Morphy Debut Discovery Auction

. March 7, 2010

Dan Morphy Auctions holds it’s first-ever Discovery Auction, on Tuesday, March 16, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. This 483-lot sale includes a fantastic array of antique toys, banks, advertising, primitives, fine and decorative art, and so much more.

Morphy’s has been very selective about the quality of items chosen for this boutique sale that launches their new series of single-day Discovery Auctions. Attend the auction in person or take part through any of a number of alternative bidding methods, including phone, absentee or live via the Internet through either MorphyLive or

DISCOVER TOYS: Boxed Mickey Mouse Sparkler and many other novelty tin sparklers, English bobby (cop) automaton nodder, early tin and cast-iron motorcycles, 16-inch Bing tin car with driver, Chein Crazy Cat on Scooter, Lehmann Nu-Nu, Hubley oxen-drawn wagon, marbles, pressed steel, postwar plastic and superhero toys, numerous tin wind-ups, a German tin-windup Swan Pond toy, Disney including a boxed Mickey/Minnie Handcar, German tin Mickey Mouse Drummer and Lionel Donald Duck & Pluto Rail Car, nautical toys, trains, cowboy cap guns, a whole host of “boomer” toys, robots including a boxed Gigantor tin windup, and a selection of fine European and American dolls, including a Jumeau bebe, Armand Marseille, Martha Chase Hospital doll and many others.

DISCOVER MECHANICAL BANKS: Uncle Sam, Eagle & Eaglets, Darktown Battery, Snapping Bulldog, Paddy & the Pig, Santa by the Chimney, and many with an African-American theme.

DISCOVER ANTIQUE ADVERTISING: hundreds of product containers and tins, including coffee cans, tobacco pocket tins, chewing gum-related, store displays, fantastic signs, trays, a collection of early glass candy jars, Dr. Lesure’s veterinary cabinet with equine theme.

DISCOVER PRIMITIVES & AMERICANA: quilts, toleware, stoneware, decorative pottery.

PLUS: Topsy blinking-eye clock, sterling silver over green glass perfume bottles, vase and pitcher; ice cream scoops, antique medical instruments, figural cast-iron bookends and doorstops, pin-up art calendars, Halloween and other holiday candy containers.

What will YOU discover in Dan Morphy’s March 16 Discovery Auction? Log on to and see.

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