|Toys - Tin Plate|
Mossgreen / Antique & Vintage Toys Online - Dolls, Puzzles, Games, Furniture & Accessories - 06/12/2017 / Models & Toys / Lot 20
An important clockwork tinplate Jubilee Trotting Course by Althof, Bergmann & Co., USA; circa 1877; with two horse-drawn sulkies and riders racing around a central pillar which houses the drive mechanism. (The riders are each missing one composition leg and one arm; lacking horse finial to clockwork post; paint losses). Operates correctly. The only other example of this toy we have been able to locate was sold at a recent European auction for Eu.13,000. An Althof Bergmann Santa Sleigh with Goats fetched US$161,000 at a toy auction in New York in 2010.