Thursday, April 29, 2021

LOTS OF DRACULA


Up for bid until Sunday at Heritage Auctions are these two lots of Dracula toys and books. Descriptions are from the auction house.



Dracula Toy Lot (Universal/Mattel/Bela Lugosi/Greenbrier International, 1990/1997/1998/2006). Very Fine. Figurines in Original Packaging (7" X 10", 8" X 12.5", & 3.5" X 6"), Figurine (Approx. 2" X 3"), Playing Cards (Approx. 2.75" X 3.75"), & Toy Vehicle (Approx. 2.5" X 5.5). Horror.
Offered in this lot are various toys and figurines of Count Dracula, one of the earliest characters of the modern vampire fantasy. Included are figurines of the Count, including Bela Lugosi's character from his 1931 film Dracula, playing cards, and a Haunted Haulers vehicle launcher, vehicle, and skeleton figures. Unrestored items with bright color and clean overall appearances. They may have general signs of use, such as minor scuffs, minimal surface paper loss on one of the packages, light edge wear, or faint stains and smudges.




Dracula Book Lot (Various, 1972-1992). Very Fine. Books (4) (Multiple Pages, 5.5" X 9", 7.25" X 9.5", 7.25" X 10.25" & 8.25" X 11.75"). Horror.
Offered in this lot are various books about the legendary vampire Dracula, and Bram Stoker, the author of the book Dracula. The books included in this lot are The Man Who Wrote Dracula: A Biography of Bram Stoker by Daniel Farson (St. Martin's Press, 1975), The Dracula Scrapbook by Peter Haining (Chancellor Press, 1992), In Search of Dracula: A True History of Dracula and Vampire Legends by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu (New York Graphic Society, 1972), and The Annotated Dracula (Crown Publishers, 1975). Unrestored books with bright color and clean overall appearances. They may have general signs of use, such as light edge and spine wear, faint and minimal toning, small tears on the dust jackets, or minor stains, smudges, and surface scuffs. A couple of the books have a small amount of ink or graphite writing inside the cover and/or on the first page.

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