40th Annual Toy Fair in Orleans, France
By Brian West
AS DAWN WAS breaking on Sunday January 27, traders & collectors were preparing for the 40th annual Toy Fair in Orleans, France just an hour and a half south of Paris. Organized by Eric Mortier, President of the Association Mini Auto 45, his team had already overseen early set up on Saturday, similar to the American tradition. This event is now the biggest in France with over 500 tables in two halls filled with antique, vintage and collectable toys of all types.