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Vintage Toys

by Auctionata


56 lots with images

September 6, 2013

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Big Teddy Bear with Growler by Steiff, Germany 1908-1933

Lot 1: Big Teddy Bear with Growler by Steiff, Germany 1908-1933

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Description: Steiff, Germany, produced from 1908 to 1933 Large sized Teddy bear (5350,2) With working growler Dark brown mohair plush, jointed Brown glass eyes with black pupils Height: 70 cm (standing), 50 cm (sitting) Good Condition This handsome teddy bear by the traditional Steiff factory was manufactured between 1908 and 1933. He loves nothing better than sitting in a quiet corner and looking with his dreamy amber eyes in the world. Taking him in your arms, he will answer with a deep hum. He has a rotating head and also the arms and legs are flexible. The dark brown fur is made of mohair plush, the nose and the claws are black embroidered. Amazingly spry for his age, and after a long and fulfilling career as comforter and faithful companion our great growler is looking for a quiet retirement home.The teddy is in good condition with only a few traces of wear and age. His felt paw pads are original with only a few small repaired holes. His fur is rather full, only slightly thinned in few spots and on the tip of his nose. Smaller scars are evidence of a surgical procedure to refix the ears. The ear button is missing, but the growler still works very well. The black set to nose and claw thread decoration is partially detached. The standing size is 70 cm, when sitting the bear has a height of 50 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore „Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear during a hunt that had been tied to a tree to make the hunt an uncomplicated and successful one for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event now used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Rare Steiff Bear on Metal Wheels, Germany 1905-1921

Lot 2: Rare Steiff Bear on Metal Wheels, Germany 1905-1921

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Description: Steiff Germany, manufactured between 1905 and 1921 Brown bear on metal wheels, 1228 Shoe button eyes Brown short plush With working press voice Makers height: 28 cm This cute and still growling bear of brown short plush was manufactured by the traditional Steiff factory between 1905 and 1921. He has a movable head, which he sets at an angle to look at us innocently through his black shoe button eyes. Standing on strong legs, the bear is mounted on two metal rods with two wheels each. Thus you can drag the faithful companion behind yourself.The cute bear shows visible traces of his old age. On his right side the brown plush has a small hole, the black set of nose and claw thread decoration is partially detached, at the nose also seams replaced. The ears were not sewn back to perfection. The surface of one black shoe button eye is rubbed. Teddy underwent minor surgeries on his tummy and his tail. One of the original metal wheels, which were used until 1921, has been replaced by a thin hardboard plate. The bear does not wear a button in the ear. The manufacturer size is 28 cm.Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal.

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Schuco Monkey with Yes/No Mechanism, Germany, around 1920

Lot 3: Schuco Monkey with Yes/No Mechanism, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Fabric, felt, glass Nuremberg, Germany, around 1920 Manufacturer: Schreyer & Co. Yes/no mechanism 25 cm (height); 5.5 cm (width) This lovable Schuco monkey with yes/no mechanism was produced around 1920 in Germany. It has a dark-brown mohair fur and its face, hands and feet are made of felt. His eyes are made of plastic, the arms and legs have disc joints. The head and mouth can be moved via the small tail.The Schuco monkey was once loved very much, partly revealed by the slightly thinned-out fur trim. The condition is good, however, and the mechanism works as well. The metal skeleton is visible in some places on the feet and tail, and the fabric can already be seen around the thighs. The face and inner side of the mouth also display traces of age and wear; the monkey's beard is missing. The monkey measures 25 cm in height and 5.5 cm in width. Schuco Established in 1912 as the Schreyer & Co toy factory, shortly called SCHUCO, the company is known for its technical precision and its remarkable features. The company was known by numerous patents in the 30s to 50s. In addition to a rich variety of toy cars one connects Schuko with the manufacture of mechanical teddy bears.

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Extremely rare Opium Smoker by Lenci, Italy around 1921

Lot 4: Extremely rare Opium Smoker by Lenci, Italy around 1921

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Description: Lenci, Italy around 1921 With original felt clothes Painted face Individually stitched fingers Arms, legs and head are jointed Height: 32 cm This pretty little Chinese shows all the characteristics of a typical Lenci doll: body, face and clothes are made of felt, the delicate face is hand painted. The portly little guy wears tight black trousers and a yellow coat. Both garments are decorated with characters à la chiniose. The exotic costume is topped off with a little hat, which the opium smoker carries over to the long queue of woolen hair. With downcast eyes he pulls appreciatively at his long wooden pipe. The cute Chinese can turn his head, arms and legs are moveable. The particularly fine Lenci processing can be admired in the individually stitched fingers and ears. Though our Chinese friend surrenders stoically to the pleasure of smoking, he shows minor signs of age. Made in 1921 in Turin, he has survived not quite unsoiled. The delicate face is stained and the nose is rubbed. Holes in the felt are found in places, the colors are faded and the hat has been re-stitched. The pipe is a replacement. A few hairs are loose. The little fella mesures 32 cm. Lenci The Italian company Lenci, founded by Elena König Scavini, introduced its first felt doll in 1919. The success of the artist dolls, with a body, head and face made of felt came quickly. The early models were characterized by whimsical facial expressions. The faces are usually painted by hand. Later porcelain dolls were also made. In the 1920s some models were based on famous characters such as Josephine Baker. Until 1940 the founder was heavily involved in the production. The popular collector's dolls were produced until 2002.

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Steiff Riding Bear with Stearing and Voice, Germany around 1925

Lot 5: Steiff Riding Bear with Stearing and Voice, Germany around 1925

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Description: Steiff Germany, manufactured between 1925 and 1935 Steiff button with underscored "f" and remains of a white tag Brown riding bear (1343,2 ST) Metal disc wheels with rubber tires and iron connecting frame Mohair plush With working pull cord voice Brown glass eyes with black pupils Makers height: 43 cm The beautiful baritone of this big growler does not reveal his true age. If you pull the cord on his back, our little friend answers promptly with a deep hum. Standing on strong legs, the bear is mounted on two metal rods with two wheels each. The iron connecting frame and the metal disc wheels with rubber tires are painted blue. While riding on the broad back of this strong companion, one can determine the direction with the help of a wooden handlebar. With his beautiful brown glass eyes our friend faces stoically any adventure. This cute and still growling bear of dark brown mohair wears in his left ear a Steiff button with an underscored second "f" and the remains of a white tag. He was produced betweeen 1925 and 1935 by the traditional Swabian manufacturer Steiff.Our grumpy fellow shows some signs of age. The brown plush is partly worn. A caring previous owner has covered the back of our bear with brown felt. The dark brown set to nose and claw thread decoration is partially detached, at the nose also seams replaced. Teddy underwent minor surgeries on his neck. The felt paws are original but show some little holes. In three of the original metal wheels the tires have been replaced. The manufacturer height is 43 cm (including wheels), in length the bear measures about 60 cm, in width 24 cm.Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal.

