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The Max Berry Collection I


November 14-15, 2014

479 lots of the famous Max Berry collection consisting of Mechanical Banks, Horse-drawn and Bell toys, American Tin toys, & Penny toys

Annual Fall Festival Auction

September 19-20, 2014

Over 1400 lots with plenty of choices in cast iron, lead boats, trains, comic character, penny toys, and paper over wood toys.

Spring Toy Break Sale

May 9-10, 2014

From the Frank Loveland Collection over 50 Lionel Trains, Nearly 150 Early American Trains by Voltamp, Knapp, Carlisle & Finch, as well as Ives and American Flyer Trains.

Season Opener Sale

March 28-29, 2014

Over 300 cast iron horse drawn and automotive examples, Comic Character & European Clockwork tin toys, Lehmann toys, French Martin toys, Penny Toys, Steiff bears, Dolls & Automatons, Schoenhuts, and Early paper board games.

Christmas Wishes

November 8-9, 2013

Three day auction featuring; American tin toys from the Frank Loveland Collection, Cast iron autos from the Judge Glenn McDonald Collection, horse-drawn toys, Doorstops from Jeanne Bertoia, Mechanical & still banks, Comic character wind-ups, a large collection of great Lehmanns, and more!

Toy Picks Auction

May 3-4, 2013

70 occupational shaving mugs from the collection of the late Bill Bertoia, 120 lots of old country store memorabilia and advertising signs, Cast iron toys & figural items, European tin toys, boats, & trains, and more!

Dick Claus Sale II

November 10, 2012

Once again collectors set sail as Bertoia Auctions navigated the depth and breadth of the world’s most revered fleet of antique boats and nautical toys: the Dick Claus collection.

Toy Box Treasures Sale

September 21-23, 2012

The Spring 2012 auction will offer collectors with the same quality mix of toys and collectables that Bertoia Auctions has become known for; with some extra exceptional pieces!

Featuring more Doorstops from the Vhuck and Barbara Cook Collection, Comic Character Toys from the Ronnie Rosen Collection, the first half of the Klaus Grutzka Steam Engine Collection, Cast Iron rarities, Still and Mechanical Banks, Early American Tin toys and Advertising, Schoenhurts, Over 75 Lehmanns – Many with boxes, Martins and other early European wind – ups, and Trains and train accessories.

Dick Claus Sale I

May 12, 2012

An unprecedented auction of some of the world’s most important luxury toy craft is soon to come to New Jersey, and it will demonstrate an unparalleled willingness to share over thirty years of intense collecting by Richard “Dick” Claus, with a global audience, and allow interest to spread into the fascinating world of antique toy collecting.

Made To Be Played

March 23-24, 2012

Featuring the lifelong collection of Grover Van Dexter, more Doorstops from the Chuck and Barbara Cook Collection, Comic Character Toys from the Ronnie Rosen Collection, the first half of the Klaus Grutzka Steam Engine Collection, Cast Iron rarities, Stills and Mechanical Banks, Early American Tin toys and Advertising, Schoenhuts.

Toys On World Tour

November 11-12, 2011

Whether it’s tin, cast iron, or papier mâché, toys from all corners of the globe form a diversity of toys rarely expected at public auction – Mechanical Banks, Early American Tin Toys, Cast Iron Autos and Horse-drawn Toys, Dolls, Doorstops, Penny Toys & other Euro entries, Boats, Holiday items, and more!

The Ralph Tomlinson & Fred Castan Collections

September 23-24, 2011

These two collectors have indeed etched their mark of fame for future collectors of antique toys, and hopefully their stories, which are displayed as toy photos within the catalog, will help catapult the interest of some future collector.

Toys With Character

June 10-11, 2011

An array of cast iron autos and toys together with incredible tin toy creations from Europe, Japan, and America. This is one sale with all the stops, bells, and whistles in antique toy finds. Trains will be rolling to the podium from Germany and America and creating their own whistles from anticipated approvals.

Kaufman Collections

March 2009 – April 2011

Recognized as the largest automotive toy collection ever assembled, the Donald Kaufman Collection grossed over $12 Million at public auction over a three-year span and will certainly be remembered by collectors and toy aficionados for years and years to come.

Donal Markey Collection

March 25-26, 2011

We are proud to have presented collectors with the Donal P. Markey collection of banks, toys and folk art. Known as one of America’s foremost experts in toy antiquities, his discriminating eye for the rare, the beautiful, and the unusual was represented in the most unprecedented two-day sales event.