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Auction Description for Bertoia: Season Opener - March 28, 2014
Viewing Notes:
Week of Sale: M-F 9am-5pm Saturday, March 29th: 8am Early preview available upon request
Sale Notes:
Antique toys from the turn of the century to include: Comic Character & European Clockwork tin toys, Lehmann toys, French Martin toys, Penny Toys, Steiff bears, Dolls & Automatons.

Season Opener - March 28, 2014

by Bertoia Auctions


649 lots with images

March 28, 2014

Live Auction

2141 DeMarco Drive

Vineland, NJ, 08360 USA

Phone: +1 856-692-1881

Fax: +1 856-692-8697

Email: toys@bertoiaaUctions.com

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LOT OF TWO JAPANESE TOYS

Lot 1: LOT OF TWO JAPANESE TOYS

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Description: TPS, both lithographed tin, includes the popular three skating bears and candy loving canine with tattered box, still contains original plastic candy ball. 5 1/2" h - 8 1/2" l.

Condition Report: Box as noted, (Poor Cond.) Toys both (Exc. Cond.) with minor scratches.

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LOT OF TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

Lot 2: LOT OF TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

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Description: TPS and Mikunii, both done in lithographed tin, one has plastic legs, includes cowboy on horse, yet box marked Brave Eagle and cavalryman with cannon. 4 1/2" - 5" l.

Condition Report: Boxes have tears, one missing portion, toys are (Pristine Cond.) with minor scratches.

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GROUPING OF JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

Lot 3: GROUPING OF JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

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Description: TPS, Japan, boxed examples, each done in lithographed tin, includes Pango Pango African Dancer, Tricycle Tot and Mama Kangaroo with playful baby. 4 3/4" l - 6" h.

Condition Report: Pango box missing portions, edge wear to kangaroo box, tot box (Exc. Cond.) Kangaroo ears broken off, toys in (Pristine Cond.)

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TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

Lot 4: TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

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Description: TPS, Japan, both lithographed tin, very colorful toys, includes Lady Bug & Tortoise with Babies, and Mr. Caterpillar, each with box. 6 1/2" - 12 1/4" l.

Condition Report: Some staining and tearing. Toys in (Exc. Cond.)

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TWO CLOWN WIND-UP TOYS

Lot 5: TWO CLOWN WIND-UP TOYS

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Description: TPS, Japan, includes boxed Skippy the Tricyclist and Performing Clown on ball wind-up toy, both lithographed tin with cloth outfits. 5 3/4" h.

Condition Report: Tears to Tricky box, still strong coloring and some staining to cloth outfits, overall (VG Cond.).

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BUMP CAR

Lot 6: BUMP CAR

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Description: Lithographed tin, colorful amusing circus car with seated clown at wheel, roof lifts when car bumps into anything. 7" l.

Condition Report: Some scratches. (Exc. Cond.)

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CLOWN AND CHEF ON ROLLERSKATES

Lot 7: CLOWN AND CHEF ON ROLLERSKATES

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Description: TPS, Japan, lithographed tin, both wear cloth pants, wind-up action allows seemingly smooth roller skating actions. 6 1/4" l.

Condition Report: Includes one tattered box, as-is in (Poor Cond.) Toys in (VG Cond.)

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SLIM THE SEAL CIRCUS TOY AND SKIP ROPE ANIMALS

Lot 8: SLIM THE SEAL CIRCUS TOY AND SKIP ROPE ANIMALS

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Description: TPS, Japan, boxed example, lithographed tin wind-up toys feature squirrels standing on large leaf pulled by seal holding whirlygig on nose and small bear skipping rope with mechanical action. 8" - 10" l.

Condition Report: Box - (Exc. Cond.) Toys - (Pristine Cond.)

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TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

Lot 9: TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP TOYS

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Description: TPS, Japan, both boxed, includes Girl with Chickens and Dancing Couple, lithographed tin examples with wind-up action, couple have rubber heads. 5 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Tears to boxes - (VG Cond.) Toys - (Exc. Cond.)

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LOT OF TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP ANIMAL TOYS

Lot 10: LOT OF TWO JAPANESE WIND-UP ANIMAL TOYS

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Description: TPS, Japan, both come with boxes, includes Candy Loving Canine and mechanical Bear Golfer, each contain accessory balls for play. 4 1/2" - 5 1/2" h.

