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Swarovski magician, 5

Lot 405: Swarovski magician, 5"h

by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions

April 28, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Delray Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $225

Description: Swarovski magician, 5"h

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Large quantity of magicians' props and accessories

Lot 120: Large quantity of magicians' props and accessories

by Lawrences Auctioneers Limited

April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Bletchingley, United Kingdom

Description: Large quantity of magicians' props and accessories

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20TH CENTURY CAST IRON MAGICIAN MECHANICAL BANK

Lot 4554: 20TH CENTURY CAST IRON MAGICIAN MECHANICAL BANK

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

May 3, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: Vintage 20th century cast iron mechanical bank. This mechanical bank is titled "Magician Bank". Very good condition. 7 inches wide, 4 inches long, 8 inches tall.

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DeCamp Automaton Doll

Lot 49: DeCamp Automaton Doll

by Cottone Auctions

May 8, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Geneseo, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: Marked on head: 1902, 10/0.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Pocket watch: Extremely rare gold verge watch with repetition and hidden erotical automaton (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4064: Pocket watch: Extremely rare gold verge watch with repetition and hidden erotical automaton (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,900 - €7,500

Description: Ca. Ø 55 mm, ca. 131 g, 18 K gold, solid high quality case, pink gold, back with splendid engravings, firegilt verge movement with repetition of hours and quarters, face with erotic figured automaton, automaton running during repetition, sliding bolt on side to hide the automaton, pink gold automaton cover, signature Breguet a Paris, silvered dial, blued steelhands, in working order, France ca. 1820.

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Attributed to John Rich, London/Geneva, 105 x 63 x 46 mm, 639 g, dated 1804

Lot 189: Attributed to John Rich, London/Geneva, 105 x 63 x 46 mm, 639 g, dated 1804

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM CET

Frankurt, Germany

Estimated Price: €350,000 - €750,000

Description: An important and unique gold enamel musical box of museum quality, studded with half pearls: "The Orchestra"; with automaton and carillon musical movement with bells and vibrating blades. The box comes with its original silk-lined morocco case Case: 18K gold and enamel. Rectangular heavy box with chamfered corners, all-over engine-turned pattern of horizontal waves and diagonal fine branching, cobalt-blue enamelling; opaque black vertical wiggly lines. Lid studded with half-pearls, central rectangular enamel plaque with floral gold rim in a fine blue enamel moulded gold frame. Very fine polychrome painting in the style of Jean-Francois-Victor Dupont: en plein picture of a bacchanal: a glade with a naked youth playing the flute and two scantily clad dancing nymphs. On the right a winged cupid pointing his lovearrow at the dancing beauties. In the background leaved trees and a mountain against a blue sky. The sides of the lid are framed with a heart-shaped opaque light-blue Champlevé border. The chamfered corners are decorated with gold scrolls and opaque light-blue Champlevé enamel flowers on black ground. The sides and the base with engraved floral borders that have some opaque black enamelling on the sides. The inside has a classical automaton scene of an orchestra with elaborate engraving and polychrome enamelling: constructional stage with open curtain and two large flanking vases against a light-blue background with gold stripes. Central Empire-style reliefed triangular pediment with four sculpted musicians: on the left a conductor with articulated arm, on his side a seated singer who moves his foot with the music. In the centre a lady musician playing the virginals with articulated headand arms - her movements are particularly visible because they are mirrored in the lid. On the right a lady harpist with articulated arm. Musical movement and automaton: highly intricate brass movement, gilt, chain/fusee, pinned barrel with 40 vibrating blades over two levels, eight coaxial bells with eight small ivory hammers, mainspring with scratched signature "Carrisol" and date "1804/12". The morocco case bears an inscription in the cover: "Mr. Duncan Camber (Zed. turned(?)) lined Block + Silver clamps at Corner p. £ 2 Keys". John Rich John Rich was certainly a fascinating man. Some of his artworks are so extraordinary that one would expect to find an abundance of material on Rich, but this is not the case. Some of the most complicated automata such as the so-called "The Magician Box", or the "Sandoz Scent Bottle" are signed by Rich. Alfred Chapuis and Edmond Droz, bothauthorities on automata, have described the Magician as "the most remarkable snuffbox known to the authors". The signature "Made by John Rich" is hidden on the barrel, so that the piece must be taken apart for it to be found. Some boxes that have been examined or restored are signed "John Rich, London" or "John Rich, London & Genève", whereas some others which are mechanically identical bear no signature at all. The same is true of Rich's watches; they are often not signed at all and if they are, the signature is found in such a concealed place that only a person who has taken the watch apart would be able to see them. Obviously some of the great automata makers did not generally sign their pieces on the surface, but they were very well-known and plenty of information about them can be found. This is different for John Rich; it has been assumed that he was originally from England andopened a shop in Geneva. Also his pieces shows some similarities to the work of Jaquet Droz and Leschot, which leads to the assumption that they were created by a master craftsman (or craftsmen) associated with them. Rich's work can be dated no earlier than 1780 and no later than the first few years of the nineteenth century, spanning probably from about 1780 to just after 1805; after a quarter of a century of magnificent mechanical achievements, John Rich has left hardly any information on himself except his work itself. The magnificence of his creations in combination with the little information that is available on Rich form a fascinating mystery which calls for someone to try and research the life and work of this exceptional man. Source: Osvaldo Patrizzi "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois", Geneva 1998, p. 342 Jean Carrisol, specialist springmaker, supplying the makers of musicalwatches at the end of the 18th beginning of the 19th century in Geneva. The Art of the Automaton in Geneva During the 1780s, Geneva opened a most intriguing chapter of horological history. The city developed, with great flair, the art of automatons: machines designed to imitate the movements of live beings or creatures. They ranged from the simplest forms, where a figure?s moving arms could point to the time, to complex, full-scale productions, such as pastoral scenes, theatre pieces or concerts. Automata were soon being used to animate a wide variety of objects, such as scent bottles, amphorae, mirrors or snuffboxes; their use as timepieces was often merely a pretext for possessing these exquisite creations. And since where there is life, there is sound, the automata were fitted with a musical mechanism. The acknowledged masters of this marriage between ornamental watches and automataincluded Pierre Morand, Henry Capt, Isaac Daniel Piguet and Philippe Samuel Meylan as well as the Jaquet Droz workshop in Geneva, with colleagues and successors Jean-Frédéric Leschot and Jacob Frisard. All were the brilliant creators of musical watches functioning first with chiming bells, and later with a cylinder or pin-drum that caused a comb made up of a set of blades to vibrate. These watches were especially prized in the East and during trade with Turkey and China they acquired a subtle local touch, a discreetly exotic charm that makes them easy to distinguish today. In the hands of the Rochat family and the Bruguier workshop, this tradition continued until 1850. Source: La Tribune des Arts présente en exclusivité le Patek Philippe Museum, http://www.patekmuseum.com/as of 10/07/2011. Cond.: Case: very good. Movm.: very good, capable of running.