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Loveable Steiff Teddy Bear, Germany, 1926 until 1933

Lot 6: Loveable Steiff Teddy Bear, Germany, 1926 until 1933

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Description: Germany, made between 1926 and 1933 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Light brown mohair plush, jointed Steiff button with underscored second "f" Brown glass eyes with black pupils Height: 30 cm (standing), 21 cm (sitting) These loyal eyes warm every collector's heart! This slightly older teddy has enjoyed a happy and active life and would like to enjoy his retirement now, preferably with fellow teddy bears. He feels at ease in good company and will enjoy being a faithful companion to his new owner. The bear is in a good condition, but he has been getting a little long in the tooth. The plush is no longer as thick as it used to be. It is faded and visibly soiled. The fur is slightly thinned in places, especially around the snout, ears and paws. The felt pads on the paws are original, but show small abrasions, which could be treated. The mouth is originally embroidered with black thread, the stiches on the nose are missing. There is a squeaker, but nowadays Teddy is not very chatty anymore. On the left ear the bear is wearing his silver Steiff button with underscored second "f". Standing up the teddy measures 30 cm, sitting 21 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore „Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Large dark-brown Steiff Teddy Bear, Germany, 1926 until 1934

Lot 7: Large dark-brown Steiff Teddy Bear, Germany, 1926 until 1934

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Description: Germany, made between 1926 and 1934 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Brown mohair plush, jointed Brown glass eyes with black pupils Steiff button with underscored second "f" Height: 40 cm (standing), 28 cm (sitting) Very good and original condition This loyal Teddy was manufactured between 1926 and 1934 by the traditional Steiff company. His well-kept, fluffy fur is made of brown mohair plush. Our little friend loves spending time with likeminded Steiff bears in a cabinet or collector's corner. Despite his age he is still very flexible and enjoys an excellent health. Thus his new owner can rejoice in his company for a long time to come. The bear is in beautiful condition. On the left ear he is wearing his original silver Steiff button with underscored second "f". The mohair plush is still very thick, only slightly thinned around the snout. Since Teddy is a snugly little fellow who likes nothing better than lounging around the house all day, there are some bald patches on the back of his legs. The felt paw pads are original. Nose and mouth are originally embroidered with black thread. Standing up the teddy measures 40 cm, sitting 28 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore „Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Rare Steiff

Lot 8: Rare Steiff "Bully on Wheels" with 11 Steiff Buttons, 1927-1931

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Description: Germany, 1927-1931 Maker: Steiff „Bully" on wheels with connecting frame (1335,2 / series 11) Mohair plush white/gold (= orange) Swivel head and pull voice Leather and horse hair collar with bell 11 Steiff buttons in total - one in the ear and 10 on the collar Maker's height: 35 cm (without wheels) The prominent feature of this rare Steiff "Bully" on wheels, produced between 1927 and 1931, is the leather collar with horsehair backing, bell and 10 Steiff buttons, the age of which are confirmed by the long trailing 'f'. The little chap has white/gold (orange coloured) fur made of mohair plush and stands on four green painted, wooden wheels connected through metal rods.A small child was able to sit on it and make the bulldog bark by pulling on a metal ring. Even though the pull-cord voice box no longer functions, this dog with his loyal gaze is particularly charming thanks to his dual coloured face and brown eyes as well as his ears which are wire-lined to enable them to adopt endlessly new positions. The Steiff-button is in his left ear. The broad muzzle is made of fine velvet, the nose and claws are embroided with dark-brown yarn.The partially severely thinned fur trimming shows that this dog was a most loyal companion to a grateful child for a long time. The horsehair on the dog's collar is equally thin; the bell is slightly dented. Bully has some small holes and a few surgical scars on his ears and also his back. The velvet muzzle is a little soiled and the glass eyes are slightly scratched. The green paintwork on the wheels has only survived on the outer and inner sides. The pull-voice is no longer functional. The Steiff buttons on the collar and ear display the Steiff inscription in print letters and a long curve on the second 'f'. The height according to the manufacturer is 35 cm (without wheels) and 38 cm (with wheels). Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: "Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal.

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Barking Steiff Dog

Lot 9: Barking Steiff Dog "Molly", Germany, 1930 bis 1933

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Description: Long-hair mohair plush Germany, made between 1930 and 1933 Manufacturer: Steiff Brown tipped fur Glass eyes Squeaker Height: 25 cm Original condition! Molly is a faithful lady dog who gave a lot of joy to her former owner. Now she is looking for a new loving home. She is a little too old to go for long walks and simply likes to cuddle with her master or mistress on the couch. She also likes play time and will often bark to show her happiness. Woof woof! Molly is in original condition. She loves playing outside, which is why her coat is rather dirty. The fur is still thick, only slightly thinned around the paws and tail. Nose and mouth are originally embroidered with black thread. Unfortunately her silver Steiff button came loose when she frolicked with her past owner. The dog measures 25 cm.

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Blond Grumbling Steiff Teddy Bear, Germany, 1936 until 1943

Lot 10: Blond Grumbling Steiff Teddy Bear, Germany, 1936 until 1943

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Description: Germany, made between 1936 and 1943 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Blond mohair plush, jointed Brown glass eyes with black pupils Steiff button with shortened second "f" With functioning squeaker Height: 32 cm (standing), 24 cm (sitting) Good condition Although this small blond Steiff bear is no longer the youngest he is still fit. He is not only looking for a new owner but a friend who will provide love and comfort. If the little one feels at ease he is keen to speak out. He expresses his feelings in cute bear speech. Surely no one can resist this lovely smile! The bear is in good condition. On the left ear he is wearing his silver Steiff button with shortened second "f". The fur is slightly thinned in places, especially around the snout, ears and paws. The felt pads on the left hand and right foot are original, but show small cuts, which have not been sewn. The felt pads on the right hand and left food have been replaced. The poor little bear has also had an ear operation. Nose and mouth are originally embroidered with black thread. There is a functioning squeaker. Standing up the teddy measures 32 cm, sitting 24 cm. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide. Why the Teddy is called "Teddy"? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. It became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore „Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear that had been tied to a tree in order to assure a successful hunt for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event then used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Cute miniature Schuco Bear, Germany, 1930s until 1950s

Lot 11: Cute miniature Schuco Bear, Germany, 1930s until 1950s

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Description: Tin, mohair plush, jointed Germany, 1930s until 1950s Manufacturer: Schuco, Nuremberg Small but mighty! Height: 9 cm (standing), 7 cm (sitting) This incredibly cute little bear wins everyone's heart! His miniature size makes Teddy special and assures that there is room for him in every collector's cabinet. His little arms and legs are movable, his head can be slightly turned. The bear is in good condition according to his age. The tin body is covered in mohair plush. The fur is discoloured and only slightly thinned on the back of his legs, for Teddy likes to sit on the sofa and laze around. Mouth and nose are originally embroidered. The black eyes are made of metal. Standing up the bear measures 9cm, sitting down 7 cm. Schuco The toy company Schuco was founded in 1912 with the name Schreyer & Co and is especially known for the technical precision and remarkable equipment of their products. The company became well-known through numerous patents between the 1930s and 1950s. Besides a wide range of toy cars, which first appeared on the market in 1936, Schuco is also associated with the production of mechanical teddy bears.

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Steiff Miniature Teddy Bear in White, around 1950

Lot 12: Steiff Miniature Teddy Bear in White, around 1950

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Description: Age: 1950ies Size: 10 cm Serial No.: 5310 Very good condition For collectors and addicts Who has not fallen for these eyes? Nearly all of us grew up with one or more Teddies in our beds, protecting us from darkness and monsters during long childhood nights full with fantasies. Here now is the opportunity to return the favor. Take this sweet Teddy home and give him and yourself a treat by making both your lives more comfortable. With a height of only ten centimeters, this cutie fits into every cabinet or collector's corner and his excellent condition guarantees that you will spend many a time adoring your new friend. His expression is to fall in love with, the white mohair plush is radiant. So he is not only an asset to any Steiff collection or doll collector, but also an asset to any bears' school. Seated, the teddy has a height of 7.5 cm, standing 10cm. Like all Steiff Teddys, he has a filling made from natural fibers. All limbs are movable and the loss of fur is minimal. Steiff: Teddys and more The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Why the Teddy is called Teddy? Some say that president Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) secretary bought a bear and gave it to the president's daughter as a birthday present. The bear became such a favorite that the little girl named it after her much loved father: "Teddy". Others say that Theodore „Teddy" Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a baby bear during a hunt that had been tied to a tree to make the hunt an uncomplicated and successful one for the president. An accompanying journalist of the Washington Post who had been present at the event now used the sketch of a baby bear whenever he depicted the president named "Teddy".

