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Gavels ‘N Paddles: Voltamp “Edna” tram, $21,240, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Voltamp “Edna” tram, $21,240, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A circa-1910 Voltamp No. 2116 “Edna” interurban toy tram, 161/2 inches long and an early version, with an olive green painted body and a wood floor, sold for $21,240 at a Toys, Trains & Banks Auction held May 8-9 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Jupiter Robot with box, $36,000, Morphy Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Jupiter Robot with box, $36,000, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Jupiter Robot in the original box and retaining its original sky blue plastic remote control sold for $36,000 at a Toy Auction held May 30-31 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Tippco Santa Car with original Christmas feather tree cargo soared […]

Toy collectors ‘spaced out’ at Morphy’s May 30-31 auction

Boxed Jupiter Robot made $36K in active sale that grossed $1.62 million DENVER, Pa. – Robots and space toys landed at Morphy’s May 30-31 Toy Auction with expectations of dominating prices realized, and they did not disappoint. The prized grouping of 115 extraterrestrials, highlighted by the Robert V. “Bob” Gallegos collection, claimed four positions within […]

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 Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World 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, […]

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell “The Halloween Queen” Holidays do not have to be stressful nor terribly expensive if you slip back in time when Christmas was less technologically and commercially driven. People purchased presents all year long and made gifts as they could when time permitted. Christmas items […]

Ken's Korner: Play-Doh Turns 50 in 2006

Ken’s Korner: Play-Doh Turns 50 in 2006 – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 In 1956, a wallpaper cleaning product was invented that probably would have slipped quickly into obscurity were it not for Cincinnati Rainbow Crafts, which saw its potential as a funky-smelling modeling clay. This year marks the 50th anniversary for […]