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GRP inc Corgi No.647 Buck Rogers x 6 shrink

Lot 5223: GRP inc Corgi No.647 Buck Rogers x 6 shrink

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: Corgi No.647 Buck Rogers x 6 shrink wrapped sealed. Conditions are believed Mint in Good Plus (some crushing) to Excellent Plus boxes. (6)

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LINEMAR Battery Op MICKEY MAGICIAN

Lot 82: LINEMAR Battery Op MICKEY MAGICIAN

by Milestone Auctions

May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Willoughby, OH, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $500

Description: Excellent Linemar Disney Toy. Very colorful Mickey Mouse as Magician. Toy is all original with great colors and details. Still has original chick! Toy works sometimes. Battery box has some corrosion. Toy displays beautifully. Very Good

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ANTIQUE MAGICIAN MECHANICAL BANK CAST IRON TOY

Lot 4651: ANTIQUE MAGICIAN MECHANICAL BANK CAST IRON TOY

by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

May 3, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $120

Description: Antique J&E Stevens Magician Mechanical Cast Iron Bank 1940's, no markings found. In working condition, minimum paint loss, plug on the bottom is missing. Measures 6 1/2" long, 7 1/2" tall and 4" deep.

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Corgi “Batman” Factory Shrink Wrapped

Lot 3259: Corgi “Batman” Factory Shrink Wrapped

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 28, 2015, 10:30 PM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £240

Description: Corgi “Batman” Factory Shrink Wrapped Pair which include No.107 Batboat (2nd Issue) and Batmobile (wide wheels issue) - both are generally Mint in Near Mint to Mint striped window boxes (apart from puncher hole to shrink wrap and window on Batmobile) still a superb opportunity to acquire.

