Mini Marilyns (80)
A bisque doll with jointed limbs estimated at £20-40, surprised everyone to sell for £1,200 in a sale at Mitchells auctioneers, Cockermouth. It turns out she was a rare and highly collectable German ‘mignonette’ in remarkable undamaged condition. Modern Franklin Mint porcelain dolls rarely a cause a stir in the saleroom but eyes turned for these two groups of miniature Marilyn Monroes, all in poses from film, stage and public appearances. They were estimated at £80-£120, but totalled £480.