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Auction Description for Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC: THE ANITA & SEDWICK HELLMAN COLLECTION OF TOYS
Auction Description:
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.    
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THE ANITA & SEDWICK HELLMAN COLLECTION OF TOYS (249 Lots)

by Turner Auctions and Appraisals LLC


249 lots with images

12 November 2016

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San Francisco, CA, USA

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See-Saw Toy

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Description: Gibbs Co.; Hand Painted Metal Post, Wood Beam, Tin Figures; Gravity Operation when Turned over; Excellent Condition 14 1/2"H

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Horse Drawn Fire Pumper Rig

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Description: Painted Cast Iron, Restored Horses, Figure and Red Surfaces; Pumper is a Reproduction and half missing; Fair Condition, 20 1/2"L

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Rubber Tired Roadster

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Description: Dayton; Painted Pressed Steel, Some Tire Deterioration; Excellent Condition, 18"L

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Marx Smitty Scooter

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Description: Famous Artist Syndicate; Tin Lithograph, Orange/Black/Red; As New Condition, 8"H x 6 1/2"L

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High Rise Building

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Description: Vintage 1920's Tin Lithograph Construction- Missing Top Pole; VGD. Condition, 10 1/2"H

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PAA China Clipper Model

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Description: Wyandotte, Painted Presses Steel, Good Decals, Needs Cleaning; Very Good Condition, 9 1/2"L x 12 1/2"W

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Clown Figure Pushing a Ball

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Description: Unknown Maker; Wood/ Felt Fabric, Composition Head (loose from body), Clockwork Driven; Good Condition, 7"L

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Toonerville Trolley

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Description: Fontaine Fox, 1932; Lithographed Tin, Pressed Tin Wheels, Hard to Find R.R. Track Wheeled Version; Needs Cleaning; Very Good/ Excellent Condition, 5"L

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WWI Style Tank

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Description: Structo, Pressed Steel Body And Treads, Clockwork Power; Heavy Play Wear; Good Condition, 11"L

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Big Show Circus Cage Wagon

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Description: Strauss lithograph tin, clockwork mechanism, complete with lion, tamer, driver; VGD. condition 9 1/4" length

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Buck Rogers rocket ship, Marx

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Description: Tin lithograph, functioning clockwork has forward motion and sparks, excellent condition. 11 1/2" length

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Speed Boat with Driver

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Description: Strauss, Tin Lithograph (some fading), Clockwork Mechanisn; Very Good Condition, 9"L

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G Man Pursuit Car

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Description: Marx; Clockwork Powered, Tin Lithograph, Rubber Tires, Very good condition; 14"L

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Grayhound Lines Bus

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Description: Arcade; Painted Cast Iron, Nickel Grill and Rear Panel; Fair Condition, 9"L

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Bumper Car with (2) Figures

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Description: Unknown Maker, Pressed Steel Painted in Red with Litho Tin Figures, Clockwork Powered; Very Good Condition, 10"L

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(3) Wheel New Century Cycle

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Description: Lehmann; Tin Litho Vehicle and Figures, Missing Tiller, Clockwork Driven, Needs Cleaning; Very Good Condition, 5"L

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Howdy Doody Doll Figure

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Description: Constructed from Plastic, Fabric Clothing, Complete; Excellent Condition, 23"H

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Horse Drawn Ladder Toy

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Description: Unknown Maker, Painted Cast Iron, (2) Horse Teams, Figures, Ladders, Wagons; Good Condition, 32"L

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Cast Iron Bell Toy

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Description: (2) Wheel Cart with Figure Heads and (2) Bells, Refinished Push Stick, Some Rust on Cart; Good Condition, 6"L Cart/18"L Wand

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Flying Butterfly Push Toy

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Description: Unknown Maker; Cast Iron and Hand Painted Tin Construction with 24" Push Stick (all original), Wings Flap on Wheel Rotation; Excellent Condition, 7"L

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Stable Like Building

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Description: Attributed to Bliss; Wood Structure with Lithograph decoration; Good Condition, 7 1/2"L x 5 3/4"W x 11"H

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Early (2) Story House

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Description: Wood Structure with Paper Lithograph Graphics, Missing Chimney(s); Good Condition, 5 3/4" x 8" x 11"H

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Clothed Fisherman Figure

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Description: Believe to be Frederic Martin; Hand Painted Tin with Original Fabric Clothing; Clockwork Mechanism; Very Good Condition, 8"H

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(3) Clowns Sitting on a Bench

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Description: European origin; Bisque Faces, Original Fabric Clothing, Decorated Wood Base/Box; Articulated Motion; Very Good Condition, 12"L x 12"H x 7"W

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Animated Monkey with Cymbols

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Description: 1950's Tin Lithograph, Original Cloth, Hand Squeeze Motion; Excellent Condition, 9 1/2"H

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Hoge Tommy Gun Toy

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Description: Painted Steel, Battery/ Light Action; Very Good Condition, 16"L

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Dick Tracy Siren Pistols

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Description: (1) in Red, (1) in Blue (Loss of Decal); Good/ Very Good Condition, 10 1/2"L

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Grandall's Building Blocks- District School Set

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Description: 1870's, Includes (10) students, (1) Teacher; Missing some accessory pieces and support blocks; Painted Wood Construction, Including Original Box; Overall Very Good Condition, 6"W x 10"L

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Jeu de Course Horse Racing Table Game

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Description: M.J. et Cie Co., France; Nickel Painted Cast Iron Components, Wood Base/Box with Felt Deck, Worn Paper Covered Housing/Box; Clockwork Driven; Good/Very Good Condition, 9"Square

