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Category: Toys & Games

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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
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    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
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    Stephenson's to auction estate dolls, toys, trains and banks

    1930s Wyandotte pressed steel car and trailer, original yellow/cream paint, total length 11 inches. Estimate $250-$500. SOUTHAMPTON, PA..- Since staying at home became the “new normal,” it has become increasingly obvious that vintage toy collectors are not slowing down their buying. If anything, they’re stepping up their game and enjoying the…

    Stephenson's to auction estate dolls, toys, trains and banks
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    Toys, Trains, Diecast, & More

    With over 500 lots, the upcoming Toys, Trains, Diecast, & More sale, offered by Weiss Auctions, will include a selection of vintage action figures, toy automobiles, and train sets. One of the key pieces in the auction is a boxed Batman action figure. The character, created by artist Bob Kane,…

    Boxed Dinky 419 Leyland Cement Wagon
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    Single Owner Pokémon & Trading Card Online Only Auction

    In August of 1993, Wizards of the Coast CEO Peter Adkison and his wife drove between game shops to promote a new card game called Magic: The Gathering. At first, very few people showed up to demo the new game, but Adkison and his wife noticed momentum was picking up.…

    YuGiOh Pharaohs Servant Unlimited Booster Box
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    Urban Art Monthly Online Auction

    Known as a painter, muralist, product designer, and toymaker, KAWS is a noted feature of the 20th-century art world. In 1999, KAWS visited Japan, where he created his signature Companion toy. Following its success, the Companion became a recurring figure in KAWS’ work. The upcoming Urban Art Monthly Online Auction,…

    Takashi Murakami (b. 1962). Hiropon II Bear Solar Citizen (two works), 1998. Polyester plush toy
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    Annual Spring Sale Day-1

    The Annual Spring Sale, presented by Bertoia Auctions, is a collection of over 1,600 toys, models, and figurines from the collections of Dmitri Ilyinsky, Bob Weiss, Bill and Wendy Jones, Karyl Newman, and others. Antique mechanical banks are well-represented in the sale, including an 1880s Mikado figure from Kyser &…

    1932 HUDSON FACTORY SHOWROOM MODEL
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    Art + Design Part 1

    The upcoming Art + Design Part 1 auction will highlight modern and contemporary artists, from Cleve Gray and Jim Dine to Gertrude Abercrombie and Romare Bearden. Carpets, seating, and lighting from the 1950s to the present can also be found.  American painter Cleve Gray will feature in this Wright auction.…

    KAWS (Brian Donnelly) b. 1974 Together (Two Companions)
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    Coin-Op & Advertising

    Violano-Virtuoso is a coin-operated and self-playing violin and key-less piano, made by Mills Novelty Company. In the upcoming Coin-Op and Advertising Auction, Morphy Auctions displays an example of a bow-front Violano-Virtuoso. This instrument was fully repaired by Robert Loeffler and is made of oak with tiger striping on its cabinet.…

    RED AND ORANGE PENNY CATCH HEAD.
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    American Furniture & Decorative Arts

    James Edward Buttersworth was best known for capturing marine settings in his paintings. Often considered one of the best American maritime artists, Buttersworth’s work is highlighted in Skinner’s upcoming American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction. Titled Packet Ship Kennebec in New York Harbor, the available piece depicts the Kennebec and…

    American Furniture & Decorative Arts
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    Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver – Online Only

    Originating in the Iranian city of Kashan during the 17th century, Kashan rugs are often considered the legacy of Persian weaving’s “Golden Age.” Created using the asymmetric Farsi knot, Kashan rugs are known for their deep blue, red, and cream colors. Hindman presents several Kashan rugs in the upcoming Fine Furniture,…

    Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver – Online Only
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    Toy Catalog Auction

    British toymaker John Hubley missed the model train craze of the late 19th century. Searching for other options, he began making cast-iron toys, particularly of circus animals. A Royal Circus lion cage wagon made by Hubley is a featured lot in the upcoming Toy Catalog Auction, presented by Hess Auction…

    Toy Catalog Auction
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    Antique Toy Collection Auction

    This March, the Antique Toy Collection Auction will be presented by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions. As suggested by the name, the sale will include a collection of antique toys, including a Steiff store display automaton. This automaton depicts animals such as a monkey, rabbit, and 14 other creatures.…

    UNCLE BOB'S MAGIC CIRCUS TRAIN CAR
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    Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron

    Morphy Auctions will present the upcoming Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron auction, offering over 1,200 lots over two days. A key piece on the first day is a Felix the Cat platform toy from 1926. The character, first created by Otto Messmer during the silent film era, made his…

    Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron
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    Play! Toys, Comics, Advertisements, & Collectibles

    The upcoming Toys, Comics, Advertisements, and Collectibles auction, offered by Selkirk Auctions, will include over 350 lots. Sports memorabilia is notably represented by a limited edition display of 25 photographs and signatures of winners of the golf Masters Championship from 1976 through 2000. The display also contains a four-day ground…

    BLUE GLASS BOWL AND PLATE
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    A Collection of Edward Gorey

    Edward Gorey was a prolific illustrator, best known for his macabre artworks for books, periodicals, and posters. He was also an author in his own right. On the 95th anniversary of Gorey’s birth, a selection of his works is presented for auction in an upcoming event offered by Doyle. Available…

    Edward Gorey & Illustration Art