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, November 15, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Cloudy with Rain 8 Celsius 46 Fahrenheit
The sets of Tootsietoy that you see are from the upcoming auction of December 10, 2016.
Antiques of all sorts that came with their original boxes are always worth more
than the toys alone. The actual boxes are collectibles. In this case, the old 1930's and later 1950's art work is very nice, and interesting to look at. This auction must have had an avid collector ,since he/she collected all of these sets and more. As well, there fare nice grouping of just the toys themselves up for auction. Whomever collected these toys must have spent a lot of years assembling the collection, and I'm sure all collectors who send their items to auction are saddened to depart with them.
Tootsietoys "Aces of the Air" Set
Mono-plane, complete and all original, in near mint condition. Bi-plane with pods for water landing, some paint chips, in excellent condition. Bi-plane with wheels for ground landing, complete and all original, in near mint condition. Rare round original set box is in excellent condition.