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Cast Iron Still Bank Collection

Cast Iron Still Bank Collection   This selection is humble, but the quality is there.  Here are some pictures to share of an early cast iron still bank collection. Pictured are still banks by Kyser and Rex, the Animal Bank and Yong America, along side a Victorian Bank and Teller Bank.  Kyser and Rex toys…

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Still Bank Collecting and Road Trip Collectors

Yet another road trip and yet another wonderful toy collector host!  I’m speaking of an absolutely unexpected visit with a Mr. D, a renown still bank collector.  My family vacation up towards the Atlantic coast ended up in a picturesque small town.  In typical fashion I asked around for more toys and if there were…

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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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World’s Most Expensive Toys– Yes, they are Antiques

World’s most expensive Toys   Searching for valuable toys and internet research is fraught with mistakes, exaggerations, misrepresentations, and assumptions.  I constantly get asked “Did you get a load of that article on the World’s most expensive toys?  Barbie?  GI Joe? Gundam?  Something seems off.” Let me reframe the question, qualify, then correct. For me,…

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