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Steiff Miniature Fluffy Cat & Bell, Collectors Piece, 1949-1950

Lot 13: Steiff Miniature Fluffy Cat & Bell, Collectors Piece, 1949-1950

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Description: Age: Manufactured between 1949 and 1950 Size: 10cm Serial No.: 3314 Original Glass Eyes in green shade Movable Head Good condition For collectors and addicts The alternative to buying a teddy! Attentive and ready to play, this little white kitten awaits its new owner with great curiosity. The little darling gets to you just by looking into her big green eyes, but already her light pink snout and her comparatively huge ears are enough to convince anyone. A big brass bell around her neck will always tell you where the cat is and will thus prevent the possible loss.Where her fur is thinned out her true age shines through, but otherwise she is in very fine condition and will bring a lot of joy to whoever will take her home. She is made with a filling of natural materials and her fur is slightly pointed. Her head is movable.Steiff: Teddys and more The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children".The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal.

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Funny Steiff Dwarf

Lot 14: Funny Steiff Dwarf "Puck", Germany, 1936 until 1943

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Description: Felt, mohair, jointed Germany, made between 1936 and 1943 Manufacturer: Steiff, Giengen/Brenz Steiff button with shortened second "f" Height: 30 cm This shrewd little munchkin, with beard and belly, is looking for new friends with whom he can experience new adventures. Despite his age he is still young at heart and always up for some fun. Even though he likes to do mischief now and again he is essentially a real nice fellow. The dwarf is in fair condition according to his age. There are partially some stitches, for example along the neck, the jacket and the shoes. The face shows light colour loss. The beard is slightly discoloured and felted. Moreover the little man has a small bald patch on the back of his head. One eye is missing. There are some moth holes in the felt clothing, which is slightly discoloured due to age. He wears his silver Steiff button with shortened second "f" on the left ear. The little one is 30 cm tall. Steiff The story of Steiff starts in Germany, where Margarete Steiff (1847-1909) began sewing little textile elephants with a filling that were supposed to be used as pin cushions. This was in 1879. These elephants turned out to be a favorite toy amongst many children and so Margarete started adding other little textile animals to her production. Her motto now was: „Only the best is good enough for children". The teddy bear that we now know has been created by Margarete's nephew, Richard Steiff (1877-1939) in 1902, who admired bears and spent hours sketching the animals in the nearby zoo. They presented the bear 1904 at the World Exhibition in St. Louis and sold it so successfully that they won the fair's Golden Medal. Ever since the company is one of the most successful and well-known manufacturers of teddy bears and plush toys worldwide.

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Tall Neapolitan Crib Figure

Lot 15: Tall Neapolitan Crib Figure "Il Conte", late 19th Century

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 33 cm Good condition This charming Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19υth century. It depicts a well-dressed man, who is gesticulating and gazing to his upper left. The delicate clothes with a gold-embroided waistcoat featuring silver buttons, as well as the Romantic hairstyle indicate that the depicted person belongs to the nobility. The man is shown smiling, with an open, face. The figurine is in a very good condition. Its height is 33 cm. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Neapolitan Crib Figure

Lot 16: Neapolitan Crib Figure "La Noonna", End 19th Century

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 38 cm Very good conditionThis very detailed rendered Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19υth century. It shows an old Neapolitan townswoman of that time. The garments of the figurine are very realistic as the woman wears a pair of laced knickers underneath her skirt. Her face is, as typical for these figurines, very expressive and slightly caricatured. Next to a rather prominently placed wart on her chin, she features also a hooked nose and a crooked lower tooth. Still, the woman gazes with a warm, friendly look on her face at the spectator. The figurine is in very good condition. It is unusually tall and therefore very valuable. The height of the figurine is 38 cm. Her blouse shows ink stains and the terracotta has a hole on the back of the right shoulder. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 17: Neapolitan Crib Figure "Il Scemo", late 19th Century

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 33 cm Good condition This very naturalistic Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19υth century. It shows a man in plain clothes, who, with his mouth slightly open, seemingly engaged in a conversation, gazes to his right. The rather ordinary, badly shaved face as well as the undyed waistcoat and the drawstring shoes indicate that the depicted person is a simple villager. Apart from a mending on the right thumb and a few small notches at the head, the figurine is in good condition. Its height is 33 cm. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 18: Neapolitan Crib Figure "La Venditrice", late 19th C

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 33 cm This beautiful Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19th century. It shows a young market woman, dressed accordingly to her class and that time. Her facial features are very expressive. Her eyes, made from glass appear very vivid, so does her typical Italian gesture. The clothing is very fine, partly woven with gold threads and bordered with lace. There is one middle finger at the right hand of the figurine missing and three fingers at the left and there is a minor degree of obsolescence and dirt on the clothing visible. The face is also a bit dirty. However, this does not have a diminishing effect on the loveliness of the figurine. The height of the figurine is 33 cm The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 19: Neapolitan Crib Figure "Il Mugnaio", late 19th Century

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 36 cm Good conditionThis unique Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19υth century. It shows a man with open, down reaching hands who gazes to his right. The characteristic headpiece as well as his rich clothing with a gold-embroided waistcoat, jacket and trousers indicates that he is a typical wealthy miller of that time. The man's facial features are very distinctive; he has a slightly annoyed look on his face. The figurine is apart from slight abrasions on the girdle in good condition. Its height is 36 cm. Small rests of glue on the knee underneath the trousers. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 20: Neapolitan Crib Figure "Puttanella", late 19th Century

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 35 cm Good condition This beautifully crafted Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19υth century. Its shows a young woman in rags, gazing upwards with her mouth slightly open. As well the bare head, as the loosely laced girdle that reveals a generous cleavage, indicate that the woman is depicted as a prostitute. This, at first glance rather unusual character stands in the tradition of Neapolitan crib figurines, displaying all sorts of members of the Neapolitan society. The figurine is in good condition. Her dress is ripped, but this is part of the figurine's outfit. Its height is 35 cm.The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 21: Neapolitan Crib Figure "Il Pastore", late 19th Century

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 36 cm Very good condition This appealing Neapolitan crib figure dates back to the late 19υth century. It shows a man, who gazes with furrowed brow to his right, while pointing towards the opposite direction. His rather modest clothing, the undyed sheep's wool cardigan and the two bags that are thrown over his left shoulder might be indications for a shepherd. The figurine has very fine facial features and looks very vivid due to its walleyes. The figurine is in very good condition. Its height is 36 cm. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Lot 22: Expressive Neapolitan Crib Figure "Commessa", late 19th C

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Description: Coloured terracotta, straw, glass, textile Italy, late 19th Century Original clothing Very finely executed Height 35 cm TThis beautiful Neapolitan crib figurine dates back to the late 19th century. It shows a woman as one would have met them on the Neapolitan street markets of that time. The woman wears a dress, an apron and a cap which is tied together underneath her chin. As well her hair that billows from underneath the cap as her facial features are depicted in a very naturalistic manner. The face is drawn not excessively beautiful. The woman's red cheeks and red nose shows the nature of a person that is used to work in the open. There are two fingers missing on the right hand and the textiles are heavily stained. Both however have no diminishing effect on the uniqueness of the figurine. The Neapolitan Crib The origins of the Neapolitan Crib can be traced back to the 16υth Century. Back then it was a tradition of Southern Italian nunneries to compete for the most beautiful crib. In this context, more and more profane characters were created that were not directly a part of the original nativity story. At the end of the 19υth century these characters were an integral part of every Neapolitan crib and Mary and the child were allocated only a minor space of the overall display. That was the Golden Age of Naples, which after London and Paris was the third largest European city of that time. Trade and economy flourished as did the arts and crafts. It was also the time of the Enlightenment which considered Christendom and progress as incompatible. Consequentially the crib displays became increasingly profane as it was the educated middle classes that fancied having these in their Palazzi. Cribs with their different types of figurines became mirrors of the current forms of society, displaying aristocrats, clothed in fancy garments as well as day-labourers and peasants. The latter however were always depicted healthy looking and content as they were preferred to be looked at this way by the higher classes.

