Third Reich wind-up toy, $2,700, Mohawk Arms, Inc.


A Third Reich mechanical wind-up toy of an SS standard bearer on horseback sold for $2,700 at Militaria Auction #77, held June 16-17 by Mohawk Arms, Inc., in Bouckville, N.Y.  Also, a 16th century Spanish (or Italian) combed morion (tall, dome-shaped infantry helmet) sold for $7,675; a Nazi SA High Leader’s dress belt buckle with swastikas rose to $4,320; a Nazi SS officer’s chained dagger fetched $3,600; and an Austrian model 1907 officer’s tschapka helmet made $3,300. Prices include the buyer’s premium.



1892-S Morgan silver dollar, $293,750, Legend Rare Coin

1892-S Morgan silver dollar

An 1892-S Morgan silver dollar US coin, fresh to the market and graded highly at PCGS MS 64 CAC, sold for $293,750 at the 22nd Regency Auction held July 13th by Legend Rare Coins of Lincroft, N.J., official auctioneer of the PCGS Members Only Show. Also, a 1909 $20 US gold coin, graded at PCGS PR66 CAC, gaveled for $193,875; a 1908 US $10 gold coin, PCGS PR66 CAC, rose to $76,375; and an 1880-S $1 US coin, PCGS MS68+ CAC, hammered for $61,687. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.



Henry Moore maquette, $125,000, Nye & Company

Henry Moore maquette

A cast bronze Maquette for Stringed Figure by British artist Henry Moore (1898-1986) sold for $125,000 at A Collectors’ Passion auction held June 30th by Nye & Company in Bloomfield, N.J. Also, a hearth blanket from a New Jersey estate, framed in a shadow box and measuring about 24 inches by 40 inches, realized $36,250; and an oil on canvas of a Prussian Cuirassier by Alphonse de Neuville, from the Ben Michel collection of French military art, rose to $7,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.



Victorian taxidermy diorama, $4,012, William J. Jenack

Victorian taxidermy diorama

A whimsical Victorian taxidermy diorama showing two squirrels playing cards sold for $4,012 at an auction held June 25th by William J. Jenack Auctioneers in Chester, N.Y. Also, an albino wallaby taxidermy changed hands for $1,416; a folk art carved pedestal, Grand Army of the Republic, earned $1,298; a whale vertebra topped out at $1,652; a two-headed calf taxidermy realized $2,832; a Winchester model 1894 rifle rang out at $3,068; and a vintage human skeleton made $2,242. Prices include the buyer’s premium.



Arthur Szyk first edition, $17,500, Swann Galleries

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A limited first edition copy on vellum of Arthur Szyk’s The Szyk Haggadah (London, 1939), author-signed, sold for $17,500 at an Art, Press & Illustrated Books Auction held June 13th by Swann Galleries in New York City. Also, a signed and inscribed limited first edition copy of Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit (Tokyo / New York, 1964) realized $13,750; and a complete set of 13 color lithographs by Maurice Denis, three signed, titled Amour (Paris, 1899), hammered for $11,250. Prices include the buyer’s premium.