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The Late Charles Mo Estate & Fashion Auction

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  • LocationIndian Trail, NC 28079

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Nov 4

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Nov 17

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Lilly’s Auction & Robbins Estate Sales proudly offers the Personal Collection of Dolls & Fashion from:


The Late Charles Mo, Curator of the Mint Museums’ Fashion Collection & Longest Serving Director of Fine Arts


Mr. Mo’s accomplishments in the world of Fashion span more than his 30 years tenure in the museum world. Charles built the fashion collection of the Mint to over 10,000 articles of couture clothing, millinery, shoes, fans and jewelry by the time of his retirement in 2013. He is remembered for his fashion exhibits, including Life & Legend, CHANEL: Designs for the Modern Woman, Fashionable Silhouettes, and Dior, Balmain, Saint Laurent: Elegance & Ease.


 His acclaim reaches national recognition with a vast fashion doll collection of early Barbie, Madame Alexander, Gene Odom and Robert Tonner. Additionally, Charles was a well-known designer of clothing for fashion dolls and sold under his CMO moniker.  Charles accolades include articles in Barbie Bazaar by Joe Blitman “One Mo Time” (May/June 1993) and Kathy Flood “A Show of Style” (October 1998“), acknowledging his artistry and numerous awards at the National Barbie Conventions for his dolls, fashion, and knowledge.


This auction will be an opportunity for the serious fashion doll collector and those emerging collectors to find a treasure owned by a highly regarded gentlemen of great esteem.



Jed Lilly & Jan Robbins Durr





On-Line Article

Dyer, Leigh, “Director of Fine Arts and Curator of the Mint’s Internationally-renowned Fashion Collection to retire”, Mint Museum Announces Retirement of Charles L. Mo, The Mint Museum News, August 7, 2013.


Fashion Doll Magazines Index by Subject and Author

Wardlow, Priscilla, “A Gift from Priscilla Wardlow at the Pittsburgh Convention, Including, Barbie Bazaar

Premier Issue 1988-August 1999 and Miller’s Premier Issue 1992-Aug/Sept 1999, page 145.

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