Toys, dolls, advertising and coin-ops at Julia, June 28

FAIRFIELD, Maine – James D. Julia’s toy, doll and advertising division will offer an array of goods gathered from across North America and around the world on June 28.

The auction contains a plethora of antique American and European tin, cast iron, and pressed steel toys as well as rare and desirable dolls, trains, scarcely seen advertising, salesman samples, and perhaps one of the finest offerings of coin-operated machinery and slots the company has handled in some time.

roulette slot machineReceiving much attention recently from passers-by at the renowned Atlantique City show in New Jersey, where Julia’s previewed a selection of items to be offered in this auction, was a selection of European toys such as a scarce German Moko motorcycle with its original box, estimated at $4,000-$6,000. 

This Caille New Century upright slot machine with music would be a centerpiece for any game room or parlor. It carries an estimate of $35,000-$50,000.

A very scarce Mickey Mouse circus toy by Borgfeld featuring the early icon atop a lithographed tin flat railroad car rolls in with a $2,000-$5,000 estimate.

A fabulous Caille New Century upright slot machine with music would be a centerpiece for any game room or parlor.  Featuring a center roulette dial with pierced brass dial in a gorgeously carved walnut case, it carries an estimate of $35,000-$50,000. 

Also up for bid is a rare opportunity to own a fabulous World Series baseball game that features the 1937 All Stars.  Cast iron figures including Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dizzy Dean, and others fill the field while the player tries to knock one out of the park. This very intricate game with great action that rivals modern technology is one of the finest in existence.  Professionally restored, it comes to the block with a $35,000-$40,000 estimate. 

For more information, call 207-453-7125, or go online to www.juliaauctions.com.

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