Tag: Renaud Fournier

Tin Toy Corner: One Hundred Great Spanish Tin Toys (1890-1936)

Tin Toy Corner: One Hundred Great Spanish Tin Toys (1890-1936)

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) Some of the most beautiful tin toys ever made were actually produced in Spain during the period from 1890 to 1936. […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

by Renaud Fournier The real Baron Munchausen, was born in 1720 in Germany and died in 1797. He served with the Russian army fighting against […]

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Tin Toy Corner: The Day The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

Tin Toy Corner: The Day The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

By Renaud Fournier It was August 22nd, 1911 and Louis Beroud, a local painter comes, as usual, into the Louvre museum in Paris, France to […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Man’s Best Friend

Tin Toy Corner: Man’s Best Friend

By Renaud Fournier The archaeological record shows the first undisputed dog remains buried beside humans 14,700 years ago, and that dogs were the first domesticated […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Desperately Seeking…Susan?

Tin Toy Corner: Desperately Seeking…Susan?

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) “It’s not easy riding alone on the road all the time” – I can imagine this motorcycle rider saying. I’ve had […]

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Tin Toy Corner: The 1902 Catastrophe of the Pax Dirigible

Tin Toy Corner: The 1902 Catastrophe of the Pax Dirigible

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) On May 12th, 1902 the Brazilian inventor Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão and his mechanic, M. Saché, set off in Severo’s […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) Carette’s 1898/9 catalog illustrates a steam driven three-wheeled automobile, as referenced in David Pressland’s Great Book of Tin Toys. This has […]

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The Real Fernand Martin Toy “Le Jeu de Massacre”

Tin Toy Corner – December 2016

By Renaud Fournier Fernand Martin’s “Le Jeu de Massacre” Advanced collectors of Fernand Martin toys may have noticed a small reference with no picture in […]

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Tin Toy Corner

Tin Toy Corner

By Renaud Fournier AFTER 35 YEARS OF antique toy collecting, and enjoying my good friend Jack Herbert’s monthly articles in Antique Toy World, I was […]

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