Lead by a significant selection of antique and vintage clocks, the May 21 auction being offered by Fontaine's Auction Gallery also includes music boxes, bronze sculptures, watches, automation devices, and porcelain.
The precursor to the first Apple personal computer, the Kenbak-1, set the course for easy-to-use and relatively affordable computers, and during an auction presented by Auction Team Breker recently, one of these early models commanded $45,500.
An 8-tune cylinder music box, which finished at $575, was one of many unique items to come to market during Direct Auction Galleries diverse Aug. 12 sale.
A pair of clockwork walking dolls, "Toto" and "Tata," based on illustrations of French children orphaned as a result of the Great War of 1914-1918 may lead the May 24 auction offered by Auction Team Brekker.
From the late 1940s-1980s, Mattel’s mini-guitars struck a chord with children. Now, usually for less than $50, these playable music boxes are finding new fans.
This month, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, courtesy of a five-year loan from The Music Box Society International, will conserve and display 15 historic music boxes.