This sale includes local estates and collections. Offerings include estate jewelry, paintings, furniture, rugs, works on paper, clocks, decorative accessories, pottery, and more! In addition to selling antiques and collectibles throughout the day, we will hold special Silver, Jewelry, Pottery, Antique Toys, and Vintage Fishing Gear sessions as well.
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Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Auction Gallery
Sale Date and Time:
Estate Treasures Auction
Saturday, August 25, 2012, 12:00 P.M.
Silver Session – 12:00 P.M.
Fine Jewelry Session – 2:00 P.M.
Art Pottery Session – 3:00 P.M.
Antique Toy Session – 4:00 P.M.
Vintage Fishing Lures, Reels, and Rods Session – 4:30 P.M.
Friday, August 24, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
-Catering provided by The Wooden Nickel of Hillsborough, NC.
-Public Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.
No Reserves. All sales subject to the terms & conditions of sale. Cash, check, Visa, MC, AX, and Discover. 13% buyer’s premium. 3% discount for cash/check. 7% NC tax. NCFL#7452
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2001. Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Mule Entering Barn
not in working condition and not complete, missing trap.
2002. Two Cast Iron Still Banks
"Home Bank"; and "Dime Register Bank" in the form of a trunk, patent date 1888, registering mechanism not functional.
2003. Stephens Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
"I Always Did Spise A Muel", 1879, release mechanism not functional, paint loss.
2004. Marx "Nellybelle" Willys Jeep
painted pressed steel with (2) plastic figures, Lumar hard rubber tires.
2005. Structo Continental Express Truck
1950s (22.5 in. long), and (2) Structo flatbed trucks (8.5 in. long); all painted pressed steel (paint chips).
2006. Marx Skyscraper Building Series 500 Playset
boxed example, 1960s, tin litho with (14) hard plastic figures, (11) pieces of furniture, electric elevator, and instructions; tower pinnacle is broken/missing; not known if set is complete or in working condition.
2007. Walt Disney Davy Crockett Alamo by Marx
tin litho playset to assemble; some pieces bent; not known to be complete.
2008. RARE Toy Model - Chicago World's Fair Ferris Wheel
1893, the original designed by George Washington Ferris was the first amusement of its kind, this model features a metal wheel supporting (6) cast iron gondolas which rotate 360 degrees, with clockwork brass key wind mechanism (breaks and repairs to wheel; some touch-ups; working condition. Included is an official souvenir paperweight original to the fair.
detail of paperweight
2009. Two Dealer Promo Cars
molded plastic, 1963 and 1964 Ford Galaxie two door sedans.
2010. Group of Diecast Vehicles
(1) Japen MG Friction Car and (7) Dinky Toys 1950s to include: a Euclid dump truck, Fork-lift (missing operator), British Railways Express Horse Box, Guy Open Lorry, Beefy Oxo delivery truck, 1940s loud-speaker van, Vanwall racing car in box.
2011. Wyandotte Plane
painted pressed steel with wood wheels, 1930s, 18" wingspan.
2012. Hafner Overland Flyer
tin litho steam engine, tender, (2) passenger cars, (12) sections of track, working condition.
2013. Wyandotte Toy Town Ice Co. Truck
pressed steel with rubber tires, included are (2) ice blocks and tongs.
2015. Marx Gabbling Goose, circa 1924
tin litho red, white, and blue clockwork mechanism activates head bobbing up and down, working condition.
2016. Marx Coo Coo Car Wind-up Toy
working condition, car jerks about in unpredictable directions (abrasion and paint loss to one side of driver's head).
2017. American Flyer Train Grouping
to include die-cast steam engine, tenders 300 and 312, (4) New Haven cars 650 and 651, car 715, (2) 110 volt transformers, station house Ringling Brothers lighted sign, switches and assorted components.
2018. Emerson Walt Disney Radio
1930s with Mickey on the front playing cello, original knobs and wiring, rear with Emerson brass plaque; overall wear, not working.
detail of top
detail of side
2019. Occupied Japan Man Riding Camel
boxed example, wind-up toy, tin litho rider on faux fur camel, with key, working condition.
2020. Group of Three Wind-up Toys, Japan
including "Walking Small Bear" and "Fishing Bear," both working sporadically, with boxes; and Kitty in Basket, kitty pops up and twirls, in working condition, surface only fair.
