This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Great Old American Toy Airplanes
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Sunny and hot
Great Old American To Airplanes
One of the things I like to do when writing blogs, is to return to people and companies who have permitted me to use their nice photos. I don't always remember to do this, and I missed a nice opportunity to help Stout Auctions broadcast one of their fine auctions that was posted from April 5- 26, 2014. I'll have to be more remindful next time!
The reason for today's post title is the fact that Stout Auctions is a major auctioneer in the vintage and antique and modern model train business. However, they will sell other types of toys, and this is another important principal" that I've learned to follow. Just because a company or collector writes that he/she sells mostly one type of toy, does not mean that they don;t sell other types!
Did I mention that Stout Auctions takes excellent photographs for their listed items?
They take plenty of photos to present all of the features of each item up for auction.
I almost didm;t use this item. However, when I looked closer, the engine cylinders on this listed are copper-coloured, compared with the aluminum-coloured and aluminum metal cylinders of the first Buddy L monocoupe airplane.
Readers have written to me to ask if old toys should be restored and repainted.
The item above answer that question. The toy may not have received the highest bidding, but both the seller and the final winning bidder had interests in the restored toy.
Whomever collected this grouping of old American airplanes certainly must have spent a lot of time to find these beautiful toys. And for those winning bidders, they will keep these toys for the future time. That's the nice thing about collecting old toys - there will always be someone who will want to collect!