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Category: Toys & Games

  • Auction Result

    Civil War-era military amputation kit sells for $5,000 at Holabird's Great American Pow-Wow Auction held August 27-31

    Also, a pair of circa 1910-1920 railroad signal lamps brought $5,375 and a choice, attractive crystalline gold specimen weighing 5.45 troy ounces hit $5,625. Civil War-era military amputation kit made around 1861 by G. Tiemann & Co. (N.Y.), which had been making surgical instruments since 1826 ($5,000). RENO, NV, UNITED…

    Civil War-era military amputation kit sells for $5,000 at Holabird's Great American Pow-Wow Auction held August 27-31
  • Auction Industry

    Super-rare Machine Man robot with original box leads Morphy's Sept. 23-24 Toy Auction

    Very rare Masudaya (Japan) Machine Man Robot, lithographed tin, battery operated. VG-NM condition with very seldom-seen original pictorial box. Comes from original owner who received it as a child. Estimate $60,000-$90,000 DENVER, PA.- One of the most enjoyable aspects of collecting antique toys is attending an auction, discovering that elusive piece…

    Super-rare Machine Man robot with original box leads Morphys Sept. 23-24 Toy Auction
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    Basics Sale

    At the top of the upcoming Basics Sale catalog, offered by Bertoia Auctions, is an automaton from Frank Nelson. The artist spent his early days designing motor and aircraft models. In the early 1970s, he started to create automata in his figurative style using carved and painted wood. Introducing “The…

    TWEETY, ELMER FUDD & FOGHORN LEGHORN BOBBLEHEADS
  • Auction Industry

    SAS’ Daniel Agnew Talks Teddy Bears

    Special Auction Services will present Teddy bears from across the decades in its September 9th sale Daniel Agnew, SAS’ Doll and Teddy Bear Specialist Consultant. Photo courtesy of Special Auction Services. It's a Teddy bear's picnic - literally - at Special Auction Services’ Grandma's Teddy Bear Museum sale on September…

    SAS Daniel Agnew Talks Teddy Bears1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    The Stephen Zito Collection Of Model Trains Goes Up For Bid At Turner Auctions + Appraisals On September 12

    Featured are Over 150 Lots of O Gauge Trains from Diverse Manufacturers SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, AUGUST 26, 2020 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present The Stephen Zito Collection of Model Trains on Saturday, September 12, 2020, featuring O Gauge trains and accessories from a wide selection…

    88764623_1_x--Lot 61
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    Chess Collectors International Auction

    Piero Benzoni is an Italian silversmith famous for his handcrafted silver jewels and chess sets. Benzoni initially wanted to be a violinist, but due to the post-war financial crisis started working as an apprentice at silverware manufacturers. By the age of 20, Benzoni was an expert in making silver trays,…

    RED AND BLACK AFRICAN STONE SET WITH BOARD
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    Coin-Op & Advertising

    The Coin-Op & Advertising sale, presented by Potter & Potter Auctions, features coin-operated machines such as early vending machines, slots, trade stimulators, and arcade games. One key lot is a cast-iron strength testing machine from the early 1900s. The device works by inserting an old English penny, which allows the…

    AMI Model A A Mother of Plastic Jukebox. 1946. When switc
  • Auction Industry

    Holabird's massive Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction, featuring Native and general Americana, will be held August 27-31

    The auction will be held live in the gallery at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, and online via several bidding platforms. Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific. Spectacular silver and exquisite sky-blue turquoise squash blossom necklace, circa 1950s or ‘60s, “the finest one we’ve ever seen,” according…

    Holabirds massive Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction, featuring Native and general Americana, will be held August 27-31
  • Auction Industry

    Preston Evans has a colossal four-day auction event planned for Sept. 4-7 at the Big Peach Antiques Mall in Byron, Ga.

