Have You Lost Your Marbles?
A thumb flicks a shiny marble across the cement and the camera zooms in on the child’s face – tongue curled over his upper lip in consternation, his gaze steady – as the tiny ball rolls toward its target. A smile erupts when the marble hits its mark.
You never know what you will find… And when…
I was driving to get gas at 7:30 this morning here in Maine. The temperature was a brisk 3 degrees. We have an outdoor flea market at an antique mall where dealers sell their wares just about year round. I was so surprised to see a dealer out in front of the flea market on such a cold day, so I stopped to show my interest in his craziness.
I’ve Lost My Marbles, Show Me Yours!!!!
I have officially lost my marbles! I am looking for collectors who want to share their marble collections and form a solid grounded community with a vast knowledge base. Show the world your marbles!
Hartland Plastics, located in southern Wisconsin, produced a series of sport and western figures between 1953 and the early 1960s. These painted acetate plastic figures came with removable accessories Western figures ranged from generic figures, e.g., Western Champ, to licensed figures, e.g., The Lone Ranger and Wyatt Earp. Hartland occasionally used the same mold for more […]
Coming of Age: Toys in Early America
American toys actually predate recorded history. American Indian children played with the smaller versions of their parents’ items, right down to scaled-down bows and arrows. Before the American Indian slowly migrated across North and South America, sometime after the last Ice Age, Eskimo children in the far north hoisted tiny harpoons imitating the hunters of […]
A Survey of Chevrolet Nomads in 1/64 Scale
by Dave Weber, images Doug Breithaupt The year was 1954 and was the first time a Chevrolet Nomad was introduced to the public. It was one of the experimental cars in the General Motors Motorama styling show that toured the country. This showcar was actually a modified Corvette body that had been introduced the previous […]
The Less-Than Fairlady: Nissan’s 280ZX
by Brian Willoughby For almost 10 years, Nissan’s original Z car had dominated the American sports car scene, becoming, along the way, the biggest selling sports car ever made by anyone, anywhere. It was little wonder why: it was a first-rate performer that looked great and was reasonably priced and to top it all off […]
Military Vehicles Past and Present
Military Vehicles Past and Present by Ivan Delgado images by Ivan Delgado and Doug Breithaupt WC54 Ambulance (WWII), Johnny L. DINKY TOYS 22f Tank22c Motor truck 151a Medium tank 151b Covered wagon with cooker trailer (151c) 153 Military jeep 152a Light tank 152b Reconnaissance car 162a Light Dragon tractor 162c 18-pounder gun 161a Lorry-mounted search […]
1973 – A Glorious Time for Grand Touring Cars
By Doug Breithaupt To the French, they are the ‘Grand Routier’, to the Italians, ‘Gran Turismo’, and to the English speaking world, ‘Grand Touring’ cars. The definition of a GT car is that it is a fixed ortarga-top 2-door coupe with rear seats and sporting power, adequate to spirited driving. While the rear seats of […]