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.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Some Beautiful 1930's Coupes from Bertoia Auctions
Friday, August 11, 2017 Clear Skies and very hot & humid Chance of Thunderstorms 28 C 83 F
Some Beautiful 1930's Coupes
from Bertoia Auctions
I've been noticing that Bertoia Auctions had changed their written descriptions of their toys. I decided to write to Mr. Michael Bertoia, a partner, and the son of the late founder of Bertoia Auctions, and ask him what had happened. Michael wrote back, and explained to me that there were now 2 types of auctions in 2017. One type titled "Basics"is an auction that that did not contain much detailed information, such a years and locations. The more advanced type was titled Signatures". This one contains even more written descriptions as the auctions of the past. I also paid my condolences to Michael on the passing of his uncle, Mr. Rich Bertoia, who worked at Bertoia Auctions, and was a very knowledgeable person about old motorcycle toys. He even had written a book titled "Antique Motorcycle Toys".
The auction happened to have 3 auction listings, all with very nice car coupes from the 1930's.
Pair of Marx coupes made of pressed steel
Length: 8" 203 mm
Circa: Early 1930's
Set of 3 Plymouth Coupes
Length: 5" 127 mm
Cast iron with nickel-plated grill and headlights
Have rumble seats
Pair of Champion Couopes with Rumble Seats
Length: 6 1/2" 165 mm
All original cars, except for new tires on the blue coupe