The Enduring Collection of Donald Kaufman
3/20/17 – This week we are highlighting Lot 441 in April 1st’s upcoming toy auction. The Hubley cast iron Static speedboat is a rare piece and one of several notable examples with provenance from the famed Donald Kaufman collection. Kaufman’s collection was recognized as the largest automotive toy collection ever assembled. It was sold by Bertoia Auctions in five sales over the course of three years, totaling 12 million dollars. With such excellent provenance, the Static speedboat can offer insight into the strength of the toy market. It hammered down in 2009 at $5,500; what will it bring this time around? To view the sale and other Kaufman items, visit Bidsquare.com. Lot 441 is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.