Big Auction, Little Boats!

Perfect little race boat

This Saturday there is a very cool auction, online and in human form at Bertoia Auctions. Link at the bottom of the story. Anyway we are not talking about big actual size boats, but very cool smaller vintage toy like boats. Now, i know Toy is the correct term, but they have kinda leaped the Toy world into art for sure.

Hubley Penn Yan Family

Possibly sculptures of a time gone by. One of these, in the living room can set the tone for your living space. buy them all, and well, they define you, and if you are like fellow Woody Boater Bob Weaver, you become a curator at a museum. Which might explain why some of these are Bobs.


Bob is thinning the herd of his jaw dropping collection of boat stuff. So here is your chance to get into the big boy world of classic toy collecting. THIS SATURDAY. CLICK HERE and look for items particular look at items, 24, 25, 26, 27,  81, 448, 449, 450, 451, 482, 483, and 484. What? You think I am going to link to each one of those numbers? Are you crazy. Wait…if you are still reading this, it kinda answers that question. Ugh, Okay. GAAAAA

Okay here are some VERY cool Hubley Static Boats. WOW

HERE IS 24-27

Hubley Racer

Zoom on over to the auction

And this section is some row boats, Crew boats etc
HERE IS 448-449

Cool Crew boat

Put this on your mantel and brag about your days at Oxford. You are the only one that knows you mean Oxford Alabama. Just leave that part out.

And this is the stuff that is very cool.
HERE IS 481-484

Orkin Craft. This one does not kill bugs BTW

Orkin Craft

One more Orkin Craft

And a very cool black one!

This one still has the flag. Wow, What are the chances of that?

Well, there ya have it. I think?

8 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    While looking on eBay at the toys I got curious. Found antique bacon presses for Troy to collect. Didn’t even know they existed. Guess I shouldn’t have been browsing during breakfast.

  2. Tommyholm
    Tommyholm says:

    I like the boat toys with the galloping Thoroughbreds on them. Hopefully they will take my call from Mecum’s secret pay phone.

  3. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    These appear to be the type of thing you think would be cool to own until you look at the price….No thank you. I need to save my money so I can afford to buy parts from Staib.

  4. Johnny V.
    Johnny V. says:

    Like the Penn Yan due to the local connection, but I have enough “collectable” stuff sitting around now. I’d be tempted at 25 bucks though…………..

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