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Auction Description for Millpond Auctions: Antique Games, Toys & Collectors' Items
Viewing Notes:
Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm from 26th October, or by appointment, at Wheatfield Gallery, Millpond Farm, 660 Majors Creek Road, Braidwood, New South Wales 2622 Australia
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/millpond

Antique Games, Toys & Collectors' Items

by Wheatfield Gallery

Platinum House

227 lots with images

November 23, 2013

Timed Auction

Millpond Farm

660 Major's Creek Road

Braidwood, 2622 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)438 126 987 or +61 (0)2 4846 1395

Email: antony.davies@millpond.com.au

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19th century Automaton with two boxing figures

Lot 100: 19th century Automaton with two boxing figures

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Description: A 19th century American Automaton with two boxing figures on a wooden box, hand cranked, when operated the figures take various swings at each other before one figure hits the other with a sharp right hit, 28cm x 28cm

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Triang clockwork boy on motorcycle, 21cm

Lot 101: Triang clockwork boy on motorcycle, 21cm

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Description: Triang clockwork boy on motorcycle, 21cm

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Russian clockwork tinplate Rower, in original box,

Lot 102: Russian clockwork tinplate Rower, in original box,

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Description: Russian clockwork tinplate Rower, the celluloid rower missing left arm, right arm detached, some paint loss to boat as illustrated, otherwise in generally very good condition, in original box, 20cm

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Japanese clockwork Monkey Drummer, 26cm high

Lot 103: Japanese clockwork Monkey Drummer, 26cm high

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Description: Japanese clockwork Monkey Drummer, 26cm high

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Japanese Clockwork Peacock, 17cm

Lot 104: Japanese Clockwork Peacock, 17cm

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Description: Japanese Clockwork Peacock, 17cm

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Japanese battery operated Old Man Smoking, 21cm

Lot 105: Japanese battery operated Old Man Smoking, 21cm

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Description: Japanese battery operated Old Man Smoking, 21cm

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Japanese clockwork Bobo the Magician, 22cm

Lot 106: Japanese clockwork Bobo the Magician, 22cm

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Description: Japanese clockwork Bobo the Magician, wind him up and press the start lever and he raises his hat to reveal alternatively a ball, a chicken and a rabbit, 22cm

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Japanese clockwork Skier, 8cm

Lot 107: Japanese clockwork Skier, 8cm

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Description: Japanese clockwork Skier, 8cm

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A Lehmann Auto-Onkel New Century Cycle, 14cm long

Lot 108: A Lehmann Auto-Onkel New Century Cycle, 14cm long

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Description: A Lehmann Auto-Onkel New Century Cycle, 14cm long x 13cm high

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An important Althof Bergman tinplate Jubilee Trotting Course

Lot 109: An important Althof Bergman tinplate Jubilee Trotting Course

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Description: An important and very rare clockwork tinplate Jubilee Trotting Course, Althof Bergman, USA, circa 1877, with two horse-drawn sulkies and riders, racing around a central pillar containing the mechanism (riders each missing one composition leg and one arm, lacking horse finial to clockwork post, paint losses, otherwise operating correctly and in good condition). A similar toy was sold at Morphy Auctions, Denver, PA, 4th April 2008, Lot 844 (est US$17,000/25,000, sold for US$7,000). In some respects the present toy is in better condition than the Morphy example.

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Lehmann Echo clockwork motorcycle, 12cm

Lot 110: Lehmann Echo clockwork motorcycle, 12cm

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Description: A very fine example of Lehmann's Echo clockwork motorcycle, with minor paint scuffs mainly to tyres as is usual, colours otherwise crisp and bright, no parts missing or damaged, in excellent working condition, 12cm

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A French tinplate Model Rickshaw with passenger

Lot 111: A French tinplate Model Rickshaw with passenger

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Description: A French tinplate Model Rickshaw with passenger and coolie, circa 1910, 33cm

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Clockwork Burnett Ltd tinplate English Omnibus

Lot 112: Clockwork Burnett Ltd tinplate English Omnibus

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Description: Clockwork tinplate English Omnibus,marked "Lands End to John O'Groates", Burnett Ltd, London,34cm

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Clockwork Gymnastic stand, 20cm x 20cm

Lot 113: Clockwork Gymnastic stand, 20cm x 20cm

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Description: Clockwork Gymnastic stand, 20cm x 20cm

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German tinplate Fortune Telling Bank

