THE DISCOVERY OF A previously unknown model is always cause for excitement. In 1989 a Kämmer & Reinhardt 105 art character doll made headlines when it sold at Sotheby’s New Bond St. for a new record price of £ 90,200. Not only was the sum astonishing for a toy (albeit a very rare antique one), but the doll was not, according to the English daily press, conventionally attractive. Five years later Sotheby’s sold a unique Kämmer & Reinhardt 108 character doll for £188,500.
Time passes and interest in collecting changes. Some areas experience an upsurge, others a downturn. It is interesting to note that the same doll broke the world record price a second time when it brought £ 242,500 (almost $315,000) at Bonhams in September 2014.
On 5 November 2016 Auction Team Breker of Cologne, Germany, will be offering an exceptional discovery in the field of musical automata.