Proudly presents our fall auction of antiques in many categories. The sale is headlined by a large collection of over 200 Circus Posters from 1908 to 1998; there are also Minstrel Show, Play Bill and other posters along with 50 original Sideshow Banners. Many of the posters came from the first museum dedicated to entertainment in the US ? Coney Island?s own Museum of American Recreation, created by famed carnival ride inventor and manufacturer William F. Mangels. More posters came from the Henderson Music Hall and Tavern on Surf Ave, another Coney Island landmark and the Vaudeville Theatre where the public first saw the Marx Bros. perform in 1907. In our Americana section there are wonderful folk art carvings including three 19th Century Eagles.
A small group of Black memorabilia helps round out this part of the sale.
As always there is a very nice selection and variety of toys. In what has become one of our hallmarks there is a fine assortment of Pre War Japanese toys. A very nice group of over 50 Penny Toys, a Toschi Ferrari and some good Pressed Steel toys including some in unopened boxes are part of the sale. We have a RARE factory sealed box Marx BEN-HUR series 2000 playset that is fresh to the market. There are over 40 original Animation Cels, mostly from Warner Bros. included some signed by Chuck Jones. Also from Warner Bros, are four original Tiny Toons in-house Maquettes that belonged to the original sculptor Kent Melton, also formerly the property of Kent Melton are an extremely RARE pair of artist proof Batman and Joker figures, only 50 pair were produced for sale and a very few unnumbered artists proofs. Advertising items include a 1908 Budweiser Girl in original frame, an all original J.P. Coats thread cabinet, various tins
and a Yellow Kid Cigar box. Coin-ops include a Mills 5 cent War Eagle, over 20 Gumball machines and more.