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Most charming and probably all original tiniest example of the Kammer & Reinhardt “ Gretchen “ character child with head incised in back “ K&R ( with a star ) 114 19 “ with molded and painted features with pouty expression, good quality bisque and having the rare ( for this size ) and desirable fully jointed German pink wood and composition body with original fine patina. This 7 ½” ( 19cm ) girl wears her original blond mohair wig with center part and tightly coiled “ rams horn” { or “ earphone “ ) braids held in place with remnants of the original pink silk bows, a fine silky pleated cotton print dress with roses and fine lace collar and trim, knit underwear, silk stockings, and old beige leather shoes. This nearly pristine example does not even show any of the customary “ wig- pulls “ that are so common on these thin bisque painted eyed K&R character children. Offered at a most reasonable………………………… SOLD

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Diminutive 12″ ( 31 cm ) bisque head boy by Simon & Halbig ( made for Dressel ) incised  ” 1498 4 “ with molded and painted hair, inset stationary blue glass eyes, open/closed mouth, with upper and lower painted lashes and multi-stroke brows. He is mounted to a good quality German fully articulated pink wood and composition body with original finish and is dressed in white linen trousers and a cranberry and white crocheted sweater with a ” wintry ” design, as well as antique black leather shoes. The 1498 by S&H is the exact same mold as the much beloved ” 1488 ” although the ” 1488 ” has a cut head with a wig and the ” 1498 ” molded hair mandating that it be represented as a boy. a rare little doll and seldom found in this tiny size. US$ 750.

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Tiny ( 9”, 23 cm ) but oh so rarely ( if ever ) found is this charming example of the Gebruder Heubach boy incised “ 8818 Heubach ( in a square logo ) II Germany “ . He has a cut head with an original blond bobbed mohair wig, intaglio painted eyes in the palest of blue and “looking upward “, closed mouth with dimple in chin , big stuck-out ears, with a solemn , almost bewildered expression. He is mounted on a fully articulated German wood and composition body, and is costumed in a two piece pale blue cotton suit with belt at waist and an oversized white cotton and lace trimmed collar in a “ Little Lord Fauntleroy” manner. The shoes are antique black canvas with shoestring ties, and the knee length white stockings well made. He does have the faintest of hairlines on back of head starting at the crown and descending downward to mid -center but is not seen with wig in place and the minor damage is well reflected in the price of this seldom found boy!….US$ 575

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 Although small in stature, this doll is not to be overlooked as it conceivably quite rare in its own right as it is fully marked in back of head “ Germany GEBRUDER HEUBACH “ as well as the incised logo of a “ Heubach ‘ square ‘ “ , all fully carved out in the space of the tiny head. He/she has deep blue intaglio eyes with white highlight dots, an open/closed mouth with hint of a smile with debatable white space and/or tiny painted teeth- you decide! The blond mohair wig is original and firmly glued to the head. The all original mariner-influenced costume is intact and is sewn over the original crude five-piece composition body with molded and painted three dimensional brown shoes with slight heel, black knee-length stocking with red garter top. The hat is an old crocheted addition which well completes this 1910-ear doll and costume. Although perhaps unremarkable at first glance, we cannot recall seeing another identical to this small gem!….SOLD 

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Sweet German character socket head boy by Gebruder Heubach, 14” ( 35 cm ), with blue glass sleep eyes, closed pursed pouty mouth, and incised “ 8420 2 HEUBACH ( in a square )” , on original fully articulated German wood and composition body with mostly original finish with only a bit of normal age paint wear. He wears an antique dark blond mohair wig, antique heavy cotton one- piece plaid suit with silk ribbon belt at waist, antique pink canvas shoes with brass buckles, and an antique rust colored velvet cap. The 8420 is slightly harder to find than the popular 6969 and 6970 models and his size fits the criteria for most collectors and neither “ too big nor too small ” … SOLD.

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Although not a super-rare mold number this example of the Gebruder Heubach 6970 girl is unusual as the 6969s and 6970s are most often found with glass sleep eyes whereas this girl has all molded and painted facial features with exceptional modeling of closed mouth and deep dimple in chin, full pouty lips, deeply carved blue “ intaglio “ three dimensional eyes with white enamel highlight dots, separately molded upper and lower eyelids, tiny miniscule painted lashes, multistroke brows and well modeled “ stuck out “ ears. The head rim is cut just as any sleep eyed doll would be and is covered by a period and probably original brown mohair wig in typical German style with bare neck showing and hair lifted up and formed into tight braids surrounding the head and culminating into another tight braid framing the face in front and held in place with a red silk bow to right of center forehead. This 15 ½” ( 39cm ) doll with pre-colored pinkish bisque head is incised “ 6970 “ in tiny numbers and then a large “5” ( the head size ) and “Germany “. She is mounted to the period good quality pink German fully jointed body with “ high- knee “ joints, bearing fine original painted finish, with all fingers intact. The one- piece dress appears original and is of white cotton and gauze with high puffy shoulders, red and white striped skirt and top side panels on blouse, and a red silk bow in center and white thread loops bordering the red and white material .The shoes are antique black canvas with slightly newer high black cotton stockings. A good chance to add his unusually executed example to the collection of any Gebruder Heubach aficionado. …….. SOLD. 

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Petite ( 7 ½”, 19cm ) Kammer & Reinhardt “ Marie “ with head incised in back “ K&R ( with star In middle ) 101 19 “ with molded and painted facial features wearing the original antique brown mohair wig with center part and hair pulled tight on both sides forming two “ rams horn “ braids covering the ears. The printed cotton pleated dress with polka dots, lace collar and trim and pink silk ribbon sash and banner on skirt is antique and possibly original. The shoes are antique white paper with applied oval brass buckles. The most outstanding and most relevant attribute of this smallest size of the “ Marie “ is that she has a fully articulated German pink wood and composition body whereas this tiny size is much more frequently found on five piece bodies with painted shoes and socks. Unfortunately she does have on the back of the head the most faint, almost undetectable faint surface hairline which is only visible with light shining through the head but it is minimal and unlikely to become any more serious a flaw unless grossly mishandled. As such she is being offered at a very modest price of US$ 450, about one third of the going price of one without this slight issue……………… SOLD