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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.