Found 240 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • 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.

  • Mar 3 2008
  • 3 Mar 2008

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?

  • Feb 27 2008
  • 27 Feb 2008

WorthPoint Research Library – Cribbage Board

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  • Feb 27 2008
  • 27 Feb 2008

WorthPoint Research Library – Victorian Child’s Rattle

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  • Feb 26 2008
  • 26 Feb 2008

The American Girl Doll

Collecting dolls is a popular pastime among females young and old. From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls are a part of growing up and often remain a part of the home through collections. A doll that has really made a splash in the media recently is the American Girl Doll.

  • Feb 23 2008
  • 23 Feb 2008

Diminutive Audio Equipment as Collectible

Musical toys are some of the most sought-after audio equipment in avant garde music genres. This phenomenon has made primitive, electronic instruments into collectibles. In addition to the sheer novelty of collecting poor quality, low-fi objects, the idea of toy keyboards from the eighties as collectibles speaks to the high-speed rate of progress in audio.

  • Feb 19 2008
  • 19 Feb 2008

Barbie’s™ First Pet

1964 was a good year for Barbie™. There were many exciting changes and there were a few new faces added. Among these was a set called “Dog ‘n Duds” (stock #1613)

  • Feb 11 2008
  • 11 Feb 2008

The El Camino in 1:64

by Doug Breithaupt For many years, fans of Chevrolet’s El Camino have had little to collect in small-scale diecast. That has changed recently as the […]