**Don't worry, there is more here than just dolls!! Several people have asked me if dolls were the only thing at this sale!! NO!! We have a complete household as well, and a ton of dolls to boot!!
**DOLL PRE-SALE: Thursday Night August 23rd, from 4 - 8 pm CST!!!
Household Goods Sale: Friday, August 24th, 7 am until 5 pm
**Note: we are having extended hours for this sale!! We are starting earlier, and ending later than usual!! No sale on Saturday!!
Wiregrass Estate Sales is honored to have been chosen to liquidate the living estate of
Ms. Betty L. Long. She is the widow of D. Herbert Long, former Minister of The Congregational United Church of Christ in Ohio, Maine, Tennessee and Missouri. She has recently moved into assisted living in Memphis, and had to leave behind many of her cherished items. Ms. Long was a teacher and a major doll collector. Her mother and grandmother were doll collectors as well, so we have A LOT of dolls to sell!! The country home is also full of furniture, collectibles, glassware, books and more.
UPDATE 08.14.2012: DOLL OVERLOAD!! There are at least 1,000 dolls at this sale!! If you are a doll collector/dealer within 300 miles of this sale, YOU NEED TO COME!! I price the items to sell!!! I dont put crazy high prices on them, I am a liquidation company, come see for yourself and take home a load of dolls!! I just started working on the collection, and I am about half way through it! I have photographed some of them individually, and grouped some of them. Due to the amount of dolls, I have decided to have a pre-sale for DOLLS ONLY on Thursday night, August 23rd, from 4-8 pm Central Time Zone. ANYONE that is interested in buying dolls can call me to be put on the list for entry! Please try to call me before Thursday 8-23 at 4 pm so I can get an idea as to how many people will be in attendance (cell 334-791-0735, office 334-702-3343). This pre-sale will start at 4 pm sharp, no early admittance for anyone! This pre-sale is FOR DOLLS ONLY!! Please do not show up to buy other household items, as I will not be selling them until Friday morning at 7 am!!!
**for non-doll collectors/buyers/dealers: house has nice furniture, china, glassware, collectibles, outdoor items, lamps, quilts, costume jewelry, books, kitchen items, artwork, a Victorian organ, primitives, and more!!
UPDATE 08.17.2012: I have just uploaded about 300 additional pictures, mostly of dolls we have unpacked. Everything is set up and ready to go! In addition to the doll collection there is a full household of other things. See pictures below and read partial listing for details.
PARTIAL LISTING: dolls galore! some brands and types: Madame Alexander, composition, German, French, China head, black americana, folk, primitive, vinyl, plastic bisque, Native American and Inuit, dolls of the world, voodoo, Archie Bunkers grandson, Lenci type, Asian, Japanese, jointed solid wood, kokeshi, Sneezy Baby by Mattel, cloth, Horsman Mary Poppins, religious, boudoir, Dutch, African American, Baby Clap Hands, Kestner, celluloid, Armand Marseille, geisha, Japanese, Black Gerber Baby, multiple face, Effanbee characters, Nippon, Baby that a way, kewpie, John Wayne, Mae West, W C Fields, Skookum Indian, Multiple Shirley Temple dolls!, Vogue, Hollywood dolls, Frozen Charlottes, Storybook dolls, Hula, Annie, Saucy by Mattel, several GI JOEs, Barbie and Friends, Brownie Scout, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Ideal Little Miss Revlon, Cabbage Patch Kids, Danish, Hasbro Little Miss No Name Doll, multiple Chatty Cathy dolls, Horsman Bye Lo Baby, Mrs. Beasley, Wetsy Betsy by Ideal, several doll trunks including a Shirley Temple, Papier Mache, HillBilly, Composition Queen Elizabeth, Cissy/Cissette, Tiny Chatty Baby and Tiny Chatty Brother, Sock Monkey, Flip Wilson/Geraldine Doll, Topsy Turvy Doll, Polish Acorn Head, Topsy, Greece, Japan Orphan Made, 1940's China Town, Ichimatsu, Ronald McDonald, La New Born, MANY contemporary Collector Barbies (including first holiday), Dolly Parton, Gone With the Wind, Texaco Cheerleader, Large collection Vintage Barbie and Friends, Batman, Pittsburg Mascots, Kiddles, Whisk Broom Doll, Kewpies, Bojesen style, Doll house furniture, Tiny Tears, MANY Doll Reference books, Doll Clothing, Doll Wig, Dummies, Doll Stands, HUNDREDS OF VINTAGE DOLLS that I do not know the name of!!!, and much more.
Household Partial Listing: Tennessee Church Pew, Mahogany Sideboard, Bookcases, Tons of Awesome Books (including Foxfire, Religious, Alabama County and Cemetary History, Autographed Jack Deloney, Hymnals, Masonic, Children's Classics), Vintage Tupperware, Depression Glass, Pressed Glass, Flower Frogs, Flatware, Kitchen Cookware, Pyrex, Corning, Frankhoma, Carnival Glass, Hat Pin Holder, Insulators, Decanters, Pressure Cookers, Baking Dishes, Cast Iron Skillets, Canning Jars, Old Tea Leaf Ironstone, Etched Glasses and Pitcher, Diamond Stemware, Wexford, Silverplate, Milk Glass, Collector Plates, Mr. Peanut Bank, Jack Daniels Bicentennial Decanter w/COA, Large set floral china, Nichols Seminary Chair, Sad Irons, Painted Saw Blades, Crocks, Cast Iron Pails, Antique Childs Chair, AWESOME Antique Victorian Pump Organ, Victorian Ball and Claw Organ Stool, Vintage Cameras, Anniversary Clocks, Pair Courting Couple Lamps, Pair French style End Tables and Coffee Table, Antique Handmade Quilts, Overshot Jacquard Throw, Floral Sofa, Fenton Animals, Nice Pair Recliners, Cherub and Prism Floor Lamp, 3 Graces Lamp, German Bisque Figurines, Several Trunks, Antique Ladies Boots, Vintage Trailways Toy Bus, Cabinet Photo of Town, Stereo With Speakers, Several Flags (48 Star and Rebel), Stagecoach Lamp, Bird Figurines, Seth Thomas School Clock, Oil Lamps, 4 Awesome Antique Original Black Americana Watercolors, Wood and gold Gilt Victorian Mirror, Coca Cola Thermometer, Barometer, Masonic Items, Vintage Purses, Vintage Lighters, Salt and Pepper Shaker Collection, Cold Painted Metal Parrot, RARE Biedenharn Candy Company Vicksburg MS Soda Bottle and Reproduction Hutch Bottle, Nice Steamboat lithographs, Gothic Half Table, Christmas collectibles, Prints and Paintings, Cedar Chest, Valet Chair, Clothing (Some Vintage, Hankies, Scarves, Fur Collar), Vintage Eyeglasses, Household linens, New Anywhere Bed, Milkglass Lamp, Office Supplies, Games, Desk, Clocks, Outdoor Statuary, Patio Set, Hairpin Leg Tables, Wrought Iron Plant Stand, Animal Cage, Wheelbarrow, Yard Tools, Fishing Items, Rocking Chairs, Coolers, Milk Can, Hand Tools, Primitive Shelf, Bird Bath, Pr. Bird Prints, Awesome Large 1920's Silverplate YMCA Trophy Vase, Tureens, Cookie Jars, Old Scales, 1930s Art Deco Advertising Mirror, Albums, Small Appliances, Cosco Stool, Nice Sewing Machine Table Base with Glass Top.
More details and photos coming soon!!