by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod
$1,547 (31 bids, 13 bidders): Mobile Space TV Unit with Trailer Rosko-Nomura c. 1962 Battery Op PA114.
Circa 1962, made in Japan, battery-operated, the toy is working. Rare toy, wonderful original condition. Bright litho, no damage or rust. No missing components. Bump-and-go action, lighted screen, moving camera, rotating antenna. Batteries are stored in the trailer. One rubber tread has split but can be easily repaired. Future Toy book grades this toy on a scale of D1-D8 as D5. It comes with its original box. Measures 10.5 inches.
(Photo: eBay seller howevalerie.)
$1,388 (11 bids, 5 bidders): Antique Kachina Doll, Morning Singer, Hopi polychrome.
Very old, 11 inches tall, Morning Singer? Rocks forward a little and won’t stand alone unless the toes are raised a tiny bit. Hand carved from cottonwood root. Not signed.
Photo: eBay seller painterswife2012)
$2,600 (32 bids, 14 bidders): Tagged 1930s Steiff Antique Pie-Eyed Mickey Mouse #1416 Miniature 7″ Disney.
This is an original Mickey Mouse Steiff stuffed 7-inch doll with the tags still attached! It comes to you in amazing condition – all 100% original. Mickey is missing his tail but is otherwise as perfect as you will ever find. He was produced from 1931 to 1936 by Steiff.
The tag on his ear is perfectly affixed and reads, “Steiff Original geschiitzt 1416 Made in Germany.” The round tag sewn onto his chest reads, “Steiff – Original Mickey Mouse Copyright Walt Disney.” The bottom of his left foot reads, “Mickey Mouse,” then I can’t make out the rest except “New York.”
This rare and hard-to-find Steiff depicts Mickey with four fingers and wearing tan pants with two buttons; both are still firmly affixed. He has both of his original whiskers, and they are also firmly attached. His velvet material is near perfect with no holes, tears or damage of note. Over 80 years old, you will be hard pressed to ever find this Mickey Mouse Steiff in better condition.
(Photo: eBay seller fullcircletoys770; Full Circle Toys, Newnan, GA)
$1,525 (28 bids, 11 bidders): Siebe Gorman London Antique Fireman Helmet, ca. 1878.
Up for bidding is this antique fireman helmet complete with air hose. The hoses originally would be fed with oxygen from foot-powered bellows. Overall, this helmet is very rare and in great condition considering its age. Dimensions: front to back is 12 inches excluding hoses. Top to bottom is 13 inches. Weight: 5 pounds. The viewer is not glass and is made from acrylic or something similar. But in overall great shape.
(Photo: eBay seller turnaroundrarities)
Deborah Abernethy is a certified appraiser with the International Association of Appraisers. She can be contacted at 404-262-2131 or Deborah@expert-appraisers.com. Her website is www.expert-appraisers.com.