2021. Two Tin Litho Toys
J. Chein & Co. cat, boxed example, clockwork mechanism, wooden wheels, working condition; and Snapping Alligator, kaleidoscope wheels, tail whips to and fro, jaws open when wound, working condition, some surface wear.
2022. Louis Marx Busy Bridge
tin litho clockwork toy with Main Street terminal and vehicles; needs re-stringing.
2023. Three Clown Toys
tin Clown Riding Scooter, China; Fewo clown high wire rider, Western Germany; and Roli Zoli, Hungary, all originally boxed.
2024. Stanley Toys Cast Iron Surrey
1940s, two-horse team with riders.
2025. Servitron Robot - Radio Controlled
new in box, French Maid version, the robot has never been inflated and is still sealed in plastic, with fabric apron T-shirt.
detail of box
2026. Maxx Steele by Ideal for CBS Toys
educational personal robot, new in box, never removed from original packing box, inner box, protective inserts. With user's guide, charger, batteries, etc.
detail of box
detail of box
detail of box
new in box!
2027. Lionel Diesel Engine Set 2356
O gauge, consists of 2356A lead engine, 236C center car, 2356T dummy engine.
2028. Lionel Aluminum Six Train Cars
consisting of (3) Silver Range Vista Dome cars 2532; (1) Silver Dawn Observation Caboose 2531; (1) Silver Bluff passenger car 2534.
2029. Lionel Train Station 115
complete with skylight, opening doors, exterior lamps.
2030. Lionel Railroad Accessory Group
track cleaner 3927, signal tower, (2) bumpers 260, and a container of wiping cylinders.
2031. Suzuki Japan Bell Cycle Toy
boxed example, wind-up, in working condition.
2032. Armand Marseille Bisque Head Doll
back of neck impressed "1894/AM/2 1/2/DEP," fixed blue eyes, open mouth with teeth, cloth with sawdust body, bisque forearms, 21", hair and some clothing articles likely original, some rips to body leaking sawdust.
2033. Group of (4) Madame Alexander International Dolls
boxed, including: Indonesia 579; China 572; India 575; Ireland 578.
2034. Group of (4) Madame Alexander Scarlett & Rhett
boxed dolls, including: Scarlett 425; Rhett 1380; Scarlett 1100; Scarlett 426.
2035. Madame Alexander Boxed Scarletts Jubilee 1500
2036. Group of (6) Madame Alexander First Ladies Dolls
boxed, including: Jane Pierce 1515; Julia Grant 1519; Mary Lincoln 1517; Martha Patterson 1518; Harriet Lane 1516; and Abigail Fillmore 1514.
2037. Group of (4) Madame Alexander Character Dolls
boxed, including: Ladybird 438; Nanny Etticoat 428; Lily 1114; Bride 435.
2038. Group of (4) Madame Alexander Character Dolls
boxed, including: Red Boy 440; Marc Antony 1310; Lady Hamilton 1338; Ana McGuffey 1525.
2039. Group of (9) Dolls
including (6) Madame Alexander dolls: Heidi, Degas, and Huggims. Hansel & Gretel, etc.
2040. Group of (3) Madame Alexander Dolls
including Amy & Marmie (from Little Women), and Cinderella.
3001. Two Early Wooden Lures
including a head and pumpkin seed wooden lure circa 1935 and a "bassarino" wooden lure with no eyes circa 1915.
3002. Two Heddon Bumblebees
early wooden lures, each marked "Heddon".
3003. Rare 1905 South Bend Vacuum Bait
in original box with original papers and wooden bait, patent date of Oct. 5, 1905.
3004. Two Wooden Injured Minnows
the first a red-winged black bird pattern, the second speckled with metallic flaking.
3005. (2) Fred Arbogast Jitterbugs in Boxes
each wooden lure in a yellow Fred Arborgast box of Akron, Ohio.
3006. (3) Wooden Florida Minnows
one in box for Ger Bait.
3007. Shakespeare Mouse & (2) South Bend Minnows
each painted wood, the largest minnow with inset eyes, the others are unmarked.
3008. (3) Unusual Wooden Lures
including one spotted peanut shaped lure marked "Nflueger Wizzard" with no eyes; the other two are opened mouth minnows, unmarked.
3009. (3) Rare South Bend Surf-Oreno's in Boxes
each in correct box, one lure still in celophane wrap, one in like new conition, the third with expected wear from use; however, unusual to find these early lures in their correct boxes.
