MetroDolls... Savoy Affair

MetroDolls is accepting absentee proxy bids for SOME of the items that will be auctioned on November 10, 2019 at our luncheon. Scroll down for photos of items available for proxy bidding.

Please read all rules CAREFULLY and place generous bids... it all goes to a great cause!

Absentee Proxy Bidding Rules
Please Read Carefully

1.  Absentee bidding is available only for those people who are not attending the event.  If you are attending the event, do not send in a bid.  You will place your bid in person during the auction.

2.  How to send an absentee bid:   
    a.  Absentee bids must be received by Friday, November 8, 2019 at 12:00pm EST.
    b.  All absentee bids must be sent via email to    
    c.  Click the "BID" button below the photo(s) of the item you want to bid on to open a direct email. You will need to click on the "BID" button for each item that you want to bid on so that the subject line of the email shows the name of the item you are bidding on.  Please send separate emails for each item you are bidding on.
    d.  The minimum bid on all items is $100, unless otherwise indicated.
    e.  In the text of your email, include your full name, mailing address, daytime & evening phone numbers and maximum bid for that item
    f.   Bids will not be opened until after 12:00pm on November 8th.   
    g.  If you wish to change your bid for an item, you may do so until 12:00pm EST on Friday, November 8th. We will accept the last amount that you send.
    h.  Failure to comply with the instructions will result in your bid being rejected.

3.  Absentee bids should be made in full dollar amounts in increments of $25.  If your bid is not an even increment of $25, it will be rounded down (e.g., if your bid is $370, we will bid up to $350 for you in the live auction).  Live bids placed at the auction itself may take precedence over absentee bids.  If multiple absentee bids are received in the same amount, the earliest bid will take precedence. 
4.  If you wish to bid on several items, send an individual bid email for each one with the title of the item in the subject line (please use BID button under pictures).  If you win multiple items at auction, you will be responsible for payment of all.

5.  We will not notify you if you have been outbid by another proxy. 

6.  If you have the highest bid received on Friday, we will contact you either by phone or email that evening.  If we are unable to contact you within a few hours, we will go to the next highest bidder.  You will need to give us your credit card number, billing information, and CSV code (the 3 or 4 digits usually on the back of your credit card).  We will need this information to process your bid in the event you are the high bidder. The charge will appear on your credit card from MetroDolls and we will email you a receipt.

7.  You are responsible for paying MetroDolls all shipping costs including tracking and insurance on item(s) won. This will be charged separately after the event.

8.  The auction will be conducted live on Sunday, November 10, 2019. A MetroDolls representative will bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount, in increments above other bidders.  For example, if you bid a maximum of $500 for an item and the next highest bidder at the live auction bids $300, you will pay either $350 or $400 (whatever increment the auctioneer decides on).   

9.  We will notify you by email within a few days after the event if you have won an auction(s) and to let you know the shipping costs to be charged to your account.  

10.  Values listed with the items are for the bidder's information to determine a tax-deductibility amount of a bid.  MetroDolls is a 501c-3 non-profit organization.   Please consult your accountant regarding tax deductions for items purchased at charity auctions.  Minimum bid is $100, regardless of the item value.
Note to winning bidders:  If you have a winning bid and we are unable to charge your credit card, MetroDolls will handle the situation at our discretion.

If you have questions about bidding procedures,
please email us at



To place your bid, please click on the "BID" button below the photo of the item. 
by Yian Lee and Tom Courtney, wig by Laurie Lenz
valued at $1600 & &


OOAK by Michael Giunta.  Feathered gown inspired by Ginger Rogers in Top Hat.  Worn by Tonner Daphne with restyled hair and applied lashes.  
valued at $150

16" resin fashion doll by Jigamaree and painted by Robbin Atwell.  Her costume is inspired by the sculptural designs of Chinese fashion designer, Guo Pei.  She features a skirt made of copper mesh, lavishly decorated with jewelry, lace and crystals and a leather corset with an attached slip. Robbin also created a beautiful custom box to transport her safely. 
valued at $1000


6" resin BJD created by award winning doll artist Judy Porter.  Made in the USA.
valued at $325


"PRINCESS JASMINE" by Monica Kohnke
Repainted 17" Disney Princess Jasmine doll.  Fully articulated and painted with quality brand acrylics and sealers and Pan pastels.
valued at $400


OOAK Tonner American Model donated by Bryan Marsee
This OOAK 22" American Model doll was created by Robert Tonner in 2007.  It comes from the estate of Paula Kagan.  
valued at $250

BERNADETTE by Flutterwing
Donated by Dorene Zebarth
Repainted Tonner Sydney doll in OOAK dress

valued at $150

  "CHIBI" by Pidgin Doll
Donated by Joshua McKenney


 by Laurie Lenz and Ayal Armon

Donated by Laurie Lenz & Ayal Armon
OOAK repainted FR16 Tulabelle and custom wig by Laurie Lenz.  Couture ensemble by Ayal Armon.
valued at $675

 Gown by Dayle Davis & Hat by Gudrun Eder
on MetroDolls blond Carmela
Donated by Dayle Davis & Gudrun
valued at $150

"ENCHANTRESS AYANA" by Alana Bennett
Donated by Alana Bennett
Sydney in OOAK 1880's ballgown and capelet
valued at $300

"TEA FOR TWO BUNNIES" by Monica Cooper
Donated by Alana Bennett
Even fashion dolls need toys!  Bobby and Tina Bunny are approximately 3.5 - 4" tall and were crocheted using Japanese Paper and Rayon threads.  They come with their tea set and a treasure box.
valued at $100