Q & A with Harry Rinker: Marian Yu Dolls, Scrappy & Margy Toy, Realistic Stereo Camera
QUESTION: I have two signed and numbered dolls designed by Marion Yu. The boy doll is #846 and the girl is #502. Each has a […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Mickey Rooney’s One-Man Band Toy, Pitcher and Basin
QUESTION: I own a Mickey Rooney’s One Man Band toy that is near mint in its period box. The One Man Band consists of a […]
‘Hey, Taxi!’ Cab Service on a Small Scale
The taxi cab is a common sight on the streets of any city. For small-scale die-cast collectors, the humble cab has been made available over […]
Wacky Racers Offer a Crazily Customized Die-Cast Collection Category
Having a 4-year-old in the house is a great way to keep young. My son, Bentley, like most children his age, is fond of cartoons. […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Tin Soldiers, M1 Helmet, Semaphore Light, ‘Family Circle’
QUESTION: I have five lead figures that my mother acquired from her grandfather when living in Macedonia around 1950. Her grandfather was born before 1890s, […]
Reproduction or Antique? How Best to Enhance a Doll Collection
When talking with a doll collector, the conversation inevitably turns to those dolls that make up our “dolly dreams.” We secretly envision going to a […]
How Much Is That Dolly In The Window?
In the world of antiques, just because something is old does not make it particularly valuable. Likewise, just because a doll is old does not […]
Valentine’s Warm and Fuzzy Story
The obligatory giving of flowers, candy and cards often makes Valentine’s Day—supposedly a holiday for celebrating true love—seem like just another example of consumerism gone […]
What Makes a Hobby Board Game Valuable?
Many board games found in antiques shops and other secondhand retailers may not be as valuable as some might hope. More specifically, there exists a […]
Licensed Board Games: Junk or Jewels?
By Michael Barnes What is a licensed board game? Chances are you’ve seen plenty and probably played several in your time. They’re the board games […]