Lifetime collections of Don Fiedler to be sold May 2-3 The lifetime collection of Don Fiedler, comprising 700+ lots of vintage toy trucks, toy motorcycles, full-size antique motorcycles and bicycles, petroliana and more will be sold May 2-3 in Illinois.
include a 1941 and 1947 Indian Chief; a home-built chopper with 1948 Harley Davidson pan head motor; a 1948 Harley Davidson pan head; a 1949 Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide pan head; a vintage Salsburg Scooter; and a 1952 Harley Davidson Servi-Car.
Other motorcycles include a 1952 Cushman Scooter; a 1954 Harley Davidson Hummer; a 1965 Harley Davidson FLH Electra Glide; and a reproduction “Whizzer” model. But the undisputed premier lot of the day promises to be the Mack truck. The 1954 LTH model semi is simply gorgeous, and has been beautifully restored and painted (even to include the engine, which is mechanically very strong).
Nearly 50 vintage bicycles will also come under the gavel. Top lots include Indian Motorcycle Company 151 and Roadster 154 models; a Harley Davidson 1917; and other examples in various conditions and colors, by makers like Monarch, J.C. Higgins, Schwinn, Chicago Cycle, American Cycle, West Field, B.F. Goodrich, Arrow, Elgin, Pierce, Geneva, Western Flyer, Shapleigh and others.
Day Two – Sunday, May 3, also starting at 10 a.m. CST – will feature close to 350 lots, mostly collectible antique toys and coin-op machines. First to cross the block will be toy motorcycles, to include a Hubley “Popeye” Indian Patrol 2-cylinder; a rare Hubley “U.S. Air Mail” Indian 2-cylinder with box van side car; a Hubley “Crash Car” 4-cylinder; and a Hubley Indian 2-cylinder with side car.
Other toy motorcycles will include a Hubley electric headlight 2-cylinder with side car; and some 2- and 4-cylinder Harley Davidson variations. Tin examples include a Harley Davidson 9-inch friction by TN (Japan); a Mac 700 7-inch wind-up by Arnold (U.S. Zone Germany); an Atom battery-op 11-inch by MT (Japan); a Siren Patrol battery-op 11-inch by MT; and a Police Cycle 11-inch by MT.
Items in Mr. Fielder's toy truck collection include a Smith Miller “B” Mack tandem axle dump truck; a Smith Miller Ford cab-over truck with flat bed; a Fred Thompson Smith Miller “B” Mack McLean Trucking Company semi and trailer; and a Fred Thompson Smith Miller “L” Mack “Parker Bros. Ready Mix Concrete” truck. Many of the Fred Thomson trucks are limited-production examples.
Vintage pressed steel trucks, massive and impressive, include a Buddy “L” Express Line van truck; a Sturditoy “American Railway Express” screen side van truck; a Steelcraft GMC moving van truck; a Keystone private label Wm. Filenes Sons Co. “RH Whitmoco, The Continental” truck with electric headlights; a Sturditoy “Traveling Store” truck; and a nice Buddy “L” Flivver Coupe #210B.
Other steel trucks include a Steelcraft private label “Federal Storage & Moving” truck with electric headlights; a Buddy “L” coach bus; a Turner mechanical dump truck; a Keystone Packard ambulance; a Dayton C-Cab dump truck; and a Keystone Packard “Wrecker Car.” Pressed steel planes include a Steelcraft “Lockheed Sirius” plane; and various Steelcraft and Keystone U.S. Air Mail planes.
Rounding out the session will be desirable coin-op machines. These include a Place 5-cent slot machine; a fully-operational pinball machine; trade stimulators, to include a Penny Pack machine;