Real Bronco… 1966
The three biggest factors affecting collectible toys value are rarity, condition, and the presence of original packaging. This 1962 Imperial model from Asahi combine all three of them into a rare item, as well as a “very good” condition appraisal. Because of that it sold for a price of $17,500, including buyer’s fees, earlier this week.
Other collectibles cracking the auction’s top five included a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II two-door sedan from toymaker Marusan, complete with its original (but misprinted with a 1958 Lincoln) box, which sold for $7,500; a 1956 Ford Fairlane sedan from Marusan, missing its windshield but complete with well-worn original packaging, which sold for $6,875; a 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer concept model from Mitsuhashi, minus its box and showing average wear for its age, which sold for $6,000; and a 1950s Jet Rocket V-7 lithographed tin toy from Kokyu, missing its packaging and its rear stabilizers, which sold for $5,000.
For complete results from the Yoku Tanaka Toy Collection sale, visit Bonhams.com.
Photos courtesy Bonhams.