GLENDALE, Calif. – If you’re a treasure hunter, a fan of vintage toys and memorabilia, or a history buff, you likely found your way to the Los Angeles area Glendale Civic Auditorium to celebrate and enjoy the 40th anniversary of The All-American Collector’s Show. The weekend event acted as a magnet for some 200 dealers from all over the U.S. (as well as Sweden), to sell and trade tin wind-up toys, cast-iron toys, Disney memorabilia, dolls, Americana, arcade machines, movie memorabilia, vintage advertising and myriad “blasts from the past.” Read More +
The rarest toy in Morphy Auction’s Dec. 8-10 toy and advertising sale is the German tinplate Slate Dancer variation featuring two Mickey Mouse figures on a single platform. “This is the only double Slate Dancer we’ve ever seen,” Morphy said. “We asked around to see what others thought, and everyone told us this was the only one they knew of.” Read More +
VIRDAN, Ill. – More than two semi trailer loads of country store collectibles and antiques will sell during a live, on-site-only auction Oct. 28-29 in Virdan, Ill., at the Mansion 55 Expo. H.A.S. Auction of Virdan, Ill., is officiating the … Read More +
In addition to country store and advertising slated to cross the block Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 by Showtime Auctions, the sale will also include barber shop, coin-op, gambling, folk art, toys, banks, Coca-Cola and other soda, gum, candy, firearms and gunpowder, tobacciana, coffee, salesmen’s samples, whiskey, breweriana, petroliana, automobilia, match safes and pedal cars. In a twist, the first day of the sale, Sept. 30, will be reserved for live bidding only, at the event in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Specialists of the South come July 30, 2011 is overseeing the massive collectibles estate sale of John and Jean Robertson, collectors who amassed a staggering number of items in a wide array of categories over the course of their rich lifetime together. Offered will be soda collectibles, advertising signs and clocks, radio tubes, vintage table radios, a gumball machine, vintage fans and hats, Shirley Temple memorabilia, Matchbox cars, Tonka toys, cigar boxes, American Fostoria, composite roosters, elegant etched glassware and china, children’s books, Rhine wine (Hock) glasses, Hummel figures, Haviland china and Christmas decorations.
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At Morphy’s April 29-30, 2011 auction of antique toys and advertising, bidding was especially competitive for two robots from the famed Masudaya "Gang of Five" series. The top robot lot was a Masudaya Target Robot. This purple tin "Gangster" stands 15 inches tall and comes equipped with a dart-shooting toy gun, and darts. The example was in excellent condition, complete with its gun, darts and beautifully lithographed original box. Against an estimate of $8,000-$12,000, it hit the bull’s eye at $23,600. The sale grossed $1.5 million. Read More +
Antique Trader subscribers share the antiques and collectibles wanted to purchase in this week’s with The Picker’s List. Requests include matchbook safes, Shirley Chisolm collectibles, ceramic auto and truck planters and Shelley miniature cups. Read More +
A June 11-12 auction features a large collection of pristine in-plate circus toys by Chein including rare original boxes, among other "clean collections." In a twist meant to reward those who attend in person, Protos is offering a discounted buyer’s premium and the chance to bid on an uncataloged section of offerings prior to the live portion of the sale. The sale also features an impressive collection of exonumia (medallic art), many pieces of which are Art Deco or Art Nouveau in style.
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I hope you can tell me something about this picture. After a yard sale, my son and his wife left it for me to dispose of. I kept it for another yard sale but it didn’t sell, so I kept it for myself. I do so love it. It is signed. “L. Buford” or “L. Byford” …
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