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Pocket watch: very fine skeletonized repetition watch with figured automaton Jaquemart, Jeanrenaud & Robert Brand La Chaux-De-Fonds, ca. 1820 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4066: Pocket watch: very fine skeletonized repetition watch with figured automaton Jaquemart, Jeanrenaud & Robert Brand La Chaux-De-Fonds, ca. 1820 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €4,000 - €6,500

Description: Ca. Ø 56 mm, ca. 121 g, 18 K pink gold, verge escapement, mainplate signed and numbered no.5188, front with skeletonized automaton, signed and enamelled chapter ring (minimal restoring), multicoloured figured automaton, figures striking the bells during repetition, blued steelhands, in working order.

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Pocket watch with original erotic automaton and repetition, Switzerland ca. 1910 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4095: Pocket watch with original erotic automaton and repetition, Switzerland ca. 1910 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,500 - €7,500

Description: Ca. Ø52 mm, ca. 93 g, 14 K Gold, hidden erotic figured automaton, original condition, very beautiful multicoloured edition, fine Swiss movement with repetition of hours and quarters, enamel dial in very good condition, signed Dunand, golden hands, in working order and in very good condition, nice working automaton. Comparable watches were sold in auctions for more than 20,000 Swiss Francs.

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Pocket watch: Rare figured automaton Jaquemart, multicoloured figures (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4070: Pocket watch: Rare figured automaton Jaquemart, multicoloured figures (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,800 - €4,000

Description: Ca. Ø 55mm, gilt silver, verge movement with repetition of hours and quarters and unusual figured automaton Jaquemart, multicoloured gold and silver, 2 armed bushmen, Switzerland ca. 1820, in working order, figures striking the bells with axes during repetition.

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Fine repoussé singing bird box/automaton, silver, ca. 1900 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4244: Fine repoussé singing bird box/automaton, silver, ca. 1900 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,800 - €3,000

Description: Ca. 100 x 70 x 45 mm, ca. 450 g, splendid silver box with singing bird automaton, cambered design, all sides with high relief scene, sheeper motive, musical instruments, loving couple, cover with 2 putty liberating the bird, in working order and very good condition.

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AN AUTOMATON WITH DOLLS

Lot 487: AN AUTOMATON WITH DOLLS

by Sigalas

April 28, 2015, 3:00 PM CET

Hildrizhausen, Germany

Description: AN AUTOMATON WITH DOLLS German, ca. 1900 "Kaffeekränzchen" (coffee party), 5 dolls on a coffee table with a moving and musical mechanism, bisque heads with fixed glass eyes and open mouth, hallmarked: M.; Total height approx. 25cm, wooden box has original wallpaper and a hand crank for playing, 31x31cm. Condition Report: Intact.

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AN AUTOMATON WITH DOLLS

Lot 494: AN AUTOMATON WITH DOLLS

by Sigalas

April 28, 2015, 3:00 PM CET

Hildrizhausen, Germany

Description: AN AUTOMATON WITH DOLLS France ca. 1900, probably Gaultier Bisque head with fixed glass eyes and closed mouth, mohair wig, old clothes, wooden base with clockwork drive for movement and music mechanism, 40cm high. Condition Report: mechanism in need of repair.

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French Automaton Singing Birds in Gilded Cage, early 19th century, height 20.25

Lot 186: French Automaton Singing Birds in Gilded Cage, early 19th century, height 20.25" — 51.4 cm.

by Waddington's

April 30, 2015, 2:00 PM EST

Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: FRENCH AUTOMATON SINGING BIRDS IN GILDED CAGE, EARLY 19TH CENTURYthe crank wound concealed mechanism operating two feathered birds who ‘sing’ while moving heads side to side, opening beaks and flapping tails, base numbered 321 and impressed ‘Made in France’, height 20.25" — 51.4 cm.Estimate: $400—600

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Large cased doll automaton, the cabinet with painted faux marble, the doll with bisque head inscribed Simon and Halbig 1300 posed in a theatrical grand hall (for restoration)

Lot 257: Large cased doll automaton, the cabinet with painted faux marble, the doll with bisque head inscribed Simon and Halbig 1300 posed in a theatrical grand hall (for restoration)

by Lawrences Auctioneers Limited

April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Bletchingley, United Kingdom

Description: Large cased doll automaton, the cabinet with painted faux marble, the doll with bisque head inscribed Simon and Halbig 1300 posed in a theatrical grand hall (for restoration)

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Pocket watch: very beautiful figured automaton Jaquemart with repetition, Breguet & Fils no. 6625, ca. 1810 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4063: Pocket watch: very beautiful figured automaton Jaquemart with repetition, Breguet & Fils no. 6625, ca. 1810 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,000 - €10,000

Description: Ca. Ø 54 mm, ca. 114 g, 18 K gold, reeded mid section, engine turned back, dome signed and numbered, verge movement with repetition of hours and quarters in working condition, splendid skeletonized and multicoloured figured automaton Jaquemart with enamel dial in center, blued steelhands, in working order and in good condition, very beautiful automaton. A similar watch also signed Breguet was sold in Geneva auction 2005 for more than 12,500 Swiss Francs.

