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 

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LOT 39:

"Chinese Must Go" Cap Pistol with Original Box

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Sold for: $2,000
Start price:
$ 600
Estimated price:
$1,200 - $1,500
Buyer's Premium: 27.5%
sales tax: 6.625% On lot's price, no sales tax on commission
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"Chinese Must Go" Cap Pistol with Original Box
By Ives, Blakeslee & Company. Pat. Sept. 2, 1879 - 4 3/4" Long. Ex-Gertrude Hegarty Collection. Toy collectors have long valued the "Chinese Must Go" pistol as the truest holy grail in the field of animated cap guns. This has nothing to do with rarity because this model (No. 95) by the Ives Company was wildly popular with children. As such, many copies were produced. The toy draws its tragic socio cultural racial themes from the growing fear of the chinaman; an exotic outsider seen as another imminent danger upon the safety of the American lifestyle. This irrational belief system came to be known as "yellow peril" in the press. The Caucasian man gives the Chinese man a swift kick in his butt. He further taunts and ostracizes the innocent Asian man by pulling his long braided queue. This magnificent mint example is from the collection of antique toy pioneer Gertrude Hegarty.

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