3010. (2) South Bend Surf-Oreno's
each with spotted decoration and inset eyes.
3011. (3) Heddon Vamps and (1) Meadow Brook Lure
the meadow brook lure in original box with plastic sleeve, (2) heddon vamps marked as such, one with hinged body, each with inset eyes, and (1) Heddon's Dowagiac with inset eyes.
3012. (3) Wooden Frogspot Lures
one Shakespeare special No. 6547, the other two unmarked.
3013. (2) Heddon "River-Runts" and (2) Silver Minnows
each in correct boxes, the silver minnows by Johnson are in their paper wrapping.
3014. (4) South Bend Wooden "Pike" Minnows
three marked as such with inset eyes, one unmarked.
3015. Assorted Group of Vintage Lures
(8) pc, including a South Bend minnow box with (2) "Trix-Oreno" weighted metal lures; (1) empty Shakespeare box; (1) Fred Arbogast "Hawaiian Wiggler" with No.1 & No.2 in box; (1) L & S Pike-Master in box; (1) Pflueger "Chum" tackle in box; and a Creek Chub Bait Co. lithographed box with red and white hinged lure; South Bend lure box with assorted metal lures; and (1) plastic Al Foss lures and (2) South Bend wooden lures with inset eyes.
3016. (10) Assorted Vintage Wood & Plastic Lures
including: (1) translucent plastic Heddon River Runt Spook Floater (cracked head); (1) Hula Dancer; S3 minnow; (2) Fred Arbogast Jitterbug; (1) jointed minnow of wood; (1) frog spot minnow marked U20; (1) open mouthed minnow; (1) speckled minnow; (1) unmarked jitterbug.
3017. Assorted Metal Lures Incl. Hula Popper & Mermaid
also with assorted Hawaiians and Sheiks, (9) total pieces.
3018. (11) Vintage Fly Fishing Lures
including a rare fish form lure, several hair and feather lures and other metal and plastic form lures.
3019. (7) Assorted Vintage Reels
including (1) black "Mitchell" reel made in France, model no. 585490 in very good condition; (1) Como reel in a vintage Falcon Camera box; (1) Shakespeare "Universal" jeweled reel model no. 23038; (1) Thunder Hawk jeweled reel; (1) Ocean City "Smoothcast" reel; and (2) Pflueger "Trump" jeweled reels no. 1943.
3020. Shakespeare Supreme Reel and String
including a Shakespeare Supreme reel in box with bag, oil, grease, and paperwork; Minute Man "Best Silk Casting Line" in box; Cortland "Fly Rod Line 333 Finish" in box; and Shakespeare "Formula 12-0-9 Finish Fly Line" in box.
3020B. Group of Ducks Unlimited Medallions
including (7) Medallic Arts pins for sponsorship, 50th anniversary, etc, and a pair of shotgun shell duck cuff links (one broken and missing cuff attachment).
3021. Assorted Fishing Gear
including a handsome vintage green metal tackle box, several fly fishing rods, ammo box full of fishing accoutrements, etc.
3022. Antique Advertising Counter Top Display Case
oak, metal and glass case, the curved glass front is etched with advertisment reading "French Baking Powder, Hewsons Flavoring Extracts, Trademark Registered, Toilet Preparations, Kansas City", manufactured by Missouri Valley Show Case Works, Kansas City, MO., 33 x 24 x 25 in., break to proper right upper glass panel.
detail of etched curved glass advertisement to display case
3023. Floor Model Mahogany Showcase
glass panel top and front, wood paneled sides and sliding wood doors, with glass shelves, 36 x 73 x 24 in.
3024. Antique T. Barker Double Barrel Shotgun
Belgium, Laminated Steel barrels, double hammer, with engraved wave decorations to metal and hounds on side plates, original checkered stock and steel butt plate, 32 in. barrels; underside of barrels stamped "4060", "124CP".
3025. (2) Antique Duck Decoys
hand painted over wood, unsigned.
3026. Gerald S. Davis, Egret Decoy, 1984
well carved, full bodied egret of carved and painted wood with metal rod legs, mounted to root wood base, inset eyes, signed on underside "Fishtown Decoy Co., By Gerald S. Davis, 1984", 23.5 in., some loss to left foot.
3027. Rare Mid Century Pelican Decoy
mid 20th century, carved and painted wood body on metal rod legs, loose mounted to a drift wood base, unmarked, no eyes, attractive wear and patina, 34 in., repair to tip of beak.
