Morphy’s Aug. 9-10 toy auction a bonanza of rare robots, space toys, banks, high-grade comics

Extremely rare S.Y. (Japan) battery-operated Electroman Robot. Bump-and-go action. Fresh to the market from a European collection. Estimate $50,000-$100,000

DENVER, Pa. – Many a great toy and bank collection is highlighted by rarities acquired from Morphy’s, which still holds the world record for the highest-grossing one-day toy auction of all time. Many would recall the record-setting event: Morphy’s 2007 sale of the legendary Stephen and Marilyn Steckbeck bank collection, which drew national TV crews to the Pennsylvania gallery and knocked down an astonishing $7.7 million.

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Report: auction industry is preventing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions

Old-growth European beech forest in Biogradska Gora National Park, Montenegro. Photo by Snežana Trifunović, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

LONDON – New research from Auction Technology Group plc (LON:ATG), the operator of the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions, has found that one million tonnes of carbon emissions were saved in 2021 by the sale of just 15 item types at auctions run on its marketplaces globally. This is the equivalent of 50 million mature trees growing for one year and only accounts for 6% of the 9.5 million items sold across ATG’s platforms in the period.¹

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