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Novelty Clocks

From Betty Boop to Charles Lindbergh, Timex miniature typewriters to an antique Auchsburg drunken Bacchus, novelty clocks never lose their appeal. Novelty clocks persist as collector’s items because they are whimsical, funny, and revealing. Not only does the novelty clock reveal a collector’s preoccupation with a subject, they also give insight into the hobbies and sense of humor of entire regions and time periods.

Tower clocks, some of the first known clocks prominent in the churches and royal buildings of Medieval Europe, featured elaborate scenes of astronomy and mythology. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, novelty clocks remained popular among the upper class, often entertaining their owners with music and moving figures. During the 20th century, novelty clocks became available... Read more

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Animated 4 Bird Singing Automaton w/ Dome

March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Pittsfield, MA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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JD 14.5

March 31, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Carrollton, OH, USA

$15 (2 bids)

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March 31, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Carrollton, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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