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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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Tom Sehloff Cast Iron Cars and Toys

We recently experienced a renaissance for cast iron toys, and you may not recognize it. The early Pratt & Letchworth and Ives production ceased over 100 years ago.  Hubley and Arcade cast iron production ended around 80 years ago.    Afterwards, we had another all American and prestigious maker to be aware of — Sehloff…

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Antique Toy Catalogs, Books, and Vintage Toy Wish Lists

Antique Toy Catalogs, Books, and Vintage Toy Wish Lists Venture through the Antique Toys library room and see about 1000 Antique books and toy catalogs. Yes, we pride ourselves on constantly purchasing reading and research material for the business. Our toy library (at the moment) is organized by manufacturer in one section– Imagine Arnold of…

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Allentown Toy Show November 2018 Wrap-up

Allentown Toy Show November 2018 Wrap-up   We had a great visit  in Pennsylvania as always and enjoyed our Fall drive from Florida.  During the end of our drive, the entire area was in a perfect yellow, orange, and brown state of Fall.    Before the show we didn’t have rain on our journey and…

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Buying Toy Collections, Vintage, Antique and old toys

Buying Toy Collections, Vintage, Antique and old toys We are buying toy collections.  Please contact us at 727 777-4206 for old and antique toy collections.  We also specialize in Estates and help families move on with a minimum of stress.  We visit numerous toy shows around the world, sell at auctions, and sell online.  So…

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Franklin Mint and Danbury Mint Toys, trends, and thoughts

-Sitting amid a new collection of Smith Miller, Japanese autos; and, gak, Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint toys the proverbial light goes on.  These toys/Collectibles just aren’t that bad at all.  Dare I say they are the evolution of highly detailed toys from the 1950’s like the Japanese tin cars and trucks. We have a parallel…

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