SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Turner Auctions + Appraisals
will present Steam Engines & Comic Books from the collections of Craig Miller and Robert Haas on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 10:30 am PST. Reflecting the pleasures of childhood, the sale features over 215 lots of vintage steam engines; toys; O gauge toy trains; and a wide selection of comic books from Dell, Walt Disney, Looney Tunes, Classic Comics, Classics Illustrated and others.
Besides vintage steam and hot air engines and turbines, the Miller collection includes steam toys such as a shovel, shop, tractor, grinder and steamroller. Other toys offered are fans and tools, a two-man saw, sausage maker, farm toys, factory machines, windmills, a Ferris wheel, and some from Germany and Japan. Groupings of little toy cars come from Matchbox, Corgi and Dinky Toys. Among several lots of O gauge toy trains are KBN, Issmayer, Hornby and Ives. The Haas collection features a wide selection of comic books, including many of Tarzan and many with beloved Walt Disney characters such as Donald Duck, Bambi, Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, and Snow White. Other comics feature Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Bugs Bunny, Lassie, Flash Gordon, Moby Dick, Treasure Island and many others. Toys from several other collectors round out the sale.
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 10:30 am PST; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The auction is featured live on five platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, iCollector, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps ("Turner Auctions"). All are easily accessed through Upcoming Auctions at the companys website.
Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale (see details in the online catalog):
Lot 163: Vacation Parade. Dell Giant, 7/1950, Art by Carl Barks. Issue: 1. Condition: Very good. Estimate: $200-300.
Lot 2: Vintage Model Hot Air Engine by Rider, Ericsson Engine Co., Keely Engine Works, Perrysburg, Ohio. 17 1/2 inches high x 14 x 10. Estimate: $200-300.
Lot 95: Schuco Articulated Gentleman Monkey. 1929; Tin Construction with Original Clothing (Damage to Top Hat); Good Condition, 6"H. Estimate: $300-400.
Lot 102: Donald Duck, in "Voodoo Hoodoo." Four-Color, Dell, Art by Carl Barks. Issue: 238. Condition: Very fine. Estimate: $100-200.
Lot 67: A Vintage British Mamod Model Steam Roller, measuring 7 inches high x 9 x 5 1/2. Estimate: $80-120.
Lot 92: Ives O Gauge Caboose Grouping. Three #67 lithographed (4) wheel cabooses; variations with and without doors; all in maroon/black/white graphics (Ives railway lines); three roof color variations (some body distortions/two roofs repainted), C-4/5. Estimate: $80-125.
Lot 132: Roy Rogers. Dell Issue: 42 Condition: Very fine. Estimate: $50-90.
Lot 78: Six Unusual Corgi Model Toys, including Bat Mobiles, Bat boat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, etc. Largest measuring 2 1/2 inches high x 4 1/2 x 1 1/4. Estimate: $40-60.
Lot 30: A Vintage German Wilesco Toy Tractor, marked made in W. Germany. 7 1/2 inches high x 12 x 6. Estimate: $80-120.
Lot 118: Four The Lone Ranger Comics. The Lone Ranger Dell Issue: 10; Condition: Fine. The Lone Ranger Dell Issue: 18; Condition: Very fine-. The Lone Ranger Dell Issue: 21; Condition: Very fine-. The Lone Ranger Dell Issue: 22; Condition: Very fine-. Estimate: $150-250.
Lot 160: Tarzan and the White Savages of Vari. CGC Universal Grade, 6.0 Dell, 1-2/48 Issue: 1 Condition: Fine. Estimate: $600-800.
Lot 1: Vintage Model Steam Engine. 12 inches high x 19 x 8 1/2. Estimate: $300-500.