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End Table With Glass 26x26x24

Lot 5700X: End Table With Glass 26x26x24 "Finish: Goldleaf With Silverleaf Variations With A Shrinking"Wood Grain "Banding In Soft Swirly Square

by Artistic Holdings Company

April 26, 2015, 8:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $850 - $980

Description: End Table With Glass 26x26x24 "Finish: Goldleaf With Silverleaf Variations With A Shrinking"Wood Grain "Banding In Soft Swirly Square

Condition Report: Excellent-New

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Pocket watch: rarity, Berthoud figured automaton with 4 figures 'Punchinellos Fight Against Chronos', ca. 1810 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4065: Pocket watch: rarity, Berthoud figured automaton with 4 figures 'Punchinellos Fight Against Chronos', ca. 1810 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,000 - €10,000

Description: Ca. Ø58 mm, ca. 168 g, original silvercase with reeded mid section, extendable pendant knob for automaton, dome signed and numbered, identic signature and number on mainplate, verge escapement, repetition of hours and quarters, enamelled chapter ring with fine hairlines, splendid figured automaton with 4 figures moving during repetition, Punchinello and Chronos appearing during full hour striking inside the upper window, fighting against each other with Hammer and Scythe; 2 cherubs striking the bells during quarter striking, original fleur-de-lis steelhands, in working order, extremely rare, most expensive version of Berthoud Punchinello automaton, sold in previous auctions for more than $20,000.

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Pocket watch: Very rare verge watch with automaton and Royal Escutcheon, Hallmarks 1813 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4069: Pocket watch: Very rare verge watch with automaton and Royal Escutcheon, Hallmarks 1813 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,600 - €2,500

Description: Ca. Ø 56 mm, ca. 146 g, silver paircase with matching Hallmarks 1813, watchpaper, splendid verge movement with illustration of the English Royal Escutcheon, initials GR, main plate numbered no.142, original enamel dial with enamel painting and automaton, changing of the guard, rotating disc with marching soldiers, goldhands, in working order and in beautiful condition, dial with minimal imperfections.

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Pocket watch: Very fine Geneva Ankerchronometer watch with erotic automaton (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4096: Pocket watch: Very fine Geneva Ankerchronometer watch with erotic automaton (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,650 - €3,000

Description: Ca. Ø52mm, ca. 102g, 18K gold, fine engraved escutcheon on back, dome inscribed J. Siegrist & Co Geneve, fine Ankerchronometer movement, striping, big regulator pointer, screwed gold chatons, big balance, enamel dial with Roman numerals, small erotic and figured automaton instead of second register, blued steelhands, ca. 1890, in working order.

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Early 20th Century stuffed leopard automaton toy.  Attributed/Possibly: Steiff Toy Company (Size: See second photo for measurement.)  Photos are part of the description representing the condition report.  Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos.

Lot 151: Early 20th Century stuffed leopard automaton toy. Attributed/Possibly: Steiff Toy Company (Size: See second photo for measurement.) Photos are part of the description representing the condition report. Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos.

by Pangaea Auctions

May 16, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Carson City, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $5,000

Description: Early 20th Century stuffed leopard automaton toy. Attributed/Possibly: Steiff Toy Company (Size: See second photo for measurement.) Photos are part of the description representing the condition report. Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos.

Condition Report: Good

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Hornby Silver Jubilee Pullman Set. GWR Loco

Lot 5082: Hornby Silver Jubilee Pullman Set. GWR Loco

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: Hornby Silver Jubilee Pullman Set. Contains GWR Loco, 4 Pullman Coaches and Accessories. Inner is still shrink-wrapped sealed. Condition is Mint in Good box.

