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Is Barbie on Her Last Legs? What’s Happening in the Collectible Fashion Doll Marketplace? (10/23/14)
barbie-closeup-new-cropWith Barbie sales apparently in the “doll-drums,” collectors can’t help but wonder what the future holds for their beloved play … More >>

Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible (9/4/14)
It’s estimated that one out of every three homes in the United States has some version of Scrabble in it. Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to … More >>

Need Something to Cuddle? One Woman’s Collection of 1,100 Teddy Bears up for Auction (8/7/14)
A large grizzly bear on wheels appears to be protectively watching over a group of more traditional stuffed bears, all of which will be auctioned on Sept. 19 by the Norman C. Heckler & Company. The bears, some 1,100 in all, come from the one-woman collection of Charlotte “Chotsie” Lefevre, so amassed them over a 50-year span.WOODSTOCK VALLEY, Conn. – One woman’s collection of more than 1,100 toy bears—with more than 200 of them antique examples … More >>

Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction (8/5/14)
This very rare 5-inch gauge AD60 Garratt Locomotive No 6063 with an 8-4+4-8-4 wheel arrangement is from the late Dennis Brown’s collection of Gauge 1 locomotives that will be part of the upcoming Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Transport Auction. This “toy” locomotive weighs in at approximately 450 pounds and is some 12 feet in length, is fully operational, being powered by live steam, and carries a presale estimate of $25,000 to $30,000. For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is Thomas the Tank engine, the announcement on … More >>

Subbuteo has been bringing Soccer Action to Enthusiasts’ Tabletops for 70 Years (7/17/14)
Here they are, the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, in Subbuteo form, as they appeared recently in Brazil, featuring their home kit (uniforms). This set is custom made and currently sells for about $40 direct from the manufacturer. So, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has ended and the Germans—undeniably the most organized team in the tournament—have been christened … More >>

Portions of Maurice Sendak’s 1930s Mickey Mouse Collection up for bid in Benefit Auction (7/3/14)
Sendak’s self-portrait depicting himself seeing Mickey Mouse in the mirror. According to longtime friend Ted Hake, Sendak viewed Mickey as “energetic and rascally, and he personified—for Maurice—all that is good.”It is a pretty well-known fact that Maurice Sendak—the American illustrator and author of children’s books best known for his … More >>

Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice (6/25/14)
If you are not a circus memorabilia enthusiast, you probably donUnless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector … More >>

Rare World Cup Game Brings Soccer’s Premier Tourney to Your Tabletop (6/16/14)
Shaun Derrick’s The World Cup Game, published in 2006 by Games for the World. The giant referee and penalty flags on the cover symbolize how much bad officiating has influenced the “history of the greatest football tournament.”The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil and for fans of the Beautiful Game worldwide—which cuts across all … More >>

Enjoy the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Bubble While it Lasts (6/4/14)
The Green Goblin “Gobby” super-rare that I sold for $45 almost as soon as I opened a 79¢ Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-men booster pack. The red stripe under the text denotes its rarity. Hey kid! You want to buy a Green Goblin card and a single, six-sided die for $45? Sure, I paid … More >>

Huge Menagerie of Steiff Stuffed Animals to Highlight Julia’s Toy, Doll and Adverts Sale (5/21/14)
James D Julia_Titanic Mourning BearFAIRFIELD, Maine – A menagerie of 125 Steiff stuffed animals from the collection of Chuck and the late Cathy Steffes—any … More >>

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