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Lot 51: LOT OF (5) TOY PISTOLS
12 November 2016
South San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Includes (3) single shot type by Stevens circa 1890; "Lion", "Frontier" and "Sambo"; embossed graphics, some surface rust; "Lion" and "Frontier" have animal head receivers, "Sambo" is an open mouth figure head. The (2) other pistols are by unknown maker(s); one is of wood (barrel & cylinder) with cast trigger & hammer and pressed steel grip, the other pistol is fabricated from formed metal with wood handle/grip; fair to good condition; 4" - 5 1/2" L
Notes: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Anita & Sedwick Hellman Toy Collection. Offering over 245 lots amassed from coast to coast over 50 years, the collection includes toy cars, trains, guns, airplanes, tin toys, dolls and more. Residents of Mamaroneck, New York, the Hellmans were avid collectors for five decades, looking for toys of value, in good shape and ones that caught their fancy. Over the decades, their total collection was estimated from 2,000 to 3,000 items creating one of the outstanding and largest collections on the East Coast.