Lot 114: German tinplate Fortune Telling Bank

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Description: German tinplate Fortune Telling Bank, the spinner is decorated with an image of a girl wearing a scarf, which turns when a coin is deposited to indicate one's fortune (lucky win, lose a friend, meet a friend, pressent (sic) for you, etc). Condition is generally very good. Colours are bright, there is a small fold in the back panel (back top right) and the child's name "Sylvia" is scratched in the back panel (midway up to left). The coin access door is intact but there is no key. Marked in English on the front, and on the back at the base "Made in Germany". 18cm high

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Model Galleon, 20th century, 33cm high

Lot 115: Model Galleon, 20th century, 33cm high

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Description: Model Galleon, 20th century, 33cm high

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Wooden Folk Art toy Roundabout, circa 1920

Lot 116: Wooden Folk Art toy Roundabout, circa 1920

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Description: Wooden Folk Art toy Roundabout, circa 1920, the hand cranked mechamism turns the roundabout, activating bells and moving the riders, 43cm x 46cm

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Toy Donkey cart, 50cm

Lot 117: Toy Donkey cart, 50cm

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Description: Toy Donkey cart, 50cm

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American Cast Iron horse drawn Ladder Escape Unit,

Lot 118: American Cast Iron horse drawn Ladder Escape Unit,

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Description: American Cast Iron horse drawn Ladder Escape Unit, 44cm

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Lot 119: "Ocean Wave of Leominster", an American toy wooden Pirate Ship

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Description: "Ocean Wave of Leominster", an American toy wooden construction kit Pirate Ship with paper decoration, by WS Reed Toy Company, Leominster, Mass. Pat. 1877 & 1882. The parts demount and pack into the hull, 60cm x 60cm

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An English Cast iron Donkey and dog in the manger

Lot 120: An English Cast iron Donkey and dog in the manger

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Description: An English Cast iron Donkey and dog in the manger Money Bank, Patented Aug.3rd 1880, 22cm

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A painted Cast iron Tammany Money Bank,

Lot 121: A painted Cast iron Tammany Money Bank,

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Description: A painted Cast iron Tammany Money Bank, representing William Magear Tweed, the infamous Tammany Hall political embezzler of 1860s New York. Patented by J Hall, 8th June 1875, with original painted finish in excellent condition, 15cm

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An American Cast iron Trick Pony Money Bank, Shephard Hardware Company

Lot 122: An American Cast iron Trick Pony Money Bank, Shephard Hardware Company

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Description: An American Cast iron Trick Pony Money Bank by the Shephard Hardware Company, Pat.2nd June and 7th July 1885, 20cm

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A French Clockwork composition Fruit Vendor, 1930s

Lot 123: A French Clockwork composition Fruit Vendor, 1930s

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Description: A French Clockwork composition Fruit Vendor and barrow, 1930s, 16cm

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An American 19th century Cast iron

Lot 124: An American 19th century Cast iron "Young Nigger"

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Description: An American 19th century Cast iron "Young Nigger" Money Bank, 12cm

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An American Cast iron Ice Cart and horse, possibly Wilkins Toy Company

Lot 125: An American Cast iron Ice Cart and horse, possibly Wilkins Toy Company

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Description: An American Cast iron Ice Cart and horse, possibly by the Wilkins Toy Company, 1880s, 25cm

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English tinplate HMS Magnificent Quickfirer Gun,

Lot 126: English tinplate HMS Magnificent Quickfirer Gun,

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Description: English tinplate HMS Magnificent Quickfirer Gun, 25cm

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Norah Wellings Sailor Doll, English, 1930s, 33cm

Lot 127: Norah Wellings Sailor Doll, English, 1930s, 33cm

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Description: Norah Wellings Sailor Doll, English, 1930s, 33cm

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A collection of English miniature Fire Grates

Lot 129: A collection of English miniature Fire Grates

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Description: A collection of English miniature Fire Grates and dolls house fireplace accessories, Grate 12cm high

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Three miniature English brass Tea Tables, 13cm

Lot 130: Three miniature English brass Tea Tables, 13cm

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Description: Three miniature English brass Tea Tables, 13cm high

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A miniature oak Coffer with a teaset and a candlestick

Lot 131: A miniature oak Coffer with a teaset and a candlestick

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Description: A miniature oak Coffer with a teaset and a candlestick, 15cm

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An English early 19th century decorated Spinning Top

