Old children’s ride-on truck sells for $17,250!
Posted at 6:33 pm by 1909ventilo, on February 20, 2012
A rare Keystone “World’s Greatest Circus” ride-on truck was made even rarer by the fact that its condition showed limited use and proper care from its previous owner(s). Decorated with delicate paper lithography inside and out, it was highly susceptible to damage. However, not only did this example retain a lion’s share of its paper, it also retained all six of its interior cages, increasing its play value and desirability. As such, Julia’s set a new World Auction Record with this piece when it sold for $17,250 against an estimate of $4,000-7,000.
photo does not belong to me …. James d Julia’s
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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