Category: Boats

Book Review: Radiguet & Sons Scientific Toys

Book Review: Radiguet & Sons Scientific Toys

Review by Pasky Radiguet was founded in Paris, France in 1872. The Radiguets marketed their new type of “scientific toys” such as live steam engines, […]

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Morphy’s June 2016 Auction $1.5 Million in Sales

Morphy’s June 2016 Auction $1.5 Million in Sales

This three-day auction included over 2,100 carefully curated lots, including many extraordinary highlights and rarities from the Jack Herbert collection of antique vehicles DENVER, PA, […]

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Gotta-Getit

Gotta-Getit

By Steve Butler ONE OF THE LARGER versions of Buddy L Internationals was peeking out the end of its original box and caught my eye. […]

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Uncle Sam’s Navy

Uncle Sam’s Navy

By R. T. Claus Finding a toy in its original box is often the key to not only the manufacturer but the date it was […]

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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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Bertoia’s $1.6M Dick Claus Nautical Collection Part II

Bertoia’s $1.6M Dick Claus Nautical Collection Part II

VINELAND, NJ — Battleships and oceanliners lined up alongside paddle wheelers and submarines to form a mighty flotilla at Bertoia Auctions’ Nov. 10 sale of […]

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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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The Port Alegre

The Port Alegre

BY JACK HERBERT ABOUT FIFTY YEARS AGO toys like this one appeared in all our toy shops. They were brand new – in actuality, as […]

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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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Märklin ‘HMS Terrible’, estimated at £40,000 to £60,000.

Ron McCrindell Toy and Train Collection at Special Auction Services April 20, 2012

RON MCCRINDELL, one of the great pioneer UK toy collectors, died in August 2011 aged 91. He was well known and well loved by the […]

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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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