Donald Kaufman toy collection part II adds $3M to Bertoia's ongoing auction series Part II of the Donald Kaufman antique toy collection added $3 million to the ongoing series of semiannual auctions being conducted by Bertoia's to disperse the fabled assemblage of toys.
Jeanne Bertoia said: “At nearly three million dollars, the sale topped the high catalog estimate and proved once again that great collections and great presentations trump any economic forecasting. We're already getting excited about part III, set for April 9-10 of next year. That's when we're going to roll out Don Kaufman's incredible comic character toys.”
View or download prices realized for all past Bertoia sales at www.bertoiaauctions.com. To contact Bertoia's, call 856-692-1881 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: After this postsale report was written, the Bertoia family was deeply saddened to learn that Donald Kaufman had passed away at his Massachusetts home, on Oct. 12, 2009.
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2318 Gunthermann Gordon Bennet -
Small-scale (6-inch-long) version of Gunthermann's Gordon Bennet racer with key-wind mechanism at rear, $27,600.