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Fine Heubach Porcelain Head Doll

Lot 23: Fine Heubach Porcelain Head Doll "7246", Germany, around 1910

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Description: Porcelain, papier mâché, natural hair Germany, around 1910 Manufacturer: Gebrüder Heubach, Thuringia Original clothing Bisque swivel head Blue sleeping eyes Height: 42 cm Very good condition This pretty young lady is all dressed up for a Sunday stroll in the sun. On top of her embroidered chemise she is wearing an elegant blue velvet dress, braided with lace along the sleeves and collar and adorned with a brooch in the shape of a flower bouquet. Moreover she carries a purse embroidered with floral elements and little rose shoes with pom-poms. The beautifully painted face and the blond hair are framed by an elaborately fashioned bonnet. A special feature of this so-called "pouty doll" is evidently her sweet pout. The doll head is in a very good condition according to its age. It has been examined with a torch and shows no flaws. Especially the face is very well preserved. The jointed body shows signs of age and use such as light colour and material loss. The original clothes also show partial discolouration, staining and soiling. On the back of the head the doll is marked with the number "9", the Heubach logo and "Germany". Underneath the wig, there is the model number "7246". The shoes are stamped "foreign" on the inside. The purse contains a light blue bow. The doll is 42 cm high. Ernst Heubach In 1887, Ernst Heubach founded his porcelain factory in Thuringia, which produced bisque doll heads and bath dolls. Later the manufactory started making character as well as ethnic dolls. In 1919 Heubach and Armand Maseille merged together. Hence the dolls of both companies often look very similar. The collaboration ended in 1932.

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Doll Coffee and Tea Set, Germany, around 1900

Lot 24: Doll Coffee and Tea Set, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Porcelain, hand painted, metal, raffia Germany, around 1900 Pretty flower motif 35 pieces In original box Height of coffee pot: 15 cm Diameter of plates: 11.5 cm Good condition The particular charm of this lovely doll table set derives from the gorgeous floral decoration in shades of blue and lavender. The 35-piece coffee and tea set comprises two serving plates, six cake plates, five saucers, six cups, one creamer, one sugar bowl and one pot with a tea insert as well as six spoons, six knives and one pair of serving tongs. The cutlery comes in a little basket. With this set for six people the table can be laid beautifully and a tea party can be held. The set is virtually complete and in good condition. Only one saucer is missing, one is broken in the middle and glued. The golden rims show partial colour abrasions. The coffee pot shows signs of use. The cutlery shows light abrasions and small surface scratches. One of the handles of the basket is loose. The serving plates have a diameter of 14.5 cm, the small plates of 11.5 cm and the cups of 5.5 cm. The coffee pot is 15 cm high, de creamer 13 cm, and the sugar bowl 11 cm. The spoons measure 11 cm, the knives 12.5 cm, the tongs 9 cm. The set is stored in its original box, without a lid. The box measures 27.5x41.5 cm. It shows signs of age and storage.

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Old tin Cobbler Cart, Germany, around 1900

Lot 25: Old tin Cobbler Cart, Germany, around 1900

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Description: Tin, hand painted, gold print Germany, around 1900 Fine execution Rarity! Length: 8 cm This antique cart charms with its fine execution. It is hand painted in dark blue and marked with gold stencil. The wheels are also painted in gold. The small wagon is an original collector's item for enthusiasts of old tin toys. The cart is played with. It shows some loss of colour, small scratches and light corrosion. Around the wheels and on the inside there are colour touch ups. The execution recalls brands like Märklin, but the tin cart is not marked. The cart measures 18 cm in length.

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Rare Märklin Horse-Drawn Ambulance, Germany, around 1910

Lot 26: Rare Märklin Horse-Drawn Ambulance, Germany, around 1910

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Description: Hand painted tin, cast spoke wheels Germany, around 190 Brothers Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen Inscription: '1. Armeekorps Bataillon Comp.' Maker's mark and inscription on the underside: 'Würtemberg' Measurements: 11 cm (height); 20 cm (width); 5.5 cm (depth) This rare Märklin horse-drawn ambulance was made around 1910. It is made of green lacquered tin and carries the inscription '1. Armeekorps Bataillon Comp.' and a small red cross. The wagon features cast spoke wheels, rear doors and a small loading flap, which opens under the coachman's seat. The upper side has an elegant, perforated balustrade.The horse-drawn ambulance is in good condition for its age, showing signs of use. There are large areas showing loss of colour all around. The underside, and especially the wheels, show signs of rust. The lacquer on the flooring has been repaired. The figurines, drawbar and door handles are missing. The carriage is stamped with the old Märklin sign and inscribed 'Württemberg'. It measures around 11 cm (height) by 20 cm (width) and 5.5 cm (depth).Märklin Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH is a toy maker based in Göppingen in Swabia and was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Initially the company limited itself to the production of doll's kitchens. In 1988 the company was taken over by the brothers Eugen und Karl Märklin, who renamed it "Gebr. Märklin". From 1909 they produced 90 different steam engine models and increasingly expanded their product range for children's toys. The first electrical railway appeared on the market. This production segment became the most important for the company - they are the market leader in the European model railway industry today.

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Electric Locomotive by Bing, Germany, around 1920

Lot 27: Electric Locomotive by Bing, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Cast iron, painted, metal details Germany, around 1920 Manufacturer: Gebrüder Bing, Nuremberg Locomotive 3238, gauge 1 With two electric headlights Length: 36 cm Good condition This beautiful electric locomotive by Bing in a real collector's highlight! Made from heavy cast iron the antique locomotive is also hand painted. On both front ends it has a lamp and a small bell. The engine is in good condition according to its age. Functionality was not tested and cannot be guaranteed. There are some colour abrasions and a few small scratches. One of the pantographs has come loose, the latter as well as a spare one are included. One cowcatcher and a rail are missing. The locomotive is marked "New York Central Lines" and with the model number "3238" as well as "S-3" and "N.Y.C. & H.R.". On one end the locomotive is marked with the Bing logo "BW" and "Germany" and measures 36 cm in length. Gebrüder Bing In 1866 Ignaz und Adolf Bing founded a retail company, but soon started producing their own household goods. From 1879 they also began producing tin toys and in the early 20υth Century Bing was the largest toy manufacturer in the world, best known for their quality model railways. The product range also included steam engines as well as mechanical figurines and cars. In 1932 the toy production ceased. The same year the company was sold off.

