James Julia presents Important Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction on Artfact Live! Bid live online exclusively through Artfact Live! on almost 400 lots of toys, dolls and advertising collectibles in the James Julia auction on November 21, 2009. Something for every toy collector!
News-Antique.com - Nov 12,2009 - (Boston MA) Artfact Live! is pleased to announce the James Julia sale of Important Toy, Doll, & Advertising on November 21, 2009 is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! The auction offers almost 400 lots including: rare character dolls, tin wind-ups, military toys, antique signs, coin-op, clocks, displays, arcade, mechanical banks, slots, vending, music boxes, and more. If you can’t join the live auction action in Fairfield, ME, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
The top lot, Lot 3038, is an Exceedingly Rare 19” Character Jumeau Bebe, Mold #211, from Jumeau’s 200 Series. Known for their fine detail work and sometimes-extreme facial expressions, this doll was nicknamed “The Screamer” due to her squinted glass eyes and wide-open mouth. Bidding begins at $20,000.
Lot 3140 is an Aeromatic Basketball Game made by A. M. Emenhiser of Oklahoma, circa 1920’s, with original pedestal style base. Coin-operated, this vintage arcade game operates by means of compressed air, two players competing for baskets with levers, ping pong ball, and sliding bead score counter. Bidding begins at $4,500.
Lot 3353 is a Coca-Cola Baird Clock in the brand’s classic red and white design reading, “Coca-Cola, the Ideal Brain Tonic” in a rare gallery style case. Includes original clock face, hands, and works within round wood case. Bidding begins at $4,000.
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