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Conestoga Sells Antiques And Collectible Toys

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Review And Photos By Nancy Vozar

A Dickensian Scene, With No Scrooges, At Conestoga

Prices Do Not Reflect The Buyer’s Premium

353 Lots Bring $91,885 At Conestoga Sale

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This paper lantern, depicting the Man in the Moon, brought $60.


A rare Humpty Dumpty circus tent, without figures or box, sold for $9,000.


Mohair Teddy bear perfume bottle by Scvhucco, $725.


A musical automated winter plays scene with three bisque girls and wooden mechanical figures skiing and sledding in the background, $2,000.


A rare double Jack-in-the-Box, with composition clowns, sold for $950.


This Buddy L play school room with maroon student desks was called “very rare” and sold for $8,500. The lots included a variety of school related items and a teacher’s desk.


Uneeda Biscuit Boy doll, with composition and fabric body in original yellow raincoat with National Biscuit advertising paper, sold for $260.


Composition chef nodder with articulated eyes, painted face, chef’s shirt and green pants, black shoes, sold for $500.


An Ives railroad waiting platform with tin litho base and cast metal frame, sold for $2,500. It is pictured with an English train engine and a Pullman observation car that were sold separately.


Composition boy doll baseball player, in flannel uniform with cap, brought $175.


A rare Pilot Parachute Doll, 10-inch uniformed figure attached to a parachute marked “Abercrombie & Fitch Co.”, original box with throwing dice and pamphlet, box marked Germany, went for $300.


Automated bobbing head clown with paper litho body and head, $150.


Getting the once-over was a horse candy container with a bisque head clown sitting on top, $1,700.


Dave Thompson from Le Petit Museum of Musical Boxes in Marietta, Penn., looks over the red and yellow painted girl’s sled with iron covered runners, circa 1880, $1,700.


A well-attended sale


Auctioneer Philip Nissley taking bids on the Steiff “Bully” that sold for $3,200.


A bid of $7,500 took this Ives hook and ladder horse-drawn vehicle.


Nuremberg kitchen, complete with many small accessories, brought $9,500.


Cast-iron Ives horse-drawn fire pumper, with driver, sold for $6,750.


A bid of $2,100 was registered for this Gottschalk doll house.


The Schoenhut circus tent, $9,000.


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