Saturday, February 6, 2016

2 Rare Train Parts come to a Bertoia Auction

Friday, February 26, 2016

2 Rare Train Parts come to 
a Bertoia Auction

   I've been starting to look forward to a new season of auctions. It takes time through the fall and winter for the auction companies to put out "feelers" and information for potential sellers. 

Usually the larger auctions will select or invite famous collectors to have their items go to auction. Another alternative is to have several. Having an already formed collection makes potential buyers more likely to come to the auction, instead of having an auction will too many different types of toys.

The first item coming to auction is a very rare and very old Carlisle & Finch freight shed.
THe company existed at the end of the last quarter of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century. Being the only known reported shed makes this item all the more valuable.

Only known reported example, this rarity has a brown painted tiered roof and supported by six brown cast iron columns with ornate arch extensions to support roof, winch stands at one end of shared base, a great first time offering. (VG Cond.)
Estimate: 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD

Below is another very,very old American toy - a trolley. At one time horse-drawn and later electrically-powered trollies could be seen all over the USA.  DUe to the trolly's rarity, you can see just how high Bertoia Auctions is expecting this toy to sell for.

Kyser & Rex Co., Patented 1889, a very scarce cast iron trolley inspired example, this rarity is clockwork driven making it an exceedingly desirable find of which few are known, the interesting key wind action allows forward motion as coin is deposited, very colorfully painted in bright yellow, red and blue body, sides have embossed lettering. Provenance: Clive Devenish Collection. Minor crack at roof, replaced platform and door panel.
Estimate: 22,000.00 - 28,000.00 USD

I'll be adding more posts about this upcoming auction, but by all means everyone is invited to the Bertoia website to see what fabulous toys are being offered coming this March 12, 2016.

Thanks for dropping by,
and as always,
have a great part of the day or night,
wherever you may be.

Stacey Bindman

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