The Magic of Collecting
By Pete R. Oehmen
WHAT CAN BE MORE synonymous with Christmas than toys. Most of us get a warm and fuzzy feeling when we think of Christmas past. Automatically we reflect upon our childhood memories. Christmas trees bedazzled with lights and ornaments, wreaths, stockings, little Christmas villages and all the wondrous decorations that would make any child’s heart flutter with anticipation. But the true delight was the anticipation of Santa’s gifts – toys, dolls, planes, toy trains, automobiles, trucks of all sizes and colors, cowboy six-shooters, adventure play sets, games and furnished dollhouses were just a few things on our Christmas wish list.