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.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Not Yet Seen Toys from Copake Auctions
Sunday, May 31, 2015 Very Cold and Cloudy 9C or 48 F
Not Yet Seen Toys from Copake Auctions Inc.
It was a great day to write today. Yesterday was 31 C ( 88 F), and today it's freezing (9C or 48 F). Of course, I can't complain. The other day, it was 47 C (116.6F) in India.
Whenever I finish a post ,I will write to the contact person at a company or the person from whom I had the permission to post and of course use their photos. Since I'm returning again to write after a 5 month hiatus (rest break), I wrote to Copake Auctions Inc. and specifically to Mr. James Thompson. James is the website/technology, marketing & media person at Copake Auctions Inc. That's certainly a big title and lots of responsibility. I like to ask the person that I contacted just to proofread the post for anything that he or she might like me to change, add, remove, or edit. James thanked me, and provided me with an address for a search on Copake Auctions Inc. for "toy- 2006-present".
Of course, I'd written about Copake Auction Inc.'s toys before, but it didn't hurt to take a look at what James Thompson had sent me. No sooner had I looked at the first 2 pages of 10 (total 466 toys), did I select 4 toys that I had not seen before. Actually 1 was a "mascot" for RCA.
Below is a nice articulating horse with a Sheffield Farms Company milk wagon. I don't see a string, but the toy look like a "pull toy". There's no date provided for the toy, but it appears top be early 20th century or slightly later.
The photography is very good, and I especially like the wide-angle close pup of the roof of the wagon. That illustrates the roof quite well, and shows you the iron step for the milkman to step up to the wagon.
Here's something that I had not known before - another RCA figure - RCA Radiotrons.
Everybody who is older that 60 certainly know the most famous RCA Mascot.
Hint: He is a dog
Here's another discovery for me-another articulated toy with a horse and buggy.
I think that this is also another pull toy. I selected this because of its' realism, that reminds me of those travelling salesman samples.
And here's yet one more "discovery". I think I've mentioned or posted a toy from "Oh Boy", but not this one. It's quite large for a toy, and certainly illustrates the early types of car racers that it was modelled after.
This post was certainly an "eye-opener". I was able to find 4 new toys that I had not seen before in a matter of a few minutes, and the fun of it was that I found them on an exceptional auctioneer's website whose specially is antique bicycles, but of course sells other merchandise.
As the expression goes "leave no stone unturned"…..
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and as always, have a great part of the day or night,