The most recognized name in the antique toy and bank auctions venue today is without question, Bertoia Auctions of Vineland, NJ. No other auction house has sold more toys in a span of twenty-plus auctioning years, and the numerous world record prices established at Bertoia’s is a signature trademark to a very distinguished campaign of auctioning expertise.
Their prominent place in auctioning history began when their late founder, Bill Bertoia, single-handly combined both world-class expertise and visions of auctioning innovations, and created what is now the standards for the entire auction world. Today, wife Jeanne Bertoia and brother Rich Bertoia, share in his vision of bringing the best of toys to the best of collectors, and conduct high profile auctions from the South Jersey auction house… “The house that Bill built” as they fondly say. Jeanne and Rich’s expertise in handling the finest and rarest in toys, banks, and doorstops continues to write new chapters in the auctioning world, and it became an exceedingly proud announcement when Michael Bertoia, Bill & Jeanne’s son, joined the auction house in 2007 after finishing college. While the business is truly family run, the advisors and collector loyalists that supports this firm keeps Bertoia Auctions at the fore-front of today’s market.
The World Record for an antique cast iron mechanical bank was established by Bertoia Auctions when the “Old Woman in the Shoe” with Provenance from the Stan Sax Collection, sold for $426,000, demonstrating the position held by Bertoia‘s for nearly two decades now. The auction house specializes in large collections to single quality items and relies in one of the best marketing, advertising, and personalized contact strategies recognized around the auction globe.