4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction Over 40+ Local Estates Huge Toy Auction!
Listing ID#: 119821

Auction Location
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
Auction Dates and Times
Thursday Mar 28, 11:00 am
Auction Type
 Live Auction 
Company Information
Bodnar's Auction Sales

Contact: Joseph Bodnar
Phone: 866-349-7378
Email: joebodnar@bodnarsauction.com
Website: www.bodnarsauction.com

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Listing Terms and Conditions
Payment: Payment must be made in full during or at the conclusion of the sale. We take cash or approved check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Absentee bidders may pay by PayPal. A 15% Buyers Premium will be added to the final bid price to all lots sold. A 7% New Jersey Sales tax will be charged unless you have completed an appropriate re-sale form (NJ residents a ST-3 form and Nonresidents a ST-3 NR. This form must be completed and signed by the owner of the company and you must be in the antiques and re-sell business. We have the right to decline your Sales tax number if you don’t produce the appropriate information. We have the right to hold you merchandise until a check clears. A check can be written only if you fill out the appropriate credit card information on your registration form. We also reserve the right to request a cash deposit on any buyer. If you walk out without paying your bill on auction day, a 5% late fee will be added to your final bill. If the open invoice is then not paid with-in 10 days a 10% fee will be added the final bill and it will be handed over to the local authorities as theft by deception and it will be handed over to a collective agency. All collection fees will be charged to the buyer. At the fall of the hammer you are in a binding contract with the seller and obligated to complete the transaction. Regardless of completion of the contract the auction house is entitled to the buyer’s premium. Registration Requirements: You must have some form of ID to register to bid at our auction. Required form of ID is a valid driver’s license, passport, residence photo ID, and a major credit card. We will not take a check for payment without a credit card number we hold in a secure file. If you do not have a credit card on file you will be cash or credit card payment only policy. We will not take starter bank checks as payment. Without a credit card we will ask for a cash deposit. Conditions of Items Sold: All items and lots are sold as-is, where-is, you the buyer know it to be with no refunds, no returns and no exchanges. Purchasers should take advantage of inspection opportunities to satisfy any questions they might have as to the condition, age, repairs, etc. of any item being offered. All sales are final. We guarantee all precious metals for 48 hours. We handle many estate items and personal property thus we sell antiques, collectibles, new and old item as well as reproductions, It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to make their own judgment how old an item is that is not in a catalog setting. Claims: No Claims will be allowed once you leave the auction facilities. If you have an issue with something you bid on you must bring it to the attention of the office and we will do our best to achieve an appropriate outcome. Please remember we are a public auction and not a retail establishment. In an auction setting all sales are final. Returned Checks: If a check is returned for NSF you will be notified immediately. A $35.00 fee will be charged and you credit card on file will be charged for the amount owed and the fee. If your credit card is declined or you don’t make good on the check within (3) days a 10% handling fee will be charged in addition to the bounced check fee and it will be handed over to the Edison Police department. Delivery and taking procession of items sold: At the fall of the hammer the buyers becomes the owner of the said property. Just because you haven’t paid for you items doesn’t mean it’s not your. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to secure the items or lots they buy. If an item is stolen at the auction we will do the best we can to help you recover the items however it is your responsibility to watch and secure your items. We will not refund you any amount of money for an item stolen or miss-placed. There are surveillance cameras posted all around the facilities and we will gladly review them on your behalf. The sale is also audio taped for security purposes. All items must be removed the day of sale at buyer’s expense. Any item left behind becomes property of auction house and is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Items to be picked up at our storage facilities will be charged no less than a $25.00 fee. Delivery is available, please talk with auction staff or office for details. Bidding at the auction indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions of the sale. In the event of a refund for any reason, we will refund the purchase price only, excluding the buyers premium. Absentee and phone bids are accepted, a 20% buyer’s premium on the first $500.00 will be charged and then the normal buyer’s premium will be in effect. We do all we can to execute absentee bids however we will not be responsible if an absentee bid was missed or not executed to its fullest. If you are the high bidder you will be notified within 2 weeks of the sale and the item can be picked up at our next auction of shipped at the buyer’s expense. After (60) days we are not responsible for items left in our storage. Disputes: In the event of a bid coming in at the fall of the hammer, the auctioneer may re-open the lot however it is the sole discretion of the auctioneer to do so. In the event of a dispute on your bill, you will pay the bill in full and the auction will be audited with-in 2 weeks. At that time we will either notify you of the outcome or send you a refund check. Pooling or working together as buyers to reduce the selling price is a Federal crime. It is a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. This practice will not be tolerated at our auction and violators will be reported to the FBI. In the event of an underpayment or overpayment, we will make the adjustment on the credit card on file.
Listing Information

