- Auction House: Old Toy Soldier Auctions
- Manufactured by: DJ's Originals
- Auction Date: November 2009
- Circa: 1934
- Condition: Excellent/Box -Very Good
- Pre-Auction Estimate: $300. - $350.
- Sold Price: $650.*
The November 2009 auction consisted of 644 lots, with the Heyde lots getting a tremendous amount of interest.
Ray Haradin of Old Toy Soldier Auctions: A much-anticipated highlight of the sale was the late Dr. James "Doc" Wengert's collection of figures, vehicles and other scale-model toys related to military medicine. A third-generation physician, Dr. Wengert served as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon during the Vietnam War. Because of his profession, he chose to specialize in medical figures – doctors, nurses, orderlies, stretcher bearers, wounded soldiers – and all the accoutrements that a collector might desire in setting up a miniature M.A.S.H unit, like operating tents, field kitchens, rescue dogs and emergency vehicles.
"Many new people with a connection to medicine – notably physicians and dentists – heard about this unique collection and decided to bid in the sale. They couldn't have picked a better way to get started in this specialty collecting field."