Mechanical Toys, Now Hear This, Tin Toys — November 1, 2010 at 12:10 am

Now Hear This: Those Smaller Toys

BY JACK HERBERT

A longtime antique toy collector, for whom I recently completed a written appraisal, has concentrated his purchases on mostly mid-sized toys. Through the years, then, he has been able to select a good number of early toys for the same financial outlay that a much smaller group of larger toys would entail.

It’s those foot-long-plus toys that bring those incredibly high bids at the current auctions. Here are ten representative toys, all at 9″ or less in length, from that collection, any of which I’d be proud to own.

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