Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*

My goodness, what a testament to the beauty of antique dolls! We have here the "Sammy" twins, manufactured by the esteemed Kestner, on incredible toddler bodies, in their all-original costume! You just do not get any better than this! When it comes to doll collecting, there comes a point when you simply need to get your hands on the best of the best, the rarest of the rare, and the most unique. This pair of all-original Sammy toddlers are an incredible sight to see, having lasted throughout time to make their way here, in search of a new family! They are both on their incredible super-early, NEAR-MINT, short-thigh toddler bodies, both with the ORIGINAL FAO SCHWARZ labels, from the Manhattan NY boutique toy store! This is just incredible. Both are equipped in their all-original baby gowns and undergarments, matching and dressed to impress even the most cantankerous collector. The most pristine, stunning, and RARE toddlers you are to come across, these Sammy babies by Kestner are the most outstanding pair to come across our shop in recent months. Were it not for some bisque damage to one of the toddlers, these two would ask a price of $2000 -- but all things considered, they are being offered for an incredible price. Do not hesitate to invite these jewels into your collection!

***This pair is indeed available on our customizable layaway plans! With a layaway plan, you can secure these dolls for yourself, while taking your time to pay at your own pace! Give us a call at 718-859-0901 for payment details or layaway options, or to discuss this pair. Shipping within the continental USA will be $30.00. Contact us for shipping rates to other regions.***

First to be described is the doll on the left in the photos, with the dark brown hair.

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He has a lovely bisque socket head, and a wonderfully modeled expression, lending itself to a lovely character face, with deep dimples and realistic chunky face. Characteristic Sammy baby face. Blue glass sleep eyes with painted upper & lower lashes, and feathered brows, and a molded open/closed mouth. He is on the all-original, antique, original finish toddler body, with desirable "short thigh" style, fully jointed. Has the original FAO Schwartz label on the back, and stands at 17" tall. Wig is a nice brown mohair in a short cute style. Original plaster pate.

He wears his all-original costume. An antique cream cotton baby gown, with lace trim to the collar and cuffs, and eyelet lace overlay to the bodice. Underneath goes a white cotton antique half slip with lace trim, and a wool cream antique half slip. He comes with his original wool diaper. On top of his head, he wears a newer pink crochet bonnet.

Marks: G made in Germany 11 211 JDK [incised, back of head]

GERMANY 1 1/2 [red stamp, back of body]

Manufactured for FAO Schwarz TOYS Fifth Avenue and Thirty First Street New York [original paper label, on back; RARE]

Condition: Excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The modeling is sweet and crisp, with a great expression. The paint is smooth and excellent. The glass eyes sleep well. The wood & composition body is excellent, NEAR-MINT, with original finish, nice tight stringing, and no major wear issues. The right hand's ring finger has been repaired. The costume is in great condition and looks great, with stunning presentation. Wig is good. Overall, a beautiful toddler in outstanding condition.

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Next, is the second toddler, shown on the right in the photos.

He has a lovely bisque socket head, and a wonderfully modeled expression, lending itself to a lovely character face, with deep dimples and realistic chunky face. Characteristic Sammy baby face. Blue glass sleep eyes with painted upper & lower lashes, and feathered brows, and a molded open/closed mouth. He is on the all-original, antique, original finish toddler body, with desirable "short thigh" style, fully jointed. Has the original FAO Schwartz label on the back, and stands at 17" tall. Wears his original antique blond mohair wig. Original plaster pate.

He wears his all-original costume. An antique cream cotton baby gown, with lace trim to the collar and cuffs, and eyelet lace overlay to the bodice. Underneath goes a white cotton antique half slip with lace trim, and a wool cream antique half slip. He comes with his original wool diaper.

Marks: G made in Germany 11 211 JDK [incised, back of head]

GERMANY 1 1/2 [red stamp, back of body]

Manufactured for FAO Schwarz TOYS Fifth Avenue and Thirty First Street New York [original paper label, on back; RARE]

Condition: There is a hairline to the forehead at the top. The damage does not intrude on the actual face or eyes, and is actually well-hidden by his original wig. Otherwise, the head is free of any other damage or issues. The modeling is sweet and crisp, with a great expression. The paint is smooth and excellent. The glass eyes sleep well. The wood & composition body is excellent, NEAR-MINT, with original finish, nice tight stringing. The left thigh ball has some touchup repair. The costume is in great condition and looks great, with stunning presentation. Wig is good, especially for being his original antique wig. Overall, a beautiful toddler in outstanding condition.

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ITEM ID
RLI-2541
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Outstanding Pair of "Sammy" Kestner Toddlers, 100% Original *FAO Schwarz Labels*

$850

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