Breweriana and French Clockwork Toys at Ivey-Selkirk

. April 11, 2008

SAINT LOUIS – Ivey-Selkirk auctioneers will conduct its semi-annual Toys and Collectibles Auction on Friday, April 18 at 9:30am at its St. Louis gallery. The auction preview takes place April 15-17.

A collection of over 200 pieces of pre-prohibition breweriana from primarily St. Louis related breweries includes Anheuser-Busch, Lemp and Falstaff breweries. Highlights include the Budweiser girl lithograph, “The Red Dress Budweiser Girl,” copyright 1907, in the original oak frame and estimated at $2,000-$3,000.

Ivey-Selkirk is offering 700 lots in the sale to include a fine collection of rare French clockwork toys by Fernard Martin and Victor Bonnet, robots, toy soldiers, cast iron banks, dolls and early Fisher-Price pieces.

A collection of World War I lithograph posters, Native American artifacts include stone, baskets, leather, and beaded works, Southwest pottery vessels, Roland Reed silver gelatin prints, antique firearms and militaria, antique maps and books.

A 1935 Dunhill lighter Hollywood momento inscribed ”From Ginger to Fred” and possibly from the movie Tophat is a unique and rare find. Comic art, autographed sports items and Apollo mission patches rounds out the sale.

For more information, visit www.iveyselkirk.com

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