More than 1,000 toys, many of which were Japanese wind-up designs from the 1950s and 1960s, were sold during Victorian Casino Antiques’ May antique toy auction. Read More +
A 1950s-era Tonka “Suburban Pumper” toy fire truck, in mint condition and still in the box, sold for $1,932 in Serious Toyz Jan. 6-7, 2011 vintage toy auction. The pressed steel toy beat a rare 1954 Marx “Fire House” play set, still in the box, which sold for $1,634. Read More +
Antique Trader shows one reader that his attic find of a vintage View-Master and Junior Merchant tin bank, while colorful and interesting, have more value as display items than big-ticket collectibles. View-Masters have been in continuous production since 1939, when Sawyer’s of Portland, Ore., first introduced the View-Master at the New York World’s Fair. The earliest viewers (known as the Model A viewer) are marked "PAT.APPLD.FOR"; they are made from lightweight Kodak Tenite plastic and are prone to warping.
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