SELECT ITEMS FROM THE NATIONAL FARM TOY MUSEUM WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA Harrison Auctions will hold the first of several auctions to disperse key items from a lifetime collection of toys.
News-Antique.com - Feb 21,2008 - CAPE CORAL, FL - The heirs to a lifetime collection of toys have selected Floyd Harrison, owner of Harrison Auctions of Cape Coral, to begin the dispersal of a portion of the collection. Many of the lots in this inventory were exhibited on loan during the life of the collector at the National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, IA, home to over 30,000 farm related toys. Some of these lots retain their Museum tags. Upon his death the family reclaimed the items and are now offering them for sale.
This sale will include 260 lots of toys dating from the late 1800s to the 1960s and includes many examples of farm toys as well as other types of toys. The inventory will include lithograph toys, tin toys, cast iron toys and wind up models associated with names like Argo, Wyandotte, Buddy L, Keystone, Marx, Chein, Tootsies, Lionel, Tonka, Hubley, Lindstrom, Linemar, John Deere, Structo and Auburn to name a few.
Highlights of the sale include a Keystone Packard Model Police Paddy Wagon 28" long in like new condition, a Louis Marx child’s Pioneer Express riding engine, a Buddy L Emergency Unit truck, a Marx Lumar Road Grader, a Minneapolis Moline 1478 Model tractor, a 12in Marx Coca-Cola truck, a Wyandotte Steel Stake Body Truck and a Tin Lighograph Windup Laying Hen with Wooden Eggs.
The sale will be conducted by Harrison Auctions at Eyeing the Past Antique Shop located at 1936 Commercial Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901 (239) 275-8885. Live bidding begins at 10:00AM on Saturday March 8 and 11:00AM Sunday March 9. Preview is available at Eyeing the Past during the week before the sale from 9:30AM to 3:00PM daily. The sale will be online through iCollector in association with eBay Live Auctions. Absentee bids will be accepted but there will be no phone bidding. Only 100 seats are available for this sale with no advance seat reservations. The second sale from this collection will probably take place next mid summer.
For more information contact Floyd Harrison at (239) 574-6909, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see online information including photos and descriptions at www.flauctions.com, select the March 8 date and click “bid online” to view the inventory.
Photo Caption: Keystone Packard Model Policy Paddy Wagon
Fred & Gail Taylor