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Bertoia’s wraps stellar year with $2.32M sale of toys, banks, holiday antiques

Original Freedman’s mechanical bank, made circa 1880 by Jerome B. Secor, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Discovered in a New Jersey attic two years ago and one of fewer than 10 known examples. Sold for $174,000 against an estimate of $60,000-$100,000

VINELAND, N.J. – Antique toy collectors couldn’t have asked for more exciting buying opportunities than they had in 2021, thanks in no small way to the incredible roster of sales conducted throughout the year by Bertoia Auctions. One high-profile collection after another crossed the auction block at the company’s inviting New Jersey gallery, with president and principal auctioneer Michael Bertoia maintaining a lively pace at the podium during each of the events. Absentee and Internet live bidding at all of Bertoia’s 2021 auctions was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Bertoia’s April 8-9 toy, bank & train auction to debut hybrid model

Large and beautiful Marklin horse-drawn fire pumper, vertical brass boiler with nickel-plated fittings and valves, fastidious hand-painting and pinstriping, 29in long. Provenance: Bill Bertoia collection. Estimate $25,000-$45,000

VINELAND, N.J. – Bertoia Auctions will introduce an exciting new hybrid model for this year’s Annual Spring Auction, combining an April 8 opening session of high-end toys and trains with an April 9 session devoted to more-affordable items in the style of Bertoia’s popular Basics sales.

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