Rather painful charity auction only offered five dolls. It didn't go any faster, though. Next time, I'll be emptying my 401k to participate and move things along. I thought my dear husband was going to poke his eye out with a fork. Beautiful dolls, though!
Ninimomo Statue of Liberty theme - something patriotic - Sherry Martin designed the acrylic display like always.
Final bid: $3700
Halloween Italy Magia 2000 - spiders are good luck, and represent health and money in Italy. 100s of hours of effort into doll--Swarovski crystal and beading
Final bid: $6000
Matt Sutton - Silkstone brunette, repaint, called Perchance to Dream - silk and lace, sweetheart neck, signature bow sash, sea green eyes with warm pink lip
Final bid: $3500
Artist Creations - Silkstone with black lace over blush, doll inspired by their home city, Rome. Hand embroidered lace and Swarovski Crystal. The Great Beauty.
Final bid: $3400
Robert Best - Mattel hired Carlyle four years ago, and this is his first auction doll. She was dressed in a black and white dress, deep v-neck, raven hair. (Carlyle is active on Flickr, BTW.) Doll's gown is beaded ombré fringe. She uses the Stephen Burrows sculpt in the peace skin tone with blue and black hair. She is called Evangelice
$3000 starting bid
Plus Bill Greening will deliver first Cherry Pie doll to your door (not really!)
Final bid: $9000
Total auction for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital: $25,600
Sorry--I didn't get photos of the dolls this year. So crowded in the room, and we had nose bleed seats. Can't wait to see additional designs from Carlyle, though! His doll was fabulous.