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Really Hopped Up

Really “Hopped Up”

BY STEVE BUTLER Northern Indiana had its share of stock car tracks which served as the primary source of our family entertainment in the early […]

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Ragtime Toys' March 2011 Auction

Ragtime Toys’ March 2011 Auction

Ragtime Toys is a collaborative effort rooted in 50 plus years of fine toy collecting experience by Vince Sarchese and Richard Goldberg. As a result […]

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Mechanical Bank Notes: Santa's Christmas Savings House

Mechanical Bank Notes: Santa’s Christmas Savings House

BY SY SCHRECKINGER “Twas the Night Before Christmas….” and so begins the celebrated poem by Thomas Clement Moore. His poem, entitled “The Account of a […]

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Our Ives Oarsman is a woman. The action is obvious. This toy is inordinately rare.

Early American Toy Figures

BY JACK HERBERT When considering Early American toys, we naturally tend to think of horse-drawn vehicles, train sets, or a small riverboat or two. And, […]

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Z WindUps

Innovating an Ageless Toy

BY CALIFORNIA CREATIONS This past summer, when the new generation of Z WindUps came off the assembly line, it began a new era in the […]

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The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection at Sotheby's

The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection at Sotheby’s

Go to Sotheby’s. Do not pass Go. But do see some of the earliest surviving Monopoly game sets, as well as the rest of the […]

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Morphy's December 11 Auction

Morphy’s December 11 Auction Preview

DENVER, PA – This year, collectors won’t have to wait until Christmas to add a great toy, train or Barbie doll to their shelf or […]

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Antique Toy World November 2010 Issue

Antique Toy World November 2010 Issue Preview

Join us for the November 2010 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine – Volume 40, Number 11. Included in this issue: Noel Barrett Presents the […]

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Atom Jet tin friction race car, Japanese, 25 1/2 inches long, all original parts intact, $15,500.

Morphy’s July Auction Tops Million-Dollar Mark

DENVER, PA – Worldwide competition for a high-end collection of antique toys resulted in a million-dollar gross at Morphy’s on July 16-17 as the central […]

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We begin this month with a 6.5-inch long tinplate toy from the 1902-04 period. This is a German Richter lithographed Trolley that is not only spectacular but exceeding rare as well.

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 […]

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Pedal car display by Mike Taylor

Peddles Up!

BY MIKE TAYLOR I recently restored three pedal cars and had them sitting on the floor in the living room, primarily because there was no […]

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Rare colorful cardboard die-cut Moxie advertising piece - very few known to exist.

Old Town Auctions’ Pre-Thanksgiving Sale Nov. 19-21

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Traditionally, Old Town Auctions conducts a bountiful auction of vintage toys and antique advertising during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. This […]

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Mechanical Bank Notes: Wimbledon Bank

Mechanical Bank Notes: Wimbledon Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER The conclusion of the American Civil War, as well as numerous armed battles raging throughout Europe, saw the advent of a growing […]

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Rare linen-mounted 28-sheet Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show poster; estimate: $15,000-$20,000.

Mosby’s Fall Auction Opens Nov. 2

FREDERICK, MD – The circus – remember the days with the old travelling big tops? Days or sometimes even weeks in advance, the posters would […]

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George Washington reviewing his troops; American War of Independence Display.

Forbes’ Wonderful Toy Soldier Displays

BY HENRY I. KURTZ PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FORBES COLLECTION Nestled in the Forbes Building on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City, along with […]

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