Denver, PA, United States
DoneSat, Dec 11, 2010 3:00 PM UTC
DEC 11 2010 MORPHY AUCTIONS PREMIER SALE
DENVER, Pa. The lighthearted Saturday, Dec. 11 session features approximately 850 choice lots of toys, trains, mechanical banks, antique advertising and dolls, with the first 150 lots consisting of 1,000 vintage Barbie dolls, fashions and accessories from the Cristol/Glickman family collection. Among the top dolls is an original 1959 blond No. 1 Barbie in a striped swimsuit and high heels, complete with posing stand and original box. It is expected to realize $3,500-$5,000.
Another important entry is a 1959 brunette No. 2 Barbie boxed store display, with the teen fashion doll dressed in a ''Sweet Dreams'' negligee, accompanied by a brass alarm clock and wax apple for a bedtime snack. The pink silhouette box was given to dealers in 1959 for display purposes only. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.
Morphys will also be offering 250 high-quality hand-painted and lithographed pre-war German and American trains from a 40-year collection. Many premium brands and rare examples will cross the auction block, including productions by Continental manufacturers Marklin, Bing and Carette; and early American trains by Carlisle and Finch, Knapp, Howard, Voltamp and Ives. Additionally, the inventory includes a fine selection of golden age Lionel and American Flyer standard and O-gauge trains, engines, engine and tenders, complete sets, and some postwar items.
A colorful mix of toys and pedal cars will follow, with more than 150 pieces of pressed steel from a single-owner collection, 150 general toy lots and 30+ European tin windups and autos, including a hand-painted Carette limousine, estimate $6,000-$9,000.