Friday, October 26, 2012

Izannah Walker Doll Collection Featured
in November 2012 Antique Doll Collector Magazine

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.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Izannah Walker Doll Hope Gets An X-Ray Picture

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. "
What was surprising to me was the size of the piece of wood that was giving the doll structure. I hung the x-ray in the window of my office.  Hopefully I will get a better image of this printed off, but for now I kind of like the blue sky and autumn leaves peaking through.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Izannah Walker Doll Sold on Ebay

An Izannah Walker doll with some repaint and some repairs sold on Ebay for $6,599.00.  The seller was raredolls.   On the last day of the auction the bidding went up dramatically.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Izannah Walker Doll
Auctioned at Skinner's Discovery Auction

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Izannah Walker Doll Sold on Ebay

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.  

Ida Mae: An Izannah Walker Doll

Back in the fall I visited with a wonderful lady, who shared her antique Izannah Walker doll with me, and allowed me to document her doll.  ...