Lot 132: An English early 19th century decorated Spinning Top

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Description: An English early 19th century Spinning Top, with painted decoration showing a village scene, colourful striped decoration to top and base, paintwork fresh with minor scuffing to varnishes, with boxwood handle, old square hole cut into one side (perhaps for insertion of a bell?), the top itself 18cm high

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A fine large 1840s English cast iron dolls house Fireplace

Lot 133: A fine large 1840s English cast iron dolls house Fireplace

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Description: A fine large English cast iron dolls house Fireplace and hearth with Royal coat of arms, and brass grill, 30cm x 31cm

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A toy Magic Lantern and slides, 20cm

Lot 134: A toy Magic Lantern and slides, 20cm

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Description: A toy Magic Lantern and slides, 20cm

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A toy magic lantern and slides, 24cm

Lot 135: A toy magic lantern and slides, 24cm

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Description: A toy magic lantern and slides, 24cm

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A toy movie projector and three rolls of nitrate film

Lot 136: A toy movie projector and three rolls of nitrate film

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Description: A toy movie projector and three rolls of nitrate film comprising children's stories, 33cm. Please note: Whilst of course we cannot post or transport the nitrate film, it does serve to date the toy as pre-1948 and in fact it almost certainly dates to the early 1930s. The toy and film rolls are unused. If you cannot collect this Lot in person we will be happy to dispose of the film and forward you the projector.

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A Bing boxed toy magic lantern and slides,

Lot 137: A Bing boxed toy magic lantern and slides,

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Description: A Bing boxed toy magic lantern and slides, Germany, 1905, 22cm

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A kneeling wooden elephant figure, 20cm

Lot 138: A kneeling wooden elephant figure, 20cm

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Description: A kneeling wooden elephant figure, 20cm

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An English 1850s mahogany veneered glazed Bookcase

Lot 139: An English 1850s mahogany veneered glazed Bookcase

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Description: An English 1850s mahogany veneered glazed Bookcase mniature bookcase, containing an 1840s miniaturebook of verse, 24cm x 36cm

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Three rare Australian 1860s Tasmanian copper store tokens

Lot 140: Three rare Australian 1860s Tasmanian copper store tokens

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Description: Three rare Tasmanian copper store tokens for "Lewis Abrahams Draper, Hobart, 1855", "O H Hedberg, Swedish House, Hobart" and "W D Wood's Montpelier Retreat Inn, Hobart Town"s, "Lewis Abrahams Draper, Hobart, 1855", "O H Hedberg, Swedish House, Hobart" and "W D Wood's Montpellier Retreat Inn, Hobart Town" (3)

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A German painted wooden farm layout and toy farm

Lot 141: A German painted wooden farm layout and toy farm

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Description: A German painted wooden farm layout and toy farm accessories, Barn 33cm x 24cm

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Pollocks paper cut-out Theatre, 18cm x 22cm

Lot 142: Pollocks paper cut-out Theatre, 18cm x 22cm

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Description: Pollocks paper cut-out Theatre, 18cm x 22cm

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A tin box with a collection of stereo cards, 18cm

Lot 143: A tin box with a collection of stereo cards, 18cm

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Description: A tin box with a collection of stereo cards, 18cm

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A Puffin 1948 cut-out toy theatre, 26cm x 28cm

Lot 144: A Puffin 1948 cut-out toy theatre, 26cm x 28cm

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Description: A Puffin 1948 cut-out toy theatre, 26cm x 28cm

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A miniature iron table, rug, water fountain and

Lot 145: A miniature iron table, rug, water fountain and

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Description: A miniature iron table, rug, water fountain and terrestial globe, 19cm

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An Edwardian framed coloured print

Lot 146: An Edwardian framed coloured print "Children

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Description: An Edwardian framed coloured print "Children playing", from "The Australasian", 52cm x 36cm

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A framed Victorian coloured print of a young girl,

Lot 147: A framed Victorian coloured print of a young girl,

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Description: A framed Victorian coloured print of a young girl, 1860s

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Lot 148: "Little Miss Gamp", A framed Victorian coloured

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Description: "Little Miss Gamp", A framed Victorian coloured print of a young girl, 1880s, 55cm x 70cm

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A fine collection of fourteen items of sterling

Lot 149: A fine collection of fourteen items of sterling

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Description: A fine collection of fourteen items of sterling silver miniature furniture (14)

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A wooden hand held stereo viewer and a box of

Lot 150: A wooden hand held stereo viewer and a box of

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Description: A wooden hand held stereo viewer and a box of stereo cards

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