February toy auction stars tin litho, dolls, bears
Childhood classics fill the Feb. 9 toy auction hosted jointly by Pook & Pook and Noel Barrett, including dolls, teddy bears, lithographed toys & much more.
Speaking of Dolls: Passion for doll collecting began early
Ellen Tsagaris, a new columnist for Antique Trader magazine, is a doll advocate, an educator and the author of With Love from Tin Lizzie: A History of Metal Dolls, Mechanical Dolls and Automatons. The life-long doll enthusiast confesses to have never met a doll she didn’t like.
Provenance pushes prices higher at doll auction
Collector enthusiasm for the finest of antique dolls reached new heights across all genres at Theriault’s July 16, 2018 Marquis auction in Phoenix. The auction featured dolls from original estates, many with a fascinating personal history.
Character dolls: Not always pretty, but always interesting
Do you have to be a character to collect character dolls? Not necessarily, but it doesn't hurt.
Cambridge Wildflower pattern glass sets course for Aug. 19 sale
A footed vase, candle holders, butter dishes, and a cocktail shaker in Cambridge glass' Wildflower pattern are among the lots coming before bidders Auc. 19 by way of Specialists of the South.
Late 19th century Germania bank caps $51K
A late 19th century Germania Exchange cast-iron mechanical bank, featuring a goat sitting atop a beer cask, commanded intense bidding before one bidder took it for $51,000 during Bertoia Auction's Spring auction, June 2-3.
Celebrating six playthings turning 60
Sixty years is a long time. However, as we all know, some things definitely get better with time. Although not many sixty-year-old toys may still have the shine of newness, the nostalgia they evoke is timeless. Take these six toys turning 60...
Wonders await at secluded Wisconsin auto, toy museum
In Southwestern Wisconsin, at the highest point overlooking the Mississippi River, you'll find an uncommon and totally engrossing destination devoted to collectibles and nostalgia, at Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum.