Here is an unusual Doll & Cei Live Steam Mill, Circa 1920. It is 8 X 8 X 8”, hand painted tin and pressed steel with Doll decal on base. It is equipped with an animated turntable that allows a worker prodding a donkey to exit & enter the mill via a sprung front door. The Mechanism allows for a mechanical bucket pump to bring water from the hollow base to the flu and onto the paddles, but it needs some repair, as part is loose. The roof has been opened, to allow repair. The drive wheel has been repaired and is missing its small hand crack handle. Over-all it shows moderate playwear, but is very charming and not an easy piece to find, G-VG.
Tobias Toys & Trains is the Brainchild of Mark Tobias, the proprietor. This website is a way Mark can bring his inventory to a wider audience, and have control of the information discussed. Through this site, you can view and buy from the inventory, offer items to him for sale, read articles on collectibles Mark has authored, or contact Mark to discuss topics you have need of expertise in.
I am now brokering and consulting. Available to vette for auction houses. I do auction planning, inventories and appraisals. I am also available for lectures - motivational & historical.
•Nationally known for expertise in vintage toys & trains, 1860s - 1970s, (American & European). Also schooled in trains 1970 to Present)
*Have written over 50,000 cataloged lots since 2004.
*Contributed & Edited for Greenberg's publishing Lionel Pre War Train 1901-1942 reference guide
*Columnist for Collecting Toys Magazine
*Practical knowledge general antiques
*30+ years experience in effective sales & marketing
We set-up with these items at many local and regional shows, so negotiation is just another part of the business. We welcome offers here, but the process is a bit slow. You need to send me an email through the 'Contact" link above. I will try and respond as soon as I can.
If we are in negotiation, I will put an 'Out of Stock' banner on the items, so it cannot sell away from you.
Please do not use the 'Cart' to check out, I will email you an invoice outside the system. I accept Paypal Friends and Family it you want to use credit cards outside this site.
We understand that times get tough, but your desire to add to your collection never wanes. We offer time payments on purchases above $100.
For transactions below $200, we require $50 down and must receive a payment of $25 by check, every 2 weeks until the item(s) are paid off. If you want to use a credit card for payments, you must add a 3% fee on every payment.
For transaction above $200, we can set up a mutually agreeable plan for you. If you neglect to make a payment and do not contact us, we consider your account in default and you forfeit any money paid down.
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