by Steve Butler
Some toys are quite common in respect to the number and frequency that they are encountered. Many such toys, however,
are quite uncommon and some are even scarce in exceptional condition. This is especially the case for toys susceptible to breakage, to the loss of parts and/or accessories and to wear. Pre-World War II toys can be examples of the latter. That is, they often got much more play than expected because of the hiatus of toy production during the war.