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Book Reviews

Les Jouets C.R. book and Historic Millitary Tank-Truck

We note that the latest toy trends in America are far away from he distant shores of France.  Our U.S. buyers seems to be wrapped up in Pennsylvania Steel as well as American metal toy builds. In this atmosphere of Amercian toys, ‘Merica!’, we have an interesting find that is far off the radar.  We…

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TippCo or Tipp & Co toys from Germany

Paging through the thoroughly foreign book by Rudgr Huber, “Tipp & Co–größter blechspielzeughersteller in nürnberg nach 1932”, my personal collector appetite is whetted.  Translated into English- “Tipp & Co, the largest tin toy seller after 1932”.  Ok, I’m drooling a bit.   We have a wonderful 9″ x 9″ reference book brought to us by…

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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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Toy Boat For Sale– Where do they go?

Paging through my reference books like The Forbes Collection- Toy Boats and The Allure of Toy Ships I’ve been realizing the obvious– boat collecting is rarified air.  Unfortunately the 19th and 20th century toy boats just weren’t made in large numbers.   Prices have always been astronomical.  Then of course, they were used to death.  These days, one…

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J. Chein & Co. A Collector’s Guide Toy Book Reivew

In the toy collecting heyday of 1997, Alan Jaffe and Schiffer Books partnered to make J. Chein & co. A Collector’s Guide to an American Toymaker.  The results are quite spectacular and  illuminating for modern collectors that appreciate history.  The book helps piece together the innumerable Chein toy details and production history.  This guide is a beautiful…

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Fernand Martin Toymaker in Paris Book Review

Wine and beer are acquired tastes that only strenghen with age.  So it goes with toys from the French toymaker Fernand Martin.  Oft broken and disrobed on the current market, these historic toys deserve to be seen in new old stock condition to appreciate the genius.  So when J. Arthur Verdoorn, Fernand Martin & Lourens…

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