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.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Doing a Search On Bertoia Auctions' Website
Wednesday, December 26, 2016 Cloudy with sunny periods -4 C 24 F
In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that Bertoia Auctions is a great website to research out toys from their past auctions. I wrote how to do a search, but it's always better to illustrate with photos, just how to do a search.
1. Type in Bertoia's web address
2a.When you arrive at the Bertoia website,
go to Toy Auction >> Past Auctions
2b. Click on "Past Auctions"
3. Click on any of the "past auctions"
4a. This gets you to another page
with the words "Past Auctions" appearing again.
4b. Click on "Past Auctions" once again
This screen-capture is an enlargement of step #4.
5. Clicking on "Past Auctions (Step 4b) gets you to this page.
This page shows you all of the past auctions, and from here
you can now do a search through all of the past auctions.
6. This is an enlargement of step 5.
You will enter the manufacturer's name here, or even a type of toy (e.g. "cast iron").
7. I entered "lehmann" as the manufacturer's name
7. Clicking on return gets you all of the Lehmann toys from the past auctions.
The "default" (sort by) results are from the latest auction, and going to earlier past auctions.
In this case,the last auction was on November 13, 2016.
The search results for "lehmann" found 819 lots or results.
THat certainly is a lot of Lehmann toys to search through.
8. I changed the "sort by:" entry to
"Bid Amount (high to low)"
If you like, Bertoia Auctions offers their new version of the appearance of their website.
If you don't like this newer version, you can revery back to the older one in the grey rectangle below.
The Bertoia Auctions website is not only a website for bidding on toys.
It's a great resource for searching for toys from past auctions, and seeing the results.