Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vintage Toy & Collectible Auction #54 at Serious Toyz

As usual, Serious Toyz will offer an outstanding array of diecast vehicles, including literally hundreds of 1950s-1960s Matchbox cars, all MIB!

Coin-operated machines
include the 1930s "All-Win Deluxe" gambling machine, a 1960s "Health Garde" condom machine (with contents), 1933 "Select-Em" dice gambling machine, & a 1902 clockwork "Zeno Chewing Gum" machine. All work well and come with keys.

"Zeno Chewing Gum" machine, 1902
This auction is going on NOW and will end Friday, January 6th for Character / Classic Toys and Saturday, January 7th for toy vehicles. 
To see catalogue and prices see Serious Toyz website and bid online!!!
Serious Toyz is extremely proud to offer NM-M examples of some of the rarest lunchboxes & thermos out there, consigned from noted collector & author of "Warman's Lunchboxes Field Guide", Joe Soucy. Included are a beautiful group of 1950s pressed steel from Tonka, Nylint, Structo & Marx; many are in original boxes.

1966 "The Munsters" lunchbox and thermos

There are more that 50 advertising character lots, including an unused 1949 Coke window sign featuring Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy; a large, 1930s die-cut retail sign for "Bickmore Easy-Shave Cream" with future President of the United States Ronald Reagan; and a previously unknown Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" movie house poster.

This is only a small sampling of the beautiful battery-operated toys in this auction... almost all are MIB, every one in perfect working order. Plastic vehicles and sets from Renwal, Aurora, Hubley, Ideal, Banner, Thomas & many more... dozens of scarce pieces, all no cracks or breaks.

Rare 1955 "Snow White and seven dwarfs" Disney movie poster
More than 2 dozen early glass candy containers of all sizes and themes will be offered, a new category for Serious Toyz. Note the rare and desirable "Felix the Cat". There's a wide range of familiar faces from TV, movies, sports, cartoons and more, from the 1920s through the 1960s.

Scarce figures sets of plastic, rubber and  lead, as well as several desirable playsets including the rare version of Marx's "Fire House"; many lots are unused with factory-sealed contents.

Wind-up and friction tin toys from Germany, Japan, the U.S. and more appear in almost every category. There are dozens of perfect, mint in box tin wind-up and friction toys!

1940s toys of Popeye and Wimpy
Building sets from Erector, Meccano, Richter, Anchor, Bing & more are available. Nearly every one is 100% complete, and in most cases, unused, including a giant Bing stone block set, c. 1880. There are 3 layers of trays & it weighs over 50 lbs.

1920 iron cast signs "Keep to the right"

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