Tag: boats

The Peter Moran by Steve Butler

The Peter Moran

BY STEVE BUTLER EVEN TOY WOODEN boats made in Japan can interest a veteran collector primarily of toy vehicles, ones with wheels. So what would […]

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Hail to Thee, Columbia

Hail to Thee, Columbia

BY JACK HERBERT ONCE EVERY FIVE YEARS or so, if he’s extraordinarily lucky, the Average Antique Toy Collector will come across an item that will […]

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Bertoia Nov. 10 Dick Claus Antique Boat Auction

Bertoia Nov. 10 Dick Claus Antique Boat Auction

VINELAND, NJ – It’s once again time for collectors to set sail as Bertoia navigates the depth and breadth of the world’s most revered fleet […]

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Rich Bertoia, Dottie and Dick Claus, Jeanne and Michael Bertoia.

Dick Claus Toy Boat Collection at Bertoia’s May 12

VINELAND, NJ – Bertoia Auctions’ May 12, 2012 sale of Part I of the Dick Claus Antique Nautical Toy and Boat collection was a first-class […]

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DFT Elite Sells Forbes Ships at Bonhams May 23

DFT Elite Sells Forbes Ships at Bonhams May 23

FT WORTH TX — DFW Elite Toy Museum’s Malcolm Forbes Ship Collection exhibition ended on March 31, and the museum has chosen to sell the […]

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Toy boat, Japanese ITO W.T. speed boat, a Very Rare highly stylized boat w/only a few known to exist, Exc+ cond, 21 in.L.

Toy Boats, Toy Boats, Toy Boats!!

SAY “TOY BOATS” THREE times fast and if your tongue doesn’t get completely tied up, scientists say you are definitely in the minority. Now just […]

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

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, […]

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Marklin #5050 7/E 'Deutchland,' cataloged 1909-1915

Schnelldampfer

BY RICHARD T. CLAUS MARKLIN #5050 7/E “DEUTSCHLAND,” CATALOGED 1909-1915 SHIPS HAVE FASCINATING HISTORIES and their toy counterparts are no different. As bigger and faster […]

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City of New York by Bliss USA, late 1800s

The “City of New York” Ocean Liner

BY JACK HERBERT QUITE PROBABLY THE MOST handsome early paper-on-wood toy is this 40″ long “City of New York” Ocean Liner, circa 1895. The toy […]

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Stout Auctions Feb. 24-25 Toy and Train Sale

Stout Auctions Feb. 24-25 Toy and Train Sale

WILLIAMSPORT, IN – TOYS! Stout Auctions has great toys for our next auction, held February 24-25, 2012 at our Williamsport, Indiana, gallery, beginning at 10AM […]

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Early American Riverboats

Early American Riverboats

BY JACK HERBERT AMONG the very earliest of American-made toys are the rarely seen tinplate Riverboats designed and manufactured by such firms as Althof Bergmann […]

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1919-1926 #285/100 Submarine Chaser and Submarine

Schoenhut Boats

BY R. T. CLAUS Most toy collectors are aware that Albert Schoenhut started his wooden toy business in Philadelphia in 1872; and, that by the […]

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Sotheby's Forbes Toy Auction

Best of the Best

BY JACK HERBERT The time has come, I think, for a word or two about our current Toy Auction Catalogues from the major houses. There […]

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The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection at Sotheby's

The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection at Sotheby’s

Go to Sotheby’s. Do not pass Go. But do see some of the earliest surviving Monopoly game sets, as well as the rest of the […]

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