SIMON & HABIG ELEGANTLY DRESSED FEATHERED HAT 1250 DER 5 1/2 GERMANY SH GRFENHEIM EYES OPEN BROWN EYES LEATHER JOINTED BODY EARRINGS OPEN MOUTH TEETH C 1889 TO 1930
BOUGHT IN 1982
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It is a sweet doll. Such antique are being offered at auction on a regular basis. This doll is also made by German Simon & Halbig in the first part of the 1900s. It has a lovely look on the face and appears to have the original wig, clothes and accessories. The appraisal is based on the head being intact without any chips, hairlines or cracks. The body is made of very fine leather which was typical for shoulderheaded dolls from this particular era.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online toys and dolls auction, where I believe the doll has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the lovely Simon & Halbig doll. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.