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Märklin Collection with Train & Accessories, gauge 0, 1930s/40s

Lot 28: Märklin Collection with Train & Accessories, gauge 0, 1930s/40s

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Description: 19699-001 Märklin collection with train and accessories, gauge 0, 1930s/40s Hand-painted and lithographed tin, partially embossed Germany, 1930s and 40s Gebr. Märklin & Cie GmbH Locomotive and coal car Various tracks and switches Train station with three figures and accessories This extensive Märklin collection comprises one locomotive as well as a plethora of wagons, accessories and even original instruction manuals. There are three passenger coaches in red and green respectively, one red "Mitropa" sleeping car, two luggage cars, one covered wagon, on platform wagon with a handmade tank, two goods wagons, one cooling car, one water car and a high-sided gondola. The last three wagons are nowadays rather rare and hence coveted collector's items. The black locomotive R 12910 for gauge 0 with forward and reverse gear by hand or remote control comes with a matching coal car 919. The locomotive has two electrical headlights. Of course a train station with a conductor and passengers cannot be missing. Three signal posts, tracks in different lengths and switches guarantee a lot of fun. An amazing set for collectors with some crafting skills! Once some of the parts have been touched-up they will shine in new splendor and a large-scale railroad installation can be built. All parts are in fair and played with condition. They show visible colour abrasions, corrosion, surface scratches and dents as well as some material loss. One switch and a signal post are not working. A transformer for alternating current 220 volt is included. Functionality was not tested and cannot be guaranteed. All pieces are marked with the Märklin logo and partially with "Made in Germany". The three figures are market with "Elastolin" underneath. There are some touch-ups. The locomotive measures 20 cm in length. The station measures 17 x 48 x 21 cm. Märklin & Cie GmbH Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH is a toy maker based in Göppingen in Swabia and was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Initially, the company limited itself to the production of doll's kitchens. In 1988, the company was taken over by the brothers Eugen und Karl Märklin, who renamed it "Gebr. Märklin". From 1909 they produced 90 different steam engine models and increasingly expanded their product range for children's toys. In 1926 the first electrical railway appeared on the market. This production segment became the most important for the company - they remain the market leader in the European model railway industry until today.

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Five Signals for O/1 Gauges by Märklin & Bing, around 1910-30

Lot 29: Five Signals for O/1 Gauges by Märklin & Bing, around 1910-30

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Description: Hand-painted tin, iron, glass and cellophane discs, wire Germany, around 1910-30 Gebrüder Bing / Märklin & Cie GmbH Bing 4 V semaphore signal on square base 12/596 (20132), marked Bing tier signal on square base 10/698 (26736), marked Signal mast with semaphore, probably Bing Märklin electrically lit double semaphore signal with hand lever 12338/0 (30451), marked Märklin signal for air pressure 2698/2316, umarked O/I gauge, electric and manual operationThis lot comprises five semaphore stop, which are operated either electrically or manually in O or I gauge model railways and date to 1910 to the 1930s. The set contains three lattice signals painted red and white and two further signals. The signals have square bases and are also partly painted black.The signals are in used condition with evident traces of age and wear. Signs of use such as paint chipping, paint touch ups and repainting are visible. The white paint has yellowed in several places and some traces of corrosion are seen. Two of the signals (one marked and the other unmarked) were produced by Märklin and two more have a mark from the company Bing. A fifth signal is unmarked but corresponds to known models produced by Bing. Small parts missing or damaged. Some parts are also glued or weighted down on the underside for more stability.

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Four Märklin Coaches and one Baggage Car, O Gauge, 1930s

Lot 30: Four Märklin Coaches and one Baggage Car, O Gauge, 1930s

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Description: Embossed, hand-painted and partly lithographed tin, iron Germany, 1930s Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen One brown Rheingold car 17490 with interior furnishings One green coach 18880 One dark blue, international dining car with interior furnishings 1746 G One teak brown dining car 18860 One green baggage car 18890 Marked "Märklin" on front sides International dining car with Märklin logo on the underside Gauge O, four axesThese popular Märklin cars for O gauge date to the 1930s. The brown Rheingold car 17490 has inner furnishings with bathroom, punched windows and four doors that open. The casing stands on bogies with axis bearing covers. The other cars have the same casing. The green coach 18880 is inscribed "2." and "3." on the sides underneath the windows, referring to the travel class. The dark blue international dining car 1746 G has inner furnishings with a bathroom and cellophane windows. The casing is painted with French inscriptions in gold. The teak brown dining car 18860 also has cellophane windows but no interior furnishings. The embossed inscription "Speisewagen" (dining car) is found on the exterior. The green baggage car has punched windows and two sliding doors.All cars are marked "Märklin" on the front sides. The international dining car also shows the Märklin logo on the underside. The cars are in used condition with evident traces of wear. The Rheingold car displays very strong losses of colour and extensive overpainting on one side. Traces of corrosion are seen on the underside numerous scratches are visible on the roof. The green coach 18880 is slightly bent with loss of colour and traces of corrosion. The international dining car is in good condition with only minimal loss of colour. The teak brown dining car displays a few paint chips and some overpainting. The paint of the baggage car shows extensive craquelure. Loss of colour is visible on the roof.

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Two Lamps by Kibri and Bing, O/I Gauges, Germany, around 1930

Lot 31: Two Lamps by Kibri and Bing, O/I Gauges, Germany, around 1930

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Description: Painted and spray-painted tin, brass, glass ball, lamps, wire Germany, around 1930 Kindler & Briel GmbH (Kibri), Böblingen Gebrüder Bing, Nuremberg Electrical operation possible O and I gauges Partly marked "Germany" on the underside 33 and 36 cm (height) These two lamps were made around 1930 in Germany. One lamp stands on a round base and has a yellowish lattice mast with lattice jib, nickle-plated reflector and chain lift as well as electric lighting and replaceable lamps. The second lamp with glass ball stands on a rectangular plinth and has a volute-shaped candelabrum. The large glass ball also has a replaceable, threaded lamp.Both lamps have visible traces of age and wear but are in good overall condition. The electrification needs to be renewed for functional use. The lamp with glass ball has a repaired, repainted grey foot and mast with slight traces of corrosion on the underside and lampshade. The lamp with yellowish lattice mast is marked "Germany" on the underside. The lamps have a height of 33 and 36 cm.

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Four Märklin Sleeping, Mail and Baggage Cars, O Gauge, 1930-50s

Lot 32: Four Märklin Sleeping, Mail and Baggage Cars, O Gauge, 1930-50s

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Description: Embossed, hand-painted and partly lithographed tin, iron Germany, 1930s-1950s Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen One red Mitropa sleeping car 17530 with interior lighting One red Mitropa sleeping car 17250 One green mail car 17260 One green baggage car 17320 with tail light O gauge, two and four axes Each with Märklin logo on the underside Three original Märklin boxes This fine Märklin lot comprises two Mitropa sleepers, one mail car and one baggage car. The four-axis red sleeping car 17530 has four doors that open, cellophane windows and interior lighting. The casing stands on bogies with axis bearing covers. The red sleeping car 17250 has the same design but with two axes and without lighting, albeit also with cellophane windows and bogies. The green two-axis mail car stands on fixed wheel frames, has four doors that open and cellophane windows. The exterior sides show the German mail symbol. The green baggage car 17320 has a tail light for electric operation, fixed axles, two small doors that open and two sliding doors with latches.All cars show the Märklin logo on the underside and display signs of age and wear. The four-axis sleeping car displays minimal loss of colour and dark discolouration on the roof as well as minor traces of corrosion. The mail car's roof is overpainted and displays extensive craquelure. The car itself also shows overpainting and scratches. The baggage car displays loss of colour and traces of corrosion. The base is lined with pasteboard on the inside. The roof has been overpainted and does not close properly. The three original Märklin boxes feature different model numbers.

