Bertoia’s toy, doll and holiday sale reaches $2.1 Million

VINELAND, N.J. – A wicker “Santa in Airplane” candy container sold for $12,650 at the Nov. 9-11 sale conducted by Bertoia Auctions. Prices include a buyer’s premium of 17 percent.

Doll lots included a Jules Steiner “Waltzing Fashion” that brought $3,737, followed by a Pink Lustre Boy China selling for $2,070. santa-candy.JPGA Kamkins Boy and Girl lot, both selling with original clothing, realized $10,300, and $10,925, respectively. A swan-form doll sleigh brought $6,900.

“Santa in Airplane” candy container, Germany, $12,650.

A rare Schoenhut Show Wagon, with embossed body and colorful paint, reached $18,400, while a Schoenhut Bread Wagon fetched $5,750. Comic character toys included a Superman lunch box that hit $8,625.

A diverse cast of iron toys included a Hubley crash car at $12,650; a Kut-Well Ad Van by Arcade; $6,325, and a large Dent Mack Stake Truck at $4,025. superman.JPGA Vindex Solo Motorcycle sped to $8,625. The headliner of the cast-iron lots was the Ives Four Man Bicycle toy, one of only three known, which ended at $31,050.

Superman lunch box, $8,625.

Among mechanical banks, a “Professor Pug Frog” in box brought $66,700, and a “Spize A Mule” made $6,900. Still banks included “City Bank with Dormers,” $2,587; “Field Cannon,” $4,025; and an “Armored Car,” $1,495.

uncle-sam.JPGDoorstops included an Uncle Sam with original stenciling that sold for $18,400, an Aunt Jamima that made $10,350, a Little Black Sambo at $10,350, and a Rhumba Dancer for $10,925.

Uncle Sam doorstop in original paint and marked, For the Open Door, $18,400.

Toy ships and boats were led at $21,850 by a large and detailed Live Steam Bing Battleship, followed by Marklin’s Jolanda at $17,250, and a Bing Savoya Ocean liner at $13,225.

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