Tag: Marx

Premium Plastic

Premium Plastic

By Steve Butler THE TWO PLASTIC TOYS presented herein are definitely among the most difficult plastic toy vehicles to locate in top condition, that is […]

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Focal Point: 1951-2 Ford Panel Truck, Marx circa 1952

Focal Point: 1951-2 Ford Panel Truck, Marx circa 1952

By Steve Butler This die cast white metal toy panel truck is obviously a 1951/2 Ford despite a few design departures probably made to facilitate […]

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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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A Car and Its Trailer

A Car and Its Trailer

by Steve Butler FEATURED IS an automobile pulling a camping trailer. This pair surfaced at an auction as part of a box lot containing about […]

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Focal Point: Ford Panel Truck,  Marx circa 1952

Focal Point: Ford Panel Truck, Marx circa 1952

By Steve Butler Okay, at first glance this truck looks like a cheapened version of Marx’s 1948-50 Ford RCA TV repair truck that was issued […]

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Lineage

Lineage

by STEVE BUTLER MANY TOY MANUFACTURERS would design and produce a new toy that if successful would be issued one or more times thereafter in […]

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Red Wyandotte sedan, circa 1937-38

Eye Catchers

BY STEVE BUTLER THERE SEEM TO BE many parallels between the fullsized vehicle market and the market for vehicles in toy form. One such parallel […]

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A Roy Toy

A Roy Toy

BY STEVE BUTLER ROY ROGERS WAS NOT my favorite cowboy. I preferred the Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy and Wild Bill Hickok. Later as the […]

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Open tryouts! Donald drumming like mad! Photo courtesy of
www.hakes.com.

Happy 80th Donald Duck: Linemar Donald Duck Tin Litho Toys

BY ELENA GARCÍA MÉNDEZ DONALD DUCK WAS born when Walt Disney set about to create a companion for Mickey Mouse. The ill-tempered, mischievous, sailor-suit-wearing duck […]

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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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Bertoia's Kaufman IV Auction Results

Bertoia’s Kaufmann IV Auction Results

VINELAND, N.J. – Fully aware that Bertoia’s auction series featuring the late Donald Kaufman’s toy collection was nearing its conclusion, bidders were on point and […]

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Souped Up Hot Rods by Steve Butler

Souped Up Hot Rods

BY STEVE BUTLER Few toy versions of hot rods were made in the U.S. While there are likely others, two designs from three makers most […]

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Ragtime Toys' March 2011 Auction

Ragtime Toys’ March 2011 Auction

Ragtime Toys is a collaborative effort rooted in 50 plus years of fine toy collecting experience by Vince Sarchese and Richard Goldberg. As a result […]

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Rare linen-mounted 28-sheet Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show poster; estimate: $15,000-$20,000.

Mosby’s Fall Auction Opens Nov. 2

FREDERICK, MD – The circus – remember the days with the old travelling big tops? Days or sometimes even weeks in advance, the posters would […]

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Steve Butler: 0 for 33

BY STEVE BUTLER 0 for 33 sounds like a lousy batting average, and 1 for 33 wouldn’t be a lot better. However, in this case […]

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