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Tom Sage Jr., Kris Lee and Dan Morphy look over the architects' plans for their expansion project.

Dan Morphy Auctions Gallery Addition Begins

DENVER, PA – Construction crews have broken ground at Dan Morphy Auctions’ south-central Pennsylvania premises to initiate a 6-month expansion project that will nearly double […]

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Tippco’s Faux Cabriolet—their largest at 22 inches overall—is importance personified, isn’t it?

Tipp & Company

BY JACK HERBERT Germany’s fabled Tipp & Company produced some of the world’s best tinplate toys throughout the late Twenties and, especially, the full Thirties. […]

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J. & E. Stevens Calamity cast-iron mechanical bank, circa 1905, depicts Yale and Harvard football players, $78,975.

RSL’s $1.8 Million Baltimore Auction

TIMONIUM, MD—Interest was keener than ever, and the bidding action was relentless in RSL Auction’s sale of antique toys and banks held May 22nd at […]

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Promotional Adaptations by Steve Butler

Promotional Adaptations

BY STEVE BUTLER Confusing, then explaining the issue seems the best way to describe what is meant by a “promotional adaptation.” This will take a […]

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A highlight of the sale is the George Brown Monitor, to be auctioned together with the illustration from the George Brown Sketchbook.

Noel Barrett: Old Salem Toy Museum and Thomas Gray Collection

NEW HOPE, Pa. – Last May the Old Salem Toy Museum in Old Salem, N.C., closed its doors for the last time on a spectacular […]

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Early painted tin sleight attributed to Rock & Graner; 19.625 inches in length.

Auction Team Breker Toy and Automata Sale Nov. 20

Magicians and musicians, cyclists, contortionists and conjurers, soldiers and beautiful ladies will be amongst the attendees at a very special toy sale at Auction Team […]

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Antique Toy World October 2010

Antique Toy World October 2010 Issue Preview

Join us for the October 2010 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine – Volume 40, Number 10. Included in this issue: Morphy’s Oct. 15-16 Premier […]

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I tagged this handsome 10x6x3.5-inch tinplate London Double Decker just last Christmas at my grocery store. The removable top reveals five layers of Walker’s Scottish Cookies (they were delicious). This Bus, with a destination sign to Piccadilly, depicts a rear door Conductor as a young girl in a short skirt and knee-length boots. Those English know how to travel!

Now Hear This: Current Biscuit Tins

BY JACK HERBERT BISCUIT TINS, as an advertising concept, has not really faded away. Take a good look, next time you’re in your grocery store, […]

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Steve Butler: Maker Unknown

Steve Butler: Maker Unknown

BY STEVE BUTLER TOY SERVICE stations make excellent stages for the display of collectible toy vehicles. However, most stations are quite large. Conserving display space […]

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Mechanical Bank Notes: Railroad Postage Stamp Vending Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER IMAGINE A PERIOD IN history when the haunting whistle of an oncoming steam locomotive generated great excitement! This was a time of […]

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A fine late 80s Hotel & Railroad Depot tinplate horse drawn Omnibus, 24 inches long, quite possibly by Fallows.

The Early Toy Omnibus

BY JACK HERBERT IT’S THE 1880S, and you’re stranded in New York City. You need to get from here to way-over-there. You don’t have access […]

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Marklin Steam Fire Pumper; estimate: $18,000-$22,000.

Bertoia’s Toys for the Mantel Auction Nov. 12-14

VINELAND, N.J. – From the Fort Knox-style basement of a New York townhouse to the gleaming showcase shelves of a fine country home, a diverse […]

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Marklin steam-powered boat for the French market with four original lifeboats. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Morphy’s Oct. 15-16 Premier Auction

The sale is anchored by a 50-year doll collection, Jerry and Millie Maltz’s advertising clocks, and the Michael O’Hearn toy collection part II DENVER, Pa. […]

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Strauss wine-up Santee Claus Sleigh pulled by Reindeer in VG to EX condition.

Santa Loves Shopping Early and a Cold Soda When He’s Done!

The November Rich Penn Auction Event can deliver both. With just weeks before Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about that visit from Santa. A […]

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Steve Butler: 0 for 33

BY STEVE BUTLER 0 for 33 sounds like a lousy batting average, and 1 for 33 wouldn’t be a lot better. However, in this case […]

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