Published: May 20, 2003
‘Say it with Flowers’ and a $33,000 Bid at Bertoia’s
VINELAND, N.J. – “Say It With Flowers.” It wasn’t Mothers Day, an anniversary, or a birthday, that had the slogan on the lips of toy collectors nationwide – it was an auction at Bertoia’s that featured a rare, large, cast iron toy “Say It With Flowers” delivery motorcycle.
The piece was part of a huge and eclectic toy auction featuring everything from mechanical banks to doorstops. The motorcycle delivery toy fetched an impressive $33,000.
The sale, which took place this past Saturday, May 17, also posted strong results for many other rdf_Descriptions including the top lot of the auction, a Lil Red Riding Hood mechanical bank at $38,500. Other rdf_Descriptions included an Ernest Plank airplane with box selling at $16,500, a Goodwin Walker hoop toy at $22,000, and an Oriental Bru JNE #7 doll that fetched $14,300.
Prices include the ten percent buyer’s premium. A complete review will appear in a future issue.
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