March 28, 2019: 4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction

3-Ring Auction Most of the Day!

 

Sale Day doors open 9:00am

at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center  

97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ

 

 Box-lot/Table Lot Sale begins at 11:00am

Toys from All Generations begin at 11:05am

Main Auction of Glassware, Antiques, and Smalls 3:30pm

Single Owner Japanese Toy Collection 4:00pm

Furniture Begins at 5:00pm

Paul Evans Sculpture Will be sold at 7:00pm

 

Highlights to Include:

Important Signed Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabient

Huge Lifetime Collection of Toys all mint in box including many Japanese Action Figures! Collection of Transformers & Godzilla! Collection of Animation Cells! Lionel Train Collection! Collection of Comics, Baseball Collectibles and Paper Items! Over 1000+ Toys! Estate Hoard Lifetime Collection of Department Store Giftware! Selection of Quality Sterling Silver! Something For Everyone!

 

 

Absentee and Phone Bids Accepted!

 

www.bodnarsauction.com

TOLL FREE 866-349-7378

 

From a local Monmouth Beach Estate comes a beautiful and one of a kind Paul Evans Sculptural front floating sideboard. This one of a kind piece was made by Paul Evans in 1974 in his studio in New Hope, PA. Paul was an American born furniture designersculptor, and artist, who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American craft Movement of the 1970s. His creation of metal sculpted furniture set him apart. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and later settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and shared a showroom with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell. He studied at several institutions including the Philadelphia Textile Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rochester Institute of TechnologySchool for American CraftsmenRochester, New York, and Cranbrook Academy of ArtBloomfield Hills, Michigan.

In the 1950s he began making copper chests and followed with sculpted steel-front cabinets. Evans had a two-man show in 1961 at America House, an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now named the Museum of Arts & Design). In 1964, Evans became a featured designer for furniture manufacturer Directional Furniture. With Directional Furniture, Paul Evans introduced several series of furniture lines; such as Argente seriesSculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the popular Cityscape series.

Evans pieces were frequently signed, and some of the custom items have a signature and a date. Paul Evans' combination of handcraft and technology anticipated the limited-edition art furniture of today. The artist's relationship with Directional Furniture set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece is made by hand, finished by hand, supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time. Sadly, he passed in 1987.

This piece has a sculpted and painted steel front with patchwork copper on the top and sides. It is covered by a single piece of black slate that sits at the top. The sculpted front has different designs running throughout that make this piece completely different to the others that Evans made. Each one may look similar, but each is one of a kind. Has a welded signature on the base of the right most side door and is dated 1974. It comes from a local Monmouth Beach estate and was purchased from the Paul Evans Studio in New Hope, PA in 1974. It has been in the family ever since.

Bodnar’s Auction Sales is proud and excited to bring this piece to the market for sale on March 28, 2019 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center at 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. Bidding will be offered in-house, through phone and absentee bidding, as well as online through Invaluable and Auction Zip. This very rare piece has a pre-auction estimate of $80,000.00- $120,000.00 with a starting price of $40,000.00 and must be sold to the highest bidder to settle an estate. Similar pieces have sold for six figures and can retail in a gallery for close to ½ a million dollars! We will see what it brings on sale day!

 

On March 28, 2019 toys will be taking over Bodnar’s Auction Sales in Edison, NJ. From a Maryland estate comes a large, single owner collection of rereleased toys from the 1970’s and 1980’s will cross the auction block. It was a labor of love collected by a gentleman over the last few years and is not easily parted with.  

