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Showtime Auctions Country Store and Advertising Sale April 1-3

Showtime Auctions Country Store and Advertising Sale April 1-3

ANN ARBOR, MI – Over 1,800 lots of investment grade antiques and collectibles – to include country store and advertising items from the Earl Hagerman […]

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Nils Fischer Collection at Vectis March 29-30

Nils Fischer Collection at Vectis March 29-30

VECTIS WILL BE offering at auction The Best Britains Reference Collection you are ever likely to see. The Nils Fischer Collection from Sweden contains some […]

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Our Queen Mary is an Excursion Boat from 1955, at 13 inches in overall length, by SAN. Cunard denies all comparisons.

Japanese Tinplate Toy Ships – 2

BY JACK HERBERT IN OUR February issue I featured eleven Japanese tinplate toy ships, all from that wide-open period, 1950-1970, when Japan’s toys ruled the […]

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Morphy Auctions Sells Merle Levitt Collection March 11-12

Morphy Auctions Sells Merle Levitt Collection March 11-12

DENVER, Pa. – The Merle Levitt collection of pre- and postwar Lionel, American Flyer and Ives trains will step into the spotlight on March 11-12 […]

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A somewhat convoluted Tonka Town Sanitation Truck at 20 inches in length, with a huge trap.

Now Hear This: Toy Sanitation Trucks

BY JACK HERBERT Today’s article is based on Garbage, and I don’t want to hear any “Oh, yeah, what’s new about that?” Actually, I don’t […]

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P&L Four Seat Brake, circa late 1890s, 28.5 inches overall length

Bertoia Auctions the Donal Markey Collection March 25-26

VINELAND, NJ — When Donal Markey passed away last year, the toy hobby lost one of its most knowledgeable and influential leaders, not to mention […]

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Abundance to Obscurity

Abundance to Obscurity

BY STEVE BUTLER CHRYSLER PRODUCED ITS FIRST “Woody” in 1941. Called a Town and Country station wagon, this vehicle was more like a four-door sedan. […]

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Antique Toy World Magazine February 2011

Antique Toy World February 2011 Preview

Join us for the February 2011 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine – Volume 41, Number 2. Included in this issue: In memory of Marvin […]

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Greater York Toy Extravaganza Report

Greater York Toy Extravaganza Report

BY BARRY SKELLY WELL HERE WE are again. It’s Thanksgiving weekend and time for our 29th Annual Toy Show. Tuesday and Wednesday were spent setting […]

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25 Cent Mills Duplex Upright Slot Machine, excellent working condition

Victorian Casino Antiques to Expand Schedule in 2010

FOLLOWING ANOTHER successful sale on October 8-10, 2010, Victorian Casino Antiques announced that there will be 3 auctions during 2011. The dates are January 15-16, […]

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Fortune Teller Savings Bank

Fortune Teller Savings Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER GYPSIES, PROGNOSTICATORS and sorcerers were once said to possess magical and mystifying powers. In a world where superstition prevailed, these self-proclaimed prophets […]

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Our Tugboat Neptune has brought along Junior to test the weather. They’re both Japanese Marx at 14 1/4" and 6 1/2 inches in length.

Japanese Tinplate Toy Ships – 1

BY JACK HERBERT I CHOSE TO feature some tinplate toy ships this month simply because in all the flurry of the many recent auctions, no […]

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The earliest of the two private label trucks is an issue made for the Seattle, Washington department store Frederick & Nelson for 1947 or 1948.

Genealogy of Private Labels

BY STEVE BUTLER PRESENTED HEREIN ARE a pair of private labels semis made by Smith-Miller for two department stores that were related. Before delving into […]

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Britains unreleased Greek-Trojan set sold for £8000, a possible world record for a plastic figure set.

World Record Prices at Vectis Dec. 1 Sale

THE LAST MILITARY, Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories sale of 2010 was held on the 1st December and despite arctic weather conditions attracted a full […]

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Karl Bub Horch from 1938-1939.

Now Hear This: Just Horching Around

BY JACK HERBERTIN THE NOVEMBER 2010 issue of our fair magazine, I wrote an article about Tipp & Company, a fine German tinplate toy manufacturer […]

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