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Detail of Mary Blair ‘Alice in Wonderland’ concept painting for Disney, showing Alice and the Cheshire Cat, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Disney art treasures abound at RR Auction, Dec. 7

Mary Blair ‘Alice in Wonderland’ concept painting for Disney, showing Alice and the Cheshire Cat, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Mary Blair ‘Alice in Wonderland’ concept painting for Disney, showing Alice and the Cheshire Cat, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

BOSTON – RR Auction‘s December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, brings more than 1,000 items to the auction block. A special animation section features production cels from a number of Disney classics, plus concept paintings by legendary artists Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Encased Star Wars (1978) 3.75in Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 12 Back-A double-telescoping lightsaber action figure with SKU on footer denoted earlier production, AFA 75 Ex+/NM. Extremely rare and only the third carded specimen of its type ever to be offered by Hake’s. Estimate $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s brings more rare Star Wars, vintage video games to auction, Nov. 15-16

Encased Star Wars (1978) 3.75in Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 12 Back-A double-telescoping lightsaber action figure with SKU on footer denoted earlier production, AFA 75 Ex+/NM. Extremely rare and only the third carded specimen of its type ever to be offered by Hake’s. Estimate $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

Encased Star Wars (1978) 3.75in Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 12 Back-A double-telescoping lightsaber action figure with SKU on footer denoted earlier production, AFA 75 Ex+/NM. Extremely rare and only the third carded specimen of its type ever to be offered by Hake’s. Estimate $100,000-$200,000. Image courtesy of Hake’s Auctions

YORK, Pa. – The quest for early Star Wars collectibles has reached a fevered pitch, but the auction market tells us the journey is just beginning. Interest in Star Wars items is stronger than ever, especially for prototypes and samples, rare variations, and toys produced in low numbers or no numbers at all. To some, it may seem that Hake’s – the auction house holding numerous world records for Star Wars material – has already sold the ultimate rarities from that wildly popular category. But exciting surprises continue to emerge, some from unexpected sources, and those fresh consignments and new discoveries will be front and center at Hake’s November 15-16 pop culture auction. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Extra-large black fishnet pattern Herend elephant, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

Herend, Steuben, Daum and more at SJ Auctioneers, Oct. 23

Extra large black fishnet pattern Herend elephant, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

Extra-large black fishnet pattern Herend elephant, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – SJ Auctioneers will hold an online-only Fall for the Auction of Collectibles sale on Sunday, October 23, beginning at 4 pm Eastern time. The auction features more than 250 lots of toy cars and trains, paperweights, art glass, porcelain, decor, sterling silver, jewelry and Disney collectibles. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Large Nesbitt’s embossed-tin bottle sign, est. $1,000-$2,000

Americana in all its flavors offered at Jeffrey S. Evans, Aug. 25-27

Large Nesbitt’s embossed-tin bottle sign, est. $1,000-$2,000

Large Nesbitt’s embossed-tin bottle sign, est. $1,000-$2,000

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Summer Americana Auction includes everything from advertising and firearms to country furniture and antique marbles. The auction, comprising more than 1,700 lots, will take place during three days: Thursday, August 25; Friday, August 26; and Saturday, August 27, with sessions beginning at 9 am Eastern time each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Disney porcelain figure of Cinderella and Prince Charming, est. $100-$1,000

Disney fans will relish Akiba’s June 21 auction ‘Mickey Mouse and His Friends’

 

Disney porcelain figure of Cinderella and Prince Charming, est. $100-$1,000

Disney porcelain figure of Cinderella and Prince Charming, est. $100-$1,000

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Akiba Antiques will present The Mickey Mouse and His Friends auction on Tuesday, June 21 at noon Eastern time. The 609-lot sale will appeal to both established collectors and regular Disney fans. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Popeye And Olive Oyl Tank rolls to world-record $105K at Milestone toy auction

Linemar Japan battery-operated Popeye and Olive Oyl Tank, 11 inches, with extremely rare original box. Very clean and bright, by far the finest example known. Excellent/Near Mint. Sold for a world record auction price of $105,000 against its pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$40,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Popeye toys haven’t seen an appreciable downturn in the collector marketplace at any point in the past 25 years. In keeping with that trend, vintage toys depicting the punchy sailor were “strong to the finich” at Milestone Auctions’ April 9 Antique Toy Spectacular, which grossed $650,000. Powering its way to the top of prices realized, a Linemar Popeye And Olive Oyl Tank with its original pictorial box sold for an astonishing $105,000, a new world auction record for a Popeye toy.

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Mickey & Minnie Mouse motorcycle sells for a staggering $222K at Bertoia’s

Circa-1932 Tippco (Germany) Mickey and Minnie Mouse motorcycle, tin wind-up, 9in long. Provenance: Donald Kaufman collection, Doug and Pat Wengel collection. Sold for $222,000, a world auction record for any Disney toy, against an estimate of $25,000-$45,000

VINELAND, N.J. – One of the most exciting events ever to be held at Bertoia Auctions’ New Jersey gallery took place on March 11-12 with the sale of the spectacular Monique Knowlton antique toy collection. The globally publicized auction of mostly 20th-century European, American and Japanese toys kept collectors riveted as examples with stellar provenance commanded unheard-of prices. After the hammer fell on the last of 628 lots, Bertoia’s president and principal auctioneer Michael Bertoia confirmed to the media that the single-owner collection had achieved a grand total of $2.16 million, inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Production cel setup from Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ est. $2,500-$3,000

Cartoon faves share the screen in April 14 auction of animation cels

Production cel setup from Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ est. $2,500-$3,000

Production cel setup from Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ est. $2,500-$3,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, April 14, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Animation Cels, 1930s-1990s. It boasts 88 lots of animation cels, lithographs and original drawings featuring cartoon characters that brought delight to you, your children and perhaps even your grandchildren. Represented are works that reference Disney classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp, Fantasia, The Adventures of Chip and Dale, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book and Cinderella; and other cherished animated movies such as The Secret of Nimh, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Cool World. Also on offer are cels from television productions such as The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Beavis and Butthead, Peanuts specials, Looney Tunes, Ren and Stimpy, Angry Beavers, Aeon Flux, The Real Ghostbusters, Rugrats and The Pink Panther. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bertoia’s to auction top model’s phenomenal antique toy collection, March 11-12

Boxed Lehmann (Germany) ‘Mandarin’ wind-up toy. Estimate $4,000-$7,000

VINELAND, N.J. – On March 11 and 12, Bertoia’s will auction, without reserve, the Monique Knowlton antique toy collection, a spectacular assemblage of comic character, German automotive, American toys, and out-of-this-world Japanese robots and space toys. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Original production cel from ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ est. $2,000-$2,500

Animation cels from classic productions featured in Jan. 23 auction

Original production cel from ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ est. $2,000-$2,500

Original production cel from ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ est. $2,000-$2,500

NEW YORK – On Sunday, January 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale titled Animation Cels 1930s-1990s, which will feature 120 lots of original production cels as well as limited-edition cels, drawings, wire sculptures and other relevant items. The lineup is guaranteed to have you reliving part of your childhood, or that of your children or grandchildren.

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