Category: Christmas

Why Toys?

Why Toys?

By Edwina Campbell WEBSTER DEFINES THE word “toy” as an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something. […]

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A Christmas Story House

A Christmas Story House

By Ingrid Floyd IT STARTED WITH A Daisy Red Ryder Air Rifle BB Gun. Nine-year-old Ralphie coveted the toy for Christmas like no other. It […]

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National Christmas Museum

National Christmas Museum

by Ingrid Floyd TUCKED AWAY IN a corner of Lancaster, PA, is the enchanting National Christmas Center that is sprinkled throughout with toys from the […]

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Book: Christmas at Designers Homes Across America

Book: Christmas at Designers Homes Across America

To order: visit www.schifferbooks.com By Katharine Kaye McMillan & Patricia Hart McMillan Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers […]

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Bertoia $1.8 Million “Holiday Surprises” Auction

Bertoia $1.8 Million “Holiday Surprises” Auction

2800 online bidders battled gallery and phone bidders over European toys and Christmas antiques VINELAND, N.J. – What’s an auctioneer’s first clue that a sale […]

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A Christmas Letter from 1912

A Christmas Letter from 1912

DO YOU REMEMBER Punkin Head? Eaton’s Beauty Dolls? The T. Eaton & Co. at 190 Yonge St. TORONTO Canada? Santa Claus Parades? Yes, Virginia there […]

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Bertoia's March 28-29 European Toy, Doll, Holiday Auction

Bertoia’s March 28-29 European Toy, Doll, Holiday Auction

VINELAND, NJ — Wherever early character toys gather, collectors soon follow. The next destination for both is Bertoia Auctions’ Friday/Saturday March 28-29 auction of toys, […]

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Dolph Gotelli

Wonder and Delight: A Dolph Gotelli Christmas

DOLPH GOTELLI HAS been playing with his toys for over 60 years. As a young boy with a large imagination, he made toy circuses and […]

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Bertoia's Nov. 10 Christmas Antiques and Early American Toys Auction

Bertoia’s Nov. 10 Christmas Antiques and Early American Toys Auction

VINELAND, NJ – Christmas wishes will be granted early this year for many collectors during Bertoia’s festive Nov. 8-10 toy, train and holiday auction. Day […]

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Bertoia’s November 8-10 Early Toy, Train and Holiday Antiques Auction

Bertoia’s November 8-10 Early Toy, Train and Holiday Antiques Auction

VINELAND, NJ – Many say the holiday season officially begins the day after Thanksgiving, when Christmas parades are held in several major cities across the […]

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Book Review: Early Toys from Thuringia and the Erzgebirge Region

Book Review: Early Toys from Thuringia and the Erzgebirge Region

IN MAY 2012 AN interesting book on German toys aiming at collectors of 19th century German toys was published by the renowned German Swantje-Koehler-Verlag specializing […]

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The Poor Children's Wonderland

The Poor Children’s Wonderland

BY KEN FOUST The city toy-stores, those wondrous bazaars of all that is glittering and funny and startling in the latest devices for the amusement […]

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The Games of Christmas, Images of Christmas Past Book

“The Games of Christmas, Images of Christmas Past” Book

“The Games of Christmas, Images of Christmas Past” Book Sharon Haydon, Author Steven Holderman, Graphic Design THINK OF A VICTORIAN or early American Christmas as […]

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Fawcett’s Maine Toy Museum

Fawcett’s Maine Toy Museum

BY STEVE FULLER, MIAMI ANTIQUE TOY SHOW TUCKED AWAY IN ONE of Maine’s small towns (although with a population of 4916 it is 64th out […]

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A Gottschalk Stable, ca. 1885, 27 in. wide. A Nativity scene is displayed in front of the center doors.

A Toy Christmas

BY JACK HERBERT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ALL NOW ADULTS, Santa Claus is still a most welcome figure these days. And being antique toy collectors, […]

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