SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Steam Engines & Comic Books from the collections of Craig Miller and Robert Haas on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 10:30 am PST. Reflecting the pleasures of childhood, the sale features over 215 lots of vintage steam engines; toys; O gauge toy trains; and a wide selection of comic books from Dell, Walt Disney, Looney Tunes, Classic Comics, Classics Illustrated and others.
Besides vintage steam and hot air engines and turbines, the Miller collection includes steam toys such as a shovel, shop, tractor, grinder and steam roller. Other toys offered are fans and tools, a two-man saw, sausage maker, farm toys, factory machines, windmills, a Ferris wheel, and some from Germany and Japan.
Groupings of little toy cars come from Matchbox, Corgi and Dinky Toys. Among several lots of O gauge toy trains are KBN, Issmayer, Hornby and Ives. The Haas collection features a wide selection of comic books, including many of Tarzan and many with beloved Walt Disney characters such as Donald Duck, Bambi, Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, and Snow White. Other comics feature Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Bugs Bunny, Lassie, Flash Gordon, Moby Dick, Treasure Island and many others. Toys from several other collectors round out the sale.
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