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Railway Accessories, Gauge O, by Märklin, Bing & Bub, 1912-32

Lot 33: Railway Accessories, Gauge O, by Märklin, Bing & Bub, 1912-32

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Description: Hand-painted, lithographed tin and embossed tin, iron, wood Germany, 1912-1932 Märklin & Cie GmbH / Gebrüder Bing / Karl Bub Two Märklin signal bells 2246, marked Bing three-part railway bridge 10/611/0 Bub attendant's hut with railway crossing and signal bell, unmarked Märklin railway crossing with two barriers, marked One unmarked station house Märklin kiosk, marked O gauge Measurements: between 8 and 28 cm This attractive accessory set with pieces by Märklin, Bing and Bub consists of two signal bells 2246 for the clockwork railway, two railway crossings with electrically operated barriers (one of them from Bub), a three-part embossed tin bridge 10/611/0 with driveways by Bing as well as two attendant's huts (one by Bing, the other is unmarked). The Bing railway bridge 10/611/0 with grey round arch, brick base and brick driveways was produced between 1912 and 1932. The other pieces were produced around 1930.All pieces show evident traces of age and wear with colour abrasions and traces of corrosion. Especially the railway crossings, bridge and station building show strong signs of use. The Märklin crossing misses a fence, small parts are defective. The blinds of the kiosk are missing. A rail was later added to the Bub crossing. Three pieces are marked "Märklin Made in Germany" and two pieces are marked "Int. Reg. Trade Mark BW Made in Germany". The measurements of the crossings are 16 x 7 x 11 cm and 28 x 26 x 15 cm, the bridge measures 26 x 12 x 12 cm. The huts measure 8 x 8 x 15 cm and 14 x 14 x 15 cm.

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Märklin Intl. Express Train Diner 1942J, O Gauge, 1934-1939

Lot 34: Märklin Intl. Express Train Diner 1942J, O Gauge, 1934-1939

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Description: Chromolithographed tin Germany, between 1934 and 1939 Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen Express train sleeping car 1943J, O gauge, four axes Manufacturer's name featured repeatedly Embossed windows with celluloid panes International roof Original Märklin box Good conditionThis is an international dining car from Märklin with the model number 1942J and O gauge. The dining car does not have any interior furnishings. This is one of the rarest Märklin O gauge cars from the pre-war period!The dining car is in good condition with merely light traces of age and wear. There are some scratch marks on the surface and some paint has chipped off here and there. Few touch-ups with blue paint. The celluloid windows are enclosed. The train destination signs are missing. The car comes with the original box, which shows a different model number however. Two small lamps are enclosed.

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Märklin Steam Locomotive T 800, OO Gauge, around 1950

Lot 35: Märklin Steam Locomotive T 800, OO Gauge, around 1950

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Description: Black cast housing, tin, iron, partly hand-painted Germany, around 1950 Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen Steam locomotive T 800 for electric operation OO gauge, two-axis With original box and four spare wheels This Märklin T 800 steam locomotive was produced around 1950. It has a matte black zinc cast housing on which barely legible inscriptions were applied later with white paint. It has six punched windows as well as rivets on the housing. The axial part is painted red and features four wheels for OO gauge.The steam locomotive shows significant signs of use. The axis is broken on one side. The housing is loose and the axial part displays loss of colour. Smaller parts such as lamps and couplers are missing. The housing displays some signs of zinc pest. The locomotive comes with ist original box and four spare wheels.

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Two Märklin Coaches and one Wagon, O gauge, 1932-1950s

Lot 36: Two Märklin Coaches and one Wagon, O gauge, 1932-1950s

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Description: Embossed, lithographed tin Germany, 1932-1950s Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen Green passenger coach 19410 with interior furnishings and conductor "luxury version" Green passenger coach 19410 without furnishings Green wagon 17280 with four sliding doors and replacement pasteboard roof O gauge, four-axis All marked "Märklin", one coach with Märklin logo on the undersideThis set with two Märklin passenger coaches 19410 with first and second class and a Märklin wagon 17280 for animal transportation originates from the 1930s to 1950s. One of the passenger coaches is a "luxury version" and shows a hinged sign, "Zürich-Basel", as well as smoking and nonsmoking signs on the outside. Additionally the coach features cellophane windows and removable interior furnishings with toilet and the figure of a conductor. The second passenger coach of the same type does not have the interior furnishings or exterior signs. The green wagon 17280 with pasteboard roof has embossed rivets on the outside as well as punched windows and four sliding doors. The dog symbol, a sign for animal transportation, is found on the car.The coaches are marked "Märklin" on all sides. The plain coach also shows the Märklin logo on the underside. The wagon shows the manufacturer name and logo on the front sides. All three cars display traces of age and wear. The "luxury version" coach is in very good condition with minimal scratches and paint chipping as well as minor traces of corrosion on the underside. The second coach shows more obvious signs of use. The wagon divider inside is loose. The roof is stained on the inside and outside. Paint chipping is visible and light traces of corrosion are seen on the underside. The roof of the wagon is missing and was replaced with pasteboard. The base, too, is lined with pasteboard. The wagon itself displays paint chipping and overpainting on all sides. The wagon has been newly screwed on the underside and features a conducting fixture for the wagon.

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Märklin Christmas Catalogue & 6 Price/Product Lists, 1928-1951

Lot 37: Märklin Christmas Catalogue & 6 Price/Product Lists, 1928-1951

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Description: Germany, around 1928 - 1951 Gebrüder Märklin & Cie GmbH, Göppingen 1 Märklin Christmas catalogue from 1928 4 Märklin price lists from the years 1939/40, 1948/3, 1949 and 1951/1b 2 lists of new issues from the years 1950 and 1951 rare collection of high collector's value Good condition This collection consists of a Christmas catalogue of Märklin metal toys and metal construction sets from 1928, four Märklin price lists from the years 1939/40, 1948/3, 1949 and 1951, and two lists of new issues from 1950 and 1951. On the beautiful catalogue's cover, we see harmonious family gathered around the catalogue in 'Christmas anticipation'. Inside, a coloured fold-out demonstrates an 'electric model train setup'. A rare collection that sets every Märklin collector's pulses racing! The catalogue and booklets are in good, used condition with traces of age as well as small blemishes and stains. The 1950 list of new issues has been folded in the middle and annotated by hand. The 1939/40 price list made on red paper has faded at the top edge and has a hole.

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3 Model Kits by Scheffler & 1 Thale Metal Model Kit, ca. 1960

Lot 38: 3 Model Kits by Scheffler & 1 Thale Metal Model Kit, ca. 1960

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Description: Metal, partially painted, rubber, wires, steel, plastic, wood GDR, around 1960 Nadelfabrik und mechanische Werkstätten Arthur Scheffler, Burgstädt Thale Blechwarenfabrik Krause & Co, Thale im Harz Thale steel construction set No. 1 2 Scheffler metal construction sets and 1 supplement set with manuals Numerous hand-painted wood figurines from the Erz Mountains Good condition This interesting compilation contains a Thale steel construction set No. 1 as well as two Scheffler metal construction sets with a supplement set. The electromagnetic construction set, the basic set No. 2 and the metal construction set No. II/3 all come with their original manuals. The set also includes a great number of hand-painted wooden figurines from the Ore Mountains as well as various plastic figurines. All sets are in good, used condition. Not all sets are complete. The boxes are abraded, the lids of the Thale metal construction set and the Scheffler set No. 2 are each missing a side. The parts and figurines show traces of age and wear. Nadelfabrik und mechanische Werkstätten Arthur Scheffler The Nadelfabrik und mechanische Werkstätten Arthur Scheffler were established in Burgstädt in 1903. In 1945, the company began manufacturing 'Scheffler's metal construction sets'. Serial production began in 1955 and has continued to this day. In 1960, the Scheffler plants were renamed ‚VEB Metallspielwaren Burgstädt'. Over the years, the company has changed their location as well as the design of their products several times. They became especially known for their metal construction sets called ‚Konstruktion' (later ‚Construction') and their international exports. After the reunification of Germany, the company was privatised and the Eichsfelder Technik Eitech GmbH established. Thaler Blechwarenfabrik Established in 1912 by the gentlemen Kisch and Krause as Thaler Blechwarenfabrik Kisch & Krause,the company initially produced bakery supplies. From 1922 to 1961, it went by the name Thaler Blechwarenfabrik Krause & Co. From 1946 to 1975, the Thaler steel construction sets were produced in three sizes, then came children's wheelbarrows, sand carts, tins for the electrical industry, toolkits and massaging devices. In 1961, the state bough into the company, and in 1972 it was entirely nationalised. During this time, its name was Thaler Blechwarenfabrik Krause & Co. KG. In 1979, the company was finally incorporated into the state enterprise Presta Thale.

