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  • Jun 6 2015
  • 6 Jun 2015

Collectible Matchbox Cars: Hope You Saved the Box!

I am 54 years old. So if my math is correct, it would have been about 46 years ago (the late 1960s). Now, I’ll sound […]

  • Aug 5 2014
  • 5 Aug 2014

Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction

For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is Thomas the Tank engine, the announcement on Tuesday that the late Dennis […]

  • Jun 25 2014
  • 25 Jun 2014

Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice

Unless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector can rarely identify what it […]

  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Mechanical Art Balances Mass-Production and Aesthetics

I recently was provided with copies of e-mail exchanges between advanced toy train collectors that dealt with topics ranging from the long-term prospects of sustaining […]

  • Apr 1 2013
  • 1 Apr 2013

Toy Museum Opens Mechanical Toy Exhibit in April

(This article first appeared in DOLLS magazine) A special exhibit of moving toys of the past century  will be on display at Toy Worlds Museum […]

  • Mar 14 2013
  • 14 Mar 2013

Serious Toyz Auction Features 1,300 Quality Lots in Wide Range of Categories

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Serious Toyz will seek to cement its reputation one of the leading vintage toy and collectible auction houses in the United States […]

  • Feb 12 2013
  • 12 Feb 2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The […]

  • Sep 17 2008
  • 17 Sep 2008

Toy Train Sets

A website dedicated to collecting model trains calls itself the “World’s Greatest Hobby,” and it isn’t hard to imagine why. Collecting colorful toy train sets is an old and respected leisure occupation. From the time trains arrived as transportation, train sets have been created and collected.

  • 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.