Starting off this fantastic collection is a large selection of X-Plus Garage Toy Godzilla figures. Included are Fire Rodan, Mechagodzilla, Moguera, Gigan, Gamera, Destoroyah and over 50 more! Almost every character in the Godzilla movies are going to battle to see who will sell first, and for the highest amount.  However, it is not just all X-Plus figurines. There are many Bandai and Bandai SH Monster Arts figures to choose from as well. All in their original boxes and waiting to be purchased. There are Vinyl Wars figures and from Bandai and X-Plus is the soft vinyl kit in luminous purple. There are so many more Japanese variations and makers, this list is in no way exhaustive.

Up next from his collection is an assortment of Mattel rerelease Masters of the Universe collection. All in original boxes, there are many pieces to this group. Of course, you cannot have a collection such as this without having Castle Grayskull and the Castle Grayskull deluxe accessory kit. Of course, you also have to have the Castle Greyskull Polystone Environment! Some of the other items offered are Point Dread & Talon Fighter, Battle Ram, multiple He-Man figures, Hordak, King Hssss, King Grayskull, Serpentine King Hssss, 2 dual boxes with Flying Fists He-Man and Terror Claws Skeletor as well as Laser Power He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor, a weapons rack, Roton evil assault vehicle, and multiple Skeletor figures. There is everytng included in this assortment to relive your fondest childhood memories!

Not to be outshined by the rest of the collection is the quantity of Transformers. They range from a large group of Hasboro and Generations to Masterpiece, all still in the box. Takara Tomy was a big name in his collection and included are Higharow, Chromedome, Creator Primus, Masterpiece Convoy, and Decepticon, Optimus Exprime, Sensuimaru, Hishoumaru, Gekisoumaru, Ganoh, Jinbu, Kenzan, and Mastermegatron just to name a few. Also included is a Transformers Platinum Optimus Prime Year of the Snake, a Platinum Edition Supreme Starscream and a Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus. There are just too many figures to name, you just have to see for yourself!

Rounding out the group are other rereleased toys guaranteed to get your nostalgia going! There are multiple Voltron, Thundercats, Power Rangers, Galactica, Swamp Thing. Green Lantern, Darkseid, Alien, Iron Man, and multiple Marvel Dark Knight Specials. There is a large Marvel Famous Firsts 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set that is in the box and is an impressive piece as well as many other Marvel figures.

This is just a sampling of what will be offered in this collection and in no way does justice to the size and impressive mint condition of every box and item. You must take a look at all the photos offered on our website to get a full idea of what is there at www.bodnarsauction.com. This is a collection you will want to see in person, and surely won’t want to miss out on the bidding! Come out and see it for yourself at 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ.

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4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction Over 40+ Local Estates Huge Toy Auction!

