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Last week a catalog arrived, I glanced at it, then sat down and studied every page of the coming auction of toy boats and other nautical toys from a famous collection. The catalog for the sale, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J., is online now. Both rare and "findable" toys are there for early bids and study. Amazing pictures and information not easily found elsewhere. If you own vintage or antique toys or if you are a boat lover, this catalog is for you. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone 836-602-1881; or visit the auction's website.

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