Fantastic Start to the Fall Auction Season as Toy Sales Set Online Records at LiveAuctioneers.com
Variety in LiveAuctioneers.com’s early fall sales brings out the collectors
NEW YORK - The fall auction season has begun, and online bidders visiting Internet auction portal www.liveauctioneers.com are finding and buying rare and highly collectible pieces at premier toy auctions at a feverish pace. Early sales indicate strong results, leading to record online sell-through rates at major sales.
Internet bidders came to play at Morphy’s Sept. 5-8 Fall auction, with an online sell-through rate that averaged 32 percent over the four days. An astounding 175,164 visitors viewed Morphy’s electronic catalog through LiveAuctioneers.com, which led to the registration of more than 2,100 online bidders. One of the top Internet lots, a boxed, rare color variation of Lehmann’s tin clown windup toy known as Mixtum surpassed its estimate to bring $7,310 online.
Antico Mondo, the German toy auctioneer, achieved its greatest online auction results to date on Sept. 15 when 419 registered online bidders purchased 22 percent of the cataloged lots. A top Internet lot, Silver Racer, a fantastic Tippco piece with rare paint, sped to a $3,012 finish.
The online catalog for Vectis Auctions’ Sept. 10–13 Collectable Toy Sale attracted 107,750 toy enthusiasts. An exceptionally rare Yonezawa Diamond Planet Robot, which sold for $14,754. Another of the sale’s 1,249 approved online participants secured a Dinky No.514 “Weetabix” Guy Van for $7,377.
Online opportunities are plentiful for collectors and toy devotees to obtain rare pieces to build or complete their collections this fall. Upcoming auctions featuring world-class mechanical banks, trains, dolls and all other forms of collectible toys will populate the pages of www.liveauctioneers.com for the remainder of the year.