    Offered will be toys, Popeye collectibles, advertising, movie posters, petroliana, jukeboxes, arcade games, slots, magic memorabilia, Coca-Cola items, more. Items belonging to Preston Evans’s longtime friend Buddy Austin, recently deceased, will be sold, to include his beloved 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and a collection of vintage motorcycles. BYRON, GEORGIA, UNITED…

    Preston Evans has a colossal four-day auction event planned for Sept. 4-7 at the Big Peach Antiques Mall in Byron, Ga.
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    Toys, Trains, Toy Soldiers, Diecast, & More

    Presented in the upcoming Weiss Auctions event are a variety of Marklin toys from the 20th century. Included is a pair of Electric Train HO Locomotives, both in solid castings. According to Marklin’s description, this line is the company’s most successful scale that comes with a broad assortment of locomotive…

    3 Boxed Lionel 6424 Auto-Loaders
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    Toys Trains Trucks & Barbies

    Matthew Bullock Auctioneers will present over 1,300 lots in the upcoming Toys, Trains, Trucks, & Barbies auction, held this August. A key item in the sale is a Hot Wheels Redlines Sir Rodney Roadster die-cast toy. In the 1960s, the co-founder of Mattel, Inc., Elliot Handler, envisioned a line of…

    Group of 28 die cast vehicles
  • Dealers

    Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2020 Newsletter Available

    Kovels’ August 2020 newsletter features neon advertising signs, vintage cocktail shakers, toy pedal cars, majolica and modern tables, with photos and prices. Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2020 CLEVELAND, OH, USA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Kovels’ August 2020 newsletter features neon advertising signs, vintage cocktail shakers, toy pedal cars, majolica…

    Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2020 Newsletter Available
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    Summer BASICS Auction

    A renowned toy company, Märklin started as a small factory that manufactured tin toys in Göppingen, Germany. In 1891, the company invented the first mass-market model train sets. A few years later, the demand for model trains reached its height in the United States. Märklin today stands as one of…

    LEHMANN ZIKRA CART
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    Entertainment & Transportation Collectibles

    A life-size Terminator statue holding a shotgun is among the highlights of the upcoming Entertainment & Transportation Collectibles auction. The statue depicts Arnold Schwarzenegger’s antagonist, the Terminator, from the 1984 science fiction film of the same name. In the entertainment category, the auction features autographs of movie stars and musicians,…

    A GANGS OF NEW YORK AUTOGRAPHED MOVIE POSTER
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    Toys, Trains, Baby Boomer Toys, Pressed Steel & More

    The Lionel Manufacturing Company was founded in 1900 by Joshua Lionel Cowen in New York City. Cowen’s first electric train, called the “Electric Express,” appeared in 1901 in a store display. Shortly after, the train gained popularity and Cowen began manufacturing model electric trains along with their accessories. The company…

    Howdy Doody Wood Jointed Tricycle Rider.
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    Antique Toys Auction by a Traveling Collector; DAVO Collection

    Featured in the upcoming Antique Toys event, presented by Morton Subastas, are several Steiff toys from the early 20th century. These include a toy cow and bear, both on wheels. According to Steiff collector and dealer Rebekah Kaufman, the long-lasting materials used to make these toys make them noteworthy to…

    Riding toy cow. Germany. Twentieth century. Steiff brand. Made of plush. Supports with wheels
  • Auction Result

    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian in origin, are sold in Miller & Miller's June 20 auction

    A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump from the 1920s and a Canadian Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic were two top sellers. Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in the US in the 1920s, 9 feet tall, stamped “Guaranteed Liquid Measure Co., Pittsburgh,…

    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian in origin, are sold in Miller & Miller's June 20 auction
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    Toys, Advertising & Historic Objects

    Kuntz Park Brewery, formerly known as Spring Brewery, was founded in 1844 by David Kuntz and his son, Louis Kuntz. A pioneer brewer, the elder Kuntz helped establish Waterloo as a center for quality beer making. By 1910, the company became Ontario's second-largest brewery. The upcoming Toys, Advertising, & Historic…

    Marx Tin Litho Campus Car Toys
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    Icons & Idols: Music Icons

    Just months before his death, Kurt Cobain appeared on the now-famous MTV Unplugged performance of 1993. Cobain performed eight original Nirvana songs and six additional covers before a live audience. The show was alternately called his greatest work and “his last self-portrait.” Appearing in the upcoming Icons & Idols sale,…

    ELVIS PRESLEY SCREENPRINT BY STEVE KAUFMAN
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    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian, will be in Miller & Miller's June 20 online-only auction

    The auction features advertising and signs, toys, general store items, petroliana (gas station collectibles), automobilia, breweriana and historical ephemera. Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray made in Canada and featuring a St. Bernard dog graphic, highly detailed, 13 inches in diameter, with exceptional color and gloss (est. CA$6,000-$7,000). NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO,…

    Advertising, toys and historic objects, many of them Canadian, will be in Miller & Miller's June 20 online-only auction