Bodnar's Auction Sales

Bodnar's Auction Sales


Contact: Joseph Bodnar
Phone: 866-349-7378
Sale Location
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
Sale Dates and Times
Thursday Mar 28, 11:00 am
Sale Terms and Conditions
Payment: Payment must be made in full during or at the conclusion of the sale. We take cash or approved check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Absentee bidders may pay by PayPal. A 15% Buyers Premium will be added to the final bid price to all lots sold. A 7% New Jersey Sales tax will be charged unless you have completed an appropriate re-sale form (NJ residents a ST-3 form and Nonresidents a ST-3 NR. This form must be completed and signed by the owner of the company and you must be in the antiques and re-sell business. We have the right to decline your Sales tax number if you don’t produce the appropriate information. We have the right to hold you merchandise until a check clears. A check can be written only if you fill out the appropriate credit card information on your registration form. We also reserve the right to request a cash deposit on any buyer. If you walk out without paying your bill on auction day, a 5% late fee will be added to your final bill. If the open invoice is then not paid with-in 10 days a 10% fee will be added the final bill and it will be handed over to the local authorities as theft by deception and it will be handed over to a collective agency. All collection fees will be charged to the buyer. At the fall of the hammer you are in a binding contract with the seller and obligated to complete the transaction. Regardless of completion of the contract the auction house is entitled to the buyer’s premium. Registration Requirements: You must have some form of ID to register to bid at our auction. Required form of ID is a valid driver’s license, passport, residence photo ID, and a major credit card. We will not take a check for payment without a credit card number we hold in a secure file. If you do not have a credit card on file you will be cash or credit card payment only policy. We will not take starter bank checks as payment. Without a credit card we will ask for a cash deposit. Conditions of Items Sold: All items and lots are sold as-is, where-is, you the buyer know it to be with no refunds, no returns and no exchanges. Purchasers should take advantage of inspection opportunities to satisfy any questions they might have as to the condition, age, repairs, etc. of any item being offered. All sales are final. We guarantee all precious metals for 48 hours. We handle many estate items and personal property thus we sell antiques, collectibles, new and old item as well as reproductions, It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to make their own judgment how old an item is that is not in a catalog setting. Claims: No Claims will be allowed once you leave the auction facilities. If you have an issue with something you bid on you must bring it to the attention of the office and we will do our best to achieve an appropriate outcome. Please remember we are a public auction and not a retail establishment. In an auction setting all sales are final. Returned Checks: If a check is returned for NSF you will be notified immediately. A $35.00 fee will be charged and you credit card on file will be charged for the amount owed and the fee. If your credit card is declined or you don’t make good on the check within (3) days a 10% handling fee will be charged in addition to the bounced check fee and it will be handed over to the Edison Police department. Delivery and taking procession of items sold: At the fall of the hammer the buyers becomes the owner of the said property. Just because you haven’t paid for you items doesn’t mean it’s not your. It is the buyer’s sole responsibility to secure the items or lots they buy. If an item is stolen at the auction we will do the best we can to help you recover the items however it is your responsibility to watch and secure your items. We will not refund you any amount of money for an item stolen or miss-placed. There are surveillance cameras posted all around the facilities and we will gladly review them on your behalf. The sale is also audio taped for security purposes. All items must be removed the day of sale at buyer’s expense. Any item left behind becomes property of auction house and is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Items to be picked up at our storage facilities will be charged no less than a $25.00 fee. Delivery is available, please talk with auction staff or office for details. Bidding at the auction indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions of the sale. In the event of a refund for any reason, we will refund the purchase price only, excluding the buyers premium. Absentee and phone bids are accepted, a 20% buyer’s premium on the first $500.00 will be charged and then the normal buyer’s premium will be in effect. We do all we can to execute absentee bids however we will not be responsible if an absentee bid was missed or not executed to its fullest. If you are the high bidder you will be notified within 2 weeks of the sale and the item can be picked up at our next auction of shipped at the buyer’s expense. After (60) days we are not responsible for items left in our storage. Disputes: In the event of a bid coming in at the fall of the hammer, the auctioneer may re-open the lot however it is the sole discretion of the auctioneer to do so. In the event of a dispute on your bill, you will pay the bill in full and the auction will be audited with-in 2 weeks. At that time we will either notify you of the outcome or send you a refund check. Pooling or working together as buyers to reduce the selling price is a Federal crime. It is a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. This practice will not be tolerated at our auction and violators will be reported to the FBI. In the event of an underpayment or overpayment, we will make the adjustment on the credit card on file.
Listing Details

March 28, 2019: 4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction

3-Ring Auction Most of the Day!

 

Sale Day doors open 9:00am

at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center  

97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ

 

 Box-lot/Table Lot Sale begins at 11:00am

Toys from All Generations begin at 11:05am

Main Auction of Glassware, Antiques, and Smalls 3:30pm

Single Owner Japanese Toy Collection 4:00pm

Furniture Begins at 5:00pm

Paul Evans Sculpture Will be sold at 7:00pm

 

Highlights to Include:

Important Signed Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabient

Huge Lifetime Collection of Toys all mint in box including many Japanese Action Figures! Collection of Transformers & Godzilla! Collection of Animation Cells! Lionel Train Collection! Collection of Comics, Baseball Collectibles and Paper Items! Over 1000+ Toys! Estate Hoard Lifetime Collection of Department Store Giftware! Selection of Quality Sterling Silver! Something For Everyone!

