Friday, February 2, 2018

Some Rare and Expensive Kenton Toys

Friday, February 2, 2018
Sun with Clouds
-16 C  3.2 F

Some Rare and 
Expensive Kenton Toys

I'm continuing along with cross-referencing (matching) toys with
their respective catalogue sketches. All of the rare toys presented today are
from 3 fine auction companies - Bertoia Auctions, Morphy Auctions, and
The RASL Auction Company. All of the toys are cast iron Kenton Toys.
The comic characters below are from newspaper comics of the time.
Gloomy Gus is the driver, while the passengers are
Happy Hooligan and Foxy Grandpa figures that nod
as the toy is pulled.
Length:  15 1/2"  393 mm

Sold for $ 14,000 US
November 15, 2014
Uncle Sam Chariot
Circa 1905
Length:  12"  305 mm

Sold for $ 15,000 US
July 1, 2012

Length:  7 3/4"  197 mm

Sold for $ 5000 US
April 29, 2011

Another cast iron toy with early newspaper characters.
They are The Captain, Mama Katzenjammer, Gloomy Gus,
the Sailor, and Happy Hooligan.
Circa 1910's
Length" Approximately 10"  254 mm

Sold for $ 6000
March 7, 2015

The toy below depicts a Civil War era ambulance of the American Union Army.
Circa 1895
Length: Approximately 15"  381 mm

Sold for $ 1300 US
June 4, 2011

Thanks for visiting,
And have a great day.

Stacey Bindman

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