3028. White Star Life Boat Model
20th century, Liverpool, England, painted wood, metal and rope, includes sail, paddles, emergency box, ration box, barrels, and brass S.S. Titanic Captain's Office tag, on painted white stand, 12 x 35 x 10 in.
3029. (13) Folk Art Carved Sea Captains & Maidens
including (6) carved and painted sea captains by Hannah of Canada; (2) early carved male/female sea figures by VIN; (1) peg legged sea captain by Dick Steele; (2) unmarked male/female sea figures; (1) sea captain by David Churchill; and (1) sea captain signed S.G.; the tallest is 12 in.
3030. Folk Art Carved Snake Cane
late 19th century carved and painted wood cane in the form of a snake with an egg in its mouth, white metal cap, 33.5 in.
detail of snake with egg
3031. (2) Fine Nautical Porcelain Plates
including one Limoges "Vermicelle" hand decorated plate with crab, seaweed, seasnake and shells, 8.5 in., small flea bite to rim; the second a Mintons fish decorated plate with seashell and seaweed, 9 in.
3032. Seashell decorated Porcelain Tureen and Plate
lidded tureen decorated in cobalt and orange with flowers, seashells, coral and seagulls, circa 1840, 6.5 in tall; the second a finely decorated porcelain plate hand painted and gilt with seashells and flowers, 8.5 in.
3033. Group of 19th century Nautical Tea Cups & Saucers
including a circa 1860 Worcester "Coral GG" cup and saucer; (2) circa 1840 English porcelain cup and saucers decorated with seashells and floral motif, and (2) Mason's "American Marine" Ironstone transfer decorated saucers.
3034. Royal Copenhagen Crab and Basket Dish
molded crab climbs over rim of basket dish with interior decoration of a lone fish swimming amongst seaweed, marked on base "Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, 2465", 2.5 x 9.5 x 8 in.
3035. Group of 4 Royal Copenhagen Nautical Dishes
including two royal crown dishes, one decorated with anchor and the other with monogram and 1912 date; one rectangular dish with fisherman and net standing on the shore; and one Swedish ship plate 8 in,, each marked Royal Copenhagen, Denmark.
3036. (3) Bing & Grondahl Nautical Plates
transfer decorated plates of Denmark ports and bridge, each marked "Made in Denmark, Copenhagen Porcelain, B&G", 7 in.
3037. Stan Robinson, (NC) "Rough Going"
acrylic on canvas of ship riding through a rough storm, signed lower right and dated '91, housed in modern distressed wood frame, label en verso reads "Stan Robinson is acclaimed in North Carolina for his paintings of the Outer Banks as well as his Bible inspired Christian paintings. He has produced and sold over 700 paintings in the past 20 years and now paints only on commission. His work hangs in the South Carolina Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C. and the Museum of the Albemarle, as well as in private collections throughout the country. He is a graduate of the N.Y. Phoenix School of Design in NYC...", DOA 31.5 x 26 in.
1. Vintage Buster Brown Advertising Pocket Watch
printed paper face with Buster Brown and Tige reading "Buster Brown Shoes" with second hand, in white metal case, lot includes a plastic and wood pocket watch case.
2. Vintage Buster Brown Tea Cups and Plate
two tea cups and plate with advertising transfer of Buster Brown, Tige and a female sharing hot tea, the tea cups marked Made in Germany.
3. Vintage Buster Brown Store Advertisement
three dimensional soft figure of Buster Brown with Tige, fully decorated, printed, molded and stapled construction, 34 in., some expected denting.
4. Buster Brown Stuffed Figures
including Buster Brown and Tige stuffed figures and a printed Buster Brown and Tige one size fits all brimmed hat.
5. Two Framed Vintage Buster Brown Advertisements
each of a winking Buster Brown with Tinge, in wood frames, the largest measures 13.5 x 16.5 in., the smaller advertisement with some areas of loss.
6. Assorted Buster Brown Advertising Wares
4pc including: celluloid Tige figure in pink and white, marked T.J. Japan; 1946 lithograph button advertising hook reading "Buster Brown Vacation Days Carnival"; a very early photograph button advertisement reading "Buster Brown Blue Ribbon Shoes", button in fair condition with age crack across face; decoupaged box for Buster Brown reading "Buster Brown Bulletin. W. H. Clark Sell My Cigars Buster Brown Victor Thorsch Co. Make 'Em".
