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Morphy Auctions to offer robot collection, European toy cars May 30-31

DENVER, Pa. – Robots are on the march again at Morphy’s. The Pennsylvania company’s May 30-31 Toy Auction containing 1,450…

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How To: Michael Bertoia Discusses Collecting Antique Toy Banks

Michael Bertoia, Auctioneer/Coordinator at Bertoia Auctions, has 8 years of experience working with toy banks and other collectibles. He tells us the fascinating story behind the popularity of antique toy banks

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Old Toy Soldier May 29-31 auction features top-notch Mike Endres collection

PITTSBURGH – Bidders are on their marks, and battle lines have been drawn for Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ (OTSA) May…

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Bertoia’s Mar. 27-28 auction of Max Berry toys Pt. II boosts series total to $6M

VINELAND, N.J. – Washington attorney Max Berry left Bertoia’s gallery on March 28th with a smile on his face –…

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Marklin 'Stephenson's Rocket' train sells for $121K at Noel Barrett auction

NEW HOPE, Pa. - If variety is the spice of life, auction house owner Noel Barrett was the undisputed king…

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Slot car sets, farm toys to be featured at M&M Auctions, May 30

HOLBEACH, UK – M&M Auctions’ sale on May 30 is dedicated to specialist farm toys, diecast models and collectibles. The…

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Barrel of Monkeys opens up about turning 50

Everyone of a certain age remembers playing the game Barrel of Monkeys. The author provides a behind-the-scenes account of how…

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VIDEO: Construction models go on the block March 24 by TCM News

Manitowoc 4100 Crawler with Pile Driver made by Classic Construction Models in the scale of 1:48. One of only eight of made. Estimate: $6,000-$8,500. Image courtesy Antiques & Estate Auctioneers.

BEREA, Ohio – Put on your hard hat and stow the lunch pail. It’s time for the DHS Diecast Spring 2012 Construction Model Auction, which will be conducted Saturday, March 24, by Antiques & Estate Auctioneers. More than 300 lots of incredibly detailed construction models—many of them custom-made entirely of brass—will sell to the highest bidders beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern.

There will be scale model mining shovels, walking draglines, crawler cranes with pile drivers and all sorts of heavy-duty vehicles.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.Click below to view a video of some of the auction highlights presented by Chuck Sword, president of DHS Diecast, and John Farkas, auctioneer at Antiques & Estate Auctioneers.

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.



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altView 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

Berliet T100 Tulsa Oil Field Platform Truck made in England by Alan Smith Models in the scale of 1:48. This is an old and rare model. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. Image courtesy Antiques & Estate Auctioneers.

P&H 4100XPB Mining Shovel, made OHS Models, all brass, in the the scale of 1:50. One of only 25 made in white. Estimate: $6,000-$10,000. Image courtesy Antiques & Estate Auctioneers.

Marion 7200 Walking Dragline made by Classic Construction Models in the scale of 1:48. This is a scarce model in all brass. Estimate: $6,000-$8,500. Image courtesy Antiques & Estate Auctioneers.

Manitowoc 999 Crawler Crane, Lampson made by Classic Construction Models in the scale of 1:48. One of only 20 made in brass. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. Image courtesy Antiques & Estate Auctioneers.