Condition Report: Tears to boxes, one has portions missing. (Exc. - Pristine Cond.)

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TOUCHDOWN PETE WIND-UP TOY

Lot 11: TOUCHDOWN PETE WIND-UP TOY

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Description: Boxed example, Linemar, Japan, lithographed tin football player with ball in hand, wind-up actions include ducking as if running through the line. 5 3/4" h.

Condition Report: Some tearing to box. Toy - (Exc. - Pristine Cond.)

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CIRCUS TOY GROUPING

Lot 12: CIRCUS TOY GROUPING

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Description: Japan, lithographed tin toys include circus elephant on ball, clown trainer and dog, and elephant pulling performing clowns, colorful and amusing actions, comes with two boxes. 7" h - 11" l.

Condition Report: Boxes (Exc. Cond.) with some staining. Toys - (Pristine Cond.)

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KELLERMAN BALLOON VENDOR

Lot 13: KELLERMAN BALLOON VENDOR

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Description: Germany, lithographed tin, embossed figure depicted with shaking monkeys by music box and mechanical arm holds die cut of Mickey Mouse and animals in hands. 6 1/2" h.

Condition Report: (Exc. Cond.)

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CLOWN TOYS

Lot 14: CLOWN TOYS

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Description: Lot includes Lindstrom 'Johnny' the clown, US Zone, Germany clown in open car and two performing clowns doing inverted acts, all are wind-up activated, includes one box. 5" - 8" h.

Condition Report: Box tattered and missing end. Johnny scratched overall, wear to litho. (Good - Exc. Cond.)

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THREE WIND-UP BIRD TOYS

Lot 15: THREE WIND-UP BIRD TOYS

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Description: Mikuni, Japan, lithographed tin examples, when wound each able to hop about and flap wings, two red and one blue body. 4" l.

Condition Report: Minor scratches. (Exc. Cond.)

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PRE-WAR JAPANESE CELLULOID GYMNAST

Lot 16: PRE-WAR JAPANESE CELLULOID GYMNAST

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Description: CK, Japan, wind-up toy features full celluloid figure on wire bars, colorfully painted, great lid graphics. 9 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Some damage to corner of box. Toy - (Pristine Cond.)

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BOXED DENTIST BEAR TOY

Lot 17: BOXED DENTIST BEAR TOY

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Description: S&E, Japan, boxed example, lithographed tin and cloth covering, battery operated toy features bear with drilling hand piece and crying baby bear in its seat. 9 1/2" h.

Condition Report: Box has minor tears - (VG Cond.) Toy shows staining to covering.

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JAZZBO JIM AND FIDDLER

Lot 18: JAZZBO JIM AND FIDDLER

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Description: Unique Art, lithographed tin, features dancing Jim figure while young fiddler accompanies with arm motions when clockwork is activated, works well. 10" h.

Condition Report: Scratches to arm, overall (Exc. Cond.)

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SPIC AND SPAN BAND

Lot 19: SPIC AND SPAN BAND

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Description: Louis Marx, lithographed tin, depicts two minstrels, one playing cymbals and drums, and the other on the fiddle, great action, well detailed toy. 10 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Mechanism needs repair. Toy in (VG Cond.) with some fading.

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MARX SPIC DRUMMER

Lot 20: MARX SPIC DRUMMER

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Description: Lithographed tin wind-up toy, scarce single band member version, great actions, figure depicted seated on bass drum, cymbals on one foot and drum in hands. 8 3/4" h.

Condition Report: Tab at body broken, scratches and wear to litho. (VG Cond.)

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JAZZBO JIM WITH BOX

Lot 21: JAZZBO JIM WITH BOX

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Description: Unique Art, lithographed tin, depicts dancing Jim on rooftop stage with amusing colorful graphics surrounding all sides, clockwork mechanism. 10" h.

Condition Report: Minor hole to box, overall (Exc. Cond.)

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BOXED POP-EYE PETE AND COMICAL CLARA

Lot 22: BOXED POP-EYE PETE AND COMICAL CLARA

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Description: Japan, lithographed tin wind-up toys, each with very amusing action and boxes that read "Cute Kids with the Comical Eyes and the Wig-Wag Walk." 5 1/4" h.

Condition Report: (Pristine Cond.)