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GRP inc Corgi No.41 1902 State Landau x 5. Four

Lot 5225: GRP inc Corgi No.41 1902 State Landau x 5. Four

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £40 - £50

Description: Corgi No.41 1902 State Landau x 5. Four are shrink wrap sealed. Conditions are mainly Excellent to Mint in Good (some water damage) to Mint boxes. (5)

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GRP inc Corgi No.299 Ford 2.3 Sierra Ghia x 17

Lot 5269: GRP inc Corgi No.299 Ford 2.3 Sierra Ghia x 17

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £50 - £70

Description: Corgi No.299 Ford 2.3 Sierra Ghia x 17. Most are still shrink wrapped sealed. Conditions are mainly Near Mint to Mint in Good to Near Mint boxes. (17)

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Matchbox plastic Military kits Renault Tank

Lot 3762: Matchbox plastic Military kits Renault Tank

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 28, 2015, 10:30 PM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30 - £40

Description: Matchbox plastic Military kits to include Renault Tank; Tank Transporter plus others (4 x kits which are shrink-wrapped in twin packs) - all are Mint - see photo.

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Pocket watch: rare verge watch with enamel painting 'Napoleons Arcola Battle' and automaton, England/Switzerland 1795 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4068: Pocket watch: rare verge watch with enamel painting 'Napoleons Arcola Battle' and automaton, England/Switzerland 1795 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €2,000 - €3,000

Description: Ca. Ø53 mm, ca. 106 g, silvercase with Swiss punch, dome with visible balance, English verge movement, interesting construction, signed Masterman London, no. 6129, extremely rare and original enamel dial with enamel painting, military motive of battle by Arcola, upper section with banner: Bataille bei Arcola gewonnen von Bonaparte 16ten Nov.1995, small peripheral dial, central window for automaton, rotating disc with different motives a.o. Cannon and French flag, blued steelhands, in working order.

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Pocket watch: Rarity, 'Bras-en-l'air' automaton ca. 1930, gold/platinum, Verger Freres Paris/Haas Neveux Geneva (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4146: Pocket watch: Rarity, 'Bras-en-l'air' automaton ca. 1930, gold/platinum, Verger Freres Paris/Haas Neveux Geneva (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €13,000 - €30,000

Description: Ca. Ø 44 mm, ca. 61 g, 18 K gold and platinum, original case punched Verger Freres 10285, Geneva precision lever movement, prime quality Geneva finishing, attributed to Haas Neveux Geneva, stripe decoration, silvered dial, gold/enamel figure of Buddha indicating the time with his hands, on demand, in working order, real rarity in original condition, Switzerland for the American market, ca. 1930. Some of this automatons were sold in past for up to 90,000 SwissFrancs.

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(*) Swiss, Case No. 46934, 56 mm, 125 g, circa 1890

Lot 369: (*) Swiss, Case No. 46934, 56 mm, 125 g, circa 1890

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM CET

Frankurt, Germany

Estimated Price: €17,000 - €20,000

Description: A rare quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch with concealed erotic automaton Case: 18k pink gold, tiered, polished, à goutte, gold dome for concealing the erotic automaton. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, gold spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, screwed chatons, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Cond.: Case: good, dents, small restaurations. Dial: very good. Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.

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Landscape Musical Automaton Under Reverse Painted Glass Dome

Lot 167: Landscape Musical Automaton Under Reverse Painted Glass Dome

by Link Auction Galleries

May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

St. Louis, MO, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $3,000

Description: Landscape Musical Automaton Under Reverse Painted Glass Dome Oval wooden base playing two airs with mounted animated castle, windmill and boat scene against scenic river view with boats and mountains painted inside dome (losses to paint); when activated the boat is rocking, windmill moving and guard on tower patrols the castle; working condition. Paper label with inscription and number mounted on a back of windmill. 19 1/2 x 19 x 8 1/2 inches.

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Unsigned

Lot 235: Unsigned

by Antiquorum

May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM CET

Geneva, 1201, Switzerland , Switzerland

Estimated Price: CHF18,000 - CHF28,000

Description: "MUSIQUE D'AMOUR" QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON GOLD Swiss, probably Gen̬ve, case No. 1312. Made circa 1810. Fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, two-train, quarter-repeating musical watch with concealed erotic automaton scene, playing at will. Three-body, "Empire", polished with reeded band. WATCH Gold, radial Roman numerals and engraved foliate decoration between, outer minute divisions two winding apertures, the center engraved with a scene of a riverside town and bridge with a steam train travelling across and a paddle steamer on the river. Blued steel hands. AUTOMATON Varicolored gold and finely painted on enamel with an automaton scene of a gentleman with a lady on a daybed in a sumptuous interior enjoying the pleasures of the flesh, activated via a cam when the music plays. Gilt brass double train movement with cylindrical pillars, going barrel and cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, polished steel end- piece, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant, regulator arm protruding from under the cuvette with engraved scale at the edge. Sur-plateau musical train with pin-disc and individual blued steel blades. Case and punch-numbered 1312.

