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  • Nov 4 2009
  • 4 Nov 2009

Wonderful Wind-up Toys: Wheels, Cogs and Springs Combine to Thrill Children

In this world of computer technology and artificial intelligence, wind-up toys of the past seem that much more amazing. For more than a century, the […]

  • Oct 19 2009
  • 19 Oct 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Marian Yu Dolls, Scrappy & Margy Toy, Realistic Stereo Camera

QUESTION: I have two signed and numbered dolls designed by Marion Yu. The boy doll is #846 and the girl is #502. Each has a […]

  • Sep 2 2009
  • 2 Sep 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Mickey Rooney’s One-Man Band Toy, Pitcher and Basin

QUESTION: I own a Mickey Rooney’s One Man Band toy that is near mint in its period box. The One Man Band consists of a […]

  • Aug 1 2009
  • 1 Aug 2009

‘Hey, Taxi!’ Cab Service on a Small Scale

The taxi cab is a common sight on the streets of any city. For small-scale die-cast collectors, the humble cab has been made available over […]

  • Jun 23 2009
  • 23 Jun 2009

Wacky Racers Offer a Crazily Customized Die-Cast Collection Category

Having a 4-year-old in the house is a great way to keep young. My son, Bentley, like most children his age, is fond of cartoons. […]

  • Jun 17 2009
  • 17 Jun 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Tin Soldiers, M1 Helmet, Semaphore Light, ‘Family Circle’

QUESTION: I have five lead figures that my mother acquired from her grandfather when living in Macedonia around 1950. Her grandfather was born before 1890s, […]

  • Mar 24 2009
  • 24 Mar 2009

Reproduction or Antique? How Best to Enhance a Doll Collection

When talking with a doll collector, the conversation inevitably turns to those dolls that make up our “dolly dreams.” We secretly envision going to a […]

  • Feb 24 2009
  • 24 Feb 2009

How Much Is That Dolly In The Window?

In the world of antiques, just because something is old does not make it particularly valuable. Likewise, just because a doll is old does not […]

  • Feb 12 2009
  • 12 Feb 2009

Valentine’s Warm and Fuzzy Story

The obligatory giving of flowers, candy and cards often makes Valentine’s Day—supposedly a holiday for celebrating true love—seem like just another example of consumerism gone […]

  • Feb 11 2009
  • 11 Feb 2009

What Makes a Hobby Board Game Valuable?

Many board games found in antiques shops and other secondhand retailers may not be as valuable as some might hope. More specifically, there exists a […]