Lot 373

A rare German mid 19th century wooden menagerie

Price realised

£1,800 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction
  • 13th April 2023

Lot 56

A rare large Steiff limited edition Paddington Bear

Price realised

£460 plus BP

Lot 207

A German pegged wooden doll circa 1900

Price realised

£170 plus BP

Lot 154

Leamington- a 1930's Chiltern Hugmee Teddy Bear

Price realised

£160 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • The Susan Collard Collection - Antique and Vintage Teddy Bear Auction
  • 8th December 2022

Lot 90

A rare Chiltern Pindar Panda teddy bear 1930s

Price realised

£900 plus BP

Lot 116

Private Leslie Walkinton - a rare Farnell red mohair WWI soldier Teddy Bear

Price realised

£700 plus BP

Lot 383

Edward Henley-Brown - an early Steiff Teddy Bear with photograph provenance circa 1910

Price realised

£850 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction: DAY TWO
  • 16th November 2022

Lot 490

A French pressed bisque fashion doll marked J L

Price realised

£1,700 plus BP

Lot 408

An English second half of the 18th century turned and painted wooden doll

Price realised

£4,300 plus BP

Lot 549

A set of Chad Valley Disney’s Seven Dwarves 1930s

Price realised

£290 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction: DAY ONE
  • 15th November 2022

Lot 51

A rare British set of velvet animal skittles 1910-1920s

Price realised

£2000 plus BP

Lot 165

A rare large Steiff centre-seam teddy bear circa 1906

Price realised

£10500 plus BP

Lot 164

A very rare Steiff Walt Disney’s Minnie Mouse 1932-36

Price realised

£1900 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears Auction
  • 13th September 2022

Lot 200

Four small artist teddy bears

Price realised

£200 plus BP

Lot 51

A Steiff limited edition Swiss Exclusive Heidi teddy bear, 14 of 1500

Price realised

£150 plus BP

Lot 207

A Brodie Bears Pretzel artist teddy bear

Price realised

£160 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears Three Day Sale
  • 22nd November 2021

Day One - Lot 104

A rare Steiff prototype or trial sample of the 1991 British Collector's 1912 Replica black

Price realised

£280 plus BP

Day Two - Lot 438

An exceptionally fine and rare Steiff centre-seam teddy bear circa 1910

Price realised

£5,000 plus BP

Day Three - Lot 1297

A rare large scale Erzgebirge mid-19th Century painted wooden market

Price realised

£6,000 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Teddy Bears, Dolls, Dolls' Houses and Traditional Toys
  • 8th June 2021

Lot 349

Steiff black mohair teddy bear 1908-1910

Price realised

£3,800 plus BP

Lot 465

Steiff hot-water bottle Teddy Bear circa 1907

Price realised

£6,00 plus BP

Lot 464

Steiff mohair Humpty Dumpty 1912-1913

Price realised

£2,800 plus BP

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears - Day 1
  • 24th November 2020

Lot 83

A rare Steiff pom-pom woollen skiing rabbit

Price realised

£2,200

Lot 94

A rare and fine Steiff jointed elephant circa 1908,

Price realised

£1,500

Lot 100

A very rare and early Strunz jester teddy bear circa 1904

Price realised

£2,300

Auction highlights

  • Dolls & Teddy Bears - Day 2
  • 25th November 2020

Lot 668

A Tete Jumeau bebe size No 8,

Price realised

£1,400

Lot 669

An early Jules Steiner clockwork walking automaton doll

Price realised

£2,100

Lot 596

Little Tommy Tucker the original ventriloquist puppet

Price realised

£2,000

Auction highlights

  • Grandma's Teddy Bear Museum
  • 9th September 2020

Lot 337

A rare and fine Steiff Record Teddy circa 1915

Price realised

£7,800

Lot 346

Ruskin a rare Steiff teddy bear

Price realised

£1,200

Lot 268

Blackie a rare Deans Rag Book, black bear

Price realised

£1,500

Auction highlights

  • Grandma's Teddy Bear Museum
  • 9th September 2020

Lot 151

Robinson a rare Bruin teddy bear

Price realised

£800

Lot 341

Bruin a rare and fine 1940s Steiff teddy bear

Price realised

£1,200

Lot 156

Titch a rare Hecla teddy bear 1907,

Price realised

£900

Auction highlights

  • Toys & Figures
  • 11th August 2020

Lot 31

Heyde 110mm scale Prussian with firing rifle, and moving arms, figure complete, as is spring firing mechanism, paint F

Price realised

£650

Lot 45

Noris boxed 60mm set of the 'Band of the 2nd West India Regiment

Price realised

£3,000

Lot 152

Heyde 52mm (size 2) German sailors on fatigue duties with officer, generally G, minor paint wear only (9)

Price realised

£480

Auction highlights

  • Summer Teddy Bears
  • 30th July 2020

Lot 161

A rare Farnell teddy bear gas mask case with provenance circa 1941, with beige wool plush head, hands and feet, orange and black glass eyes, black stitched nose and mouth, orange, blue and yellow felt clothes,

Price realised

£2,700

Lot 26

'Caeser' an early Steiff centre-seam teddy bear circa 1908, with dark blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, central seam down front of face, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose,

Price realised

£2,650

Lot 161

An unusual Steiff centre-seam teddy bear, with brown mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, remains of black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed