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Balky Mule with Original Box

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Description: Lehmann, Lithograph Tin and Original Cloth, Clockwork Activated; Very Good/Excellent Condition, 10"L

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(2) Space Age PopToy Guns

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Description: Wyandotte; Painted Press Steel, Both in Red; Good Condition, 7 1/4"L

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(2) Daisy Automatic Profile Toy Guns

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Description: (1) Liquid Pistol with Partial Box; Excellent Condition; (1) B'B Air Pistol; Good Condition, 10 1/2"L

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Lot of (9) Revolver Type Toy Guns

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Description: Mixed Makes; Includes Scout, Eagle, Ranger Model; Single Shot Pistols; Fair to Good Condition, 2 1/2"-8"L

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(5) 1950's era Cap Pistols

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Description: Lot Includes a Pair of "Pony Bill" Nickel, Roll Cap Six Shooters and a "Peace Maker", Plus (2) Smaller Nickel Pieces; Very Good Condition, 5 5/8-10"L

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Group of (6) Toy Pistols

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Description: Mixed Makers; (1) with Rotating Cylinder, (4) Are Snub Nose Type; Good to Very Good Condition, 4 1/8"-6 3/4"L

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Lot of (5) Single Shot Toy Revolvers

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Description: Includes Various Interpretations of the Classic Six Shooter; Poor to Fair Condition, 5 1/4- 5 1/2"L

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Lot of (6) Single Shot Cap Pistols

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Description: Includes a Difficult to Find "Medrick Repeater", (2) Early "National" Guns, a "USA Liquid" Pistol and an Unknown Example (Heavy Rust); Poor to Good Condition, 5"- 7 1/2"L

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(6) Cap Pistols Modeled After Colts Pocket Automatic

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Description: (3) "National" Pieces; (3) Others Identified as "USA", "OK", and "25-50"; Fair to Very Good Condition, 4"- 4 1/4"L

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Mixed Lot of Military Gun Models

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Description: Includes (2) P-38 Types, (1) Luger, (1) Colt 45 - Several are Unique Contemporary Transformers; Good/ Very Good Condition 4 1/4"- 6 5/8"L

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Lot of (4) Six Shooters

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Description: Unusual Double Barrel Version and (3) other Revolvers, (1) is a Roll Cap Type; All are Nickel Plated, Some with Surface Rust; Fair to Good Condition, 5"- 8 3/4"L

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Grouping of (5) Early Single Shots

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Description: Features an Ives "Ranger" (1890) and Stevens "Comet" (1885), Plus (3) Unknown Maker Examples; All Have Hex Barrels; Very Good to Excellent Condition, 5"- 7 1/4"L

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(3) Early Open Grip Toy Pistols

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Description: Mixed Makers; Features a Rare 1875 Exploding Pellet Gun by LN, FR and CLK and (2) Traditional Cap Pistols; Very Good/Excellent Condition, 3 3/4"L

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Description: Ives, 1880; Varnished Cast Iron; Trigger Causes Kick in Pants and Cap (in Rear Figures Mouth), Strikes Front Figures Head; Excellent Condition, 4 3/4"L

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Description: Ives, 1882; Varnished Cast Iron; Rear Figure (Punch) nose rotates Forward into Judy's Back to explode Cap; surface rust at cap impact area (should clean up ok); Excellent Condition, 5 1/4"L

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Mixed Lot of Early Cap Shooters

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Description: Stevens, Ives and Other Unknown Brands; Total of (9) Guns from the 1870's-1890's including "Plunk", "Big Chief"; Others are Extensively Embossed to simulate Engravings; (3) are very Basic and Small (__"L), Another Apperas as Scroll Work with Solid Barrel and Very Difficult to Find; Most Pieces are Cast Iron with Natural Patina; Fair to Excellent Condition, 3 3/6" - 4 1/2"L

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Harley Davidson Motorcycle Racer

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Description: Hubley; Painted Cast Iron, Stamped Steel Rims, White Rubber Tires, Features Unusual Swivelling Riders Head; Excellent Condition, 6 1/2"L

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Description: Kenton and Ives, 1878, 1900; Animated Steam Engine Moves down the Barrel when Trigger Pulled Striking Cap at Barrel end; Cap Bombs Explode Cap when Impacting Hard Surface; Very Good- Excellent Condition, Lightning is 5"L, Bombs 1 1/2- 2"L

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(2) Single Shot Cap Pistols From 1890

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Description: Both made by Stevens; "Lion" and "Look Out" Embossed Graphics; "Lion" has Animal Head Receiver, "Look Out" has a Bulldog Receiver; "Lion has Corroded Finish, "Look Out" Retains Substantial Nickel Finish; Very Good to Excellent Condition, 4 3/8"- 5 1/8"L

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Grouping of (6) Early Single Shots

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Description: Mixed Makers, Circa 1880-1895; Includes "Magic", "Volunteer", "Crack", and others that are Heavily Embellished with Intricate Designs; (2) Have Excellent Nickel Finish, the rest have Natural Cast Iron Patina; All are Very Good to Excellent Condition, 3 3/4"- 5 1/2"L

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(2) Desireable Single Shot Pistols

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Description: Ives, 1885 "Butting Match" and Shepherd (or) Ives, 1887 "N Head"; Animation of Two Heads Hitting Explodes Cap; Other has Figure Head Receiver; One Piece is Heavily Varnished, Both have Cast Iron Patina; Very Good to Excellent Condition, 41/2"- 5"L

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