Original Charles Dickens autograph, hand-penned by the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era to Charles Augustus Cole, and dated Monday, 12th November 1860, written on stationery of "Office of All the Year Round, A Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens." Size: approx. 6 inches x 4.75 inches (sight). Offered framed together with an engraved portrait of Charles Dickens. The note reads: "My Dear Cole, I regret to be obliged to reply that I cannot possibly do it...
Vintage Steiff stuffed donkey pull toy on wheels. Circa 1945-50s. Original condition with Steiff metal button in left ear and U.S. Zone Germany label. The donkey retains its leather saddle, stirrups, and harness, and it has a working pull cord growler. Size; 26 inches length x 21 inches height x 11.25 inches depth.
Moxie Horsemobile pull toy. Circa 1917. This rare lithographed and die cut tin pull toy is the red version with double sided color. It is a toy replica of the famous Moxie soda advertising vehicle that traveled across the countryside as a marketing gimmick. Size: 8.5 inches length x 6.25 inches ht. Condition: Very good, with minor scratching and rubbing in places. Marked with Moxie trademark and patented Feb. 27, 1917.
A. Ralph Steiner's book "Dartmouth." Printed by the Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. 1922. First edition. This was the first book of photographs by this noted American photographer and film maker, and was self published while he was still a student at Dartmouth College. Hard cover with 24 b&w photographs. Very nice condition. No dj. Would make a great gift for a Dartmouth alumnus. Size: 11 1/8 inches x 9 5/8 inches.
Cast iron standing horse doorstop by Hubley, #345. Circa 1930s. Unmarked. This horse retains almost all of its original dappled grey painted surface. The figure is well modelled with wonderful detailing of the anatomical features. Excellent condition, some minor wear along the top of the neck and on one side of the horse. Size: 12" length x 10.5" height.
"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1997. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Hard cover with dust jacket. Excellent condition. Size: 9.5 inches x 6.75 inches. Popular novel recently made into a movie. Photos have some reflections from the acetate covering; these are not markings on the dust jacket.
Post card with photograph of Olympic National Park signed by the famous photographer Ansel Adams. In this card Ansel Adams gives a commentary regarding the work of the artist Albert Bierstadt, in response to an inquiry that he received from the owner of a Bierstadt painting relative to the location of the scene in his painting. Dated 1982. The original letter of inquiry is also included in this sale. Size: 4.25"x 6"...
Cast iron antique painted doorstop in the shape of a Cape Cod cottage, probably by the National Foundry., with red chimney and pink hollyhocks. Original painted surface. Size: 8.75 inches long x 5.75 inches high x 2 inches deep.
Charlie McCarthy - Benzine Buggy by Marx. Tin wind-up toy car. Original working condition. Circa 1930s. Size: 7 inches long x 3 inches deep x 6 inches high.
A.C. Williams early cast iron toy car carrier with three Austin vehicles. Early 1920s. All original surface and wheels. Size: 12.25 inches long x 3.75 inches high x 1.75 inches deep.
This standing boy rabbit figure by Steiff has a lot of personality. It is an adorable soft toy with a jointed head, which retains its glass eyes, most of its whiskers, and the original threads that form the nose and mouth. He is made from mohair and felt and is wearing blue shorts with red suspenders and a shirt with neck tie. In his left ear is the original pewter button, with Steiff in raised script letters. According to our research, this style of button was used only from 1952-1953...
Rare Coo Coo Car tin wind-up toy by Louis Marx and Co., NY. Circa 1920s. A rare example with red wheels in excellent original, near mint condition. No box. Operational and with its original lithography. Size: 8 inches long x 3 inches deep x 5.75 inches high.
Louis Marx and Company, NY lithographed tin wind-up toy in original fine condition. Late 1920s. Working condition - canons move backward and forward and plane flies overhead. Size: 9 inches x 9 inches x 7 inches.