Tag: automata

“La Boutique Fantasque” Auction Team Breker • November 5, 2016

“La Boutique Fantasque” Auction Team Breker • November 5, 2016

THE DISCOVERY OF A previously unknown model is always cause for excitement. In 1989 a Kämmer & Reinhardt 105 art character doll made headlines when […]

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Turner Auctions’ Nov. 12 Hellman Toy Collection Sale

Turner Auctions’ Nov. 12 Hellman Toy Collection Sale

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, OCTOBER 11, 2016 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Anita & Sedwick Hellman ToyCollection. Offering over 245 […]

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The Chateau de Chinon: A Masterpiece Sold in France

The Chateau de Chinon: A Masterpiece Sold in France

By Pasky / Kohn Auction House This incredible work in question is a minature of a French historic edifice. The castle has inspired many artists […]

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Auction Team Breker: Spring Highlights

Auction Team Breker: Spring Highlights

THE FRONT COVER of this issue features some of the ingenious mechanical toys and automata in Auction Team Breker’s Spring sale of »Mechanical Music, Antique […]

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Auction Team Breker May 25 Vintage Toy and Computer Auction

Auction Team Breker May 25 Vintage Toy and Computer Auction

AUCTION TEAM BREKER’S Spring sale in Cologne, Germany, showcases a fine selection of antique toys, technology and automata. On the top-shelf is a rare hand-painted […]

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A Cabinet of Curiosities

A Cabinet of Curiosities

ON MAY 26, 2012 Auction Team Breker will be celebrating a quarter century of sales with its 121st Specialty Auction, which includes some rather unusual […]

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Train Engines in the 1880-90 American era looked exactly like this Magnificent 12 1/2 inch cast iron toy by Walker-Crosbie. Note the extra large front Lamp, and the movable ‘Cow-Catcher’ iron rod for that very purpose when the countryside was still wide open.

Early American Toys

BY JACK HERBERT EARLY AMERICAN TOYS not only reflect their times in history, there is a noticeable “toylike” appearance about most of them that sets […]

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Berliet double-decker tin bus from the workshop of Parisian artisan Pinard, $10,270

Writing Machines to Mechanical Writers at Auction Team Breker Nov. 19, 2011

BRIGHT SKIES AND BRISK bidding marked another successful sale for Auction Team Breker on 19 November 2011. Buyers filled seats in the saleroom and in […]

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Early painted tin sleight attributed to Rock & Graner; 19.625 inches in length.

Auction Team Breker Toy and Automata Sale Nov. 20

Magicians and musicians, cyclists, contortionists and conjurers, soldiers and beautiful ladies will be amongst the attendees at a very special toy sale at Auction Team […]

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