FAIRFIELD, ME – June 21, 2013. Julia’s drive to bring the best to market is well appreciated by their eager buying public. This was evidenced by
their recent 3-day auction extravaganza that kicked off their summer auction season that will culminate with their fine art, antique & Asian auction in late August.
The event began with two full days of fine glass and lamps and was followed by a lively array of antique toys, dolls, and antique advertising items. Look for the post auction report on the glass & lamp auction separately.
Toys featured a generous selection of American pressed steel toys including a single owner collection of over 20 choice examples. With a focus on quality, condition, and rarity, the grouping saw tremendous action and strong prices. A Sturditoy American Railway Express truck with an open cab and a screen sided back end boasted exceptional condition, and went out at $7,702 against an estimate of $2,000-3,000. Another rarity was a Sturditoy ambulance in cream with a red cross emblazoned on either side. Likewise exhibiting strong original condition, this seldom seen vehicle found a buyer at $6,517 versus expectations of $3,500-5,500.