Premier Auction anchored by 50-year doll collection,
Jerry and Millie Maltzs advertising clocks, Michael OHearn toy collection part II
Immaculate dolls bought by mail order launched Chicago familys long-held collection
DENVER, Pa. The selection just keeps getting better in Dan Morphys Premier auctions, the next of which is slated for Oct. 15-16 and will feature the extraordinary Cristol/Glickman families doll collections, the advertising clocks of longtime collectors Jerry and Millie Maltz, and part II of the Michael OHearn antique and vintage toy collection. The 1,857-lot auction will appeal to those who seek ''fresh-to-market antiques with deep provenance,'' said Morphys founder and CEO, Dan Morphy.
The opening session will feature an extensive lineup of toys, much of which is from the revered collection of retired California architect and Victorian home preservationist Michael OHearn. The grouping includes more than 100 Japanese windup toys, 400+ Japanese car lots, 75+ character toy lots and more than 75 examples of pressed steel.
Among the toy highlights are a lithographed-tin friction Ford Sunliner with original box, estimate $4,000-$6,000; and many other 1950s-60s Japanese versions of Oldsmobiles, Plymouths, Buicks and other brands in near-mint condition with original boxes.
The wide-ranging OHearn collection also includes a n