Found 254 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Oct 24 2011
  • 24 Oct 2011

Rinker on Collectibles: Considering Toys as a Measure of Age

I received an e-mail from Christopher Bensch, vice president of Collections at the National Museum of Play, asking me to share stories I might have […]

  • Oct 24 2011
  • 24 Oct 2011

Horror Board Games: Spooky Play with some Scary Secondary Values

Monster, horror and other Halloweenie themes have long been popular in both mainstream and hobby market board games. Modern examples range from the classic Fury […]

  • Oct 10 2011
  • 10 Oct 2011

3M’s Innovative Bookshelf Games: The Precursors to Today’s Hobby Board Games

When most folks think of the 3M corporate brand, their thoughts most likely turn toward the unmistakable smell of Scotch tape or the canary yellow […]

  • Oct 3 2011
  • 3 Oct 2011

The Source of Collector Pandemonium: Steiff’s Stuffed Pandas

With Steiff pandas, things are pretty black and white. Collectors just can’t get enough of these rare bears and, as a lifelong enthusiast, I have […]

  • Sep 26 2011
  • 26 Sep 2011

Star Wars Board Games Have Game-Playing, Monetary Values

George Lucas’ Star Wars saga—both the three great films and three really bad ones—hit Blu-Ray this past week, shattering sales records. There are few media […]

  • Sep 12 2011
  • 12 Sep 2011

Battleship: Its Value is in the Playing of the Game

“You sank my battleship!” is—without a doubt—one of those iconic catchphrases that kids picked up from commercials shown during Saturday morning cartoons, back when there […]

  • Aug 29 2011
  • 29 Aug 2011

Several Different Dogs with the Same Name: Steiff’s Spectacular Cocker Spaniels

Mark Twain once wrote, “The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.” You may or may not agree with that broad […]

  • Aug 29 2011
  • 29 Aug 2011

You May Pass Go, but Do Not Collect $200: Assessing Vintage Monopoly Games

For most folks, the term “board game” is practically synonymous with Monopoly, the venerable game of real estate ownership patented by Charles Darrow in 1934. […]

  • Aug 15 2011
  • 15 Aug 2011

Assuring Success with Steiff’s Good Luck Charms

Good luck! Viel glueck! Buena suerte! Bonne chance! Whatever language you say it in, the heartfelt sentiment runs true. The exciting news that WorthPoint launched […]

  • Jul 11 2011
  • 11 Jul 2011

Keeping the Old Teddy Bear Looking New: Maintaining a Vintage Steiff Collection

Special and precious things require TLC (tender loving care) and that is no different when it comes to Steiff (or other vintage mohair) collectibles. Yes, […]