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    William Gillette as "Sherlock Holmes antique doll". (1950s) Vintage original doll of William Gillette in his role as Sherlock Holmes, measuring 11 in. tall. Paper tag attached to back of doll states: "563. William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes (1899)"; contained in a Plexiglas case with wooden base. An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind piece of Sherlockiana, this doll was presented to William Gillette by his costumer on the opening night of Sherlock Holmes. Authentic in every detail, its clothes were cut from a fabric similar to that used for Gillette's own costume. Audiences loved Gillette's play and his interpretation of the popular detective. He appeared as Holmes approximately 1,300, and Arthur Conan Doyle used Gillette's Holmes as the model for illustrations of Holmes stories when he began writing new adventures for the detective in 1901. Exhibited: Ever Westward: Arthur Conan Doyle and American Culture. The Houghton Library, Harvard University, 5 May to 8 August 2009. Vintage very good condition.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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