TOY-FEST at AUCTION part 2 — Oh Those Little Toy Guns!

We will be ushering in the New Year with an astonishing mix of antiques and collectibles from all eras, unlike anything that we’ve offered before.  We’ve hand picked items from homes in Washington, Barnegat, Tuckerton, West Creek, Berkeley, & Manahawkin, NJ as well as Catasauqua, PA.  The multi-estate auction will be held at the Eagleswood Fire Hall on Saturday, January 9 beginning with the auction Preview at 8 a.m.

The last blog showcased some of the old Tin Litho toys that we’ve uncovered in a dusty old attic dating from the early 1920’s to the end of the 1950’s. The time span was the greatest period for “hands-on” toys.   The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and work as well as the day they were bought.

Today we will showcase some of the other outstanding, vintage toys on the auction block like the “…little toy guns…no sting no hurt no one…just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue…” (Carrie Underwood, Little Toy Guns).  Playtime was time spent on pretending and using your imagination while having hands-on with these great toys. I’ll bet many of you played cowboys and Indians with those little toy cap guns!  How many of you can recall the Lone Ranger with Tonto, Roy Rogers with Trigger, Dale Evans with Buttermilk, and Bullet too, as well as Hopalong Cassidy!  Well they will all be at the Fire Hall waiting to go home with their new owners! Once home you can play like nobody is watching! Oh, if the toys could talk!

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You’ll find an abundant selection of photographs displaying the majority of the fine items including but not limited to: vintage Valentine, Easter, Halloween & Christmas items, Jewelry, Pottery, Glass, Signage, old-fashioned Clothing, Ephemera, Primitives, Paintings along with the mid-century and old Toys, in our Gallery Section by clicking on this link. Gallery Section — January 9, 2016

So be sure to bring that ‘kid’ within you!  This auction will certainly rekindle your youth and imagination!

Unable to attend the auction? The Absentee/LIVE electronic Catalog is now available for previewing or bidding and can be found at

If you are considering consigning to a future sale, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our auctions fill-up quickly.  Our January sale is full, but we are currently taking consignments for our Spring auction which is scheduled for Saturday, April 23.  We are also planning a COIN Auction for early spring, so watch for details. There’s no fee for us to come out and preview items you wish to sell and you’re under no obligation.