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Entire Collection of Swiss Doll Museum Up For Auction

Annapolis, MD, USA (June 6, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Theriault’s, a global leader in the auction of antique dolls, toys, teddy bears, and automata, has been selected by the prestigious Spielzeugmusem Davos of Switzerland to conduct an auction of the entire Museum collection gathered over 30-years by founderAngela Prader.

The Museum, which has long been a fixture of the Swiss city that also hosts The World Economic Forum each year, was recently nominated in 2010 as a European Museum of the Year.

Founded by Swiss collector, Angela Prader, the museum has graced the center of town for decades and hosted tens of thousands of visitors including a number of world dignitaries.

Theriault’s, the Annapolis, MD based auction house, will conduct an important event that will offer all of the 700 items from the museum in a special auction being held in New Orleans on July 22, 2012 at the Westin Canal Place Hotel.

Theriault President, Stuart Holbrook, states “Angela Prader assembled one of the most remarkable museums of our generation in that it displayed a superb cross-section of rare early dolls and toys of which most were preserved in astounding original condition. We are honored to be able to offer this collection – in a way that will ensure a lasting respect for the museum – to the world’s top collectors who will certainly be inspired by Mrs. Prader’s exceptional taste.”

About Theriault’s
Theriault’s is an Annapolis, MD based auction house that is a global leader in the sale of rare antique dolls. With over 30 auctions held in cities across the U.S. the firm caters to a global clientele that makes up what is one of the most popular collecting categories. For more information call 1-800-638-0422 or visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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