FAIRFIELD, ME – November 22, 2013. There’s always something fun, new and exciting happening at Julia’s auction house. The hive is always buzzing with activity, whether it is shipping out purchases from their recent 4-day, $6 Million antiques, fine art & Asian auction extravaganza, preparing the hall for their forthcoming $20 Million firearms auction, or photographing the steady influx of new consignments for any of their four specialty divisions.
Julia’s will bring their 2013 season to a close as they have for the past few years with two back-to-back auctions: a two-day sale of fine glass & lamps followed by a full day of toys, dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, salesman samples, patent models, and much more.
As has been their focus and drive for their nearly 45 years in the business, the toy & doll auction will offer a diverse and fresh array of quality merchandise for a variety of collecting levels and interests. The gamut of genres in toys is covered in part by a marvelous offering of early American tin from various private collections.
Highlights run from impressive trains like the George Brown Gladiator locomotive with great styling, color and condition estimated for $1,500-2,500 to platform toys and bell toys such as a full-bodied George Brown camel with a trio of bells strapped to its hump. This ringing ship of the desert comes estimated for $1,000-1,500. An unusual and amusing Gong Bell toy depicting two figures riding a seesaw likewise carries a $1,000-1,500 estimate. The selection continues with such platform toys as a George Brown black horse and an Althof Bergman example featuring a woman sharing the stage with a larger than life goat. They carry estimates of $1,000-2,000 and $800-1,200, respectively.