Auctions — May 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Buck Rogers Collection Adds $103,500 at Morphy

Although Buck Rogers’ swashbuckling adventures might seem almost comical today, the demand for early toys associated with Buck, his companion Wilma Deering and their various sidekicks, is stronger than ever. A collection of Buck Rogers toys amassed over 40 years by a Chicago man, the late Wayne Jagielski, brought in more than $103,500 (all prices quoted include 15% buyer’s premium) at Morphy’s Jan. 29 auction in Denver, Pa. The overall total for the sale of antique and vintage toys was $420,000.

“About 10 family members, including Mr. Jagielski’s wife, children, nephews and in-laws, traveled from Chicago to attend the sale,” said Morphy’s CEO Dan Morphy. “They all felt a very sentimental connection to the toys, which had been displayed in their own room in the family home for many years. The auction represented a very emotional parting for the family – they said they had come to say goodbye to Dad’s things.”

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