Old Toys and Photos of Old Toys

Old Toys & Photos– What is  your time frame? Marty asked me to define and antique. ‘It is officially a toy over 100 years…’ I said. Then he asked about vintage toys. ‘..To me it is a toy that is at least 15 years old’ Then he drilled deeper and asked me to define the term “Old Toys.” […]

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Toy Collecting- Great Timing and Current Trends

No one normally will shout out about great opportunities, but I’ll let the cat out of the bag– It is a great time to collect toys.  Why now, why more so than in the past?   Well…. timing is everything.     Trend– Timing is Great as Older Collections are being Liquidated. Trendy items are often not the thing to […]

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Antique Toy Videos on Youtube

Time for some good old-fashioned videos on ye ole’ Youtube.  Please subscribe and join us on the AntiqueToys.com toy channels. We have one channel for Cast Iron toys: One Channel for Character toys: One Channel for Tin toys: Then here is our general Youtube site.  Please like us and follow the updates!  Click on the […]

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Schieble Hill Climber Firetruck #3

Schieble Toy & Novelty Co. was founded by William E. Schieble and operated from about 1909 to 1932.  In these brief few years we had a subset of the Boyer and Dayton Ohio toymakers legacy.  Satiable Toy was an offshoot of the D.P. Clark & Co company that operated from 1897 to about 1909.  The […]

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Cast Iron toy by Hubley- Santa

St. Petersburg, FL Toy Store- Old, vintage and Antique Toys for Sale in St Pete

St. Petersburg, FL  Toy Store- Old, vintage and Antique Toys for Sale in St Pete Stating the not-so-obvious, AntiqueToys.com is based in Florida and has a brick and mortar toy store presence.   Lately I decided to invite everyone to visit us in St. Petersburg, FL at either or our two locations. We sell old […]

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Chicago Toy Show 2017 Review and Trends

Chicago Toy Show 2017 Review and Trends Fresh from the toy collecting and research field of Chicago, I pause to reflect on a great journey to the Chicago Toy Fair held at the Kane County Fairgrounds.  Most younger toy collectors or distant toy buyers may never have a chance to visit this behemoth in person; but […]

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Chicago Toy Show is coming– Visit us!

Chicago Toy Show is coming– Visit us! Antique Toys & Ed will be at the Chicago Toy show this Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.  Come see our table and visit. Also, we can take consignments and help with appraisals.  See you there!   http://www.chicagotoyshow.com   Ed

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J. Chein & Co. A Collector’s Guide Toy Book Reivew

In the toy collecting heyday of 1997, Alan Jaffe and Schiffer Books partnered to make J. Chein & co. A Collector’s Guide to an American Toymaker.  The results are quite spectacular and  illuminating for modern collectors that appreciate history.  The book helps piece together the innumerable Chein toy details and production history.  This guide is a beautiful […]

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Hubley Cast Iron Toys

The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley. The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron, with themes that ranged from horse-drawn vehicles and different breeds of dogs, to tractors, steam shovels, horses, banks, and guns. Hubley’s main competition in the early years was Arcade as well as a bit from A.C. Williams.

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Toy collecting is no longer child’s play!

Toy collecting is no longer child’s play! By Brent Harrelson of AntiqueToys.com Toy collecting is a relatively recent phenomena in the United States. It started to get organized in the mid-60’s with the formation of numerous collecting societies including The Antique Toy Collectors of America, The Mechanical Bank Collectors of America, and The American Train Collectors […]

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