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Posts by Ed Sandford

Hubley Cast Iron Motorcycles

What a great opportunity to show off some Harley and cop motorcycle toys by Hubley.  These solid cast iron toys were made in the 1930’s and help showcase the prowess of the tool makers at Hubley. Each of these castings was done by artists and in each you can see the strong points.  I happen…

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Renninger’s in Mt. Dora, Florida Antique and Toy Show

How many of you have heard of the Renninger’s “Extravaganza” (and Mini- Toy Show inside)?   Many around Pennsylvania have, as it is a legendary marketplace for Antiques.  Dealers have for sure, as it is a pilgrimage.   -But the public?  Yes, for some, many, no.    Renninger’s actually has two locations.  One is in Pennsylvania,…

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Allentown, PA Show and Toy Collecting Fun!

The Allentown, PA toy show was a hit for us!  We had an incredible time meeting new people.  We also enjoyed meeting those we’ve done business with in person!  What a treat. As billed, the show is an old school production where toys are not new goods, but old toys.  Toys that have some dirt and…

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The Steve McQueen Collection-Throwback Post to 1997-

Movie star / Race Car Driver – “Put Steve McQueen behind the wheel of anything and you’ve got a movie,” one Car Place reader wrote in voting Bullitt the best car movie ever made. By a sizable margin, Car Place readers selected Bullitt as the best car movie. In this famous movie, detective Frank Bullitt…

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Hubley Chrysler Airflow Sedan with lights Review

Hubley Chrysler Airflow Sedan with lights Review As a long time cast iron toy enthusiast and research, I’ve waited for the day to see a Chrysler Airflow sedan in person.  Earlier I had a fleeting glance of a gray one, but never did I actually hold one. Well through a kind gentleman and referral, I…

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Dent Cast Iron Cars and Trucks

Through good fortinue as of late, we have been able to enjoy toys made by the American cast iron company Dent.  Dent’s history is one of preciseness, success,  and then an end to the toy production. Dent Hardware Co. Fullerton, Pennsylvania 1895-1937 ( continued to manufacture cold storage hardware until 1937). Founder: Henry H. Dent, with…

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Old Firetruck toys and a quick Video Review

Old Firetruck toys and a quick Video Review Greetings from Ed over at AntiqueToys.com .  Today is a quick cast iron fire truck review with two Hubley toys for comparison. We also have a great 80’s Ertl fire truck bank from the 1920’s (style). You can see the Hubley Diamond T style grill and the…

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