New recruits battled veteran collectors in Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ $254,000 sale Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ late-spring sale of rare military and civilian figures was 100% sold. Veteran collectors crossed paddles with eager newbies, resulting in bullish prices across the board.
as to why toys and collectibles have held up so well when some types of fine antiques haven’t. I don’t have the answer to that, but the numbers speak for themselves. Everything in the auction was sold, and for really good money,” Haradin said.
“One thing that can’t be denied is that there are tons of new collectors coming into the hobby – enough so that collections of soldiers and figures being sold by older collectors are having no trouble being absorbed into the marketplace,” Haradin continued. “I would say that at least 50% of what we offered in our May 21-22 auction went to guys who’ve been collecting for less than 10 years.”
Haradin’s Old Toy Soldier Auctions will conduct its next sale on Nov. 19-20, 2011. A large and comprehensive assortment awaits bidders, with the main consignments being the Robert Going collection of primarily pre- and postwar Britains figures, many of them boxed; the third and final installment of the Fred Wehr collection of prewar Britains, and Part II of the Don Darnieder collection of postwar Britains. Additionally, the sale will feature an extensive array of Hocker and King and Country figures.
To contact Ray Haradin, call 412-343-8733 (tollfree: 800-349-8009) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit OTSA online at www.oldtoysoldierauctions.com.
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Britains picture pack counter display box containing 33 figures, hinged front cover, $6,000. Old Toy Soldier Auctions image.