(This article first appeared in DOLLS magazine)
This German Kammer and Reinhardt 104, only one of three known to exist, fetched a world record $212,000.00 for an antique German doll at auction. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Theriault’s)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—A German-made character doll sold for $212,000 at a Jan. 12 auction held by Theirault’s auction house, setting a new world record for price paid for a German doll at auction.
Only two others examples are known to exist of the Kammer and Reinhardt 104 model.
“The greatness of this doll was evident in the number of collectors vying for a piece of history that might only come up once in a lifetime,” said Theriault’s president Stuart Holbrook. “Further, it is a testament to the importance of dolls being appreciated as not only a commercial endeavor but an item that was, in the context of the time it was made, a work of art.”
The January event was the third largest-grossing auction in Theriault’s history, with total sales exceeding $2.3 million.
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