 

 

Absentee and Phone Bids Accepted!

 

www.bodnarsauction.com

TOLL FREE 866-349-7378

 

From a local Monmouth Beach Estate comes a beautiful and one of a kind Paul Evans Sculptural front floating sideboard. This one of a kind piece was made by Paul Evans in 1974 in his studio in New Hope, PA. Paul was an American born furniture designersculptor, and artist, who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American craft Movement of the 1970s. His creation of metal sculpted furniture set him apart. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and later settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and shared a showroom with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell. He studied at several institutions including the Philadelphia Textile Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rochester Institute of TechnologySchool for American CraftsmenRochester, New York, and Cranbrook Academy of ArtBloomfield Hills, Michigan.

In the 1950s he began making copper chests and followed with sculpted steel-front cabinets. Evans had a two-man show in 1961 at America House, an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now named the Museum of Arts & Design). In 1964, Evans became a featured designer for furniture manufacturer Directional Furniture. With Directional Furniture, Paul Evans introduced several series of furniture lines; such as Argente seriesSculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the popular Cityscape series.

Evans pieces were frequently signed, and some of the custom items have a signature and a date. Paul Evans' combination of handcraft and technology anticipated the limited-edition art furniture of today. The artist's relationship with Directional Furniture set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece is made by hand, finished by hand, supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time. Sadly, he passed in 1987.

This piece has a sculpted and painted steel front with patchwork copper on the top and sides. It is covered by a single piece of black slate that sits at the top. The sculpted front has different designs running throughout that make this piece completely different to the others that Evans made. Each one may look similar, but each is one of a kind. Has a welded signature on the base of the right most side door and is dated 1974. It comes from a local Monmouth Beach estate and was purchased from the Paul Evans Studio in New Hope, PA in 1974. It has been in the family ever since.

Bodnar’s Auction Sales is proud and excited to bring this piece to the market for sale on March 28, 2019 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center at 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. Bidding will be offered in-house, through phone and absentee bidding, as well as online through Invaluable and Auction Zip. This very rare piece has a pre-auction estimate of $80,000.00- $120,000.00 with a starting price of $40,000.00 and must be sold to the highest bidder to settle an estate. Similar pieces have sold for six figures and can retail in a gallery for close to ½ a million dollars! We will see what it brings on sale day!

 

On March 28, 2019 toys will be taking over Bodnar’s Auction Sales in Edison, NJ. From a Maryland estate comes a large, single owner collection of rereleased toys from the 1970’s and 1980’s will cross the auction block. It was a labor of love collected by a gentleman over the last few years and is not easily parted with.  

Starting off this fantastic collection is a large selection of X-Plus Garage Toy Godzilla figures. Included are Fire Rodan, Mechagodzilla, Moguera, Gigan, Gamera, Destoroyah and over 50 more! Almost every character in the Godzilla movies are going to battle to see who will sell first, and for the highest amount.  However, it is not just all X-Plus figurines. There are many Bandai and Bandai SH Monster Arts figures to choose from as well. All in their original boxes and waiting to be purchased. There are Vinyl Wars figures and from Bandai and X-Plus is the soft vinyl kit in luminous purple. There are so many more Japanese variations and makers, this list is in no way exhaustive.

Up next from his collection is an assortment of Mattel rerelease Masters of the Universe collection. All in original boxes, there are many pieces to this group. Of course, you cannot have a collection such as this without having Castle Grayskull and the Castle Grayskull deluxe accessory kit. Of course, you also have to have the Castle Greyskull Polystone Environment! Some of the other items offered are Point Dread & Talon Fighter, Battle Ram, multiple He-Man figures, Hordak, King Hssss, King Grayskull, Serpentine King Hssss, 2 dual boxes with Flying Fists He-Man and Terror Claws Skeletor as well as Laser Power He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor, a weapons rack, Roton evil assault vehicle, and multiple Skeletor figures. There is everytng included in this assortment to relive your fondest childhood memories!

