Tag: tin toys

Tin Toy Corner: The Day The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

Tin Toy Corner: The Day The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

By Renaud Fournier It was August 22nd, 1911 and Louis Beroud, a local painter comes, as usual, into the Louvre museum in Paris, France to […]

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A Centenarian

A Centenarian

By Steve Butler THIS TOY WAS being offered for sale by a general line antique dealer. While the seller did not definitively identify the maker, […]

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Bertoia Toys, Banks, Figural Cast Iron Auction June 2-3

Bertoia Toys, Banks, Figural Cast Iron Auction June 2-3

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Two New Toy Shops in the Paris Flea Market

Two New Toy Shops in the Paris Flea Market

IN THE EARLY 70s until the 80s I used to go to the North flea market called Porte de Clignancourt (which is the name of […]

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Entering the World of Antique Toys

Entering the World of Antique Toys

By Louis Natenshon I ADMIRE TOY COLLECTORS who focus on specific sorts of toys and refine their collections by showing the discipline to pass up […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Man’s Best Friend

Tin Toy Corner: Man’s Best Friend

By Renaud Fournier The archaeological record shows the first undisputed dog remains buried beside humans 14,700 years ago, and that dogs were the first domesticated […]

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Tin Toy Corner: The 1902 Catastrophe of the Pax Dirigible

Tin Toy Corner: The 1902 Catastrophe of the Pax Dirigible

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) On May 12th, 1902 the Brazilian inventor Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão and his mechanic, M. Saché, set off in Severo’s […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) Carette’s 1898/9 catalog illustrates a steam driven three-wheeled automobile, as referenced in David Pressland’s Great Book of Tin Toys. This has […]

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Identity Issues

Identity Issues

By Steve Butler DURING THE 1950s Japanese makers issued numerous tin toy autos of generic design. Many were packaged in boxes with labels having graphics […]

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The Real Fernand Martin Toy “Le Jeu de Massacre”

Tin Toy Corner – December 2016

By Renaud Fournier Fernand Martin’s “Le Jeu de Massacre” Advanced collectors of Fernand Martin toys may have noticed a small reference with no picture in […]

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Bertoia’s Fall Start Auction, Nov. 11-13

Bertoia’s Fall Start Auction, Nov. 11-13

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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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A Rare Find in Argentina

A Rare Find in Argentina

By M. Aaron Roy WHEN TRAVELING OVERSEAS, my wife (non-toy collector with little interest in toys) and I regularly visit local antique districts and/or large […]

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Turner Auctions’ Nov. 12 Hellman Toy Collection Sale

Turner Auctions’ Nov. 12 Hellman Toy Collection Sale

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, OCTOBER 11, 2016 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Anita & Sedwick Hellman ToyCollection. Offering over 245 […]

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Tin Toy Corner

Tin Toy Corner

By Renaud Fournier AFTER 35 YEARS OF antique toy collecting, and enjoying my good friend Jack Herbert’s monthly articles in Antique Toy World, I was […]

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