A late 19th century Germania Exchange cast-iron mechanical bank, featuring a goat sitting atop a beer cask, commanded intense bidding before one bidder took it for $51,000 during Bertoia Auction's Spring auction, June 2-3.
An Ives Santa still bank is one familiar bank set to sell Oct. 14-15, when RSL Auction Co. offers 1,000 lots representing 110+ year of bank collecting.
Bidding is expected to be wild for a veterinary cabinet, advertising Dr. Daniel's Veterinary Medicines, during Morphy Auctions' Aug. 9 sale.
A multi-piece Noah's Ark toy figure may fetch between $12,000 and $14,000 during Bertoia Auctions' 1,400-lot Toy & Holiday auction Mar. 28-29.
More than 850 lots of vintage toys, including 250-plus robot and space toys lots and more than 250 character and tin toys, will headline Morphy Auctions' first major toy sale of 2014, on Feb. 15.
A "George Washington" tin toy U.S. ocean liner rose to $3,450 in a 430-lot coin and toy auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries this past fall.
In an auction which saw $1.2 million in sales, an uncommon Popeye windup “Air-o-Plane” complete with its original box soared to $11,257 and a new home at a museum in the Orient, during a June 21 auction at James D. Julia Inc.
It was a toy collector's paradise during Bertoia's Toy Picks auction in early May, which finished with $1.5 million in sales, with a circa-1902 first-series Marklin Toy Battleship Maine leading all lots, after fetching $64,900.
Morphy Auctions is ringing in spring with toys, trains, marbles and more April 19-20, offering 1,800 lots of must-see antique and vintage items.
Bertoia Auctions will offer the second and final offering of Dick Claus’s incomparable collection of vintage and antique toy ships and boats Nov. 10, 2012.