7. Collection of Buster Brown Advertisements
6 pc, including a decal; stand up "Boy Scouts of America" shoe ad.; 1922 black and white magazine ad.; reproduction comic; circa 1940 color Easter-time magazine ad.; and a modern stand-up store advertisement.
8. Vintage 1959 Buster Brown Comic
titled "Out of This World" by Betty Lee, Warren, Pa.; in custom mat and frame; it is noted that Buster Brown originally aired as a comic in a 1902 New York Herald.
9. Vintage Army / Navy Double Door Bank
silvered iron bank, dual dial doors with Army and Navy panels decorated all around, by Kenton, 6 x 7 x 4.5 in., one door is locked.
detail of top
10. (2) Antique Figural Banks
cast iron "Mammy" and confederate soldier labeled "Give Jimmy A Penny", the mammy with original paint, Jimmy is missing his left front foot piece.
11. RCA Victrola "Nipper" Bank
fur covered metal bank in the form of Nipper, the base marked "Radio Corporation of America", 6 in., some areas of loss to fur.
12. (3) Vintage Metal Animal Banks
including an iron lion, iron deer and a spelter Scottie dog, some damage to dog.
13. (2) Vintage Americana Banks
including a bronze Liberty Bell Centennial bank, and a color lithograph over tin "Capitol Building Budget Bank" by Marx.
14. Assorted Antique Banks
each of iron, including a bucking mule mechanical bank reading "Always did 'spise a mule" (missing rider), one "Bank" building, and one reticulated safe (missing bot and top portion).
15. (2) Mid Century Banks
including a J. Chein & Co., lithographed tin Monkey "Thank You" bank, and an "Astro Mfg." Rocket Ship bank (missing coin holder).
16. "Pro Baseball" Roulete Game
vintage lithograph on board game, missing playing pieces, but overall a great collectible.
17. Buster Brown Child's Sewing Machine
green painted metal sewing machine, mechanical working condition, labeled "Brown bilt Shoes, Tread Straight, Buster Brown Shoes".
18. Group of Vintage Toys
including a Daisy silver BB hand gun, lithograph German car, and two glass candy jars.
19. UNC Chapel Hill Confederate Child's Cap
with two Rebel flags on top, some staining from wear.
20. Cherchez la Femme Playing Cards
vintage novelty playing cards in box, with three extra cards.
21. Assorted Coca Cola Bottles
including (6) glass miniature coke bottles, (1) glass miniature pepsi bottle, (1) regular sized coke bottle, (9) plastic miniature coke bottles, (3) minitature coke cartons, (1) 75th anniversary coke token, and (1) yellow coke pocket knife.
22. (22) Assorted Pocket Knives
(9) in original cases, includes come Case knives, Vicorinox, a Boy Scout knife and others.
23. Assorted Mid Century Ephemera
(4pc) including the "Life of Clyde Beatty" of Cole Bros. Circus; Gone With the Wind booklet, "40 Documents of the Freedom Train" and reproduction Civil War Newspapers.
24. Group of Vintage Souvenier Postcards
and box of loose stamps, postcards in their original boxes to include New York City, Philadelphia, PA, and (3) Valley Forge, PA.
25. Madame Alexander "Tin-Man" Storyteller Doll
in original box with paperwork, 1993, with hat and stand
26. Celluloid Key Wind Acrobat
working condition, original polka-dotted outfit, with key, marked "500" to back of head.
27. Vintage "American National" Tricycle
with brass and painted label, in fair condition with dry-rot to seat, handles and tires, rusting throughout, perfect condition for American Pickers.
28. Group of Children's Western Toys
including spurs, Tewa Doll, Niagra Falls bolo tie, Texas beaded bag and more.
29. (2) Vintage Board Games
including Monopoly and Johillco, each with board and pieces inside.
detail of painted metal and plastic figurines
30. Assorted Vintage Toy Cars & Trucks
(9pc) including a Japanese made metal fork lift, a "Renewal, USA" Delivery Truck, Hubley red tractor, Vilmer military truck, Dinky Toys unusual dilvery truck, yellow plastic stage coach and a Hubbley kiddie toy plastic semi truck, (2) plastic cars, also some wagon and truck parts, all in as is condition.
31. Assorted Lot of Vintage Toys in Box
including a Statue of Liberty, School House Kit, Plasticville USA Church, Playground and other assorted pins, hats and keychain.
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