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Rare Character Toys from Estate of KB Toys Co-Founder to Be Auctioned

VINELAND, NJ.- The dreams of thousands of toy collectors worldwide have come true since last March when Bertoia launched a semiannual series of auctions to disperse the renowned Donald Kaufman Collection. Last September when the hammer fell on the closing lot for part II of the series, the incomparable collection of American, European and Japanese toys had already taken in $7.2 million, with much more to come. The massive Kaufman toy box has not been depleted of its premier offerings of rare toys. On April 16-17, 2010, Bertoia’s will debut part III of the Donald Kaufman Collection, which will include the first offerings of classic American character toys from this prestigious collection. “The selection will astound collectors – something like this won’t happen again in our lifetime,” said Rich Bertoia, who catalogued the majority