Not to be outshined by the rest of the collection is the quantity of Transformers. They range from a large group of Hasboro and Generations to Masterpiece, all still in the box. Takara Tomy was a big name in his collection and included are Higharow, Chromedome, Creator Primus, Masterpiece Convoy, and Decepticon, Optimus Exprime, Sensuimaru, Hishoumaru, Gekisoumaru, Ganoh, Jinbu, Kenzan, and Mastermegatron just to name a few. Also included is a Transformers Platinum Optimus Prime Year of the Snake, a Platinum Edition Supreme Starscream and a Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus. There are just too many figures to name, you just have to see for yourself!

Rounding out the group are other rereleased toys guaranteed to get your nostalgia going! There are multiple Voltron, Thundercats, Power Rangers, Galactica, Swamp Thing. Green Lantern, Darkseid, Alien, Iron Man, and multiple Marvel Dark Knight Specials. There is a large Marvel Famous Firsts 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set that is in the box and is an impressive piece as well as many other Marvel figures.

This is just a sampling of what will be offered in this collection and in no way does justice to the size and impressive mint condition of every box and item. You must take a look at all the photos offered on our website to get a full idea of what is there at www.bodnarsauction.com. This is a collection you will want to see in person, and surely won’t want to miss out on the bidding! Come out and see it for yourself at 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ.

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4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction Over 40+ Local Estates Huge Toy Auction!
 Live Auction
 
Auction Date(s)
Thursday Mar 28, 11:00 am
Auction Location
97 Sunfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08837

March 28, 2019: 4000+ Lots Multi-Estate Public Auction

3-Ring Auction Most of the Day!

 

Sale Day doors open 9:00am

at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center  

97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ

 

 Box-lot/Table Lot Sale begins at 11:00am

Toys from All Generations begin at 11:05am

Main Auction of Glassware, Antiques, and Smalls 3:30pm

Single Owner Japanese Toy Collection 4:00pm

Furniture Begins at 5:00pm

Paul Evans Sculpture Will be sold at 7:00pm

 

Highlights to Include:

Important Signed Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabient

Huge Lifetime Collection of Toys all mint in box including many Japanese Action Figures! Collection of Transformers & Godzilla! Collection of Animation Cells! Lionel Train Collection! Collection of Comics, Baseball Collectibles and Paper Items! Over 1000+ Toys! Estate Hoard Lifetime Collection of Department Store Giftware! Selection of Quality Sterling Silver! Something For Everyone!

 

 

Absentee and Phone Bids Accepted!

 

www.bodnarsauction.com

TOLL FREE 866-349-7378

 

From a local Monmouth Beach Estate comes a beautiful and one of a kind Paul Evans Sculptural front floating sideboard. This one of a kind piece was made by Paul Evans in 1974 in his studio in New Hope, PA. Paul was an American born furniture designersculptor, and artist, who is famous for his contributions to American furniture design and the American craft Movement of the 1970s. His creation of metal sculpted furniture set him apart. He studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and later settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and shared a showroom with woodworker Phillip Lloyd Powell. He studied at several institutions including the Philadelphia Textile Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rochester Institute of TechnologySchool for American CraftsmenRochester, New York, and Cranbrook Academy of ArtBloomfield Hills, Michigan.

In the 1950s he began making copper chests and followed with sculpted steel-front cabinets. Evans had a two-man show in 1961 at America House, an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now named the Museum of Arts & Design). In 1964, Evans became a featured designer for furniture manufacturer Directional Furniture. With Directional Furniture, Paul Evans introduced several series of furniture lines; such as Argente seriesSculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the popular Cityscape series.

Evans pieces were frequently signed, and some of the custom items have a signature and a date. Paul Evans' combination of handcraft and technology anticipated the limited-edition art furniture of today. The artist's relationship with Directional Furniture set a unique standard for creative manufacture by insisting every piece is made by hand, finished by hand, supervised by the artist at each step of production, one piece at a time. Sadly, he passed in 1987.

