And Your Parents Said Your Toys Were Going to be Worth Nothing (They're Wrong)

We always knew our diecast model cars would fetch upwards of Php5,000 one day!
IMAGE courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

Quick: Name three discontinued Magnolia Frozen Delights. Or the most obscure G.I. Joe figure in your toy collection. Or a forgotten softdrink brand.

I knew a guy who used these as bonus test questions for the college students he was teaching. “My parents always told me these memories would never be worth anything,” he said by way of explanation. “I wanted to prove them wrong.”

Gavel & Block by Salcedo Auctions’ Editions series is the collectors’ version of this college instructor’s parental revenge. The two-part auction, which will be held tomorrow, July 28, is dedicated to what we’re told is called “’multiple original’ collectibles—each object unique yet produced in a series for a larger audience or for popular use.” The unitiated might call some of these “pop culture memorabilia.” Your parents might call it “junk”. (And, for once, your parents would be wrong.)

The first part of Editions, which is scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, contains items that might be more traditionally expected of an auction: This lot includes print and lithographs from eminent Filipino and foreign artists like Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Roberto Chabet, Arturo Luz, Ang Kiukok, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and George Grosz.

The more non-traditional—and fun—stuff is reserved for Editions II, which will commence right after the first half. Presented in collaboration with Dekada Collectibles, the lots include rare coins, stamps, books, and toys. Yes, TOYS.

Near-mint condition collectibles from your childhood: a few thousand pesos each. Memories: Priceless.

Among the most eyecatching items is this incredible Voltes V DX model from 1977, made by Japanese toy manufacturer Popy.

This is expected to sell between P30,000 to P35,000, so you might need to save up your allowance for it. IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

This Space Explorer Tin Toy Ship is undated and without a brand, but is surprisingly intact.

Php6,000 - Php8,000 IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions.

"Television Spaceman Robot" from toymaker brand Alps, manufactured in 1959.

Php8,000 to Php10,000. IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions


AUTOart Jaguar E-Type Roadster, 3.8 Green 73604 is our dream car in 1:18 scale.

Php5,000 to Php6,000 IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

Guessing that some kid last put together this Mazinger Z Jigsaw Puzzle in the 1970s.

26 x 31 cm, date and manufacturer unknown. Php3,000 to Php5,000 IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

 Does anybody even remember these local softdrink brands?

Php3,000 to Php5,000 each IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

This vintage campaign poster from the beginning of Sen. Frank Drilon's political career is dated from the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Php1,000 to Php2,000 IMAGE: courtesy of Salcedo Auctions
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