A rare clockwork toy yielded more than double its high estimate to earn the top spot in a three-day $2.5 million auction at James D. Julia’s in November 2012. Read More +
More than 800 lots of rare and desirable vintage toys and collectibles will be sold without reserve in an Internet and catalog auction that concludes Jan. 6-7. 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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In an auction odyssey that began in March of 2009 with an offering of rare automotive toys, the last in an ongoing series of events featuring the antique toy collection of the late Donald Kaufman, co-founder of KB Toys, has been set for April 15-16, 2011. The four auctions to date have realized $10.9 million. The last of the toys from the revered Kaufman collection will be auctioned in a 275-lot opening session, followed by a daylong Saturday session containing approximately 650 lots. Read More +