Vintage toys and collectibles to be sold online by SeriousToyz.com Over 800 lots of rare and desirable vintage toys and collectibles – many of them near-mint or mint-in-the-box – will be sold without reserve (but with modest minimum opening bids) by SeriousToyz.com.
and a large, 1930s die-cut retail sign for “Bickmore Easy-Shave Cream” (featuring none other than Ronald Reagan). Other familiar faces from television, movies, sports and more will also be represented.
Rounding out the list of just some of the auction’s expected top lots are a previously unknown 1955 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Disney local movie house poster, some large framed original photographs from the corporate offices of the New York Central Railroad, and a wide range of cartoon friends from Disney, Hanna-Barbera, King Features and more (1920s-‘60s).
All lots will be sold, regardless or price, and hundreds of lots will carry opening bids as low as $10, allowing collectors at all levels to get in on the action. Serious Toyz offers online bidders a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, website to register, place bids and track the action as it happens. Each item has multiple, oversize online views and its own live countdown clock.
Bidders without computer access can use their beautiful printed color catalog ($10 postpaid, $15 international, call to order) to check and/or place bids by phone (by calling toll-free, 1-866-OLD-TOYZ) or by mail (Serious Toyz, 1 Baltic Place, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520). Auction rules are structured to ensure online bidders have no advantages over phone bidders.
There are no “sudden death” endings in SeriousToyz.com auctions. Each lot has its own computerized “clock,” and items will close individually when 60 minutes pass without a bid. As such, there is no advantage or need for participants to wait for the last minute to place a bid, especially if they are bidding by phone. Pre-registration with a valid credit card is required before a bid can be placed.
SeriousToyz.com was launched in 1995 by Tom and Patti Miano, dedicated toy collectors who turned their passion into a thriving business. For 15 years, they’ve sold thousands of items to discriminating collectors worldwide. Serious Toyz has earned numerous Toy Shop Magazine customer service awards, and is widely regarded as one of the premier old toy auction house in the U.S.
Serious Toyz are contributors to vintage toy price guides, such as Schroeder's Collecting Toys & Toys & Prices. Serious Toyz is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single toy or a whole collection, you may call Serious Toyz toll-free, at (866) 653-8699; or you can e-mail them at auctions@SeriousToyz.com.
For more information about SeriousToyz.com and the current auction ending Dec. 2-3, please log on to www.SeriousToyz.com. Check the website as November approaches for the sale’s start date. Friday, Dec. 2 is the official end date for characters and classic toys. Saturday, Dec. 3, is the sale’s end date for the toy vehicles category.