Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: “Machine Man” robot, $44,850, Philip Weiss
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An original, battery-operated “Machine Man” toy robot, made in Japan in the 1950s by Modern Toys and standing 14 ¾ inches tall, sold for $44,850 at an auction held Nov. 4 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a circa-1953 fiberglass Roy Rogers 10-cent mechanical horse machine, fully restored, went for $2,300; a tin litho Bing clockwork ferry boat, made in the 1920s for the American market, brought $2,300; and a Marklin 1 Gauge 4-4-2 olive steam locomotive with 8-wheeled tender made $2,242. Prices include a 13 percent buyer’s premium.