1929 Whippet roadster was the top Howard Meyer estate lot at Miller and Miller

1929 Whippet Model 96A four-cylinder roadster, which sold for CA$22,000 ($19,990 with buyer’s premium) at Miller & Miller.

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A 1929 Whippet Model 96A four-cylinder roadster roared away for CA$22,000 ($19,990 with buyer’s premium), a vintage Canadian porcelain sign for White Rose realized CA$15,000 ($18,450 with buyer’s premium), and vintage Schuco toys commanded high prices at Miller & Miller on March 1 and March 2. Complete results can be seen at LiveAuctioneers.

The March 1 toys auction showcased the late Howard Meyer collection, including 180 lots dominated by examples from Schuco. “Condition and rarity reign supreme as the determining factors when it comes to value in toys,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. “Many of the toys in Howie’s collection were exceptional examples.”

The March 2 sale contained 398 lots of petroliana (gas station collectibles), advertising signs, toys, soda advertising, and model planes. “As the market for quality petroliana and advertising continues to mature, collectors are willing to pay higher and higher prices for top examples,” Miller said.

A 1930s Red Indian Motor Oils single-sided porcelain sign boasted excellent color and gloss and measured 24 by 17in. It sold for CA$12,000 ($10,905 with buyer’s premium).

A Murad Turkish Cigarettes single-sided tin sign, made in the US in the 1900s and featuring a detailed image of a Turkish beauty in colorful attire holding a serving tray with a package of Murad Cigarettes, the whole measuring 39 by 28 ½in, went for CA$10,000 ($9,090 with buyer’s premium).

The top earner of all the toy lots was a 1962 Schuco 6333 Disneyland Alweg-Monorail G-Set, marked ‘Disneyland’ and ‘Schuco’ on all parts, with track, cable, supports, a three-piece model monorail, and its original box and instructions. It brought CA$1,800 ($2,105 with buyer’s premium).