Dan Morphy's Feb. 26-27 mega-auction features historical antiques/firearms, jewelry and toys Dan Morphy Auctions will pack 2,100 quality lots into a big two-day sale, Feb. 26 and 27, 2010, with highlights including historical antiques/firearms, militaria, jewelry, toys & antique advertising.
2 1/2-inch end of the day lobed onionskin marble in original condition ($2,000-$3,000). A sizable number of other large, lobed onionskins and ribbons swirls will be offered.
Topping the machine-made marbles is a Peltier No. 00 National Rainbow 100-count set in its original box ($4,000-$6,000). An extremely rare Akro No. 250 marble box set may attract a winning bid of $2,500-$3,000; and there will be no shortage of buyers, Morphy said, for the more than 20 Christensen agate flames, some of them unique examples.
The Saturday session also features part two of the Pat and Lowell Wagner steam toy collection. More than 350 lots of highly desirable steam engines, cars, boats and other playthings from the collection carry the brands of such prestigious manufacturers as Marklin, Weeden, Schonner, Bing, Plank, and Doll et Cie.
Nearly 200 general toy lots run the gamut of dolls, trains, Steiff and American tin. A Maggie Bessie cloth doll consigned by its original owner is estimated at $4,000-$6,000; while another excellent selection of Fisher-Price toys from collectors Pat and Lowell Wagner will also cross the block.
Nearly 100 pieces of cast iron range from horse-drawn through mechanical banks and other iron toys. Pristine examples of the Breadwinners and Boy Scout banks will be sold, as well as an always-popular Merry-Go-Round bank.
Dan Morphy Auctions will hold its first sale of 2010 on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at the Adamstown Antique Gallery, 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, PA 17517 (on the Adamstown antique strip). All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet - see Morphy Web site for details. An electronic version of the catalog may be viewed in its entirety online at www.morphyauctions.com. For additional information, call 717-335-3435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Painted zinc Indian brave tobacco figure cast in 1875 by Miller, Dubrul and Peters, 6 feet tall, featured in 1953 book Cigar Store Figures by Pendergast and Ware. Estimate $30,000-$50,000. Dan Morphy Auctions image.