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JAZZBO JIM WITH ORIGINAL BOX

Lot 23: JAZZBO JIM WITH ORIGINAL BOX

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Description: Ferdinand Strauss Corp., lithographed tin wind-up, colorful graphics surround log cabin used as stage for Jazzbo Jim with banjo in hand, billed as the dancer on the roof. 10 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Box torn and repaired - (Poor Cond.) Toy in (Exc. Cond.)

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DANDY JIM THE CLOWN DANCER WITH BOX

Lot 24: DANDY JIM THE CLOWN DANCER WITH BOX

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Description: Unique Art, c. 1922, lithographed tin, depicts colorful clown seemingly dancing on stage base, clockwork driven, great graphics on base. 10 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Box has repairs and tears - (Poor Cond.) Pole replaced, Toy - (VG Cond.)

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DAPPER DAN WITH ORIGINAL BOX

Lot 25: DAPPER DAN WITH ORIGINAL BOX

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Description: Louis Marx Co., lithographed tin, familiar jigger dancing on suitcase stage, clockwork activated, figure wears a railroad porter's outfit. 10 1/2" h.

Condition Report: Box and Toy - (Exc. Cond.)

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STRAUSS 'TOMBO' ALABAMA COON JIGGER WITH BOX

Lot 26: STRAUSS 'TOMBO' ALABAMA COON JIGGER WITH BOX

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Description: Ferdinand Strauss, c. 1920's, lithographed tin wind-up toy, depicts dancer on stage. 10 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Minor tears to box, edge wear - (VG Cond.) Toy - (Exc. Cond.)

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CHARLESTON TRIO WITH BOX

Lot 27: CHARLESTON TRIO WITH BOX

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Description: Louis Marx, lithographed tin, amusing clockwork driven toy, features dancing figure, boy fiddler and dog with cane in mouth, all standing on tin box stage with extensive graphic images of performers dancing on stage. 10 1/4" h.

Condition Report: Some fading and corrosion to litho. (VG Cond.)

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LIL' ABNER DOGPATCH BAND

Lot 28: LIL' ABNER DOGPATCH BAND

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Description: 1945, Unique Art, lithographed tin, comical toy with the four main characters from popular comic strip series, clockwork mechanism. 8" x 9".

Condition Report: Toy - (Exc. Cond.)

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LINEMAR HAM 'N SAM

Lot 29: LINEMAR HAM 'N SAM

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Description: Japan, lithographed tin wind-up toy, very desirable and hard to find miniature toy band with piano player and dancer, circa late 1950's. 5" l x 6 1/2" h.

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HAM AND SAM MINSTREL BAND

Lot 30: HAM AND SAM MINSTREL BAND

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Description: Ferdinand Strauss, lithographed tin, familiar duo with clockwork driven piano, seated and standing musicians. 6 1/2" w.

Condition Report: Wear and fading to litho. (VG Cond.)

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HOWDY DOODY BAND

Lot 31: HOWDY DOODY BAND

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Description: 1950's, Unique Art Mfg., litho tin band toy features Bob Smith at the piano and Howdy Doody dancing figure. 5" l.

Condition Report: Wear to piano. (Exc. Cond.)

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GROUPING OF FLINSTONES TOYS

Lot 32: GROUPING OF FLINSTONES TOYS

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Description: Lot includes Fred Flinstone riding Dino, hopping Fred toy and Wilma driving open auto. 3" - 8" l.

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JETSONS HOPPING ROSEY AND ASTRO

Lot 33: JETSONS HOPPING ROSEY AND ASTRO

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Description: Louis Marx, Japan, one boxed example, lithographed tin, Rosey the Robot Maid and pet Astro are key wind driven, each able to hop wildly about. 3" - 4" l.

Condition Report: Box missing one end, other dislodged. Toys - (Exc. Cond.)

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RIDE-A-ROCKET

Lot 34: RIDE-A-ROCKET

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Description: Chein, tall runabout, done in lithographed tin, features space ships with children, celluloid propellers, wind-up mechanism. 18" h.

Condition Report: (Pristine Cond.)

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CHEIN PLAYLAND MERRY-GO-ROUND

Lot 35: CHEIN PLAYLAND MERRY-GO-ROUND

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Description: Lithographed tin wind-up toy, works fine with bell sound, well detailed with carousel figures. 9 3/4" h, 11 1/8" dia.

Condition Report: Inside flap missing, toy (Exc. Cond.)