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Unsigned

Lot 260: Unsigned

by Antiquorum

May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM CET

Geneva, 1201, Switzerland , Switzerland

Estimated Price: CHF20,000 - CHF30,000

Description: THE KNIFE GRINDER, REPEATING WATCH WITH SEVEN AUTOMATON ACTIONS Attributed to Esquivillon et Deschoudens ÌÊ Gen̬ve, case No. 4913. Made circa 1810. Very fine and very rare, quarter-repeating, 18K gold pocket watch with multicolored gold striking Jacks and an automaton scene of a knife-grinder's workshop with a total of seven automaton actions. Three-body, "Empire", engine-turned, bolt at 11 to lock the repeating. Gilt brass spring-loaded cuvette fitted to the movement ring. Annular white enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, center with applied multicolored gold cherubs appearing to strike bells during repeating, gold brick arch below and within an automaton scene depicting a knife-grinder sharpening a knife on a grinding wheel while a boy drives the wheel via a large pulley, blued steel background. Blued steel Breguet hands. 43 mm., 19''', frosted gilt, full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusÌ©e and chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with flat balance spring, pierced and engraved continental balance clock with polished steel endplate, silver regulation dial, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant, automaton driven via repeating train.

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TOMI UNGERER (1931- ). THE VOICE / [THE MAGICIAN.] 1968. 45x29 inches, 114x75 cm. Village Voice Inc., [New York.]

Lot 216: TOMI UNGERER (1931- ). THE VOICE / [THE MAGICIAN.] 1968. 45x29 inches, 114x75 cm. Village Voice Inc., [New York.]

by Swann Auction Galleries

May 7, 2015, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: TOMI UNGERER (1931- ) THE VOICE / [THE MAGICIAN.] 1968. 45x29 1/2 inches, 114 1/4x75 cm. Village Voice Inc., [New York.] Condition A-: creases in margins and image. Paper. "Expect the Unexpected" was a campaign Ungerer dreamed up for the New York State Lottery. When the project was turned down for its perceived lack of gravitas, the designs were luckily scooped up by the Village Voice. The posters "appeared in New York subways and were also distributed and sold by the Village Voice" (Ungerer p. 80). Ungerer 141.

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GRP inc Lone Star boxed No.60 Timber Truck

Lot 5234: GRP inc Lone Star boxed No.60 Timber Truck

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: Lone Star a boxed group. To include No.60 Timber Truck x 6 (shrink wrap sealed), Farming Tractor, plus 2 Top-Boy Trucks. Conditions are mainly Good to Mint in Fair to Excellent boxes. (9)

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Corgi No.GS24 “Constructor” Gift Set 2 x Commer

Lot 3194: Corgi No.GS24 “Constructor” Gift Set 2 x Commer

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 28, 2015, 10:30 PM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: Corgi No.GS24 “Constructor” Gift Set comprising of 2 x Commer chassis with various detachable backs and accessories - overall conditions appear to be generally Mint in a Near Mint polystyrene tray (still shrink wrapped) comes with a Good Plus blue and yellow lift off lid box and correct instruction/collectors club folded leaflet - see photo.

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GRP inc Corgi “Corgi Toys” Book by Edward Force

Lot 3626: GRP inc Corgi “Corgi Toys” Book by Edward Force

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 28, 2015, 10:30 PM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £70

Description: Corgi “Corgi Toys” Book by Edward Force a group of 5 which are generally Good Plus to Near Mint (1 still in factory shrink wrap) and a later issue revised by Bill Manzke. Excellent Plus. (6)

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A very nice wood French bulldog automaton cane

Lot 63: A very nice wood French bulldog automaton cane

by Tradewinds Antiques

May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Peabody, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: A very nice wood French bulldog automaton cane. The dark hardwood handle is 3" high and 1 2/3" at its widest. It depicts in fine detail, a French bulldog with horn brows, yellow glass eyes and the classic upright ears of this popular breed. There is a spring-driven lever at its throat that opens its mouth widely to reveal a muted red-painted interior. The gap is sufficient to hold items to free a hand or just to amuse by rapid operation. The spring is strong and the mechanics work perfectly. There is a 1/3" silver collar made as a faux leather collar complete with a belt and buckle. The shaft is ebony the ends with a 1" old burnished brass ferrule. The overall length is 36 1/2" and the condition is very good. It is perhaps English, ca1890 and it is a great example of the kind. Estimate: $1000-$1500.

