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IronMan Cast Iron Toys

Mr Arnie Prince founded Iron Man Toys around 1980 after evolving from auto restoration.  His business was always based in Lodi, California until a recent relocation. Arnie’s business started on a shoestring budget in the early1980’s, specializing in cast iron repair, and supplemented with custom cast creations.  He recalls that his first complete custom was…

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Cast Iron Sedan, Willy’s Knight, by Kenton Toys

We enjoyed a recent sale and started scratching our heads about an obscure car toy.  It was styled after a lesser known brand– Willy’s Knight and produced by Kenton.  We would like to track down one for our archive. Kenton Toys, based in Kenton, Ohio, produced some of the most detailed toys of the early…

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Champion Cast Iron Cars and Trucks

Champion Cast Iron Cars and Trucks We love the toys from Champion toys made of cast iron.  These are often easy to identify up until the late 1930’s.   Afterward the tale of identification gets murky. “Champion” is literally marked on the castings of the Mack   Stake and Dump Trucks.  The likewise with the…

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Florida Toy and Advertising Show Feb 11-12th, 2022

Join us at the Florida Toy and Advertising Show Feb 11th and 12th, 2022. When: Friday, February 11, 2022 Early Buyer 7 am – 10 am Friday, February 11, 2022 General Admission, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, February 12, 2022 General Admission, 9 am – 3 pm   Where: Lake County Expo Center and…

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Auto Union aka Audi Race Car Tin Wanted JNF

We love all early prewar toys and this Auto Union toy by JNF of Germany is on our list.  It is a desirable tin windup by JNF.  We have a catalog page to inspect as well as a toy to review.   Let us know if you have one to sell.  Contact us at…

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Lionel Electric Train Boxed Set and Collecting Trains

Lionel Electric Train Boxed Outfit No 181.  Engine 262. Set and Collecting Trains We were blessed to get a call from out West this last month.  A family’s “kid” from the 1930s received a Lionel Train set and decided he didn’t like it.  Really?!?.  Wow. Outfit No 181.  Engine 262. “O” Gauge Track 1 3/8″…

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Cast Iron Tow Trucks and Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  The toys are smiling back at you this tough 2020, and we love our cast iron tow trucks.   Off to the far left we can see the giant Arcade Mack truck with steel wheels.  As we go one right, we see another Arcade, a Red Baby Tow in…

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Smith Miller Gulf L-Mack Private Label Tandem

Smith Miller Gasoline Tandem Truck

Smith Miller Gulf L-Mack Private Label Tandem Our Smith Miller represents an area we didn’t know well– private labels by the 1950’s maker.  We have a private label Gulf tandem truck to show from the original family. We expect there to be other labels out there and would like to reach out to our readers…

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