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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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Morphy Auction House Robots & Appraisal

Morphy Auction House Robots & Appraisal This first week of June has been a busy one here @ Antique Toys.  I was privileged enough to assist Dan, Tommy, and Staff with a fresh to market robot collection.  This new diecast robot and vehicle collection will be sold off in September of this year 2017. The…

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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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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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Consigning old toys to sell- Selling Antique Toys

So the other day my client and I were in a dilemma.  We had an incredibly unique old toy, one that was a desirable antique without many comparable sales.  She asked me to make and offer, but I wasn’t comfortable buying it outright, especially when condition wasn’t easy to review at a distance.  She was concerned…

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Antique Tin Toy Plane by Modern Toys Japan

  Every once in a while toy collecting will surprise you.  One can study older toy catalogs, read books, visit shows, and then believe you have a grasp on what was made.  Then there is that new find. Granted, new toy finds for me aren’t necessarily new to others, but this toy didn’t show up…

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