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  • Jun 5 2008
  • 5 Jun 2008

Model Car and Toy Car Collectibles

As auto companies lay off employees and reduce the models they produce, and the price of gas has us wondering if that van or SUV was worth buying, we might begin to ponder where the auto industry is headed. It seems like fuel efficiency will be the priority in modern car design.

  • May 29 2008
  • 29 May 2008

Webkinz :) Collectibles for Kids

We collect webkinz because the web site is fun to play with and they are adorable.You can look at our slides and learn about them. You have to be careful where you buy them as some sometimes they could be dangerous if you use your real name and address. (explain that)

some of the questions you might want to answer….

who collects webkinz

why they collect them

what you do with them

  • May 28 2008
  • 28 May 2008

Francisco Vargas wax dolls

i am looking fo9r someone whose is knowlegeable in Fransico Vargas wax dolls. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born in 1825, Francisco Vargas Sr. was a native of Mexico who arrived in the United States by covered wagon in 1864 and found his way to New Orleans several years later. By 1875, he had set up shop on Royal Street, making wax sculptures, a trade he had learned as a boy from a Jesuit priest.

  • Apr 28 2008
  • 28 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 11 2008
  • 11 Apr 2008

1910 Collectors Barbie

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

  • Apr 1 2008
  • 1 Apr 2008

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.

  • Mar 28 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

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.

  • Mar 28 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

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.