Antiques and the Arts Online
“The Rare Fun auction, a two-day sale packed, accordingly, with lots of fun and rare toys, took place before a full house at Bertoia’s over the weekend of April 29. The auction delivered some exciting new finds for collectors and the trade with an auction total reaching an impressive $2 million.
…Leading the auction was a tin litho Mickey and Minnie on Motorcycle by Tipp & Co. The rare piece had come from the Feldman collection and attracted bidders from around the world. In excellent condition with “striking colors” this toy was termed by the gallery as “arguably the most rare and desirable of all the Disney” tin litho toys. Estimated at $30/40,000, bidding on the rare lot shot past estimates selling for $55,000, including the ten percent buyer’s premium.
Other Disney comic toys included exceedingly rare Mickey slate dancer selling at $14,300, a Distler Mickey walker at $14,000, a Mickey Mouse humming top toy with box at $3,850, and a Mickey running on Pluto celluloid toy with box finished at $4,950.”