Category Archives: Vintage Toys

When it comes to antiques, put the scissors down.

And keep the polish and glue on the shelf. An antique dealer friend recently told me a sad tale. Her friend, another dealer, purchased two framed original hummingbird prints by John Gould. This 19th Century English ornithologist was a contemporary … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading

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Playing around with vintage toys.

People collect vintage and antique toys for a variety of reasons. Some people like the reminder of their childhood days. Others admire the quality that was once a hallmark of American manufacturing. Still others appreciate the way history was depicted … Continue reading

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Raising a new generation of antiques freaks.

My love of all things old began as a child, when our family would spend much of the summer in a bungalow built by my grandfather in the early 1900s. It was a rustic affair, with a hand pump at … Continue reading

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