Price realised

£1,000

Auction highlights

  • The Joan Dunk Collection Day 2
  • 10th June 2020

Lot 443

A carved wood 'Our Daily Bread' bread board, -12in. (30.5cm.) wide; and a George Wing bread knife with carved fern leaf handle

Price realised

£380

Lot 551

A rare George Tinworth for Doulton Lambeth 'Play Goers' mice at a Punch and Judy booth, 1880s, stoneware with translucent brown, clear and blue glazes, TG monogram to back of booth, impressed Doulton Lambeth in rosette and incised LB -5½in. (14cm.) high (restored top front corners of side of booth proscenium)

Price realised

£2,000

Lot 712

A 19th Century silver-plated nutmeg mill grater, with crank-handle and heavily etched decoration -3in. (7.5cm.) high

Price realised

£1,900

Auction highlights

  • The Joan Dunk Collection Day 1
  • 9th June 2020

Lot 117

Early 19th Century flats in the style of Sohlke of Berlin depicting a Classical scene, figures 55-60mm, central piece with instruments probably by another maker and not correct to set, generall VG, 1 off base, (14)

Price realised

£950

Lot 248

A rare Bing clockwork teddy bear with ball circa 1910, with brown mohair, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, separate limbs fixed in place with felt feet pads and small axles with wooden wheels, hump, red painted tinplate ball decorated with white stars housing a clockwork motor, when wound the ball rotates causing the bear to walk along -8½in. (21.5cm.) high (slight wear, axles with blob of glue on each)

Price realised

£2,800

Lot 342

Six late 19th Century large hand-made marbles, three onions skins, one multicoloured -1½in. (4cm.) diameter, one blue and white and one red and pale blue with white flecks; and three various coloured swirls (all with dings and slight damage)

Price realised

£1,500

Auction highlights

  • Teddy Bears, Dolls and Traditional Toys
  • 26th June 2019

Lot 369

A Lenci 300 Series boy and girl, With pressed felt face with brown sided glancing eyes, the boy with straw blonde side parted hair, felt body with felt shirt and shorts, leather shoes and replacement knitted tank top -17½in. (44.5cm.) high; and a similar girl with strawberry blonde mohair plaited hair

Price realised

£750

Lot 461

A DEP closed mouth child doll, With fixed blue eyes, closed mouth painted with slight gap between, pierced ears, blonde hair, wig, jointed papier-mâché French body, floral sprig printed dress, black velvet coat and matching hat, Ermin muff, pink corset, underclothes and tan leather shoes -19in. (48cm.) high

Price realised

£1200

Lot 529

A rare and very large Moritz Gottschalk dolls' house circa 1895, With blue painted roof, brick and stone external papers, three storeys with attic rooms, central front door with jettied two storey bay window above, either side a veranda with steps and balustraded balconies to 1st and 2nd floor with access doors from central section, hanging two-storey celestial window to either side, dormer windows, front opening to reveal six rooms, central staircase with generous hall and landings.....

Price realised

£4000

Auction highlights

  • Teddy Bears, Dolls and Traditional Toys
  • 25th June 2019

Lot 204

A fine and early Steiff cinnamon centre-seam teddy bear 1908, With black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, working large side squeezed squeaker, soft stuffing and FF button -20in. (51cm.) high

Price realised

£3300

Lot 205

A fine and early Steiff white centre-seam teddy bear 1908, with black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, inoperative growler, soft stuffing and FF button -20in. (51cm.) high

Price realised

£3400

Lot 206

An early Steiff teddy bear circa 1909, With golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongate climbs with felt pads, hump, inoperative growler and FF button -20in. (51cm.)

Price realised

£4400

Auction highlights

  • Teddy Bears and Dolls
Squadron Leader Ted

Squadron Leader Ted

Price realised

£5,000

An early Premier Jumeau bébé No. 3,

An early Premier Jumeau bébé No. 3,

Price realised

£6000

'Beau', a rare early large Steiff white mohair teddy bear

'Beau', a rare early large Steiff white mohair teddy bear

Price realised

£3000

Auction highlights

  • Dolls, Dolls' Houses and Traditional Toys
  • 26th November 2019

Lot 148

A rare Emile Jumeau black E J Depose bebe No 8, the pressed bisque socket head with brown complexion, fixed brown glass eyes, brown painted, pink painted closed mouth with slight unpainted white gap between, pierced ears, original braid black hair wig on cork pate, jointed papier-mâché body with fixed wrist, lower back stamp, original yellow striped dress with yellow ribbon and lace trim, tattered string sun hat, E. Jumeau brown leather shoes, maroon socks and white cotton slip, head impressed

Price realised

£2900

Lot 149

A rare and large Jules Steiner Figure A bebe No 8, the pressed bisque head with fixed blue striated eyes, closed shaded mouth with slight unpainted gap between, brown feathered brow, shaded lids and ears, pierced ears, purple papier-mâché pate, replace blonde hair wig, jointed papier-mâché body with slender fingers, original ribbed cream dress with embroidered flower detail and ribbons at shoulders, wool and cotton petticoats and bloomers -39in. (99cm.) high

Price realised

£3000

Lot 156

An extremely rare Armand Marseille character smiling boy with intaglio painted eyes size 7, the bisque socket head depicting a young boy with intaglio painted blue eyes with black pupils and white upper eye dots, black line to top eyelid edge, red dot to the inner corner of the eye and centre of nostrils, light brown painted feathered brows, well modelled full cheek with dimples and pleased expression, the closed slightly smiling mouth with a darker red cupid's bow outline, well defined ears,

Price realised

£4000

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