Thirsty collectors were anxious to bid in Cordier Auctions Toy and Train Auction held online July 17, featuring new and vintage trains, dolls, tin litho, and toy soldiers. The Harrisburg, Pa., auction house reported strong prices in multiple categories.
Rare Marklin Car Full Steam Ahead At Cordier Toy And Train Auction
Pabst Blue Ribbon Freight Car Sells For $10,800
The top lot was a rare 1907 Marklin Pabst Blue Ribbon gauge one freight car, which sold for $10,800. I knew that it would do well, said Melanie Hartman, director of specialty auctions and avowed toy lover, but I did not think the condition was good enough to take it that high. Bidders were undeterred by the minor losses to paint. Pre-bids were strong throughout the week leading up to the auction, with the final price surprising the appraiser.
Other featured lots included five Kenner Blythe dolls. Found in a storage unit, the dolls were all in their original boxes, with three having intact cellophane. Extremely rare in this condition, the dolls prices ranged from $3,480 for the blonde doll in the Pretty Paisley dress to $1,440 for the brunette doll in the Golden Goddess dress with torn cellophane. Also of note were a G.I. Joe Combat Series Japanese Imperial Soldier in original box with a Hershey Department Store tag (clearance price $1.57), which sold for $1,140, and a Lionel Vision Line Santa Fe Steam Loco and tender in the original box selling for $1,680.
All prices include a 20-percent buyers premium.
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