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The late Bob Levy

Morphy’s to auction Bob Levy Coin-Op Collection this Labor Day

DENVER, PA – Morphy Auctions will be selling the late Bob Levy’s personal collection of gambling and coin-op machines over Labor Day weekend, 2011. The […]

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A Matter of Perspective

A Matter of Perspective

BY STEVE BUTLER THERE ARE MEGABUCK Japanese tin toy vehicles out there, but you already knew that. They generally show up at nationally advertised toy […]

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A mid-19th Century French 'Dribbler' Train Engine & Tender. It’s tinplate, 15 1/2-inch overall, probably Dessin or Favre, circa 1865.

Early French Toys – 2

BY JACK HERBERT EARLY FRENCH toys are such fun, let’s have another dozen or so again this month. As before, I don’t necessarily have all […]

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Auction Team Breker’s Spring sale on May 28, 2011

Toys Fit for a King (or Queen) at Auction Team Breker

THE LEGENDARY ENGLISH antiques dealer, Jack Donovan, used to refer to his collection of musical boxes and automata as “princely toys,” perhaps because mechanical toys […]

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Seagrave Salesman Sample Fire Ladder Wagon

Noel Barrett’s Something for Everyone Auction May 21

This offering will include a wide variety of items including toys of all kinds, games, advertising, folk art, as well as a number of attic […]

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Marty and Mollyanne Margolis

Marty and Mollyanne Margolis

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Antique Toy World Magazine April 2011

Antique Toy World Magazine April 2011

Don’t miss the April 2011 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine: Dick Ford 1937-2011 Richard Ford: Everybody knew his name, everyone called him friend Bertoia’s […]

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Let’s begin with an extraordinary French Carriage from the turn of the century 111 years ago. The white horses, on separate leg wheels, are extremely handsome, of an uncertain solid material. The Carriage, in tinplate, rests on cast iron wheels, with an upholstered silk interior, a driver, and dual side lamps. This is not a toy to be overlooked—it’s 34 inches in overall length!

Early French Toys – 1

BY JACK HERBERT THOUGHT YOU might enjoy seeing a small gallery of early French tinplate toys this month. These pictures, a dozen in all, have […]

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Rich Penn Auctions

Rich Penn Auctions May 5-7 Auction

THIS SPRING Rich Penn Auctions gives new meaning to Spring Color. This May the explosion of color will come from the hundreds of neon clocks, […]

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The Lammerts Van truck by Arcade is considered the finest known example, strong colors unplayed with condition, always a highlight piece to Don.

Bertoia’s Presents Donald Kaufman 5, April 15-16

VINELAND, NJ – In an auction odyssey that began in March of 2009 with an offering of rare events featuring the antique toy collection of […]

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Toy Displays

ATW Readers Show How They Display Their Toy Collections

BECAUSE THE EDITORS of ATW magazine believe that private toy collections would be of interest to readers, we present a collection in a Central Illinois […]

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ATW’s 40th Anniversary Issues Stirs Fond Memories

ATW’s 40th Anniversary Issues Stirs Fond Memories

BY DICK FRIZ I RECENTLY SPENT A DREARY, snowbound Christmas holiday season recuperating from a lengthy hospital confinement. Praises be, a pleasant surprise awaited when […]

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Musical Savings Bank

Musical Savings Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER OVER THE CENTURIES, both young and old alike have enjoyed lilting melodies emanating from ingenious automated musical apparatus. Unfortunately, earliest examples were […]

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Rare Montreal clockwork paddle wheeler attributed to Lutz, possibly early Marklin.

Julia’s Spring Toy & Doll Auction May 4-5

FAIRFIELD, MAINE, MAY 4-5, 2011. There’s something comforting about the familiar. But in the auction world, the opposite holds true. Collectors prefer a fresh to […]

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Late-19th-century English butcher shop with butcher figures and an extensive array of carved and painted replicas of various meats, poultry and sausage, $33,350. Noel Barrett Auctions image.

North Carolina Museum Benefits from Noel Barrett’s $1.4 Million Auction

NEW HOPE, PA – A significant chapter in antique toy history drew to a close on Nov. 19-20 as Noel Barrett auctioned the spectacular collection […]

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