Grace S. Putnam Bye-Lo Dolls
They were given to my mother as a gift when she was a child and it would have been about 1927. And she was not allowed to play with them.
It's amazing how many antique dolls have survived because the children were not allowed to play with them, but yet they are toys intended for children. And then I understand you weren't allowed to play with them either.
And this is a very sweet grouping. These are Bye-loes. And they were made by Grace Story Putnam, who was an American designer. She actually went to a hospital, modeled after a newborn baby, made her artistic mold, then she sent the molds to Germany to several firms with Kestner being one of the major firms. And they came in many different sizes. But what's so sweet about these is this is just five inches... five inches... about six-and-a-half inch. These are all bisque, which means they're very breakable, but just adorable. These both have sleep eyes, which is amazing, the fact that you can get in there and get those little-bitty eyes to open and close. These are dressed as twins. They do have old costumes-- perhaps original, perhaps not. This one is a little bit larger, but what's so nice about this one is that under here he has his original paper label. And the collectors really like these. It's kind of hard to find the little all-bisque ones. This one is running $800 to $850 and these are about $750 each.
Oh, my goodness.
So you're talking altogether in the $2,200 to $2,500 range.
My gosh, that's amazing.
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