Morphy Auctions’ Can’t Miss December, 2017 Premier Toy and Doll Sales Event to Feature Almost 1,000 Lots of Vintage Childhood Playthings and Ephemera.

Cast Iron Hill Climber Motorcycle, estimated at $20,000-40,000.

Our final toy sale of 2017 is extremely well merchandized and a perfect destination for holiday gift shoppers. Perhaps Santa himself will stop by and pick up some exceptional treasures for those on his very good list this year! – Dan Morphy, President, Morphy Auctions

Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is pleased to announce this exciting and perfectly timed for Christmas sale to be held on Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th. The bidding starts promptly at 9:00 AM each day. All lots from this event are on display in Morphy’s Denver auction gallery and available for preview now.

It goes without saying that this sale is the wheel-deal when it comes to antique metal vehicles, with the finest selections of cast iron, pressed steel, and tin examples on offer.

Phenomenal examples of German tin automobiles take the pole position in this auction, with three extraordinary lots from the Donald Kaufman collection worthy of special mention. Lot #368, a 1905 Marklin two seat open roadster automobile is estimated at $30,000-40,000. This blueish green enameled rarity hits the road with an open rear tool compartment, a leather-strapped-down rubber spare tire, original nickel finished lamps, and a clockwork mechanism. Lot #367, a Bing clockwork four-seat touring car, is estimated at $15,000-20,000. This handsome example has a beautiful color combination, rubber tires, and what looks to be its original nickel lamps. And lot #366, a Carette limousine in its original box, is estimated at $12,000-18,000. Its eye-catching detailing includes its unusual brown coloring, beveled glass windows, two sets of nickel lamps, and a composition driver.

Cast iron toys on wheels are also heavy metal favorites in this sale. Lot #252, a Hill Climber motorcycle with provenance to the Andy Huffer sale is estimated at $20,000-40,000. This top of the line Hubley motorcycle is king of the road with its nickel wheels, unusual green coloring, original Harley-Davidson driver, and tags dated 1929. Our catalogers note that this could be the finest known example of this highly desirable Hubley. Lot #258, a 1929 Vindex…

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