Just reading the press release from Bertoia’s May auction is enough to get any collector’s heart racing. With 1400 lots, there is a Lot to look at and I will!
The May 9-10 auction has trains, toys, comic characters, tin toys and even a new-to-Bertoia category of Country Store items. So what are you waiting for, pop over to their website and see what’s happening!
A special highlight of the sale is Part II of the renowned Frank Loveland train collection, which will be offered during the Saturday session. Also featured is Harvey Funderwhite’s exceptional collection of horse-drawn cast-iron bell toys.
Not too much excites toy collectors more than to find some NOS items and when it comes to auction — the bidders will come out! That’s what happened at the February 15th Morphy Auction that wound up grossing $996,000!
According to Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions,
the piece was found in a toy store in Japan!
An exceptional boxed example of a Bandai 12-inch “Flying Spaceman” took a wild ride on February 15th at Morphy’s before settling at $55,200 – more than three times its high estimate. Described in the Toy Auction catalog as being “possibly the best known example,” the crisp and colorful Japanese tin-litho motorcycle toy features a vinyl-caped hard-rubber “Superman” rider with a large tin “S” insignia on its chest.