• 28
    Apr

A Very Brief History of Toys

Toys have been around since the dawn of mankind. No doubt after the invention of the wheel, there was a kid demanding a miniature version.

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  • 25
    Apr

Queen of Barbies: Meet Melissa Musselman

When the Durham National Heritage Museum hosted a successful exhibition of Barbie collectibles in 2001, Melissa Musselman decided to take it to the next level. She tried to organize a national touring exhibition of the collectibles, which included the best items from 30 top Barbie experts.

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  • 25
    Apr

Lionel Trains – The Interactive Hobby

The stairs that enter the basement of my childhood home lead to a world frozen in time. Aside from some freshly washed laundry, much of the basement remains exactly as my grandfather left it upon his passing in 1988. Although I never had the chance to really get to talk to him, I now feel I know him based on the legacy he left behind.

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  • 11
    Apr

1910 Collectors Barbie

I have a 1910 Hallmark 85 year commerative barbie in the box unopened and want to get a sell price.

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  • 1
    Apr

The Golliwogg Character: Historical Icon or Racist Symbol ?

Created in the 1870s by Florence Upton in England, the Golliwogg was a caricature used in advertisements all over Europe. It seldom appeared in the United States, however.

It was made into a doll by Steiff of Germany in 1902. If you have one of these dolls today it could be worth upwards of $10,000.

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  • 28
    Mar

The Victorian Age

The Victorian Age began in 1837 when Queen Victoria ascended the British throne and lasted up to her death in 1901. It was an era of rapid industrial development and social changes, and you can see this by studying the toys of the period.

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  • 28
    Mar

Collecting Toys

Many people seem to get started with toy collecting more accidentally than deliberately. There may be the old one-eyed teddy that nobody has the heart to give away; there may be the favorite train set that brings happy memories of rainy days indoors. Or you may visit a flea market and find yourself buying a doll because it is like the one you once had.

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  • 3
    Mar

There’s A New Boy in Town, Ken Carson

Barbie™ was introduced to us in 1959, but what about her boyfriend Ken™ – full name, Ken Carson?

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  • 27
    Feb

WorthPoint Research Library – Cribbage Board

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  • 27
    Feb

WorthPoint Research Library – Victorian Child’s Rattle

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