This piece has a sculpted and painted steel front with patchwork copper on the top and sides. It is covered by a single piece of black slate that sits at the top. The sculpted front has different designs running throughout that make this piece completely different to the others that Evans made. Each one may look similar, but each is one of a kind. Has a welded signature on the base of the right most side door and is dated 1974. It comes from a local Monmouth Beach estate and was purchased from the Paul Evans Studio in New Hope, PA in 1974. It has been in the family ever since.

Bodnar’s Auction Sales is proud and excited to bring this piece to the market for sale on March 28, 2019 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center at 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. Bidding will be offered in-house, through phone and absentee bidding, as well as online through Invaluable and Auction Zip. This very rare piece has a pre-auction estimate of $80,000.00- $120,000.00 with a starting price of $40,000.00 and must be sold to the highest bidder to settle an estate. Similar pieces have sold for six figures and can retail in a gallery for close to ½ a million dollars! We will see what it brings on sale day!

 

On March 28, 2019 toys will be taking over Bodnar’s Auction Sales in Edison, NJ. From a Maryland estate comes a large, single owner collection of rereleased toys from the 1970’s and 1980’s will cross the auction block. It was a labor of love collected by a gentleman over the last few years and is not easily parted with.  

Starting off this fantastic collection is a large selection of X-Plus Garage Toy Godzilla figures. Included are Fire Rodan, Mechagodzilla, Moguera, Gigan, Gamera, Destoroyah and over 50 more! Almost every character in the Godzilla movies are going to battle to see who will sell first, and for the highest amount.  However, it is not just all X-Plus figurines. There are many Bandai and Bandai SH Monster Arts figures to choose from as well. All in their original boxes and waiting to be purchased. There are Vinyl Wars figures and from Bandai and X-Plus is the soft vinyl kit in luminous purple. There are so many more Japanese variations and makers, this list is in no way exhaustive.

Up next from his collection is an assortment of Mattel rerelease Masters of the Universe collection. All in original boxes, there are many pieces to this group. Of course, you cannot have a collection such as this without having Castle Grayskull and the Castle Grayskull deluxe accessory kit. Of course, you also have to have the Castle Greyskull Polystone Environment! Some of the other items offered are Point Dread & Talon Fighter, Battle Ram, multiple He-Man figures, Hordak, King Hssss, King Grayskull, Serpentine King Hssss, 2 dual boxes with Flying Fists He-Man and Terror Claws Skeletor as well as Laser Power He-Man and Laser Light Skeletor, a weapons rack, Roton evil assault vehicle, and multiple Skeletor figures. There is everytng included in this assortment to relive your fondest childhood memories!

Not to be outshined by the rest of the collection is the quantity of Transformers. They range from a large group of Hasboro and Generations to Masterpiece, all still in the box. Takara Tomy was a big name in his collection and included are Higharow, Chromedome, Creator Primus, Masterpiece Convoy, and Decepticon, Optimus Exprime, Sensuimaru, Hishoumaru, Gekisoumaru, Ganoh, Jinbu, Kenzan, and Mastermegatron just to name a few. Also included is a Transformers Platinum Optimus Prime Year of the Snake, a Platinum Edition Supreme Starscream and a Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus. There are just too many figures to name, you just have to see for yourself!

Rounding out the group are other rereleased toys guaranteed to get your nostalgia going! There are multiple Voltron, Thundercats, Power Rangers, Galactica, Swamp Thing. Green Lantern, Darkseid, Alien, Iron Man, and multiple Marvel Dark Knight Specials. There is a large Marvel Famous Firsts 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set that is in the box and is an impressive piece as well as many other Marvel figures.

This is just a sampling of what will be offered in this collection and in no way does justice to the size and impressive mint condition of every box and item. You must take a look at all the photos offered on our website to get a full idea of what is there at www.bodnarsauction.com. This is a collection you will want to see in person, and surely won’t want to miss out on the bidding! Come out and see it for yourself at 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ.