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Auction Highlights Toys Book and Ephemera 5th of April 2018

The signs were everywhere that this was going to be a cracker of a sale – and boy did those signs sell! The dispensary signs were the stand out pieces. Advertising posters also did well. Vintage postcards and books were another highlight. We were sad to see the toys go after a fun week, but they went well and will no doubt bring joy to those lucky enough to get them!

Lot no Description Price
1 Large c1880s Wooden sign Robinson & Cos Dispensary Medical advice Gratuitously open from 9 till 9 158cm wide $838
2 1950s Australian AWA Radiotron Valve advertising p.o.s. sign – 37 x 23cms $112
4 Large C1870s Magic Lantern projector $149
5 c.1900 French Veritable Seltzogene D. Fevre wire basket – hour glass soda siphon $149
6 Small C1920s Magic lantern film projector $112
60 3 x Large boxes of action figures – Halo, Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles etc $199
65 Group Lot Vintage Christmas ephemera and decorations inc – Vintage wrapping paper and greeting cards, tree lights, plus Santa toy, etc $112
85 C1920s Johnson’s Model 12 Optiscope Magic Lantern in original case with instructions $174
115 Vol1 1891 Garry Owens Chronicles of Early Melbourne $137
124 Wall mounted retractable States of Australia maps by Creffield Map Mounters WA missing Victoria off the rail by present $248
126 Art Deco wooden framed and glass Dispensary sign with stepped deco top 230cm wide $963
134 Group of vintage transformers Construcacons autobots decepticons etc $137
156 1930s Peak Frean Australian biscuit tin The winning post $149
165 1960s boxed kitsch battery operated Chinese tin toy car “Photoing on Car” “The Horn sounding and the headlight flashing when it starts” $124
182 1984 Ghostbuster Ecto1 Car with 5 figurines plus ghost $118
191 Vintage c.1950’s Pressed Tin LUCKY STRIKE Cigarette Sign – LUCKIES TASTE BETTER! $149
197 Folder of Ephemera including Coal creek letters, 1933 St Kilda foreshore Carnival, 1932 Sydney Harbour bridge celebrations etc $137
203 Large Group Of Magic Lantern slides depicting WW1 battle scenes $137
206 1930s Gargoyle Mobil Oil C for gears Tin by Vacuum Oil Company $174
253 Folder of Ephemera including Brochures and Pamphlets – The White man in the tropics, Notes on the Dookie and Katamite tramway, 1935 Aspro yearbook etc $199
260 WW2 original last letter of convicted Japanese War Criminal Lt. Col. Komura who was shot on 16 Mar 1946 with typed Australian Military Forces translation and copy of Record of Military Court (Japanese War Criminals) $174
266 Approx. 38 x c1910 Postcards of the Powlett State Coal Mine (Kilcunda, Vic. dismantled and moved to Wonthaggi in June 1910) incl. Miners camp, Breakfast, Govt. cottages, Bullock Team, Goat team, Gasolene tractor, train, $528
278 4 x c1900 round advertising novelty pocket games – Leeming’s Boots, J. Swails Boots, T. James Boots, Maryborough etc. $279
280 Printed poem ‘ The Great Football Match’ dated July 14th, 1888 by Jos. B. Hudson, South Melbourne celebrating the win over Carlton football Club $447
293 Group of Ephemera including Diesel Engine brochures catalogues and letterheads etc $186
301 Group of C1900 decorative Richmond letterheads including signed letter from MacRobertson etc $174
315 Group of c1900 postcards from Outrim and Jumbunna – Victorian Mining towns $435
316 c1880s Australian Theatre poster for American Novelty Entertainers Wild West Dramas – Deadwood Dick, Kelly Gang, Buffalo Bill etc. publ. By T. Dimmock Litho., Maitland, N.S.W. $329
318 1940s Eveready Flashlight batteries p.o.s. advertising sign “Brighter light – Longer Life!” – 50 x 37cms $211
320 Vintage TRIANG Jones Crane KL 44 in original box $273
323 1923 Bonzo’s Star Turns (being the Fourth Studdy Dogs Portfolio) by The Sketch magazine -. Illust.card covers with complete 16 colour plates and one extra plate by George Studdy $124
324 c1920 Dubilier Components p.o.s. advertising sign – ‘Unequally matched’ – illustrated by Harry Rountree – 39 x 27cms $373
332 Large Group of c1900 postcards from Wonthaggi including state coal mine, street views etc $776
338 Group of C1900 Walhalla Victoria postcards including Long Tunnel Mine, Hospital and first train $248
339 Vintage boxed Tri-Ang Hornby Model Railway Set – HO Gauge (RS24A) $199
346 1960/70s Japanese ACS Aoshin battery operated tin toy Lincoln Futura BATMOBILE – approx 32cm L $261
347 1930s Hecla Electric Fire p.o.s. advertising sign – ‘Summer’s Warmth for Winter Days’ – 45 x 31cms $149
349 1894 S/C book Ballarat and Vicinity. A Condensed but Comprehensive Account of her Financial, Commercial, Manufacturing, Mining, and Agricultural Enterprises; Her Progress and Population in the Past and Possibilities in the Future $137
350 Book c1820 – A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World, Performed By Captain James Cook with an Account of His Life During the Previous and Intervening Periods – vol 1 $112
357 Vintage Aluminium bodies ride on Reindeer by Spurway and Allen $248
359 1920s Semco Embroidery Threads Stranded cotton shop display box $248
360 C1900 display cabinet for Diamond Dyes Fast Colours for Domestic and fancy dyeing -borer holes $161