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Bertoia’s March 23-24 ‘Made to Be Played’ auction features 1,400-lot cavalcade of toys

VINELAND, NJ.- You never know what will come through the doors of Bertoia Auctions’ spacious, fully showcased New Jersey gallery. Sometimes a toy is brought in that can be slotted into the next appropriate sale without delay. Other times, a consignor is better served by letting the toy wait to be included in a future sale with other toys of a related category. But when enough toys are waiting in the wings for their well-deserved turn at auction, Bertoia’s will organize one of their popular mixed sales, like the one planned for March 23-24, 2012. “Collectors really enjoy our all-inclusive sales because there’s such an element of surprise. Every imaginable type of toy can be found in these sales,” said Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia. “Our March event, which we’re calling our ‘Made to Be Played’ auction, contains 1,400 toy lots of great diversity and quality,