Ambrotype with Izannah Walker Doll



Rachael Kinnison of the Lady's Repository Museum and Diamond K Folk Art has offered a rare ambrotype of a girl holding an Izannah Walker doll on EBay.  I am sharing the images here so that Izannah lovers can see them.  Be sure to check out the auction.  















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Izannah Walker Doll Values

I own an old Theriault's catalog from 1980, which has this image in it.  Whoever owned the catalog had written the hammer prices next to the items.  Quite a difference in realized prices over 35 years.


Izannah Walker dolls.  Theriault's catalog, February 23 & 24,  1980. Sold for hammer price $2700?

An 1850's Izannah Walker Doll


Larry of Withington Auctions contacted me to share an Izannah Walker doll they were asked to appraise. The owner had decided to donate this early Izannah with provenance to the Nantucket Historical Society.  With the permission of the present owner, Withington's shared images of this splendid 19-20" example of an early Izannah doll to post on the Izannah Walker Chronicles. 

The present owner shares the history of this doll as follows:  

"The doll was purchased from Izannah Walker in Rhode Island by Elizabeth Pinkham Crosby of 1 Pleasant Street, Nantucket, MA for her niece, Helen Marshall, daughter of Capt. Joseph Marshall and Malvina Pinkham Marshall of the Bark Aurora.  The gift was for Helen’s birthday and sent to Pernambuco, Brazil for pick up.  Letters suggest that it was received before November of 1857 when Helen was six years old.  The doll remained with Helen for the rest of the voyage in the Pacific before returning to Nantucket when Helen was ten years old.
Helen Marshall gave the doll to my mother, Florence Farrier Hall, in 1938 to keep for me, her namesake."

Here are additional images of this wonderful doll.  












Withington's to Auction TWO Izannah Walker Dolls

Withington Auctions will be offering TWO Izannah Walker dolls at their August 21/22 auction.  They sent the following images of the dolls, please contact Withington's for more information. 





The follwing doll measures 16 1/2 inches in height. 






Morphy Auctions Presents Izannah Walker Doll



Morphy Auctions will be presenting this 18" Izannah Walker doll at auction on March 22nd.  


Read more about the auction click here.   

Read the full description of this Izannah Walker doll here.  

The auction estimate is $9,000 - $12,000.  


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