The mystery collector amassed a passel of rare and vintage dolls over two decades and 125 of them will be offered by Browne Auction Specialists October 23, 2010, at the American Legion Hall in Blue Springs, Mo. The collector died last year. For security reasons, the Browne people say the name of the otherwise well known doll aficionado will not be revealed until the dayÂ before the sale.
The dolls, from Germany and France, were made by such manufacturers as Armand Marseille, Borgfeldt, Heinrich Handwerck, Hertel Schwab & Co., J.D. Kestner, Heubach, Simon & Halbig, S.F.B.J., Cuno and Otto Dressel, Kuhnlenz, Bahr & Proschild, Unis and others. In addition, several Kewpie dolls made in America will be offered as a single lot.
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