Category: Cast Iron

Atypical Twosome

Atypical Twosome

By Steve Butler THERE SEEMS TO BE an endless supply of cast iron toy vehicles in average condition. However, cast iron toy vehicles in better […]

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Noel Barrett-Pook & Pook March 31-April 1 Auction: $833,262

Noel Barrett-Pook & Pook March 31-April 1 Auction: $833,262

THIS SPRING, POOK & POOK, INC. teamed up with Noel Barrett for another collaborative auction and despite day two falling on April 1st, there was […]

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Iron and Steam Toy Collections

Iron and Steam Toy Collections

By Noel Barrett Prior to this sale, I couldn’t remember being entrusted with an important collection whose owner I did not know personally. In this […]

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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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