Early Dolls especially Wax Dolls with a few Surprise Accessories & Bears
SFBJ 236 Laughing Closed Mouth Character Doll, Jumeau, Baby SFBJ Character ...
1930's German Seated Spaniel Dog, White & Brown Tipped Mohair, Swivel Neck,...
Large Black Mohair Poodle Dog, German, post war, 18 inches tall
Small JDK Kestner 260 Character Doll, Star Fish Hands, All Original, 8 ...
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Tracie Vallis History
Extensive knowledge from 35 years of collecting and dealing in Antique dolls and Teddy Bears.
I actively collect Early wax dolls. I am interested in buying them especially if they have good clothes. I buy early wooden dolls for a client who desires Queen Anne dolls. If you want to ask me any questions about early antique dolls please do.
From a young child in my pram I was taken to 'Le Marche aux Puces' in Paris by my mother and her dear friend Richard Wright, they were buying by torch-light Brus, Jumeau, Fashions, Ormolu Clocks, Art Nouveau and so much more filling my pram as they went, finally when I was about 6 years old someone pointed out I was to big for the pram - piled up high they were told "Elle va briser les poupees!" I just was getting too heavy so then I had to walk. The pram was just so convenient for their toy shopping!
In the 80's I set up the antique doll and teddy bear auction at Bonhams in London's Chelsea and Knightsbridge and more recently headed the antique doll, teddy bear & toy auctions at Chiswick Auctions, London. (Now closed I am freelancing.)
Some of you may know me from when I was a member of NADDA and UFDC, my mother attends both but I now live in London UK. I am a member of The Great British Doll Club.
I have throughout my collecting life gone through fazes as nothing was a 'too big' doll, Dolls Houses, Rocking Horses, Steiff and Bing Bears, Artist 'Apple of My Eye' bears, shops in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Portobella Market, Camden Passage at The Angel Islington and Camden Town.
I also have a good social network where we converse about Dolls on Facebook - Antique to Vintage Dolls, Teddy Bears & Toys @ Tracie Vallis group.