Tag: cast iron

What Was It About Donal?

What Was It About Donal?

By David Weingarten In a way, this is a story about a cast iron Masonic Temple bank I didn’t buy from Donal Markey (despite my […]

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Turner Auctions’ Nov. 12 Hellman Toy Collection Sale

Turner Auctions’ Nov. 12 Hellman Toy Collection Sale

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, OCTOBER 11, 2016 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Anita & Sedwick Hellman ToyCollection. Offering over 245 […]

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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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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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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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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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Speculations

Speculations

BY STEVE BUTLER FOR THE WORLD’S FAIR in Chicago in 1934 National Products Corporation of Chicago produced four pot metal promotional autos of approximate 1/28th […]

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Bertoia's March 16 Cast Iron Toy Auction

Bertoia’s March 16 Cast Iron Toy Auction

No Buyer’s Premium for Gallery Bidders at Bertoia’s March 16, 2013, Cast-Iron Toy Auction VINELAND, NJ – On Saturday, March 16, Bertoia Auctions will turn […]

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Ives painted cast-iron Cutter Sleigh, est. $30,000-$50,000.

RSL’s Dec. 1 Liffman Black Americana Auction

TIMONIUM, Md. – Anyone who has bought or sold black Americana or finer-quality black-theme toys is likely to know Allen Liffman, a trailblazing dealer in […]

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Keystone Water Pump Tower Truck, Packard Model, pressed steel, VG to Exc orig cond.

Rich Penn Auction Event Promises Collector Smorgasbord in September

IF AN AUCTION EVENT could be compared to a feast, the September 28-30, 2012 Rich Penn Auction at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, […]

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