Alderfer Auction - Toys & Dolls

Dolls, Toys and trains

Toy collections are amongst the most nostalgic auctions we host. Toys connect us to our childhood and evoke many fond memories. Toy collecting is an ever-changing market as each demographic collects per their past. The strength of Alderfer is the ability to adapt and change with market trends. Alderfer frequently sells collections of cast iron toys and banks, tin litho wind ups, early battery ops, trains and early plastic to injection molded action figures of the 20th century.

Dolls come in many forms from G.I. Joe, Barbie and American Girl, Lenci to Madame Alexander, Armand Marseille and Jumeau. Much like the toy market, every segment of the demographic and corner of the world, collects according to their memories of the past, quality, maker and scarcity.

In addition Vintage Holiday decorations and figures are a frequent complement to our doll and toy auctions. Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentines are ever increasing in popularity and demand.


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Santa Candy Container

Papier mache head with fur trimmed beard, hair, hat. and coat. Silver mica flaked coat, black boots. Standing on a "snow" covered base. Holly Berries are not original to figure. This item does not have a clockwork mechanism. Condition: as stated. Age loss, discoloration. Still a wonderful piece.

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Sold for $10,500

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Chase Doll

This is a very rare size. She is marked on her left hip. Painted blonde hair, brown eyes. Dressed in antique floral dimity dress, petticoat, pantaloons. Black leather shoes. ("Dee".) This doll was purchased at a NADDA show in 1996.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $12,000

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Oscar Hitt Googly Doll

Oscar Hitt Germany character doll with blue side glance eyes, closed mouth, brown mohair wig. Bisque head with flange neck, pin jointed 5 pc. cloth body. Dressed in antique cotton clothing: white dress with lace trim, chemise, panties, socks. Extra teddy and chemise, blue dress with pleats across front. Pale blue wool felt shoes.

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

Sold for $22,250

Do you have toys and or dolls you want to sell? Consign with us today!

Contact a Specialist

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Jill Kaercher

Estate Sales Specialist | Realtor

Jill has worked over 10 years for Alderfer Auction, first clerking and now as a Realtor and Sales Associate. Jill enjoys supporting local community organizations and volunteering, supporting adults with disabilities. Jill says "I am proud to be part of a local, family owned company whose focus is to provide exceptional customer service and services to both our buyers and sellers. The team at Alderfer’s takes great pride in the services we provide and the quality of work that we do. I am blessed to work alongside a group of people who hold honesty and integrity above all else."

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Roxanne LeMay Morison

Doll Specialist

Roxanne began working with Alderfer Auction in 1997. She has been in the Doll business since 1982 when she opened her Doll Hospital. Roxanne is a member of Letitia Penn Doll Club, National Antique Doll Dealers Association, and United Federation of Doll Clubs. She sits on the Board of Historic Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia's largest historical house. They have one of the largest Doll Collections in the area. Roxanne acts as the curator of this collection. Roxanne not only specializes with Antique dolls at Alderfers but also Modern Collectible Dolls, Steiff/Artist Bears, vintage clothing and vintage Christmas/holiday. In her free time, Roxanne does custom doll dressing, and is an avid gardner.