Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

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Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s
A Noah’s Ark toy set featuring a 37-inch-long ark, 91 pairs of animals and eight people, all with hand-painted details, sold for $16,250 at the first sale of the year for Bertoia Auctions, held March 28-29 in Vineland, N.J. Also, a clockwork reindeer nodder with Santa on his sleigh, 30 inches long, went for $11,210; a Steiff golden mohair bear, 24 inches tall, with leather muzzle, hit $10,030; a Dent service/pickup truck, 9 inches long, fetched $8,260; and a Bell Ringers automaton changed hands for $7,670. Prices include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

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