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Denver, PA, United States
DoneSat, May 30, 2015 1:00 PM GMT

Toy, Marbles, Dolls, Figural Cast Iron Day 1

Auction starts at 9:00 AM Morphy?s May 30 & 31 Toy Auction features top-notch Bob Gallegos robot collection, rare European toys, early French & German dolls 15 cars are exact ones depicted in Ottenheimer?s famous book ?Toy Autos 1890-1939? DENVER, Pa. ? Robots are on the march again at Morphy?s. The family-owned Pennsylvania company?s May 30 & 31 Toy Auction containing 1,450 lots is led by a prized grouping of sci-fi classics from the Robert V. ?Bob? Gallegos collection. Approximately 115 robots, mostly boxed, will cross the auction block. Some of them boast illustrious provenance, like the boxed Jupiter Robot that had ?lived long and prospered? in the Bob Lesser collection. Boxed examples of a Chime Trooper, Conehead, Hook Robot, Space Scout and Tremendous Mike join a Topolino, Astro Man, Mighty 8, Thunder Robot, silver Mechanized Robot (Robby) and blue-version Cragstan Space Man in this premier collection. The list continues with rare blue versions of Winky, Robot with Piston Action (ex Alan Rosen collection), and Moon Explorer. Gallegos? subcollection of Masudaya ?Gang? members includes boxed examples of Target, Radicon, Lavender and Train (Non-Stop) Robots. Many other outstanding single-owner collections will be auctioned on May 30 & 31, including 50+ lots of Popeye toys with many of the most desirable types in original boxes, including Shadow Boxer, Slinky Handcar, Popeye & Olive Tank, etc. A collection of European tinplate automotive acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s features approximately 40 German automobiles, zeppelins and planes. Around 15 of the cars have provenance from a legendary Zurich dealer/collector/author, the late Peter Ottenheimer. Those particular entries are ?book examples,? and the page numbers where the toys appear in Ottenheimer?s book Toy Autos 1890-1939 are shown in the auction catalog descriptions. Top lots include the largest-size Distler racecar, red, in 9.8 condition; a Tippco Autobahn Kurier car, the largest KBN car (with