Auctions, Soldiers — October 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

Old Toy Soldier Auctions Makes $254,000 in Figures Sale

Britains set #2099, Venezuelan cadets with officer, sold for $900.
Britains set #2099, Venezuelan cadets with officer, sold for $900.
PITTSBURGH – “Terrific!” That’s how Ray Haradin, owner of Old Toy Soldier Auctions, described the interest in his late-spring auction featuring the Don Darnieder collection of military figures.

The 1,095-lot sale, which was also bolstered by Part II of the Fred Wehr collection and other select properties, was 100% sold and totaled $254,000.

“The Internet was very active, with around 170 bidders. In addition, there were 32 people participating by phone and 120 absentee bidders,” Haradin said. “As it turned out, there were many successful individual bidders – not just a handful of people who bought up big chunks of the sale. There were numerous boxes to be packed and shipped out afterwards, to addresses all over the world.”

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