Tag Archives: antique toys

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A scarce McLoughlin Bros. Bulls and Bears – The Great Wall Street Game, patented in 1883, sold for $20,740 at an Antique Toy Auction held Dec. 7-8 by Pook & Pook, Inc. (along with Noel Barrett) in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a Doll & Cie […]

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Horse Weathervane Sharon Boccelli & Company – March 28: Three dimensional running horse weathervane. Copper with zinc head, from an Alstead New Hampshire farmhouse. Auction Estimate: $850-$1,200 sbauctioneers.com Decorated Box Pook & Pook, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers Antique Toy Auction – April 14: Attributed to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania craftsman […]

Morphy Auctions' June 2016 Premier Antique Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron Sales Event Plays With Almost $1.5 Million In Sales!

This three-day auction included over 2,100 carefully curated lots, including many extraordinary highlights and rarities from the Jack Herbert collection of antique vehicles. Denver, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2016 – It was a race to the finish at Morphy’s recent Premier Antique Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron sale!  This three-day event, held on June […]

What's Selling on eBay: December 2015

What's Selling on eBay: December 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,750 (19 bids, 9 bidders): Antique German Carette Wind-up Tin Toy Car – All 4 Orig. Passengers & Headlights. This is an early 1900s German tin car by Georges Carette. This car is an excellent example of Carette’s work and is featured on the cover of the book, “The […]

A Child's World: Childhood in 19th Century New England

Coral and Silver Rattle, 1825

A Child’s World: Childhood in 19th Century New England New Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Opens October 13 In an age before super-sized toy stores, pampered children, and helicopter parents, a new concept of a child’s formative years began to emerge in 19th-century New England. There was an increasing awareness that “childhood” was […]