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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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Windup toy boats, Mahogany Boats, and Tin Goodness

Windup toy boats, Mahogany Boats, and Tin Goodness. In the spirit of the New Year, we are reflecting on some of our favorite inventory that sailed away.  There is such a shelf presence with toy boats! We’ve enjoyed being curators to some and look forward to new purchases and consignments.  We are also noting our…

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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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Hubley Cast Iron Motorcycles

What a great opportunity to show off some Harley and cop motorcycle toys by Hubley.  These solid cast iron toys were made in the 1930’s and help showcase the prowess of the tool makers at Hubley. Each of these castings was done by artists and in each you can see the strong points.  I happen…

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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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Allentown, PA Show and Toy Collecting Fun!

The Allentown, PA toy show was a hit for us!  We had an incredible time meeting new people.  We also enjoyed meeting those we’ve done business with in person!  What a treat. As billed, the show is an old school production where toys are not new goods, but old toys.  Toys that have some dirt and…

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The Steve McQueen Collection-Throwback Post to 1997-

Movie star / Race Car Driver – “Put Steve McQueen behind the wheel of anything and you’ve got a movie,” one Car Place reader wrote in voting Bullitt the best car movie ever made. By a sizable margin, Car Place readers selected Bullitt as the best car movie. In this famous movie, detective Frank Bullitt…

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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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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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