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World Record Carousel Auction Prices

Highest Selling Carousel Figures at Public Auction on Record
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1895-2000 - There has been a misinformed article on the top carousel figure auction prices circulating the world-wide-web for about a decade now. Like many carousel “experts”, the article was compiled of partial truths and random, misquoted non-facts and numbers. This list should get it right for everyone from now on out. I separate between 1985-2000 when The Carousel News & Trader printed their last “World Record Prices” list. Up until 2000 it is very safe to say that the CN&T did not miss any auctions with high selling carousel figures. After that, it’s very possible.

From 2000-Present – The big (and small) carousel auctions died off over a decade ago. Now a few carousel animals from a collection, or even just one or two random figures appear in auctions here and there. Sometimes we hear about it, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes they do very well, (sometimes they don’t). We will do all we can to keep this list correct and up-to-date, with your help. If you know of a figure sold at public auction that should be on this list, please let us know. Let’s get history right.


Bruno_PTC_dog-world-record-selling-carousel-figureTop Auction Prices – Top 10 All Time Carousel Figures

As originally compiled by The Carousel News & Trader magazine, 1985-2000; with later additions from various auctions, 2001-Present. If you know of a top selling carousel figure at Public Auction*, please send us an email and let us know.
*These are all prices from PUBLIC AUCTION sales. No private sale prices will ever be listed or included. Private is private.
YEARCARVER/MFGSTYLEPROVENANCEAUCTIONEERPRICE
1992PTC St. BernardAten$174.000
1989DentzelRoosterSothebys$148,500
1991DentzelRoosterNorton$145.00
1989HerschellPolar BearGuernseys
1989IllionsHorseSeaside HeightsGuernseys$121.000
2004DentzelGiraffeNaudeau's$118,000
1998PTC #9St. BernardTwin Grove, PAButterfield$112.500
1989DentzelLion, MascotConey Island Mus.Guernseys$110.000
2006DentzelCatNaudeau's$103,000
1988IllionsHorseFun ForestGuernseys$101.750
1998DentzelRoosterButterfield$96.000
1992DentzelLionSterling Forest, NYAten$95.400
2004MullerHorseSothebys$90.000
1990Parker"Lillie Belle"HorseAmus. Canvas$88,000

 

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Top Auction Prices – Top 5 Full Carousels

As originally compiled by The Carousel News & Trader magazine, 1985-2000; with later additions from various auctions, 2001-Present. If you know of a top selling carousel figure at Public Auction*, please send us an email and let us know.
DATE BUILTMFG/CARVERLOCATIONAUCTIONEERSALE DATEPRICE
Ca. 1905Looff-Dentzel/CarmelSeaside Heights, NJGuernseys*2014$2.000.000**
Ca. 1900Mangels-Carmel-IllionsConey Island, NYGuernseys*2005$1.800.000
Ca. 1914PTC #33Saint Paul, MNGuernseys*1998$1.125.000
Ca. 1911Murphy-Stein & GoldsteinGarden City, NYNorton1995$854.000
Ca. 1910PTC #19Euclid Beach, OHNorton1997$715,000


 

M-C-Illions-Seaside-nj-carousel-horse-world-record-auction-121kTop Auction Prices – Top 5 Carousel Horses

As originally compiled by The Carousel News & Trader magazine, 1985-2000; with later additions from various auctions, 2001-Present. If you know of a top selling carousel figure at Public Auction*, please send us an email and let us know.
2000 RANKDATECARVER/MFGSTYLEPROVENANCEAUCTIONEERPRICE
11989IllionsJumperSeaside HeightsGuernseys$121.000
21988IllionsStanderFun ForestGuernseys$101.750
32004MullerStanderSothebys$90.000
41990C. W. Parker"Lillie Belle"Amusement Can.$88.000
51988Carmel/BorrelliArmoredFun ForestGuernseys$86,900

SEE ALL  75 TOP SELLING CAROUSEL HORSES >>>


 

ACM-SF-Norton-auction-Dentzel-carousel-roosterTop Auction Prices – Top 5 Carousel Menagerie

As originally compiled by The Carousel News & Trader magazine, 1985-2000; with later additions from various auctions, 2001-Present. If you know of a top selling carousel figure at Public Auction*, please send us an email and let us know.
YEARCARVER/MFGSTYLEPROVENANCEAUCTIONEERPRICE
1992PTCSt. BernardAten$174.000
1989DentzelRoosterUNKSothebys$148.500
1991DentzelRoosterUNKNorton$145.000
1989Allan HerschellPolar BearUNKGuernseys$121.000
1998PTC #9St. BernardTwin Grove, PAButterfield$112.500

SEE ALL  50 TOP SELLING CAROUSEL MENAGERIE FIGURES >>>


 

PTC30_Melbourne_chariot_2001_Patricia_MullinsTop Auction Prices – Top 10 Chariots & Trim

As originally compiled by The Carousel News & Trader magazine, 1985-2000; with later additions from various auctions, 2001-Present. If you know of a top selling carousel figure at Public Auction*, please send us an email and let us know.
DATECARVER/MFGDESCRIPTIONPROVENANCEAUCTIONEERPRICE
1989PTC #12ChariotCrystal BeachGuernseys$17.600
1989LooffChariotPalace CarouselGuernseys$13.200
1980PTC #31ChariotHurlbut/Indian Lake, OH Norton$13.000
1988Illions SupremeChariotCircus WorldGuernseys$12.100
1987LooffChariotRingling MuseumPhillips$11,000
1988Carmel/BorelliChariotFun ForestGuernseys$11,000
1988Carmel/BorelliChariotFun ForestGuernseys$11,000
1995IllionsChariotAten$11,000
1988Illions SupremeChariotCircus WorldGuernseys$10,450
1990IllionsChariotBoblo IslandNorton$10,000



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