Category: Tin Toys

Book Review: Radiguet & Sons Scientific Toys

Book Review: Radiguet & Sons Scientific Toys

Review by Pasky Radiguet was founded in Paris, France in 1872. The Radiguets marketed their new type of “scientific toys” such as live steam engines, […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

by Renaud Fournier The real Baron Munchausen, was born in 1720 in Germany and died in 1797. He served with the Russian army fighting against […]

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A ’57 by TT

A ’57 by TT

By Steve Butler This article starts with a short quiz, and all answers are best guesses. Question 1 – How many different Japanese made tin […]

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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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Noel Barrett-Pook & Pook March 31-April 1 Auction: $833,262

Noel Barrett-Pook & Pook March 31-April 1 Auction: $833,262

THIS SPRING, POOK & POOK, INC. teamed up with Noel Barrett for another collaborative auction and despite day two falling on April 1st, there was […]

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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: Desperately Seeking…Susan?

Tin Toy Corner: Desperately Seeking…Susan?

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) “It’s not easy riding alone on the road all the time” – I can imagine this motorcycle rider saying. I’ve had […]

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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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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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Autogyro Toys

Autogyro Toys

By Alan A. Reznik THE AUTOGIRO IS an airplane with a non-powered rotor which revolves as air passes through it. This autorotation results in the […]

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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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