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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 printed 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

  • 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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