Tag: mechanical toys

Bertoia’s Fall Start Auction, Nov. 11-13

Bertoia’s Fall Start Auction, Nov. 11-13

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Auction Team Breker: The Rally Goes On

Auction Team Breker: The Rally Goes On

FOLLOWING THEIR VERY successful sale of tin toy motorcycles in November 2013, Auction Team Breker of Cologne, Germany, will be offering another seventy cycles from […]

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One of the finest collections
of cast iron still banks to come to
market in many years including
painted Palace bank.

Julia’s Largest Fall Toy & Doll Auction Nov. 7

FAIRFIELD, ME – NOVEMBER 7, 2014. For over 45 years, auction veterans James D. Julia, Inc. have consistently presented quality offerings of fresh-to-the-market, top shelf […]

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Buddy ‘L’ pressed-steel Sand & Gravel Truck, 1930-1932, near mint, 25in long. Est. $4,000-$5,000.

Morphy’s May 3 Spring Toy Auction

Highlights include 1870s Horse Race bank held in same family for three generations DENVER, Pa. – Toys, banks, robots and trains are always in demand […]

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Bertoia’s November 8-10 Early Toy, Train and Holiday Antiques Auction

Bertoia’s November 8-10 Early Toy, Train and Holiday Antiques Auction

VINELAND, NJ – Many say the holiday season officially begins the day after Thanksgiving, when Christmas parades are held in several major cities across the […]

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Automotive Toy Oddities

Automotive Toy Oddities

BY DON SCHEURING FOR YOUR EDIFICATION, I have the following toys in my collection that I have never seen since acquiring them years ago. Figure […]

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Vectis Auctions, Ltd. TV, Film Related Tinplate Sale

Vectis Auctions, Ltd. TV, Film Related Tinplate Sale

ON NOVEMBER 27th, 2012 Vectis Auctions Ltd. will be holding a ‘TV, Film Related and Tinplate’ sale. The tinplate section will feature over 400 lots […]

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Joe Freeman of Tin Toy Works at his workbench, with the restoration of a 1935 Lionel Mickey Mouse handcar well underway.

A Visit to Tin Toy Works in Allentown, PA

BY PAUL STIMMLER, ATCA, IVES TRAIN SOCIETY, TCA Joe and Barbara Freeman started this business 41 years ago in 1970. In the earliest days it […]

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The Music of the Zilotone

The Music of the Zilotone

BY JIM ENGELAGE, PhD CAPTIVATING AND ingenious windup automation toy in which a uniformed musician actually plays up to nine different classic standards on a […]

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Part of a selection of Lehmann and Martin tin windups.

Julia’s Double-Header Fall Auction Nov. 30

FAIRFIELD, MAINE, November 30, 2011. Over the past 40 years, James D. Julia Auctioneers have established themselves as one of the leading auction houses the […]

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Bertoia's Nov. 11-12 Toys on Tour Auction - http://www.bertoiaauctions.com

Bertoia’s Nov. 11-12 Toys on Tour Auction

VINELAND, N.J. – There’s a Grand Tour planned for Nov. 11-12, but no passports are required. This particular excursion will bring together from points afar […]

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A pair of armored Speedboats, each 10 1/2 inches long, Japan, ready for the Police and the Coast Guard Patrols

Pocket Toy Ships

BY JACK HERBERT WHILE THE TOP-OF-THE-LINE, expensive toy boats come close to being actual ship models, our smallest antique toys possess a charm and elegance […]

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Noel Barrett Auctions Nov. 18-19

Noel Barrett Auctions Nov. 18-19

When ever I came across Bill Powell’s booth at an antique show I knew I was going to see some of the most exciting things […]

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Clockworks!

Clockworks!

COLUMBIA, PA – Look around you – on your desk, in your office, your grandchild’s playroom, perhaps even in the parking meter you placed a […]

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The Art of the Clown Artist

The Art of the Clown Artist

BY JIM ENGELAGE, PhD THE CLOWN ARTIST, also known as the Drawing Clown, is one of the centerpieces of rare and ingenious lithographed tin toys […]

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