Auctions, Boats — April 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Dick Claus Nautical Toys and Boat Collection at Bertoia May 12, 2012

VINELAND, NJ – If all the nautical toys in the world were lined up in a single fleet, their captain would surely be Dick Claus, whose magnificent collection of antique boats is being offered in two parts this year by Bertoia Auctions of Vineland, NJ. Park 1 of the Claus collection, a 220-lot array of ships and related toys, will be auctioned on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A November date will be announced later for the sale of Part 2.

Led by some of the finest known examples of Marklin ships, the May 12 auction roster will bring to life the colorful images seen in Claus’ 2005 reference book, The Allure of Toy Ships: American & European Nautical Toys from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

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