Featured Buck Rogers collection adds $103,500 to day's total at Morphy's Jan. 29 auction A Chicagoan's 40-year collection of rare Buck Rogers toys brought in more than $103,500 at Morphy's Jan. 29 toy auction. The overall sale total was $420,000.
Estimated at $1,000-$2,000, the set flew to $8,625. According to Morphy, a space toy expert who attended the sale said the figures in the Johillco set weren’t particularly rare, but the box and insert were “unbelievably rare…He had never seen the set in a complete state.”
Most of the top lots in the Jagielski collection went to U.S. buyers, but the remainder found new owners worldwide. “The Internet sold things to three continents, at least,” Morphy said. “There were buyers in Japan, China, Turkey, Germany…less than 10% of the collection sold to bidders in the gallery. It was 90% sold through the Internet and phones.”
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1936 Buck Rogers Space Scout patch, auctioned for $4,300 at Morphy's. Morphy Auctions image.