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CHEIN SKI RIDE

Lot 36: CHEIN SKI RIDE

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Description: Lithographed tin amusement toy, clockwork driven, colorful and amusing graphics surround sloped trail ride, includes two tin skiers. 19 1/5" x 10" h.

Condition Report: One skier re-glued at body, overall (Exc. Cond.)

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MERRY-GO-ROUND WITH BOX

Lot 37: MERRY-GO-ROUND WITH BOX

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Description: Wolverine, lithographed tin, features children on horses at center, circling airplanes from rooftop, clockwork activated by hand. 12" h.

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CHEIN FERRIS WHEEL

Lot 38: CHEIN FERRIS WHEEL

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Description: Lithographed tin Ferris wheel is clockwork driven, features six gondolas, image of Mickey Mouse in center of wheel. 17" h.

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FERRIS WHEEL

Lot 39: FERRIS WHEEL

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Description: Chein, lithographed tin, large toy features six colorful gondolas, clown face at center wheel, clockwork driven. 16 1/2" h.

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J. CHEIN & CO. ROLLER COASTER WITH BOX

Lot 40: J. CHEIN & CO. ROLLER COASTER WITH BOX

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Description: C. 1929, lithographed tin wind-up toy, very colorful, belt driven wind-up coaster toy, includes three cars, nice graphics overall. 18 1/2" l.

Condition Report: Some staining to box. Toy has dent at base, overall (Pristine Cond.)

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FERRIS WHEEL TOY

Lot 41: FERRIS WHEEL TOY

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Description: General Metal Toys, Canada, lithographed tin, an elusive carnival ride toy, features wind-up action with four gondolas. 12 1/2" h.

Condition Report: Playworn, overall (VG Cond.)

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CHEIN PLAYLAND MERRY-GO-ROUND

Lot 42: CHEIN PLAYLAND MERRY-GO-ROUND

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Description: Lithographed tin wind-up toy, works fine with bell sound, well detailed carousel figures. 9 3/4" h.

Condition Report: (VG Cond.)

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HUMPHREY MOBILE

Lot 43: HUMPHREY MOBILE

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Description: Wyandotte, colorful lithographed tin comic toy, depicts outhouse on wheels with Humphrey at wheel of tricycle, clockwork driven. 8 1/2" l.

Condition Report: Minor scratching. (Exc. Cond.)

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OLD JALOPY

Lot 44: OLD JALOPY

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Description: Marx Toys, lithographed tin, colorful graphic expressions overall, disc wheels, seated figure, wind-up mechanism. 8" l.

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JOY RIDER WITH BOX

Lot 45: JOY RIDER WITH BOX

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Description: Louis Marx, c. 1929, lithographed tin funny car with comical driver and humorous graphics throughout vehicle, clockwork mechanism. 7 1/2" l.

Condition Report: Minor hole and worn edges to box. Toy - (Pristine Cond.)

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COO COO CAR

Lot 46: COO COO CAR

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Description: Louis Marx, 1920's, lithographed tin car with driver, amusing actions, clockwork driven. 7 1/2" l.

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'BEAT IT' KOMIKAL KOP CAR WITH BOX

Lot 47: 'BEAT IT' KOMIKAL KOP CAR WITH BOX

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Description: Marx, lithographed tin, police driver in open auto, lettering on hood and rear luggage trunk, key wind operated, tin dog sits on running board. 7 1/2" l.

Condition Report: Repairs to box, one flap laser copied. Toy - (Exc. Cond.)

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TOONERVILLE TROLLEY

Lot 48: TOONERVILLE TROLLEY

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Description: c. 1922, Fontaine Fox, lithographed tin, figure stands at platform, popular whimsical trolley with clockwork action. 7" h.

Condition Report: Fading to litho. (VG Cond.)

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MOON MULLINS & KAYO HAND CAR

Lot 49: MOON MULLINS & KAYO HAND CAR

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Description: Louis Marx, lithographed tin, comical depiction of comic characters on clockwork driven hand car with train track wheels. 6" h.

Condition Report: Wear to litho. (VG Cond.)

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AMOS & ANDY FRESH AIR CAB

Lot 50: AMOS & ANDY FRESH AIR CAB

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Description: Louis Marx, classic lithographed tin toy, features comical jalopy with seated familiar characters and pet dog in front seat, clockwork driven. 8" l.

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