Toys of Times Past offers top-notch antique toys, robots in Sept. 19 debut auction After more than 12 years as a dealer of fine-quality antique and vintage European and American toys, John Pocius has stepped into the auction spotlight. His debut toy auction is set for Sept. 19.
one in our sale is in far better condition.” The robot is estimated at $7,500-$10,000.
Buyers of American cast-iron toys know how rare the Mama Katzenjammer pull toy is. An example to be auctioned on Sunday is in “wonderful, excellent condition with paint that’s well into the 90% range. That’s very high for cast iron,” Pocius said. The circa-1910 toy made by Kenton Hardware is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.
For information on any toy in the auction, call John Pocius at Toys of Times Past, 216-218-1971 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee on any lot in the sale at LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bidding will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.
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Mickey Mouse Cowboy on Pluto celluloid wind-up toy with original box, 1930s, Japan, extremely rare. Estimate $9,000-$10,000. Image courtesy Toys of Times Past Auctions.