Fun ahead at Morphy?s Sept. 13-15 Toys, Dolls & Sports Memorabilia sale
Featured: Al Winick mechanical bank collection ?best at auction since Steckbeck sale?
Morphy?s will usher in its busy slate of fall sales with a big three-day auction of antique toys, dolls and sports memorabilia, Sept. 13-15. A number of exceptional collections have been consigned to the event, including the Al Winick mechanical bank collection, the Jack Matthews toy soldier collection and the Ed Sandford Japanese die-cast robot collection. All three sessions will commence at 9 a.m. at Morphy?s gallery, located on the Adamstown antiques strip in Denver, Pa.
The Thursday, Sept. 13 session opens with more than 300 doll lots consisting of German, French bisque and china dolls. Among the highlights are a long-face ?triste? Jumeau bebe estimated at $10,000-$15,000; a very desirable circle dot Bru, $8,000-$12,000; and a Simon & Halbig 929 character doll, $2,000-$4,000.
The remainder of the session is devoted to the ultra-pristine Ed Sandford collection of die-cast robots. Most of the robots in this collection were made in the 1960s by companies whose designs are now considered the cream of the crop, e.g., Popy, Clover, Takara and Bandai...