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Palm Beach and Miami Toy shows & Recap

Writing to you in the shadow of another three cases worth of toys, it occurs to me that we don’t have time for the article.  This is precisely why we need to do a recap, to explain how many great toys are out there at shows! The new Miami venue was a pleasure and the…

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Toys for Christmas & Year End Thoughts

Toys for Christmas & Year End Thoughts Thank You As we approach (and pass) Christmas I’m inclined to reflect on your year of 2017 and think about Christmas Toys.  What a year it has been and what beautiful toys have come and gone!  There are some trends to share, and I’d like to express my…

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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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Estate Toys For Sale and Liquidation

Estate Toys for Sale– Visit and Referrals This week has been a great one for reaching out and seeing toy collections. Monday entailed a visit to a bank collector.  On Wednesday I had the privilege and yet somber task of seeing a large toy collection and assisting the estate. We ended up going to the…

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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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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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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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