Single-owner mechanical marvels collection enlivens Nye & Co., Nov. 16

1936 Multi-bell seven-way slot machine by Caille A C Novelty, estimated at $4,000-$6,000
1936 Multi-bell seven-way slot machine by Caille A C Novelty, estimated at $4,000-$6,000
1936 Multi-bell seven-way slot machine by Caille A C Novelty, estimated at $4,000-$6,000

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company’s upcoming online auction, titled Property from a Private Collection: A 20th Century Machinal Delight, is slated for Wednesday, November 16, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. This amazing collection – all of it the lifetime vision of a single collector – is comprised of all manner of mechanical and musical devices, games and all the associated ephemera one could ever hope to find to accompany them.

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Music machines ready to play at Miller & Miller, March 19

Replica of the iconic 1946 Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in Germany around 1990, est. CA$4,000-$6,000
L-R: Replica of the iconic 1946 Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in Germany around 1990, est. CA$4,000-$6,000; circa-1890 Edison Class M cylinder phonograph, est. CA$10,000-$15,000; 1960 Rock-Ola Tempo II Model 1478 jukebox, est. CA$3,500-$5,000
L-R: Replica of the iconic 1946 Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in Germany around 1990, est. CA$4,000-$6,000; circa-1890 Edison Class M cylinder phonograph, est. CA$10,000-$15,000; 1960 Rock-Ola Tempo II Model 1478 jukebox, est. CA$3,500-$5,000

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A circa-1890 battery-driven Edison Class M cylinder phonograph, an early 20th-century J. & E. Stevens North Pole mechanical bank, a replica of the iconic 1946 Wurlitzer Model 1015 One More Time jukebox and a 1960 Rock-Ola Tempo II Model 1478 Windshield jukebox are among the highlights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online Music Machines, Toys & Advertising sale, slated for Saturday, March 19. The 541-lot auction will start at 9 am Eastern time, and absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All estimates are given in Canadian dollars.

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Circa-1880 royal telephone rings up $89K at Auction Team Breker

Circa-1880 Ericsson wall telephone, believed to have been commissioned for King Oscar II, €77,000. Copyright Auction Team Breker
Circa-1880 Ericsson wall telephone, believed to have been commissioned for King Oscar II, €77,000. Copyright Auction Team Breker

Circa-1880 Ericsson wall telephone, believed to have been commissioned for King Oscar II’s summer palace in Oslo, €77,000. Copyright Auction Team Breker

KOLN, Germany – Auction Team Breker‘s November 6 sale, dubbed Science & Technology, Mechanical Music & Fairground was a clear success, led by a one-of-a-kind antique telephone.Continue reading

Sputnik lab test model could fly high at Auction Team Breker, Nov. 6

1957 laboratory test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, est. €150,000-€250,000
1957 laboratory test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, est. €150,000-€250,000
1957 laboratory test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, est. €150,000-€250,000

COLOGNE, Germany – Auction Team Breker‘s November 6 Science & Technology / Mechanical Music / Fairground auction boasts 424 lots of unique and choice material, ranging from a 1957 laboratory test model of the Sputnik-1 satellite to a functional English mid-century children’s carousel to antique gramophones and telephones. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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