This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
I was checking out the fine auctioneer, Bertoia Auctionswebsite, when I noticed something new.
Bertoia Auctions has teamed up with liveauctioneers to further enhance their fine auctions. As a result, one can now go from Bertoia Auctions website directly to their current auction on liveauctioneers.
The above screen-capture is of the introductory page of the Bertoia Auctions website.
The red arrow is pointing to the link that redirects you to their listings on liveauctioneers.
You can click on the "click here" underneath the liveauctioneers logo to visit the live auction directly.
When you visit the liveauctioneerswebsite, you will see the following introductory page
What's interesting visiting the liveauctioneerswebsite directly, is that you can see how the bidding is going for current items in the auction. You will also see what other items sold for.
Germany, attributed to Marklin, hand painted example, well detailed with
buckets on chains, upper reservoir tank, large center wheel and two hammers
on sides, steam or hand crank for operations.
12" Length x 13" Height
305 mm x 330 mm
Marklin sawmill steam toy
The above 2 photos and descriptions are from the liveauctioneerswebsite. What's interesting is that you can see how the bidding is going in live time for each item listing from Bertoia Auctions.
So that's it for today, and while you're at liveauctioneers, you can also search out other auctions containing toys, as well as other collectibles that will suit most people who like to collect items as a hobby and for pleasure.