OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A massive three-day weekend sale slated for Oct. 22-24 by Philip Weiss Auctions will feature hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of toys and toy trains, railroad memorabilia, Hollywood memorabilia, vintage dolls, antique advertising, coin-ops and more. The auction will be held at the Philip Weiss Auctions showroom, located at #1 Neil Court.
Online bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held on the days leading up to, and including, the auction dates.
The action will kick off on Friday evening, Oct. 22, with a full session packed with Hollywood memorabilia. Offered will be approximately 300 lots of movie stills, film negatives, posters, celebrity autographs and more. Two major consignments will share top billing. The first will be Part 3 of the Lester Glassner collection, consisting mainly of movie photos and negatives.
The other will be an archive celebrating the movie career of Linda Darnell. The trove will feature movie and theater magazines (including a rare complete set of Lion’s Roar magazines from 1941-49), photographs, posters and personal effects. Also, from a private collection, a group of movie posters will be sold, highlighted by a one-sheet from the film Some Like It Hot.
Rounding out the Oct. 22 session will be inserts, 6-sheets and other Hollywood-related items. The following day, Saturday, Oct. 23, a full day will be dedicated to toys and toy trains, railroad memorabilia and vintage dolls. Certain to get paddles wagging will be an astounding single-owner, nearly complete collection of Fisher Price, from the first toy made up to the 1970s. There’s so much in the collection that this will be Part 1; the rest will be sold on other dates.
Another expected highlight will be Part 1 of the Lawrence Kozsey “HO Brass” toy train collection, consisting of over 300 brass trains, all in the original boxes. Included are locomotives, cabooses, tenders and passenger cars. Manufacturers include Samhongsa, Dongjin, Atlas, Ajin, Precision, MPS, Tenshodo and others. Like with the Fisher Price toys, this will be the first in a series of sales for the collection.
Also offered Oct. 23 will be a lifetime train and railroad collection from the Midwest. Included will be toy trains, railroad lanterns, tools and other railroad paraphernalia. The day will also feature general wind-up, battery-operated and baby boomer toys, to include the Holy Grail of lunchbox collecting: a mint condition 1954 Superman vs. The Robot lunchbox by Universal.
It wouldn’t be a Philip Weiss Auction without at least one original Charles Schulz Peanuts dailies, and this sale’s got two of them. Also sold will be a collection of 1950s-era dolls, many in the original boxes; a wonderful collection of vintage Schuco toys (including Charlie Chaplin, Yes/No Monkey, Fox & Goose and Drinking Pig); a Schoenhut circus tent with tents, animals, people and accessories; Schoenhut circus clowns; and more.
On Sunday, Oct. 24, antique advertising and coin-ops will take center stage. Highlights will include a beautiful 1901 Caille New Century Puck slot machine, a “Shake Hands With Uncle Sam” strength tester, a band box, mutoscopes, tobacco memorabilia, additional coin-operated machines, and additional slot machines from several prominent Long Island estates.
The day will also feature a single-owner collection of laundry and soap memorabilia, to include tin and porcelain signs, toy washing machines, paper advertising and more. Other lots will include a great selection of coin-operated bar machines, gambling games, gum machines and arcade machines. Also sold will be a rare 1905 “Lillian Nordica” Coca-Cola cardboard poster.
Oct. 24 will also present Part 2 of the Mr. Peanut Collection, featuring a Mr. Peanut scale (the second one found in the last six months), a beautiful Mr. Peanut wall clock and other items. Other expected top lots will include a vintage casino full-size roulette table, two player pianos, a nice selection of Edison and other phonographs, table-top machines consigned by a former coin-op distributor, paper ephemera (to include coin-op catalogs and schematics), and pig collectibles.
In November (on a date and time still to be announced), Philip Weiss Auctions will hold a one-day Toy Soldier Bonanza Sale, which will include Part 2 of the Edward Ryan paper toy soldier collection. Lots from other estates will include Britains, dime-store figures, and a wide array of toy soldiers from numerous manufacturers. Watch the website for details and info.
Also scheduled before the turn of the year is a major Disneyana and Animation Sale, which will include a Donald Duck “Window Washer” cel set up on master production background, two rare 1939 Mickey Mouse advertising posters, fresh-to-the-market Snow White animation pieces, Disney figures, Lladros and more.
Finally, Philip Weiss Auctions will present a Comic Books and Comic Art Sale, also sometime before the turn of the year. Featured will be rare and vintage comic books from the 1930s to the present time, wonderful examples of comic art, Part 2 of the Copley comic art collection (featuring original cartoon panels and assorted daily comic strips and Sunday pages.
Sports memorabilia will also be incorporated into an end-of-year sale. Already consigned is a great original owner 1950s baseball card collection, 1930s Diamond Stars and Goudey Indian cards found in an attic and many other sports-related items. Click on the Philip Weiss website – at www.prwauctions.com – and go to the November and December pages for info.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at [email protected]. To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and its calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the Sept. 24-26 weekend event, click on www.prwauctions.com