Alan Rosen Space Toy Collection The extensive space toy collection of renowned dealer/collector Alan “Mr. Mint” Rosen will be sold in a phone and online auction held by Smith House Toy & Auction Company beginning May 1 and closing M
of Rosen’s robots will march into the May auction, including the Change Man, Mystery Moon Man, Conehead, Door Robot and Lantern Robot. The boxed robots will be led by the Dux Astroman, Radar Robot, Mighty Robot, Ranger Robot, Mr. Robot the Mechanical Brain, Ribbon Head Moon Robot, Tulip Head and Fire Department Robot.
Cross-over and non-space toys will join the sale, too, including both the Twirly Whirly and Coney Island Rocket Rides, both with boxes, the Marx Spooky Kooky Tree, Tarzan, small windup Frankensteins, and a selection of race cars.
Smith House Auction 74 will open for bidding on May 1 and close May 15. Catalogs for the phone and online sale will be available in mid-April. To order a catalog, send a check or money order for $35 U.S./$45 foreign to Smith House Toy & Auction Company, P.O. Box 129, Telford, Pa., 18969. For a preview of Auction 74, go to www.smithousetoys.com.
Smith House Toy & Auction Company has been dealing in fine toys and nostalgia since 1986. Craig Thompson expanded the bidding to the Internet in 2004, while retaining the personal service for which Smith House has always been known. Smith House is looking for consignments for future auctions, whether it is one quality item or an entire collection. For information, contact Thompson at 215-721-1389, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.