Tag: Christmas

National Christmas Museum

National Christmas Museum

by Ingrid Floyd TUCKED AWAY IN a corner of Lancaster, PA, is the enchanting National Christmas Center that is sprinkled throughout with toys from the […]

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Book: Christmas at Designers Homes Across America

Book: Christmas at Designers Homes Across America

To order: visit www.schifferbooks.com By Katharine Kaye McMillan & Patricia Hart McMillan Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers […]

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Bertoia $1.8 Million “Holiday Surprises” Auction

Bertoia $1.8 Million “Holiday Surprises” Auction

2800 online bidders battled gallery and phone bidders over European toys and Christmas antiques VINELAND, N.J. – What’s an auctioneer’s first clue that a sale […]

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A Christmas Letter from 1912

A Christmas Letter from 1912

DO YOU REMEMBER Punkin Head? Eaton’s Beauty Dolls? The T. Eaton & Co. at 190 Yonge St. TORONTO Canada? Santa Claus Parades? Yes, Virginia there […]

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Bertoia's March 28-29 European Toy, Doll, Holiday Auction

Bertoia’s March 28-29 European Toy, Doll, Holiday Auction

VINELAND, NJ — Wherever early character toys gather, collectors soon follow. The next destination for both is Bertoia Auctions’ Friday/Saturday March 28-29 auction of toys, […]

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Bertoia's Nov. 10 Christmas Antiques and Early American Toys Auction

Bertoia’s Nov. 10 Christmas Antiques and Early American Toys Auction

VINELAND, NJ – Christmas wishes will be granted early this year for many collectors during Bertoia’s festive Nov. 8-10 toy, train and holiday auction. Day […]

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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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Book Review: Early Toys from Thuringia and the Erzgebirge Region

Book Review: Early Toys from Thuringia and the Erzgebirge Region

IN MAY 2012 AN interesting book on German toys aiming at collectors of 19th century German toys was published by the renowned German Swantje-Koehler-Verlag specializing […]

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The Games of Christmas, Images of Christmas Past Book

“The Games of Christmas, Images of Christmas Past” Book

“The Games of Christmas, Images of Christmas Past” Book Sharon Haydon, Author Steven Holderman, Graphic Design THINK OF A VICTORIAN or early American Christmas as […]

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A Gottschalk Stable, ca. 1885, 27 in. wide. A Nativity scene is displayed in front of the center doors.

A Toy Christmas

BY JACK HERBERT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ALL NOW ADULTS, Santa Claus is still a most welcome figure these days. And being antique toy collectors, […]

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Toys With Character at Bertoia’s June 10-11

Toys With Character at Bertoia’s June 10-11

VINELAND, NJ – It took weeks to catalog the enormous array of beautiful toys, banks and doorstops chosen for Bertoia Auctions’ June 10-11 Toys with […]

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Seagrave Salesman Sample Fire Ladder Wagon

Noel Barrett’s Something for Everyone Auction May 21

This offering will include a wide variety of items including toys of all kinds, games, advertising, folk art, as well as a number of attic […]

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Marklin Steam Powered Fire Pumper, sold for $17,250.

Bertoia’s November Auction Reaches $1.6 Million

VINELAND, N.J. – An exceptional circa-1909 Marklin tinplate steam-powered boat known as the Priscilla sailed to the top-lot position at Bertoia Auctions’ $1.6 million Toys […]

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Fischer Father Christmas Car. The rare 1920s Fischer Father Christmas Car will complete the trio of rare Santa cars on display this Christmas at DFW Elite Toy Museum in Fort Worth, TX

Rare Santa Toys at DFW Elite Toy Museum

AS YOUR CHILDREN open their latest electronic gadgets at Christmas time, do you ever wonder what the cutting edge toys were like almost 100 years […]

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Marklin Steam Fire Pumper; estimate: $18,000-$22,000.

Bertoia’s Toys for the Mantel Auction Nov. 12-14

VINELAND, N.J. – From the Fort Knox-style basement of a New York townhouse to the gleaming showcase shelves of a fine country home, a diverse […]

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