Two important lifetime antique doll collections offered June 16-17, 2012

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Two collections of antique dolls, furnishings, fashions, doll houses, miniatures and an important half doll collection will be offered June 16-17, 2012 by Frasher’s Doll Auction. Bebes from Jumeau, Steiner, Bru, Rabery and Delphieu will cross the block along with dolls from the 1930-1950 era, including Raggedy Ann, Shirley Temple dolls, Nancy Ann Storybook dolls and Alexander dolls. Read More +

Cast iron Uncle Sam Chariot pull toy may bring $25,000

cast iron Uncle Sam Chariot pull toy

Fine European antique toys and train stations, plus an array of still and mechanical banks and toys from collectors Dr. James Laster and John Jirofsky headline the July 1, 2012 auction. Cast-iron American toys exhibiting particularly fine condition include a “super-mint” circa-1905 Uncle Sam Chariot, made by Kenton Hardware and retaining 99.5 percent of its original paint. The 12-inch-long patriotic toy, whose chariot replicates an American eagle, is expected to achieve $18,000 to $25,000. Read More +