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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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Only Known Example

The next Vectis Military Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories sale will be held on Thursday, September 16, and the 600+ lot sale will be packed […]

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Sebastian and Bitterman Collections Auctioned October 1-3 by Showtime

Charles & Marianne Sebastian and Alan Bitterman Collection Auctioned October 1-3 by Showtime ANN ARBOR, MI – Two major lifetime collections comprising about 1,800 lots […]

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A handsome Convertible Coupe by CR from the mid-30s.

Mid-Century Frenchmen

BY JACK HERBERT The first half of the Twentieth Century saw the French Toy Industry in full swing. They produced some of the handsomest tinplate […]

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Let’s start with the oldest of the toy airships—a tinplate 14-inches long Muller & Kadader (Germany) keywind model, with a pair of open air gondolas, two static props, and a major propeller at the rear. Several toymakers offered toys like this, including Marklin. Attached to a ceiling with a balanced string, the toy would actually fly around in circles.

Now Hear This: Zeppelins

BY JACK HERBERT Undoubtedly the most unique Transportation Vehicles since the Ark was the Twentieth Century Airship, ultimately reaching two or three football fields in […]

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The top seller of the auction was an exceedingly rare and desirable clockwork Santa and sleigh by Althof Bergmann (ex-Barenholtz). This toy is considered the most significant early American toy known to exist. It sold for a phenomenal $161,000 (est. $100,000- 200,000). As a result, it is the most expensive American tin toy sold in the last 15+ years!

Julia’s Toy and Doll Auction Hits $2 Million

FAIRFIELD, MAINE, JUNE 30-JULY 1, 2010 – Julia’s recent Toy, Doll & Advertising auction was a tremendous success, grossing nearly $2.1 Million! (nearly a half […]

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Pump and Bucket Bank

Mechanical Bank Notes: Pump and Bucket Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER Simplistic and charming are the imaginizing of life on a farm. Its appeal was the catalyst for the manufacture of innumerable objects […]

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Fischer Cabriolet Taxi $6000-$8000

Bertoia September 24-25 Auction of Donald Kaufman Collection 4

Features Final Selection of European Antique Toy Vehicles VINELAND, N.J. – If there were a World Cup for antique toys, the name engraved on the […]

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Czechoslovakian Creedmoor Mechanical Bank

Mechanical Bank Notes: Czechoslovakian Creedmor

BY SY SCHRECKINGER Patriotism and marksmanship have long been popular subjects for manufacturers of mechanical banks, both in the United States and abroad. One such […]

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1912 saw this pressed steel Farm Wagon for the first time. It is capable of running in reverse as well as forward. Wilkins offered it.

Now Hear This: Pot Pourri

BY JACK HERBERT If you haven’t as yet specialized your collection, you probably have a delightful assembly of antique toys known as “pot pourii” — […]

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TootsieToy Farm Tractor Outfit

Steve Butler: Partial Resolution

BY STEVE BUTLER Few would argue that original boxes for toys are nice to have and that the artwork on many approaches beautiful, often superior […]

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Bruce and Dee Beimers from Circus Maximus seal the deal with Jim Welytok of Unique Events

Unique Events New Owner of Kalamazoo Show

BY PATRICK-JAMES CAMPBELL FTER 27 YEARS AND 51 great shows, Bruce & Dee Beimers have decided to retire from running the Circus Maximus Antique Toy […]

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Our Early Sedan here, at 10.5-inches overall, features a visible fan in its grille. It spins when the toy is moved forward by friction.

‘Antique’ Japanese Tinplate Toys

BY JACK HERBERT During the late 1950s and 1960s, as we all know, Japanese-made toys, produced, literally, by the millions, easily dominated the toy markets […]

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A view of the Rich Penn Auction at Riverside Casino

Rock & Ride at Riverside Did Rock!

The Rich Penn Auction Event at Riverside Casino was billed a big success. Rich Penn said, “Our buyers loved the new venue. We had a […]

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Estimated at $15,000-$20,000, this rare-colored Marklin American-prototype set reached $34,500.

Marklin Set Tops Noel Barrett’s $955,000 Spring Auction

NEW HOPE, Pa. – Whether the object of their fascination is Old Master paintings or baseball cards, collectors agree on one point: knowledge is king. […]

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