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Mechanical Bank Notes: Railroad Postage Stamp Vending Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER IMAGINE A PERIOD IN history when the haunting whistle of an oncoming steam locomotive generated great excitement! This was a time of […]

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A fine late 80s Hotel & Railroad Depot tinplate horse drawn Omnibus, 24 inches long, quite possibly by Fallows.

The Early Toy Omnibus

BY JACK HERBERT IT’S THE 1880S, and you’re stranded in New York City. You need to get from here to way-over-there. You don’t have access […]

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Marklin Steam Fire Pumper; estimate: $18,000-$22,000.

Bertoia’s Toys for the Mantel Auction Nov. 12-14

VINELAND, N.J. – From the Fort Knox-style basement of a New York townhouse to the gleaming showcase shelves of a fine country home, a diverse […]

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Marklin steam-powered boat for the French market with four original lifeboats. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Morphy’s Oct. 15-16 Premier Auction

The sale is anchored by a 50-year doll collection, Jerry and Millie Maltz’s advertising clocks, and the Michael O’Hearn toy collection part II DENVER, Pa. […]

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Strauss wine-up Santee Claus Sleigh pulled by Reindeer in VG to EX condition.

Santa Loves Shopping Early and a Cold Soda When He’s Done!

The November Rich Penn Auction Event can deliver both. With just weeks before Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about that visit from Santa. A […]

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Steve Butler: 0 for 33

BY STEVE BUTLER 0 for 33 sounds like a lousy batting average, and 1 for 33 wouldn’t be a lot better. However, in this case […]

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Only Known Example

The next Vectis Military Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories sale will be held on Thursday, September 16, and the 600+ lot sale will be packed […]

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Sebastian and Bitterman Collections Auctioned October 1-3 by Showtime

Charles & Marianne Sebastian and Alan Bitterman Collection Auctioned October 1-3 by Showtime ANN ARBOR, MI – Two major lifetime collections comprising about 1,800 lots […]

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A handsome Convertible Coupe by CR from the mid-30s.

Mid-Century Frenchmen

BY JACK HERBERT The first half of the Twentieth Century saw the French Toy Industry in full swing. They produced some of the handsomest tinplate […]

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Let’s start with the oldest of the toy airships—a tinplate 14-inches long Muller & Kadader (Germany) keywind model, with a pair of open air gondolas, two static props, and a major propeller at the rear. Several toymakers offered toys like this, including Marklin. Attached to a ceiling with a balanced string, the toy would actually fly around in circles.

Now Hear This: Zeppelins

BY JACK HERBERT Undoubtedly the most unique Transportation Vehicles since the Ark was the Twentieth Century Airship, ultimately reaching two or three football fields in […]

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The top seller of the auction was an exceedingly rare and desirable clockwork Santa and sleigh by Althof Bergmann (ex-Barenholtz). This toy is considered the most significant early American toy known to exist. It sold for a phenomenal $161,000 (est. $100,000- 200,000). As a result, it is the most expensive American tin toy sold in the last 15+ years!

Julia’s Toy and Doll Auction Hits $2 Million

FAIRFIELD, MAINE, JUNE 30-JULY 1, 2010 – Julia’s recent Toy, Doll & Advertising auction was a tremendous success, grossing nearly $2.1 Million! (nearly a half […]

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Pump and Bucket Bank

Mechanical Bank Notes: Pump and Bucket Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER Simplistic and charming are the imaginizing of life on a farm. Its appeal was the catalyst for the manufacture of innumerable objects […]

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Fischer Cabriolet Taxi $6000-$8000

Bertoia September 24-25 Auction of Donald Kaufman Collection 4

Features Final Selection of European Antique Toy Vehicles VINELAND, N.J. – If there were a World Cup for antique toys, the name engraved on the […]

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Czechoslovakian Creedmoor Mechanical Bank

Mechanical Bank Notes: Czechoslovakian Creedmor

BY SY SCHRECKINGER Patriotism and marksmanship have long been popular subjects for manufacturers of mechanical banks, both in the United States and abroad. One such […]

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1912 saw this pressed steel Farm Wagon for the first time. It is capable of running in reverse as well as forward. Wilkins offered it.

Now Hear This: Pot Pourri

BY JACK HERBERT If you haven’t as yet specialized your collection, you probably have a delightful assembly of antique toys known as “pot pourii” — […]

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