Tag: tin toys

House on the Hill Toy Museum, Standsted Mountfichet, Essex, England

House on the Hill Toy Museum, Standsted Mountfichet, Essex, England

By Ingrid Floyd ONE OF THE LARGEST TOY MUSEUMS in the world is one few American toy collectors know about is in Standsted Mountfichet, Essex, […]

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Bertoia Nov. 11-12, 2017 Signature Sale

Bertoia Nov. 11-12, 2017 Signature Sale

Bertoia Auctions’ Nov. 11-12 Signature Sale tipped to be one of the company’s best ever, with world-class collections represented in virtually all toy categories. Bonus […]

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Tippco Mickey and Minnie Motorcycle, 1930s

Tippco Mickey and Minnie Motorcycle, 1930s

By Pasky An Extraordinary mechanical toy that any antique toy collector addict dreams to own in his life, it is indeed this toy motorcycle that […]

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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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