WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – Three top-notch collections with prestigious provenance will headline RSL Auction’s Oct. 14-15 auction of still banks, together with select additional clockwork, tin and cast-iron toys and mechanical banks. Titled “Spectacular Stills: The Collections of Ralph Dye, Tom Kellogg and Tim Steckbeck,” the approximately 1,000-lot auction jointly represents 110+ years of active collecting.
“The name value in this sale tells bidders everything they need to know,” said RSL partner Ray Haradin. “Most of the still banks were previously in the collection of Ralph Dye, a judge from McConnellsville, Ohio who was a founding member of the Still Bank Collectors Club of America. Ralph was a very advanced collector who entered the hobby in the 1960s. He always focused on early banks of extreme rarity, and to find the best examples, he traveled extensively and attended countless auctions.”