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This exceedingly rare (one of only a handful known to exist) Ives Hippodrome clockwork toy was found in an estate just a few miles up the road from Julia’s. After a heated bidding battle, it went to a in attendance for an astounding $69,000, more than tripling the low end of its $20,000 to $30,000 presale estimate. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia)

This exceedingly rare (one of only a handful known to exist) Ives Hippodrome clockwork toy was found in an estate just a few miles up the road from Julia’s. After a heated bidding battle, it went to a in attendance for an astounding $69,000, more than tripling the low end of its $20,000 to $30,000 presale estimate. (Photo courtesy James D. Julia)

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