Author Archives: Mark Rich

Focus on Toys: Tom Mix

For toy collectors just as with collectors of movie memorabilia, the 1930s and ’40s radio and film character named Tom Mix presents an unusual puzzle – because there was more than just one Tom Mix. More than two, even. There were, in fact, seven Tom Mixes.

Collecting Little Orphan Annie

Collectors enchanted by early comic characters struggle, oftentimes, to find items featuring their favorites. To find toys based on "Polly and Her Pals" or "Little Jimmy," however popular those strips were in their day, must take some dedicated digging ...

Vintage Toys

The noun “tinker” can mean a number of different things, as might be expected of a word bandied about for so many centuries in English, Scots, and probably other languages.