THE PAUL COLE BANK AND CAP GUN COLLECTION
Jun 26, 2021
295 US Hwy 22 East, Suite 204 West, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, United States

THE PAUL COLE BANK AND CAP GUN COLLECTION

Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 10 am Eastern Lots 1-551

The RSL Auction Company feels very blessed and honored to have been selected by the Cole Family to help sell Paul and Carol's wonderful collections of American tin toys, animated cap pistols, cast iron, and tin toy banks.

This Auction features Mechanical and Still Banks, Animated Cap Guns, and Classic Early American Tin Toys from the 40+ Year Collection of Paul Cole Jr. - Bluefield, West Virginia 

The auction has ended

LOT 3:

The Congo Fire Bug Animated Cap Bomb

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Sold for: $1,300
Start price:
$ 400
Estimated price:
$800 - $1,000
Auction house commission: 27.5%
sales tax: 6.625% On the full lot's price and commission
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The Congo Fire Bug Animated Cap Bomb
Unknown American Maker. Circa Mid 1890's - 3" Long. Gertrude Hegarty Collection. This unusual trompe l'oeil novelty was intended to frighten all those who encountered the ugly bug. Once the bug's head is pushed in, it can be loaded with a cap. Stepping on him or pushing him down causes the cap to explode.

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