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Swiss, Case No. 2891, 55 mm, 142 g, circa 1890

Lot 380: Swiss, Case No. 2891, 55 mm, 142 g, circa 1890

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM CET

Frankurt, Germany

Estimated Price: €7,500 - €10,000

Description: A rare quarter repeating hunting case pocket watch with chronograph and concealed erotic automaton - with gold watch chain Case: 14k rose gold, tiered, polished, gold dome for concealing the erotic automaton, an amorous scene of two polychrome enamel cooks, case maker's punch mark "DK", pusher for chronograph at "12", slide for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, Louis XV hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, decorated, rhodium-plated, screwed chatons, finely ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever. Cond.: Case: very good. Dial: very good. Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.

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Case maker's punch mark

Lot 460: Case maker's punch mark "FLB", France, Case No. 16702, 55 mm, 134 g, circa 1820

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM CET

Frankurt, Germany

Estimated Price: €5,000 - €10,000

Description: A gentleman's very rare and decorative quarter repeating pocket watch "á trois couleurs" with 2 jacquemarts and automaton Case: 18k rose gold, polished, reeded case band, pusher for repetition via pendant, case maker's punch mark "FLB". Dial: skeletonized, gold jacquemart and automaton "á trois couleurs", two bell striking putti moving up and down columns, blued steel background; within lush vegetation, a dog sitting on the ground and a pair of doves; outer white enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals, blued spade hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, engraved border, chain/fusee, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge. Cond.: Case: very good, dents, slightly worn. Dial: very good, slightly chipped. Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.

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German Singing Bird Cage Automaton, Karl Griesbaum

Lot 12: German Singing Bird Cage Automaton, Karl Griesbaum

by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Atlanta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: German, circa 1880. Singing Bird automaton set in a domed wire birdcage manufactured by Karl Griesbaum. As the bird sings it swivels its head and flicks its tail, perched on stand with naturalistic leafy vines, on red velvet platform and octagonal base raised on four toupie form supports with winding key to the bottom. Height 11", width 7", depth 5.5".

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GRP inc Matchbox Superfast 145 x unboxed

Lot 4457: GRP inc Matchbox Superfast 145 x unboxed

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 29, 2015, 10:30 AM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: Matchbox Superfast 145 x unboxed 1989-1994 Issues including Cars, Commercials, Emergency Vehicles etc - generally Near Mint to Mint unboxed. 6 x 1994 Issue cars including No.35 Pontiac Stock Car; No.24 Rhino - Near Mint to Mint in window boxes (have been opened) and blister packs; 2 x Kinnerton Confectionery Chocolate Matchbox Motor Vehicle still shrink wrapped although some damage to shrink wrap and empty box for same; 2 x Thunderbirds Series FAB 1 (1) Near Mint unboxed; (2) Mint in Fair opened mail-away box; Convoy DAF Low Loader "Royal Airforce" - Mint in Fair opened mail-away box. 1989, 1991 and 2 x 1994 catalogues - Excellent to Near Mint. (approx. 160)

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Corgi No.GS24

Lot 3132: Corgi No.GS24 "Construction" set 2 x Commer

by Vectis Auctions Ltd

April 28, 2015, 10:30 PM GMT

Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £100

Description: Corgi No.GS24 "Construction" set comprising of 2 x Commer chassis with various interchangeable backs plus accessories - condition appears to be generally Near Mint to Mint in a generally Excellent polystyrene tray (shrink-wrapped), comes with correct instruction sheet, blue and yellow lift off lid is generally Good Plus (does have price label and pen mark to front) - see photo.

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Pocket watch: extremely rare captain's watch with enamel painting and compass, Bordier a Geneve, ca. 1810 (NO LIVE FEE)

Lot 4067: Pocket watch: extremely rare captain's watch with enamel painting and compass, Bordier a Geneve, ca. 1810 (NO LIVE FEE)

by Cortrie Spezial Auktionen

May 9, 2015, 4:30 PM CET

Hamburg, Germany

Estimated Price: €1,600 - €4,000

Description: Ca. Ø55 mm, ca. 100 g, original silvercase, reeded mid section, signed and gilt verge movement no. 12365, original dial with extravagant enamel painting, decentralised time indication and enamelled compass, time setting by central winding, pink gold hands with jewels, compass needs service, movement intact but needs cleaning, with silver watchchain, key and compass pendant, ca. 1810. Leonard Bordier is famous for finest Geneva enamel watches, automatons and form watches.

