Tin Toys — June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

The Wild Blue Yonder

BY JACK HERBERT

THE SECRET OF displaying your handsome collection of toy aircraft is to build your shelving as deep as possible. There will be some open space directly behind the wings of your lead toys, the largest of them, that can be utilized by the smaller ones. And some aircraft toys – the Japanese ones in particular — often have a mid-way small hook attached atop the passenger seating area that will allow you to hang the toy from a cord to the ceiling. Now, that’s impressive.

There are actually a lot more antique aircraft toys than you may have supposed existed. Here are a baker’s dozen to begin this month’s review.

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