17 Press Releases

Tag: Toys

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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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    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
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    The upcoming Collections auction, offered by Susanin’s, is anchored by pens, coins, timepieces, toys, and ethnographic art. One of the featured lots is a Buddy “L” Express Line toy truck. The toy line was named after the son of Fred Lundahl, the founder of the company. Lundahl began his business…

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    Trains, Toy Soldiers, & Dolls - Internet & Absentee Bids Only!

    The upcoming Trains, Toy Soldiers & Dolls auction, offered by Weiss Auctions, is anchored by a large selection of model trains, mechanical toys, and advertising pieces. The sale also includes replacement engines for the model trains and mechanical pieces.  In addition to model trains, this auction will highlight antique toys,…

    Bandai Jaguar XK130
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    Guns, Militaria, Dolls & Toys, Trains

    René Lalique’s work is appreciated for its innovative motifs and creative glass designs. Lalique rose to fame with his creation of jewelry, mostly featuring women as sensuous characters and animals. A Sauterelles (Grasshopper) vase from Lalique’s making is at the forefront of the upcoming auction presented by Bunte Auctions Services…

    DEL BONO, ENRICO/Auctiondaily
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    Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron Day-1

    The first day of Morphy Auctions’ upcoming Toys, Dolls, & Figural Cast Iron auction is an astonishing array of countless collectible categories. At over 801 lots, this auction has impeccably selected items ranging from cap guns and elaborate door stops to tin and steel automobile and train sets. These miniaturization…

    Morphy Auctions
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    The journey for Joshua Lionel Cowen started as a designer of model trains. For someone who is remembered for manufacturing toys, his first train, the Electric Express, was not a toy, but an eye-catching display for toy stores. Fortunes changed as he established Lionel Manufacturing Company. Lionel has manufactured model…

    Native American, Firearms, Dolls & Toys
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    Massive Comic & Toy Auction

    The fascination with comic books perhaps lies in the gorgeous artistry of illustrators, demonstrated time and again. The drawings are full of motion, and inking selections create dynamic tension on each page.  Maybe it is due to the ability to transcend from an era and be able to continue to…

    Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    Pook & Pook Inc.’s auction Online Only Decorative Arts features a staggering 850 lots replete with American history.  Containing classic pieces of domestic life such as Victorian children squeak toys and redware molds, this unusual auction provides glimpses into historical American households.  There are creative pieces of folk art that…

    Online only Decorative Arts/AuctionDaily
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    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction

    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction, offered by Leland Little, is anchored by some tobacco advertisements from a variety of producers. One lot garnering a lot of early interest consists of two lithographs advertising Bull Durham brand tobacco. The largest, perhaps more desirable of the two, is from a…

    Duke Tobacco Poster Double Sided Folding Screen/AuctionDaily
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    Summer Magic Auction

    The Summer Magic Auction by Potter & Potter Auctions is a delightfully diverse collection of magic ephemera, antiques, and other collectible items. For magicians and their acts, there is a three-color window card produced for Houdini’s final tour, among the many posters and promotional materials. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born,…

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    August Gallery Auction

    The August Gallery Auction, offered by Leland Little, is primarily a collection of home and office décor. Among the fine antique pieces are three music boxes, one of which is a Regina Coin-Operated table top unit. Regina was an American producer who made these musical instruments. They were usually built…

    A Qing Dynasty Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle
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    Trains, Toys, Cutrofello Part 3, Western Toys

    Weiss’ upcoming Trains, Toys, Cutrofello Part 3, Western Toys Auction, a fun sale for all, is not to be missed. There are many scarce collectibles, highlights include a 1963 240 Scout Loco Set, a favorite among collectors to run under the Christmas tree. Another beautiful set is Lionel’s 1955 Texas…

    Weiss Auction
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    Toys, Western and Watches

    This August, discover Toys, Western and Watches auction offered by Hess Auctions. With over 400 items, the auction is an assimilation of selected joyous pieces. A wide range of racing cars and Japanese battery-operated toys are treasure troves for toy enthusiasts. When it comes to toys such as children's china…

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    Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction

    A Tupac Shakur ID with a color photo signed by the hip-hop star above the “Inmate Signature” line is one of the more unusual and heavily followed items in the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions. The starting bid for Tupac Shakur’s 1995 prison ID is $15000.…

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    The Michael J Kittredge Collection

    The Michael J Kittredge Collection auction offered by Rafael Osona Auctions features many furnishings from the Kittredge family estate “ACKlandia” on Nantucket Island.  After amassing a large fortune in the candle business, the Kittredges formed the Kittredge Foundation, supporting many Massachusetts hospitals and schools, and cultivated a large decorative arts…

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    Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana

    This is the premier of two “Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana” auctions being held by Cowan’s Auctions this Summer. The collection on auction is quite large, heavily slanted toward American works, though it also at times is interspersed with European art or other items of interest. There are many…