Licensed Board Games: Junk or Jewels?
By Michael Barnes What is a licensed board game? Chances are you’ve seen plenty and probably played several in your time. They’re the board games […]
Collectible Cribbage Boards
By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Cribbage is a game that is more than four centuries old. It’s a card game, but most recognize it by […]
How Much Is That Game in the Window?
The first thing I look for when I stroll up someone’s driveway to a yard sale or as I’m rummaging through the detritus of material […]
Hot Wheels’ Goodwill Ambassador
At first glance, Bruce Pascal looks exactly like what he is: a respectable middle-aged commercial real-estate agent with a wife and family. But get him […]
Hot Wheels—Still Blazing at 40
Mattel’s Hot Wheels, the ultimate stocking stuffer, turned 40 this year and is still the king of die-cast collectibles, with a staggering two cars sold […]
Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Collectibles
Editor’s Note: There are collectibles, and then there are Disney collectibles. Mickey, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Little Mermaid—these keepsakes go across so many generations and bring such happiness to them. Learn more about Disney collecting.
A Life Well Lived
A Life Well Lived
By Laurie McGill
On June 18, 2008 I turned on my computer to find an email from the Tudor Family:
This Schuco Pig Violinist is a Pre World War Two example made by Schuco in the 1930’s, values for these depends a great deal on their condition. The famous German toy maker Schuco had it’s start in the Schreyer & Co , formed by Heinrich Muller and Heinrich Schreyer in 1912, the company was renamed “Schuco” in 1921.
The Parisian Poupée….French Fashion Dolls
The exact purpose of French Fashion dolls have caused much speculation. There are few if any unaware that Paris, France has a long history of defining what the current ideals of fashion and beauty are.
Goodyear Rubber Head Dolls
American Charles Goodyear was born in 1800 and died in 1860. His father Amasa Goodyear was a pioneer in the manufacture of American hardware and was the inventor of a steel hayfork which replaced the heavy iron fork. The invention of the steel hay fork expedited and thus lightened the labor of field work. His father also manufactured the first pearl buttons made in America.