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Buddy L Outdoor Railroad Train with Tender

Welcome to the world of Buddy L and the followed, but secretive world of outdoor trains.  This particular toy comes deserves a fresh photo shoot and a sharing of the detail, the steel, the beauty. The toy is either steel, or brass, or cast stainless, or chromed steel.  It is massive, heavy, and extremely well…

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Alfred C Rex and Co / Kyser and Rex Cast Iron love

Alfred C Rex and Co / Kyser and Rex Cast Iron love- we note that a very nice mechanical bank surfaced recently.  It isn’t ours, but we would like to find one that isn’t broken.  Let us know if you have a #125 Motor Bank or trolley bank for sale.  That, or just have one…

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Early Tin Toy Cars and Race Cars Wanted

We are looking for high quality tin Race Cars and Early Tin Cars for yet another museum contact. As you know, these early car toys tended to get worn out and the tinplate recycled and damaged. For this reason, please assist in the search for pristine early cars or surviving rare toy cars. Our museum…

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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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Antique Toy World Magazine

Just a quick blurb– We are proud to announce new ads running in Antique Toy World.  This month we are starting up full page ads to help us network around the world. Dale Kelly was kind enough to work with us on our inaugural campaign.  Thanks for all your help Dale!  

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Old Toys and Photos of Old Toys

Old Toys & Photos– What is  your time frame? E 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…

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Old Windup Toys and Antique toy Windups

Old Windup Toys and Antique toy Windups This may be a great opportunity to show off some of the current windup toys on AntiqueToys as well as show off some toy history.   Check out the old windup toys & photos below. Below are old windup toy mechanisims to get a flavor for what “used…

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Antique Tin Toys and a Sojurn in Japan

February 2017 started with a bang and a long awaited trip to Japan.  Thank you to my gracious friends from around the world that met up and hosted! One would think that Japan was going to have wall-to-wall toys for the picking.  Older visions in my mind conjured up images of stuffed toy shops waiting for customers.…

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Cast Iron Toys and Antique cast iron

Cast iron toy and Antique cast iron collecting Cast iron toy collecting seems to consistently create a love hate relationship.  Love them for beauty; hate them for rarity.  Love them for the history; hate them because the historic ones don’t get offered for sale often.  Love them for their craftsmanship; hate them when you get…

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World’s Most Expensive Toys– Yes, they are Antiques

Morphy Auctions Sale of Old Woman In Shoe

World’s most expensive Toys   Searching for valuable toys and internet research is fraught with mistakes, exaggerations, misrepresentations, and assumptions.  I constantly get asked “Did you get a load of that article on the World’s most expensive toys?  Barbie?  GI Joe? Gundam?  Something seems off.” Let me reframe the question, qualify, then correct. For me,…

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