Category: Die-Cast

Fire Museum of Maryland Toy Fire Memorabilia Collection

Fire Museum of Maryland Toy Fire Memorabilia Collection

By Ingrid Floyd STEPHEN G. HEAVER, SR. of Baltimore, Md., opened the Fire Museum of Maryland in 1971 that now houses a wonderful collection of […]

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One Southeastern Stages Bus

One Southeastern Stages Bus

by Steve Butler THE BUS WAS PROMINENTLY positioned in the display case at an antique mall. It was parallel to the front of the case […]

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1927 Twin Coach

1927 Twin Coach

By Steve Butler THIS BUS LAST changed hands at an auction about a week or so after being on display at the Allentown Toy show […]

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Two Toy Websites Merge

Two Toy Websites Merge

The Antique Toy Archive website (antiquetoyarchive.com) has merged with the All About Old Toys website (oldwoodtoys.com) OVER 17 YEARS AGO, Jim Sneed started a web […]

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Focal Point: No. 1017 Coupe, Tootsietoy, 1942

Focal Point: No. 1017 Coupe, Tootsietoy, 1942

By Steve Butler Determining the year a specific toy was produced is often difficult. Determining where it was sold as well is often impossible. It […]

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Waterline Identification Model Ships,
showing 1940s prices.

Authenticast Wartime Identification Models Became Postwar Toys

BY HENRY I. KURTZ “DURING THE Second World War, a nondescript red brick building in Richmond Hill, New York (a district in the New York […]

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Britains Ltd. Civilian Vehicles Part II: 1946-1966

Britains Ltd. Civilian Vehicles Part II: 1946-1966

BY HENRY I. KURTZ AS A TRANSITION between pre-World War II and post World War II Britains Ltd. civilian vehicles, we have the Railton Wonder […]

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Crescent, Milk Ice Cream Bar, $450-$550 (with original box).

Crescent Toy Company’s Diorama Sets

Crescent Toy Company Celebrated Everyday Life with Diorama Sets of Miniature Figures and Scenic Props By Henry I. Kurtz THE CRESCENT TOY COMPANY, an English […]

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Spot-On Morris Minivan brought £528.

VECTIS AUCTIONS: The First Part of the Richard Wilkinson Collection

THE FIRST PART of the Richard Wilkinson Collection was held at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby on November 26th and 27th. The two day sale featured […]

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Britains Limited Civilian Vehicles, Part I: 1935-1941

Britains Limited Civilian Vehicles, Part I: 1935-1941

BY HENRY I. KURTZ ALTHOUGH Britains, Ltd. is primarily known for its extensive and highly popular range of traditional lead soldiers, issued from 1893 to […]

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Big Collection of Small Wheels

Big Collection of Small Wheels

By Mark Mederski FUELING YOUTH’S EARLY interest in motorcycles long before the age they can grab the handlebar themselves, the motorcycle toy can rivet even […]

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Matchbox Toy Show

Matchbox Toy Show at Hershey September 25, 2011

BY BARRY SKELLY What a great day having all these toys mixed with all the great antique cars, trucks, buses. The crowd was good and […]

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Jerry Ludwig Collection at Vectis October 20, 2011.

Jerry Ludwig Collection at Vectis Oct. 20

JERRY LUDWIG HAS had a love of Dinky toys for nearly 60 years and describes himself as a “quiet collector.” His passion for Dinky Toys […]

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Old Town Auctions June 11-12 Spring Treasure Hunt

Old Town Auctions June 11-12 Spring Treasure Hunt

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Get ready to turn back the clock and spend a fun-filled weekend bidding, buying and socializing the way we used to do […]

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Tootsietoy Camelback Vans

Tootsietoy Camelback Vans

BY DR. CARL NATTER IN 1937 TOOTSIETOY INTRODUCED #123 Light Delivery Truck. It became known as “Camelback” van. In the 1937 pricelist it is called […]

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