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More Fun Comics #72, October 1941, CGC 9.6 NM+, no higher-graded copy recorded in CGC Census, est. $10,000-$20,000

Hake’s Americana begins 50th-year celebration March 14-16 with first in series of exceptional pop culture auctions

YORK, Pa. – Looking back on the year 1967, some might say that it was, paradoxically, a time of peace, love and war. Lyndon B. […]

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Feb. 18 antique & collectible toy show in Binghamton, N.Y., to benefit humane society

Feb. 18 antique & collectible toy show in Binghamton, N.Y., to benefit humane society

Do you yearn for an old-fashioned toy show brimming with toys, trains and friendly dealers who love to chat and share their knowledge? Just such […]

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Antique Toy World Magazine for February 2017

Antique Toy World Magazine for February 2017

Don’t miss the February 2017 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine. Here’s what’s inside: Grace Olsen Memorial Focal Point By Steve Butler Ron Sturgeon German […]

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Focal Point: Convertible with Driver, Occupied Japan, Circa 1948

Focal Point: Convertible with Driver, Occupied Japan, Circa 1948

by Steve Butler Small tin wind-up sedans, most seemingly representing Chevrolets or Pontiacs, are fairly common. Most are marked “OCCUPIED JAPAN” indicating an issue date […]

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Ron Sturgeon German Driving School Models to be Auctioned by Showtime

Ron Sturgeon German Driving School Models to be Auctioned by Showtime

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – December 8, 2016 – When the auto was new, the Germans created driving schools to prepare aspiring drivers for the system […]

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Lot 633 – Märklin Submarine No. 5081 / 57, circa
1930. Sold: €8,000 / $8,950.

Auction Team Breker 2016 In Review

FROM SINGING BIRDS and nodding lions to cryptology and the world’s first commercial typewriter, Auction Team Breker offered something for most collectors in its 2016 […]

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The Northrop Delta

The Northrop Delta

By Steve Butler THE NORTHROP CORPORATION was founded in 1930 by Jack Northrop together with the Douglas Aircraft Company. The first planes produced were a […]

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Bertoia’s Fall Start Auction in November Totals $1.9 Million

Bertoia’s Fall Start Auction in November Totals $1.9 Million

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Pat. 1907 Otto Eichenberger (Swiss) & Leon Brock (American) bowling automaton with three bisque-head figures. Multiple actions, crank-activated, est. $10,000-$20,000

Milestone’s Jan. 14 New Year’s Auction

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Based in the Cleveland suburb of Willoughby, Milestone Auctions is a company on the rise. Co-owners Miles King and Chris Sammet have […]

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Antique Toy World Magazine for January 2017

Antique Toy World Magazine for January 2017

Don’t miss the January 2017 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine. Here’s what’s inside: Focal Point By Steve Butler Rare Buckeye Stages System Bus Depot […]

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What Was It About Donal?

What Was It About Donal?

By David Weingarten In a way, this is a story about a cast iron Masonic Temple bank I didn’t buy from Donal Markey (despite my […]

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Focal Point: Fix-All Jeep Marx, Circa 1954

Focal Point: Fix-All Jeep Marx, Circa 1954

By Steve Butler It was about 1954 when Marx issued a colorful four-page brochure to present their line of seventeen toys in their “FIXALL” line. […]

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Buckeye Stages Sign Brings $52,200 at Showtime Auction Services in October

Buckeye Stages Sign Brings $52,200 at Showtime Auction Services in October

The Oct. 7th-9th event, with over 2,000 lots, was held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A Buckeye Stages System bus […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) Carette’s 1898/9 catalog illustrates a steam driven three-wheeled automobile, as referenced in David Pressland’s Great Book of Tin Toys. This has […]

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Identity Issues

Identity Issues

By Steve Butler DURING THE 1950s Japanese makers issued numerous tin toy autos of generic design. Many were packaged in boxes with labels having graphics […]

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