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Tin toy

Lot 39: Tin toy "Sitting Rabbit", Germany, 20th Century

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Description: Sheet Germany, probably first half of the 20th Century Sitting rabbit with pusher Inscribed "Foreign" and "Germany" Dimensions: approximately 11.3 x 10 cm This metal rabbit comes from German production and was probably created in the first half of the 20th Century. The hare is seated on a green oval base and was presumably used as a toy. The print device on the back was probably intended for transporting balls. The rabbit is marked on the hind feet "Germany" and "Foreign". The tin toy is in a used condition. The base is slightly bent, rubbed and scratched. A holder plate on the rear part of the rabbit is missing. The dimensions are approximately 11.3 x 10 cm.

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Oversized

Lot 40: Oversized "Omnibus" cookie tin, 1920s

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Description: Tin, chromolithographed, gold print Probably Italy or France, 1920s Rare size Unique find! Length: 54 cm A particularly charming feature of this cookie tin is of course its extraordinary size. Moreover the lithographed tin is beautifully designed. The bus is coloured in red, through the painted windows one can see the black silhouettes of the passengers. On the rear a ticket controller is standing in the door. The bus is reminiscent of pieces made by the Italian toy factory Cardini for the biscuit and chocolate company Perugina in the 1920s. The rear entry, found on French buses of the time, may also suggest that the tin was produced by a French manufacturer. The tires and underneath are embellished with gold colour. The hood is embossed. The tin shows visible signs of age and use. The lid does no longer close properly. There are indentations, surface corrosion as well as colour loss. Underneath there are solder marks and a small lid is missing. The license plate carries the numbers "II-13402". The rear is also marked underneath with this number. The bus is marked on both sides with the number 30. The bus measures 54 cm in length.

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Tin Can Coin Bank, Germany, early 20th Century

Lot 41: Tin Can Coin Bank, Germany, early 20th Century

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Description: Hand painted tin sheets Germany, early 20th century Green decorations with rose-coloured roses Two handles, slot, lock and hinged lid Measurements: 5.2 cm (height); 5.2 cm (width); 9 cm (depth) This is a small tin coin bank, probably made in the early 20th century, in Germany. The exterior, shaped like a container, has been lacquered green. It features a hinged lid which is painted with two lilies in bloom. The lid covers a compartment where coins, inserted into the slit, are stored. On the underside there is a small hatch with a lock, which can be opened to remove coin. The top and rear are fitted with handles.The tin can is in good condition for its age with some marks of use. The tin is minimally bent, dirtied in some places. The underside shows signs of rust, solder marks from repair and abrasions of colour. It is missing the key for the hatch, which does no longer close. The tin can coin bank measures 5.2 cm (height) by 5.2 cm (width) and 9 cm (depth).

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Fire Brigade by Distler, Germany, 1930s

Lot 42: Fire Brigade by Distler, Germany, 1930s

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Description: Tin, chromolithographed Germany, 1920s Manufacturer: Johann Distler, Nuremberg Clockwork mechanism with integrated key With electric lighting Length: 24 cm This fire brigade can handle any fire run. The medium-sized fire engine by the Distler brand with its four-man crew is on standby at all times. Thanks to the manoeuvrable front wheels the truck can speed to the scene. The ladder is extendable. Thus any fire is swiftly under control. The car is played with but in original condition. It shows small color abrasions and dents as well as traces of corrosion. Some pieces are loose. The lower part of the ladder which carries the rope winch (without rope) is broken. The wheel to operate the ladder is broken and missing. The bell on the dashboard and two figures are also missing. The wind-up key is integrated but the mechanism is no longer working. The lamp is not working either, the electric cable is torn. The wheels carry the label "Continental Ballon Cord 895 x 135". The license plate is labelled „J.D. 1614". The passenger side is marked with the Distler logo and "Made in Germany". The vehicle measures 24 cm in length. Johann Distler Johann Distler founded his tin toy factory in Nuremberg around 1900. At the beginning the production focused on so-called penny toys. In the 1920s and 30s over 800 different products, mainly cars, planes and mechanical figurines were marketed. The Porsche 7500 with an electric motor became a bestseller in the 1950s. In 1962 production ceased.

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Limousine with Driver by Bing, Germany, 1920s

Lot 43: Limousine with Driver by Bing, Germany, 1920s

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Description: Tin, chromolithographed, rubber tires Germany, 1920s Manufacturer: Gebrüder Bing, Nuremberg Clockwork mechanism With integrated driver Length: 32 cm Fully functioning! This elegant limousine in red and black by the company Bing from the 1920s is fashioned after the automobiles of the time. On the right hand side a chauffeur in uniform and hat sits behind the steering wheel. Patiently he is waiting for his passengers, whom he will be driving through the bustling streets of London. The rear doors can be opened. The car still has its original rubber tires. The car is played with but in original condition. It shows small color abrasions and dents as well as traces of corrosion. The paint of the roof shows craquelure due to age. The hood ornament is missing. The left door is loose. On the side there is an on/off lever. A wind-up key is not included. The front license plate is embossed "Bing". The rear end is marked with the Bing Logo and "Bavaria". The car measures 32 cm in length. Gebrüder Bing In 1866 Ignaz und Adolf Bing founded a retail company, but soon started producing their own household goods. From 1879 they also began producing tin toys and in the early 20υth Century Bing was the largest toy manufacturer in the world, best known for their quality model railways. The product range also included steam engines as well as mechanical figurines and cars. In 1932 the toy production ceased. The same year the company was sold.

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Toy Steam Engine Miniature, Germany, around 1920

Lot 44: Toy Steam Engine Miniature, Germany, around 1920

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Description: Brass Germany, around 1920 Gasification burner, fire-tube boiler, flywheel and iron foundation Measurements: 10 cm (height); 7 cm (width); 5 cm (depth) Very well kept This beautiful toy steam engine miniature was made in the early 20υth century in Germany. The steam engine is set on a red-brown lacquered wood base with four spherical feet. It is made of brass with a cast iron foundation. It is comprised, classically, of a gasification burner, fire-tube boiler and flywheel.The steam engine has been very well kept and shows only minimal signs of use. It measures 10 cm (height) by 5 cm (width) and 5 cm (depth).

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Canon, Tank and Plane, Germany, 1930 until 1937

