Superb Britains collection of Dr. Arthur Puglisi leads march to Old Toy Soldier's Nov. 16-18 sale The renowned Dr. Arthur Puglisi collection will serve as the centerpiece of Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ big Nov. 16-18 sale of antique, vintage and contemporary soldiers and figures.
one particular figure exceeding $1,000 in the company’s June sale.
Several Timpo sets are in the auction lineup. A highlight is the circa-1955 “Quentin Durward” set, near mint with figures still tied in place in their original box. The set is based on the film version of Sir Walter Scott’s “The Adventures of Quentin Durward,” about the exploits of an honorable but penniless 15th-century Scottish knight.
Additionally, the weekend sessions will include an excellent sampling of Stadden figures – including Super Staddens painted by Charles Stadden himself – some quality Rose figures, and numerous civilian figures by various manufacturers.
There will be many German-made Heyde figures in the auction, including a number of military sets. A Heyde Zoo – with giraffe cage, cat and bear enclosures; and several outbuildings – will go under the hammer on Saturday.
Old Toy Soldier’s Nov. 16-18, 2012 auction is an absentee, phone and Internet live bidding event that will commence at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18. Absentee bids, including those placed online via www.LiveAuctioneers.com, must be made no later than 24 hours prior to the sale in order to be accepted. Phone lines must be reserved no later than 24 hours prior to the sale in order to bid by phone as the auction is in progress.
Printed full-color catalogs are available for $35 postpaid (overseas postage additional). View the fully illustrated electronic catalog and leave absentee bids online through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
To order a printed catalog or to obtain condition reports or additional information on bidding, call Ray Haradin at 412-343-8733 (tollfree: 800-349-8009) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Catalog mail orders should be addressed to: P.O. Box 13324, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Additional sale details are available online at www.oldtoysoldierauctions.com.
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Courtenay #H13 Louis Sieur de Brosse, signed by Richard Courtenay on the base. Est. $300-$450. Old Toy Soldier Auctions image.