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French, 43 mm, circa 1810

Lot 176: French, 43 mm, circa 1810

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM CET

Frankurt, Germany

Estimated Price: €9,500 - €12,000

Description: An exceptional and extremely rare watch key with automaton "Pulcinella" Case: gold and polychrome enamel. Constructional theatre stage, Empire-style columns and pediment; articulated Punch figure (moved by a tiny lever at the back), background with enamelled countryside scene with a farmhouse at a river. Enamelled back, painting of a red open stage curtain and the weapons of Cupid, bow and arrow, in the centre. Pulcinella is a classical character that originated in the commedia dell'arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry. Illustrated and described in: "The Keys of Time" by Yves Droz, France 2012, p. 281-283. Cond.: Case: very good.

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Continental gilt-metal, champlevé enameled and jewel inset singing bird automaton box, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 110: Continental gilt-metal, champlevé enameled and jewel inset singing bird automaton box, late 19th/early 20th century

by Freeman's

May 20, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Continental gilt-metal, champlevé enameled and jewel inset singing bird automaton box late 19th/early 20th century Rectangular case inset with pearls and garnets and decorated in champlevé with scrolling foliage, the top with hinged cover opening to reveal a singing bird with feather plumage operated by a start/stop bird-form pull to the front, the back opening to reveal a gilt interior, raised on a shaped plinth with key storage drawer. H: 3, W: 5 1/2, D: 4 1/4 in.

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Starley Bro's / Psycho Cycles. ca. 1896

Lot 13: Starley Bro's / Psycho Cycles. ca. 1896

by Poster Auctions International, Inc

May 3, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: Artist: G. MOORE Size: 39 1/2 x 60 1/4 in./100.3 x 153 cm The Dangerfield Printing, London Psycho Cycles was known for its patented steering apparatus in which the front wheel automatically returns to a straight line after a turn. The name was taken from a popular magic trick being performed in London at the time, in which the magician would invite audience members up to the stage where a young woman named Psycho would engage in a trance-like game of whist, always predicting the volunteer's move and, ultimately, winning.

Condition Report: B+/ Slight tears at folds.

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Irish Poetry Collection including Richard Murphy, Michael Hartnett, Paul Muldoon and Eamon Grennan. (4)

Lot 381: Irish Poetry Collection including Richard Murphy, Michael Hartnett, Paul Muldoon and Eamon Grennan. (4)

by Whyte's

May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Dublin, Ireland

Estimated Price: €200 - €250

Description: Irish Poetry Collection including Richard Murphy, Michael Hartnett, Paul Muldoon and Eamon Grennan. Collected Poems by Murphy and Hartnett respectively, Gallery Books, Oldcastle 2000 and 2001, limited editions of 110 each, the first signed by Murphy, the second with illustration by John Shinnors signed by the artist. Paul Muldoon Poems 1968-1998, Faber, London 2001, brown cloth with gilt label, signed limited edition, number 56 of 110 in slipcase, still in unopened shrink wrap. Eamon Grennan Still Life With Waterfall, Gallery Books, Oldcastle, 2001, clothbound in printed dust jacket, signed by the author. (4)

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MACEDON, SILVER TETRADRACHM OF DEMETRIOS POLIORKETES

Lot 18: MACEDON, SILVER TETRADRACHM OF DEMETRIOS POLIORKETES

by 51 Gallery

April 29, 2015, 3:00 PM CET

Brussels, Belgium

Description: MACEDON, SILVER TETRADRACHM OF DEMETRIOS POLIORKETES, Demetrias, ca. 290 BC, 16.906g, 7h. CNG 2011 (87) lot 393 (same dies). Very rare. Old cabinet tone. Apparently the third known with Poseidon's facing head. Die-break on obverse, otherwise, good very fine. From a European private collection Alone amongst all of Alexander's successors, Demetrios, the son of Antigonos, lived to see a stellar career plumb the depths of misfortune. Plutarch astutely observed that, in none of the kings did Tyche take such sudden twists and turns, and never in the deeds of others did she so appear to wane and wax, shrink and shine, weaken and become all powerful. Only the quirks of outrageous fortune could explain how him, who was hailed as a living god in Athens, was also the only Hellenistic king to end his days in captivity.

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