RARE 1988 HIMSTEDT FRIEDERIKE WORLD CHILDREN DOLL NR
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Sold Date: 09/20/2009
Channel: Online Auction
1988 ANNETTE HIMSTEDT FRIEDERIKE DOLLThe Displaced Victorian.......Longing for a time when: Ladies were ladies and gentlemen were gentlemen, when both exuded an air of proper respectability, a time more civil and polite, a time more proper and social....... Hello and welcome to " A Displaced Victorian Antiques and Collectables ". For your consideration is a beautiful 1988 ANNETTE HIMSTEDT FRIEDERIKE DOLL. Friederike is one of the five "World Children" series and a rare and valuable doll. Friederike has a hard vinyl head that swivels on a long shoulder plate, cloth lower torso, vinyl arms and curved legs, inset eyes with real eyelashes, painted featd eyebrows, molded upper eyelids, open nose and a human hair wig. She is dressed in her original cotton clothing and, of course, has bare feet. I purchased a large lot of Himstedt dolls from an elderly lady who was going blind and had to be placed in assisted living. Her entire living room was an amazing display of her hundreds of dolls. She thought of them as her children and took excellent, loving care of them. Paperwork and original box are included. Jan Foulke's 14th Blue Book of Dolls & Values (1999) lists her value at $1,200-$1,400.00 and this doll recently sold for $738.00 on eBay. I am going to go out on a limb and start the bidding at 99.99 and see w it goes. Please see my other auctions for the rest of the Himstedt children. I take the extra time to always include an abundance of clear photographs from every conceivable angle (often in various lighting situations) in my listings. Although I try to post a thorough and accurate description, it is difficult at times to convey all the information you need. So....since a picture is worth a thousand words, please use the photographs provided as though you were holding and examining the item in your hands. During the sale, at the bottom of the page, I may add a note to let you know how many people are watching the sale. That way you will get an idea of what your competition may be. I love giving positive feedback and will do so when payment is made. Please do the same for me and if you feel t is any problem, please allow me to correct it. By bidding/buying my item it is an acknowledgment that you have read and understood and that we are in complete agreement concerning my "Terms of Service". I feel they are very reasonable, but, if you do not agree with any of my policies, please do not bid on my auction. Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope you will linger a bit. It's a pleasure to have you! IMPORTANT: Please read the following as it may answer any questions you may have. I know it’s a bit lengthy, but it may prevent any unfortunate misunderstandings. * Since dirt can hide a multitude of flaws, I carefully clean and inspect each item I sell. * Any white spots on my photos are the result of the inevitable reflections from my studio lights. * I will gladly and promptly answer any email questions. You may also call my cell phone at . Leave a message if necessary and I will call you back. * I am very happy to save you on shipping by combining multiple purchases. * Auctions formats run from Sunday to Sunday , ending around 9:00 pm EST . This seems to be an optimum time to give buyers on both the East and the West Coasts a equal opportunity to bid. They end in close succession, so keep that in mind when bidding on more than one item. * During the sale, I may add to my description as I answer buyer's questions. So please scroll all the way to the bottom to read any such additions. * I DO NOT offer partial refunds under any circumstances. I will issue a full refund, minus return shipping, when the buyer returns the item in the same condition as when it was sold. * In auction formats, a low starting bid is not a reflection on the actual worth of the item, as normally it is worth quite a bit more. Just as in a many live auctions, I often prefer individua...
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