Masudaya toy robot, $45,600, Morphy’s
Gavels n Paddles
Recent Auction Results from Near and Far
By Ken Hall
A Masudaya Machine battery-operated toy robot sold for $45,000 at a Premier Auction held December 6-8 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. Also, a one-of-a-kind show display, custom-made by Reinhold Studio for Oilzum to use at the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair, climbed to $38,000; a boxed Asakusa painted-tin and plastic Thunder Robot marched off for $10,200; a Mail Pouch Tobacco tin cutout flange display coasted to $9,600; and a J & E Stevens Pelican mechanical bank (rabbit variation) made $7,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.