My Very First Antique Toy
By Joe Acker
WHEN I WAS ABOUT seven years old, I began my antique toy collection. Of course at that age, I had no idea I was starting what would many years later, be a huge and most valuable collection of old toys. Here is the story about the cast iron toy which can probably be considered the most cherished toy in my collection.
One summer day while I was digging in the back yard, making roads and putting in popsicle sticks in the ground for guard rails, I unearthed something that was not a rock. I carefully dug it out with another popsicle stick so as not to damage it.