Old Toy Soldier Auctions presents Darnieder collection, Fred Wehr Part II on May 21-22 Old Toy Soldier Auctions will offer for sale the late Don Darnieder's collection of important antique and vintage soldiers on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2011.
News-Antique.com - May 13,2011 - PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Ray Haradin, owner of Old Toy Soldier Auctions, has announced his company will offer for sale the late Don Darnieder's collection of important antique and vintage soldiers on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2011.
The auction comprising more than 1,500 lots will also feature part II of the late Fred Wehr's collection and other select properties. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Don Darnieder was from Milwaukee. It was there that his collection first put down roots, in a small upper room of the bungalow in which he and his wife lived. The Darnieders referred to the hideaway as Don’s “attic empire,” and over the years it certainly grew both in quantity and quality to live to that regal monicker.
Don came from a military family – his father and brothers served in World Wars I and II, respectively – so soldiers are in his blood. The studious and thorough way in which Don assembled his collection serves as a model for today’s collectors, who won’t want to miss bidding in this exciting auction.
Highlights of the sale include:
Britains Picture Pack counter display, circa 1954-59
Timpo Hopalong Cassidy set
Timpo Tiger Hunt set
20 different Johillco sets made for Midwest British Importers
First version of Britains #119 Gloucestershire, circa 1900
Bill Hocker contemporary sets
Very rare Karl Scheller (Germany) German Gun Team set, 35mm scale, circa 1910
Taylor & Barrett Chimpanzee Tea Party
Approx. 20 Lou Steinberg dime store conversions
Large selection of Hawker, including Bengal Horse Artillery, 1 of 29
Edmunds Civil War figures
Marlborough Dehli Durbar Indian regiments
Retired King & Country
Also: Pre- and Postwar Britains, Mignot sets, Comet and Eriksson/Authenticast, Trophy sets
For more information, call Ray Haradin at 412-343-8733 (tollfree: 800-349-8009) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ website at www.oldtoysoldierauctions.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.