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.