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Wed, May 22, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 236

Grp of 11 Vintage Wind-up Tin Toys - Marx & Nomura

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Marx Co., United States. Group of 11 lithographed tin wind-up toys, most produced by Marx, including: one "Queen of the Campus" old jalopy crazy car; one "Coo Coo" car; one Milton Berle with a yellow hat; one Mortimer Snerd's Home Town Band toy; one Mortimer Snerd crazy car; one six-wheel tractor truck; one red bumper car; one motorcycle police toy; one Nomura tin friction car; one "Roll Over Cat" toy with the original box; one "Tricky Taxi" toy car with the original box.

Provenance: Property from the distinguished collection of Mr. James Lee Soffer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Height ranges from 1 1/2 in to 6 1/2 in; width ranges from 1 1/2 in to 4 1/4 in; depth ranges from 4 1/2 in to 16 1/4 in.

Condition

Light wear to all toys. Most have been tested and run, though they have not been tested for prolonged use. The yellow hat of Milton Berle is broken along one side. The cat toy is missing on ear; wear to its box. Wear to the Tricky Taxi box.

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