Did you know, although Steiff is frequently associated with bears, the first stuffed toy created by the company was an elephant? In this Ten Things You Didn't Know column, Antoinette Rahn shares nine more fascinating facts about Steiff.
A seldom-seen large-version Old South Church 'still' bank is expected to be a standout among more than 1,250 lots of banks and toys coming before bidders July 11-12. About half of the items in the sale, which is being presented by RSL Auction Co., is from the extensive antique toy and bank collection of...
An early 20th century mechanical bank, deemed one of the greatest treasures of his collection by famed collector Max Berry, sold for $228,000 recently.
New editions of two popular collecting guides are available now, and filled with extensive details, vetted values, and vital market trends. Learn more about the 49th edition of Warman's Antiques & Collectibles, and 20th edition of Toys & Prices.
Pete Waterman, best known for his work in pop music, and less known for his train modelling and railway preservation prowess, is offering a portion of his legendary collection of model trains during an auction presented by London's Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, April 16.
During James D. Julia's Nov. toy doll auction, a sale which saw windup toys, still banks, advertising and coin-op collections, and Steiff dolls draw much bidder interest, total sales topped $1.4M.
Do you recall those days of youth when you'd pour over the pages of the holiday catalogs, circling items, referring to specific pages while making your holiday wish lists (and checking it twice)? If so, you're not alone. We posed a question about memories of holiday catalogs (wishbooks) and a few readers shared their...
Enjoy a special inside peek at the new book "The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977-1985" in the latest Behind the Spine blog post.
The first of two, possibly three auctions featuring 500 antique toys and banks from the iconic collection of Max Berry, revered collector and ambassador of the collectibles community, will cross the auction block at Bertoia Auctions, Nov. 14-15.
It's going to be a parade of bears at Norman C. Heckler & Co.'s Sept. 19 auction, with more than 1,100 toy bears, including 200 antique models up for grabs.