Found 238 articles matching category.
  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Whendi’s Bears: Future Collectibles in Black and White

(This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) Wendy Meagher of Whendi’s Bears has been seeing the world […]

  • Jun 25 2013
  • 25 Jun 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Shackman & Co. Sleep Baby, Eskimo Ivory Billikens

QUESTION: I found a doll in its period box in my aunt’s room. The top of the lid reads: “SLEEP BABY / A new concept […]

  • Jun 21 2013
  • 21 Jun 2013

Teddy Bear Companies Premiere What’s New in 2013

(This article first appeared in the June 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) Aurora With an eye toward heart-tugging gift merchandise and solid, […]

  • Jun 21 2013
  • 21 Jun 2013

Teddy Bear Hospital: The Recovery of a Pair of Bears

(This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) Early Farnell Bear This rather worn but terribly sweet little […]

  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

Feller Doll Collection Reflects 50 Years of Passion

(This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of DOLLS magazine) Brooklyn grandmother Linda Feller has been collecting dolls for more than 50 years, […]

  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

The Lost Art—and Value—of Early Video Game Manuals

I’ve reported on a number of breathtaking auction closes for exceptionally rare video-game paraphernalia and massive collections, but I think this fairly modest $1,377 item […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Star Wars-Themed ‘X-Wing’ Miniatures Game a Collectible in the Making

The biggest blockbuster to come out of the relatively tiny hobby games business last year was the Star Wars-themed miniatures game, X-Wing. Published by Fantasy […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

Music-Box Bellies make Steiff’s 1950s-Era Teddy & Jocko Musical Treasures

Every enthusiast has extra-special items in their collections—certain items that just take a gold medal for their rarity, design or the story behind them. Here […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

Space, the Final Collecting Frontier: ‘Star Trek’ Toys and Memorabilia

The second half of the 1960s was a memorable time for American television programming. Audiences were introduced to numerous shows that would become revered classics, […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Arcade Cast Iron Farm Toy, Uncle Sam & Hitler Button

QUESTION: I own an cast iron, Arcade blue corn planter toy. I acquired it as part of a boxed lot at an auction. What is […]