SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. – Collecting started innocently enough for me. I had toys when I was a child! That’s when my collecting began, first with GI Joe and Hot Wheels, then baseball cards and comic books.
Toys are taking the Big Apple by storm Feb. 15-18 at the 106th Annual International Toy Fair. The fair, the pinnacle trade show for the toy industry, brings manufacturers together with buyers and the media for a showcase extravaganza of what’s hot, what’s new, and what’s timeless in terms of toys. Although the show...
Kay Hofmann and her daughter Carilee Nelson got an idea while strolling through an antique mall in 1985.
The Great Lehigh Valley Antique Toy & Collectible Show is an event for every antique and toy enthusiast.
Hot Wheels® definitely has no fear of 40, as it continues its year-long anniversary celebration in high style. And although the month-long Hot Wheels® 40th Anniversary Road Trip, is drawing to a close this weekend, there is no doubt that the future of Hot Wheels® will be as impressive as its past.
The question posed: What did you collect in your childhood and how did that shape your interest in antiques?
I’ve heard it said there are two reasons people buy antiques – they love what they collect and want more of them, or they are in it purely for the investment and potential profit.
On a warm August morning I ventured out to purchase the local newspaper and search for rummage and estate sales. I picked out a few good ads and then charted my course.
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