Tag: Jack Herbert

Stevie Weart and Jack Herbert at an ATCA convention.

In memory of Jack Herbert

By Eric Alberta I had the honor and fun of knowing the Great Jack Herbert for over 30 years. He was a friend and mentor […]

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Morphy’s June 2016 Auction $1.5 Million in Sales

Morphy’s June 2016 Auction $1.5 Million in Sales

This three-day auction included over 2,100 carefully curated lots, including many extraordinary highlights and rarities from the Jack Herbert collection of antique vehicles DENVER, PA, […]

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Morphy Auctions Jack Herbert Collection June 24-26

Morphy Auctions Jack Herbert Collection June 24-26

Jack Herbert’s Collection of fine transportation toys will be sold on June 24-26 at Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pennsylvania. This world-class collection, famous among toy […]

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This superb 1960 Cadillac tinplate
Sedan by Yonezawa, at 18" in length, is the
epitome of the ‘Get Out Of My Way’ design.
That’s automotive hauteur!

Cadillacs

BY JACK HERBERT WHAT IN THE WORLD has happened to the Cadillac automobile stylists in the last few years? The current models of the “Standard […]

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One of the handsomest airline designs of the period –
and even now – is this Constellation Passenger Plane,
12 × 15", from Ingap, Italy.

Toy Aircraft

BY JACK HERBERT IF THESE toys airplanes today don’t look antique, it’s not because they aren’t. They’re all from the ’40s-’50s production, but in point […]

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This toy has it all,
doesn’t it?
Printed on the sides of
both cars is Le Parisien
Tramway Rapide.
It’s 22 1/2" long, overall.

Double Deckers

BY JACK HERBERT OUR DOUBLE DECKER TOY BUSSES here today have emerged from that period of history we are beginning to know so well – […]

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The handsomest of the Carette line
of tin Sedans, from the 1910 period.

Antique Toy Cars

BY JACK HERBERT OUR AUTOMOBILES are sometimes allowed to grow old with us. These toy cars were brand new when first offered. Reflecting the very […]

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Taxi!

Taxi!

BY JACK HERBERT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION in Granddaddy’s time was, in almost all ways, far more interesting and certainly more exciting than our own today. His […]

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Speaking Conversely…

Speaking Conversely…

BY JACK HERBERT AT THE TURN of the century, when the Horseless Carriage first began to huff and puff its way into the heart of […]

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French, indeed.
What era?
Those passengers
can’t be original.

Mystery Pix

BY JACK HERBERT I HAVE COME ACROSS a group of a dozen color photographs of early horsedrawn toys, all of which appear to be made […]

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Truant Toys

Truant Toys

BY JACK HERBERT POP MUSIC HAS ITS “Golden Oldies”, Magazines and Newspapers have their “Back Issues”, Television has its perpetual “Re-Runs”. We are living in […]

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A pair of beautiful Schuco
BMW Roadsters, each
about five inches in length,
with key-wind motors actually
fitted with gearing.
Circa; Early ’50s.

Young Antiques

BY JACK HERBERT THE USE OF WORLD WAR II as a guideline – a sort of Line of Demarcation – between what should be considered […]

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

BY JACK HERBERT IF YOU’VE LEFT YOUR BED and board anytime within the last two decades, you have undoubtedly come to know Murphy’s Law. It’s […]

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Althof Bergman pumper Atlantic, circa 1895

Fire Control on Wheels

BY JACK HERBERT WHEN I WAS a youth, Christmas meant toys on wheels that could be pushed, or which sported windup motors. Christmas morning was […]

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Hail to Thee, Columbia

Hail to Thee, Columbia

BY JACK HERBERT ONCE EVERY FIVE YEARS or so, if he’s extraordinarily lucky, the Average Antique Toy Collector will come across an item that will […]

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