BROOKLYN, N.Y. – SJ Auctioneers will hold a sale of Silverware, Collectible Toys, Figurines and Jewelry on Sunday, June 24, starting at 4 pm Eastern time. The 208-lot lineup spans antique art crystal collectibles, fine silverware and porcelain figurines from Herend, Steuben, Baccarat, Swarovski, Gorham, Reed & Barton and other illustrious brand names. Steel, wood and cast iron vehicles from the makers of Buddy L, Tonka, Brio, Tootsie toy, Matchbox Lesney, Kenton, Dinky, Georg Fischer and Louis Marx are on offer. Also, Schoenhut dolls, including several Disney favorites, should see strong demand. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
A standout is a circa-1950s or -1960s Louis Marx toy typewriter in a spiffy shade of powder blue. It measures 12in by 10in and it comes with its original box. The lot notes detail its condition like so: “The box shows storage wear throughout – tears, discolorations, and puncture marks. The typewriter has some fading to the white letters and numbers, discolorations, and some marks on the back.” To make it work, its operator selects a letter or number on the dial and then presses the lever directly underneath the dial. This charming mid-century prize carries an estimate of $500-$1,000.
Certain to turn heads is a handsome circa-1900s German Georg Fischer tin litho penny open tourer car toy. It measures four inches long, is described as being in good condition, and is estimated at $500-$1,000.
The decorative arts selections are particularly rich this time around. They include a Steuben crystal vase topped with a gold vermeil thistle weed finial, and estimated at $2,000-$5,000; a pair of sterling silver Reed & Barton oval bowls in the Francis I pattern, estimated at $300-$500; and a pair of Herend porcelain ducks, hand-painted in a rust-colored fishnet motif and estimated at $1,000-$5,000.
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