Lot 45: Canon, Tank and Plane, Germany, 1930 until 1937

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Description: Tin, mimicry paint, rubber tires, composition figures Germany, between 1930 and 1937 16-part mixed lot with: 1 tank by Märklin, 16 cm 1 plane, 11 cm 3 canons, 13-22cm 9 figures by Elastolin Very good condition This 16-piece set is a must-have for any collector! It comprises a wind-up plane, a tank, three different canons, nine soldiers and even ammunition baskets. The beautiful tank by Märklin has a switch to set the speed and a brake handle. The height-adjustable canon by Märklin can fire lead shot pellets. A further canon, also height-adjustable, has a faultless firing mechanism for caps. Moreover there is a canon by Hausser with rubber tires, which also has a cap firing mechanism. With the appertaining soldiers, six procumbent and three crouching down, carrying weapons or ammunition, exciting combat scenes can be re-enacted. Even though the plane is a different scale, it is nonetheless a great accessory, which adds another dimension to the scenery. All parts are in good condition and only lightly played with. There are only minor surface abrasions, small scratches and partially minor corrosion on the tin due to age. The tank by Märklin can be wound-up (key attached) and is fully functioning. Underneath it is marked "Märklin Germany", and on the front it is embossed with the Märklin logo. The verso is also embossed "Oel". The caterpillar tracks are new and show repairs. The brake handle is working, the speed handle is not. The tin made airplane can also be wound-up (key attached) and is fully functioning. Two canons are marked, one "Märklin Germany", one "Hausser". The horizontal figures are marked "Elastolin", they are approximately 8 cm long. The kneeling figures are approximately 5 cm high. The tank measures 6 cm. The canons measure 13, 17 and 22 cm respectively. The plane measures 11 cm. Märklin & Cie GmbH Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH is a toy maker based in Göppingen in Swabia and was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Initially, the company limited itself to the production of doll's kitchens. In 1988, the company was taken over by the brothers Eugen und Karl Märklin, who renamed it "Gebr. Märklin". From 1909 they produced 90 different steam engine models and increasingly expanded their product range for children's toys. The first electrical railway appeared on the market. This production segment became the most important for the company - they are the market leader in the European model railway industry today. O. & M. Hausser The Hausser company was founded in 1904 by the brothers Otto and Max Hausser in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. The company began producing board games and Elastolin figures in 1910. From 1935 the company produced high-quality toy military vehicles made of tin. In 1953 the first Elastolin figures were marketed. The famous hand coloured composition and hard plastic figurines were produced until 1983 when the company shut down.

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Tin Soldier with Machine Gun, Germany, 1920s

Lot 46: Tin Soldier with Machine Gun, Germany, 1920s

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Description: Tin, mimicry, chromolithographed, embossed Germany, 1920s Faultless gear mechanism Dimensions: 13.5 x 8 cm (Length x Height) This little tin soldier is bringing in the big guns. He kneels behind a machine gun ready to fire as soon as the enemy approaches. If a crank is turned, a gear is set into motion and real firing noise resounds. The soldier is played with. There are some colour abrasions and small dents as well as traces of corrosion. On the sides the barrel is marked "Made in Germany" and "Foreign" respectively. The toy is 13.5 cm high and 8 cm long.

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Military Toy Figures and Equipment, Germany, 1930 until 1940

Lot 47: Military Toy Figures and Equipment, Germany, 1930 until 1940

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Description: Wood, composition, loofah Germany between 1930 and 1940 Manufacturer: Elastolin and Lineol 79-piece mixed lot with: 3 boats, 43 figures, 1 dog, 1 wooden bridge (three-part), 2 grenade impacts and 30 loofah trees Very good condition This set comprises a raft with a four-person crew and two wooden canoes. Different trees (30 in total) and several accessories, like a wooden ramp and even grenade explosions help to build a life-like stage. In order to re-enact dynamic battle scenes the figures are fashioned with different poses. Some are holding weapons, from the traditional swords to machine guns, other have already been wounded and are looked after by corpsmen. Even a dog is in on it. A highlight is also the soldier on the motorcycle. This colorful ensemble is absolutely impressive due to its diversity and the detail loving design! All parts are in good condition and only lightly played with. Only a few trees are slightly discouloured due to age. The figures are in good condition; some are slightly damaged or have been repaired. Some are marked "Elastolin Germany", other "Lineol Germany". They measure between 5 and 10 cm. The trees measure between 6 and 17 cm. The boat has a length of 16 cm, the canoes of 20 cm. The bridge is 45.5 cm long (flat) and 10.5 cm wide. O. & M. Hausser The Hausser company was founded in 1904 by the brothers Otto and Max Hausser in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. The company began producing board games and Elastolin figures in 1910. From 1935 the company produced high-quality toy military vehicles made of tin. In 1953 the first Elastolin figures were marketed. The famous hand coloured composition and hard plastic figurines were produced until 1983 when the company shut down. Lineol The Lineol company was founded in 1906 by Oskar Wiederholz in Brandenburg and produced mainly military toys and mass figures, which bear a striking resemblance to those of the Hausser company. One disparity is the base, which is rectangular for the Lineol figures. The company headquarters are to this day in Marienmünster in the district of Höxter in East Westphalia.

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Awesome Set of 74 Figures, Germany, around 1930 until 1940

Lot 48: Awesome Set of 74 Figures, Germany, around 1930 until 1940

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Description: Composition Germany, between 1930 and 1940 Manufacturer: Elastolin and Lineol 74 figures in different poses Very detailed execution Dimensions: 5 to 10 cm Very good condition This 74-piece mixed lot comprises an incredibly diverse collection of toy soldiers. It includes 12 crouching, 25 procumbent and 37 standing figures. They belong to various forces, which can be discerned by their uniforms in different shades of green. They are modeled in an extraordinary accurate way and in different attacking positions. This enormous variety allows for large-scale war scenes to be re-enacted time and time again. The figures are in a very good condition and only lightly played with. Some are slightly damaged or have been repaired. Many are marked Elastolin Germany, some even „importé d'Allemange". A few are marked "Lineol Germany". The kneeling figures are approximately 5 cm high, the standing ones 7 cm, and the procumbent ones approximately 10 cm long (including gun). O. & M. Hausser The Hausser company was founded in 1904 by the brothers Otto and Max Hausser in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. The company began producing board games and Elastolin figures in 1910. From 1935 the company produced high-quality toy military vehicles made of tin. In 1953 the first Elastolin figures were marketed. The famous hand coloured composition and hard plastic figurines were produced until 1983 when the company shut down. Lineol The Lineol company was founded in 1906 by Oskar Wiederholz in Brandenburg and produced mainly military toys and mass figures, which bear a striking resemblance to those of the Hausser company. One disparity is the base, which is rectangular for the Lineol figures. The company headquarters are to this day in Marienmünster in the district of Höxter in East Westphalia.

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Chess Pieces Set of Pewter, Wygang Öhrringen, late 20th Century

Lot 49: Chess Pieces Set of Pewter, Wygang Öhrringen, late 20th Century

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Description: Germany, late 20th Century Wygang Öhrringen - manufacturer of the renowned pewter manufacturer Single piece production - unique! Complete Perfect condition Dimensions: from 5.5 to 11 cm height This one-off production of a complete chess piece set was made end of the 20υth Century of pewter by the renowned German pewter manufacturer Wygang Öhrringen. The king and queen are falconers, the rooks are represented by the falcons. The bishops are pheasant hunters, the knights are horses and the pawns are falcons. The chess piece set is comprised of 16 light and 16 dark pewter figures each with felt undersides. An individual set for all chess lovers and falconers! Wygang Öhrringen The pewter manufacturer Wygang was founded by August Weygang (1859 - 1946). The high quality craftsmanship of this family business made them to one of the most important manufacturers in the sector with artfully crafted pieces. Today the workshop is a much-visited museum.

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Mechanical Tin Money Box, Italy, mid-20th Century

Lot 50: Mechanical Tin Money Box, Italy, mid-20th Century

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Description: Lithographed tin Italy, mid-20th Century Money box with playing children With coin slot and lever Inscribed with „Automaticamente si apre a L. 5.", „10 Centesimi", „Dep-Reg-A-1", „No ..." and „Bell Marca Depos.TA" Height: 12.2 cm This lithographed tin money box from Italy has a coin slot for "10 Centesimi" at the front and a lever to dumb the coins at one side. The front also has one gauge that shows the actual amount of the savings inside. The décor shows playing children with one box stretching up to the coin slot as if wanting to throw something inside. The money box is about 12.2 cm high and in an optically good condition with visible traces of use and age. It shows scratches and some corrosion. The closing cap underneath cannot be opened. The tin is inscribed with „Automaticamente si apre a L. 5.", „10 Centesimi", „Dep-Reg-A-1", „No ..." and „Bell Marca Depos.υTA".

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