A Sept. 19 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale featuring more than 430 lots of coins and toys attracted strong interest among collectors in both categories.

The auction had broad participation, including many bidders on the Internet, telephones, and on the auction house floor.

Owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said: “We were very pleased with the interest in this sale, particularly among people who attended the auction. We achieved results at the high end of the pre-sale estimate, and virtually everything was sold!”

Most of the coins offered in this sale came from three large collections. Every coin found buyers, and many generated aggressive competitive bidding. The sale’s top lot, a 1909-O $5 Gold Indian Head coin, brought $17,825, and a 1913 $10 Gold Indian Head coin achieved the second-highest sales price, achieving $10,350.

Other high flying coin lots included an 1877-S trade dollar graded MS63 that flew past its pre-sale estimate and brought $4,887, a Dansco album containing 1861–1921-S Morgan silver dollars (missing three dates) sold for $4,485, and a lot of six early currency notes with a pre-sale estimate of $300-400 grabbed attention when it rocketed to a final price of $4,485.

The toy portion of the sale also drew a large contingent of collectors, and a tin boat, the U.S. ocean liner “George Washington” by German maker Marklin achieved the top lot position by generating $3,450 from an internet bidder.

Toy robots also fared very well in the sale, and the second highest lot was a Japanese Godaiken ‘Tensujin 28’ by Popy in its original box that sold for $2,415. An assorted group of 1970s Japanese Zincron Mekanda Bullmark space toys with boxes brought $2,185.

The next Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale Nov. 9-10, will feature more than 1,000 lots of fine art and decorative antiques.