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Bertoia's March 16 Concept auction a no-reserve, absolute event
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Monday, 18 February 2013 12:56|
VINELAND, N.J. – On Saturday, March 16, Bertoia Auctions will present their 300-lot Concept Auction, in which all lots will be sold absolute and without reserve -- meaning each lot will sell for whatever price the auctioneer states as being final as the hammer falls. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding.
The auction will consist exclusively of cast-iron toys – primarily automotive, horse-drawn and work vehicles, supplemented by farm accessories, miniature cast-iron furniture and automotive accessories, such as gas pumps and street signs. Also included in the mix are cast-iron airplanes, motorcycles, doorstops, bottle openers, paperweights and toy stoves and ranges. There will also be a small section of banks in the sale.
Most items will be offered as groups in affinity lots containing three to five pieces per lot. Bertoia Auctions’ owner, Jeanne Bertoia, said the mixed lots contain “many eye-openers…There are a few near-mint-condition autos and many more-affordable toys that any entry-level collector would be proud to acquire.”
The list of automotive highlights includes numerous Kenton buses, a Kenton coal truck and Los Angeles blimp; a Hubley crash car and fire pumper, an Arcade panel van and other Arcade toys in boxes; a few Vindex pieces and several Buicks. The selection is rounded out by a multitude of work vehicles of various colors, sizes and types.
Collectors of horse-drawn toys will find the array of Kenton toys appealing. All are in nice condition, and several retain their original boxes. Additionally, there are horse-drawn toys from Hubley’s Circus line and a group lot consisting of seven cast-iron wagons by Champion and Kilgore.
Alongside a fine lineup of figural cast-iron doorstops, Bertoia’s has brought together some very desirable figural cast-iron paperweights, including some with people, dog and other animal themes. Top lots include two complete sets of desirable miniature paperweights replicating Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy.
Other notable entries include caps guns and an especially large group lot containing Arcade tools and accessories.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
|Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 13:53|