Bought in their time for as little as a penny (which is how the “penny toys” got their name), antique toys like the ones featured in this Pook & Pook auction have increased in value with each generation of owner. This is what draws a collector to antique toys: the feeling that they once lived in someone else’s world and now live in ours.
Noel Barrett from the popular television program Antique Roadshow helps curate this auction’s lots. This includes several steam toys from the Morton A. Hirschberg Collection. Mr. Hirschberg is considered an expert in steam toys and wrote a guide to the subject: Steam Toys: A Symphony in Motion (Schiffer, 1996). Some of the highest-valued pieces from this auction came last minute from a private collector, including a diorama of a European butcher. For a chance to own one of these pieces, register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (452), Toys & Games (452)
# of Lots:452
Interesting lots include:
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|Massive live steam traction engine model|| Estimate: |
|Live steam traction engine model|| Estimate: |
|Exceptional European butcher shop diorama|| Estimate: |
|Stanley Wanlass bronze sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Carpenter cast iron floor train|| Estimate: |
|Scarce Meier animated Punch & Judy penny toy|| Estimate: |