The Holy Grail of lunchboxes collecting, a Mint condition 1954 Superman vs. The Robot by Universal, will be among the items up for sale in a three-day event scheduled for Oct. 22-24 by Philip Weiss Auctions.
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A massive, three-day weekend sale slated for Oct. 22-24 by Philip Weiss Auctions will feature hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of toys and toy trains, railroad memorabilia, Hollywood memorabilia, vintage dolls, antique advertising, coin-ops and more.
Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held on the days leading up to, and including, the auction dates.
The action will kick off on Friday evening, Oct. 22, with a full session packed with Hollywood memorabilia. Offered will be approximately 300 lots of movie stills, film negatives, posters, celebrity autographs and more. Two major consignments will share top billing. The first will be Part 3 of the Lester Glassner collection, consisting mainly of movie photos and negatives.
One-sheet poster from the iconic 1950s Billy Wilder film “Some Like It Hot.”
The other will be an archive celebrating the movie career of Linda Darnell. The trove will feature movie and theater magazines (including a rare, complete set of Lion’s Roar magazines from 1941-49), photographs, posters and personal effects. Also from a private collection, a group of movie posters will be sold, highlighted by a one-sheet from the film “Some Like It Hot.”
Rounding out the Friday session will be inserts, 6-sheets and other Hollywood-related items. The following day, Saturday, Oct. 23, a full day will be dedicated to toys and toy trains, railroad memorabilia and vintage dolls. Certain to get paddles wagging will be an astounding, single-owner, nearly complete collection of Fisher Price toys, from the first item made up to the 1970s. There’s so much in the collection that this will be Part 1; the rest will be sold on other dates.
Another expected highlight will be Part 1 of the Lawrence Kozsey “HO Brass” toy train collection, consisting of more than 300 brass trains, all in the original boxes. Included are locomotives, cabooses, tenders and passenger cars. Manufacturers include Samhongsa, Dongjin, Atlas, Ajin, Precision, MPS, Tenshodo and others. Like with the Fisher Price toys, this will be the first in a series of sales for the collection.
Also offered Oct. 23 will be a lifetime train and railroad collection from the Midwest. Included will be toy trains, railroad lanterns, tools and other railroad paraphernalia. The day will also feature general wind-up, battery-operated and baby boomer toys, to include the Holy Grail of lunchbox collecting: a mint condition 1954 Superman vs. The Robot lunchbox by Universal.
It wouldn’t be a Philip Weiss Auction without at least one original Charles Schulz Peanuts dailies, and this sale’s got two of them. Also sold will be a collection of 1950s-era dolls, many in the original boxes; a wonderful collection of vintage Schuco toys (including Charlie Chaplin, Yes/No Monkey, Fox & Goose and Drinking Pig); a Schoenhut circus tent with tents, animals, people and accessories; Schoenhut circus clowns; and more.
Beautiful 1901 Caille New Century Puck slot machine, one of many coin-ops to be sold.
On Sunday, Oct. 24, antique advertising and coin-ops will take center stage. Highlights will include a beautiful 1901 Caille New Century Puck slot machine, a “Shake Hands With Uncle Sam” strength tester, a band box, mutoscopes, tobacco memorabilia, additional coin-operated machines, and additional slot machines from several prominent Long Island estates.
The day will also feature a single-owner collection of laundry and soap memorabilia, to include tin and porcelain signs, toy washing machines, paper advertising and more. Other lots will include a great selection of coin-operated bar machines, gambling games, gum machines and arcade machines. Also sold will be a rare 1905 “Lillian Nordica” Coca-Cola cardboard poster.
Oct. 24 will also present Part 2 of the Mr. Peanut Collection, featuring a Mr. Peanut scale (the second one found in the last six months), a beautiful Mr. Peanut wall clock and other items. Others expected top lots will include a vintage, full-size casino roulette table, two player pianos, a nice selection of Edison and other phonographs, table-top machines consigned by a former coin-op distributor, paper ephemera (to include coin-op catalogs and schematics), and pig collectibles.
In November (on a date and time still to be announced), Philip Weiss Auctions will hold a one-day Toy Soldier Bonanza Sale, which will include Part 2 of the Edward Ryan paper toy soldier collection. Lots from other estates will include Britains, dime-store figures, and a wide array of toy soldiers from numerous manufacturers. Watch the website for details and info.
Also scheduled before the turn of the year is a major Disneyana and Animation sale, which will include a Donald Duck “Window Washer” cel set up on master production background, two rare 1939 Mickey Mouse advertising posters, fresh-to-the-market Snow White animation pieces, Disney figures, Lladros and more.
For more information about these auctions, call 516.594.0731, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Philip Weiss Auctions Web site.
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