Category: Cast Iron

Iron and steam join forces in March 31-April 1 toy auction hosted by Pook & Pook with Noel Barrett

Iron and steam join forces in March 31-April 1 toy auction hosted by Pook & Pook with Noel Barrett

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – Pook & Pook and veteran toy auctioneer Noel Barrett are partnering on another terrific toy auction, this time a big two-day event […]

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If It’s Proof You Want…

If It’s Proof You Want…

by Ken Foust Nineteenth century toy advertising shows up far too rarely for the taste of most collectors. A handful of original manufacturer’s catalogs still […]

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My First Antique Toy: 1934 Chrysler Airflow

My First Antique Toy: 1934 Chrysler Airflow

By John West My first antique toy was a cast iron model of a 1934 Chrysler Airflow automobile. It’s easy to remember because I still […]

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Happy 90th Birthday, John West!

Happy 90th Birthday, John West!

BY ROY BLOMSTER I AM REALLY VERY SHY and do not feel comfortable pushing myself into anyone else’s space unless invited. So when John sent […]

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Millie and John West

John West

BY JIM ENGELAGE Permission from Antique Toy collectors of America (December 2013), President Curtis Smith Long-time ATCA member (1963) John West, 88, is also the […]

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Werbell Toy and Bank Collection at RSL July 11-12

Werbell Toy and Bank Collection at RSL July 11-12

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – The prestigious William and Elaine Werbell antique toy and bank collection will step into the auction spotlight on July 11 and […]

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Mary and Her Little Lamb bell toy, Gong Bell Mfg. Co., considered the finest known example, provenance: Covert Hegarty collection, est. $3,000-$3,500.

Max Berry Collection Part II at Bertoia March 27-28

500+ lots include tremendously rare antique mechanical banks, including a J.&E. Stevens bank estimated at $200K-$300K VINELAND, N.J. – In describing what awaits bidders on […]

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Bertoia Auctions

Max Berry Auction $3.1 Million at Bertoia

VINELAND, NJ – “During the cataloging, it wasn’t at all uncommon for me to write the words ‘best known example’ or ‘one of very few […]

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Ives Cutter Sleigh, circa 1893, 19½in long, considered by many the finest American toy ever produced, illustrious line of provenance, est. $100,000-$150,000.

Max Berry Collection at Bertoia Nov. 14-15

VINELAND, N.J. – At this point in the evolution of antique toy and bank collecting, it could be argued that there are two basic groups […]

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One of the finest collections
of cast iron still banks to come to
market in many years including
painted Palace bank.

Julia’s Largest Fall Toy & Doll Auction Nov. 7

FAIRFIELD, ME – NOVEMBER 7, 2014. For over 45 years, auction veterans James D. Julia, Inc. have consistently presented quality offerings of fresh-to-the-market, top shelf […]

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Bertoia to Sell Max Berry Antique Toys and Mechanical Banks Nov. 14-15

Bertoia to Sell Max Berry Antique Toys and Mechanical Banks Nov. 14-15

VINELAND, NJ – Bertoia’s will be auctioning the spectacular antique toys and banks of distinguished Washington attorney and longtime collector/scholar Max Berry. The first of […]

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Bertoia’s November 8-10 Early Toy, Train and Holiday Antiques Auction

Bertoia’s November 8-10 Early Toy, Train and Holiday Antiques Auction

VINELAND, NJ – Many say the holiday season officially begins the day after Thanksgiving, when Christmas parades are held in several major cities across the […]

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Ives Cap Guns

With a Bang!

BY KEN FOUST BOYS OF ALL AGES love fireworks, cap pistols, and firecracker cannons. It’s not a new phenomenon. Cap guns and cap bombs have […]

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Kenton Open Coal Truck, $3,245.

Bertoia’s March 16 Cast-Iron Auction Results

VINELAND, NJ – To quote the legendary New York Yankees catcher and inveterate quipster Yogi Berra, it was “déjà vu all over again” on March […]

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Bills, Bills, Bills…

Bills, Bills, Bills…

BY KEN FOUST EVERY OLD TOY we find was once in a store, but how did it get there? Reference books and old toy catalogs […]

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