Izannah Walker doll enthusiasts will want to order the November 2012 Issue of Antique Doll Collector Magazine, if you are not already a subscriber. This issue features Kelly Harpster's fabulous doll collection which includes many Izannah Walker dolls.
Yesterday I took the Izannah Walker doll to get an x-ray picture. It's stuff like this that makes my family members shake their head. But the vets office personnel were awesome. They had a good time doing this.
We didn't find anything earth shattering. Izannah Walker details in her patent her process:
"After they are taken from the press the forms are filled with hair, cotton, or other stuffing, and a piece of wood having been centrally and longitudinally laid between the two for stiffening they are tightly pressed together and secured by sewing, pasting or gluing their edges to each other. "
Posted by Dixie Redmond at Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Skinner's Discovery Auction sold the doll above and below Izannah Walker doll for $12,500. In addition to the hammer price, there is a 20% commission. So that makes this doll's final price $15,000 (add tax if you live in Massachusetts).
Skinner's has many more images
as shown by the screen shot below.
Posted by Dixie Redmond at Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This lot of mixed dolls sold on Ebay today for $3,680. The Izannah doll was labeled as a leather doll. The poor dear is missing an arm and a foot and has multiple breaks in her paint on the head. She was purchased at an auction in northern Vermont. But she is all original (what's left of her).
I hear there is an Izannah Walker doll to be sold at Skinner's Discovery Auction next week. As I find more information, I will post it.
Posted by Dixie Redmond at Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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