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It's always good to have old or reproduced toy catalogues if you are collecting toys, especially cast iron toys. I decided to select all colour pages from the # 33 catalogue. The catalogue begins with page 135 and finishes off with page 210.
I happen to also have a 1940 reproduction (Noble House, 1988) catalogue.THat catalogue is entirely in colour, and has only 40 pages. ANother difference is that there are no different sizes of the same toy offered to the customer. Another interesting fact is that the shipping sizes and weights changed. In the 1923 catalogue, it was noir unusual for a 100 pound shipping crate to be used to send toys to a seller. By 1940, the weights were halved to 50 pounds and a bit more for some packages. This of course had to do with rio freight. In 1923, shipping costs were much less expensive relative to the 1940 prices.
THese are just some of the items that are in the catalogue. It's interesting to see that so many toys are based on adult kitchen items, even too miniature cast iron stoves. Most are wood-burning, while one has knobs, which I would assume were for gas control for coking.
Once again, a catalogue such as this (reproduction) is a great resource to have if you collect cast iron toys. You can also find original catalogues from the past, but this are very expensive and are for book collectors, rather than reference, since you wouldn't want to bend the pages or have fingerprints anthem over a period of time.
So that's a wrap, and I probably post again in the future about this 1923 Arcade catalogue.
Thamks for dropping by,
and as always,
Have a great part of the day or night,
Wherever you may be.