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.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Revisiting Some of My Old Friends
Thursday, January 4, 2018 Overcast -10 C 14 F
Revising Some of My
I had a good idea the other day. It was to revisit some old friends and
see what they are selling on their websites. I searched on my Google Blogger site for
ebay and found Mr. Ron Michaud. His store name on ebay is HGA6969.
Lehmann 590 Autobus Tin Wind Up Original.Classic German craftsmanship built this wind up tin toy that has stood the test of time. The wind up mechanism works nicely needing a small push, mostly because I never dare wind it very tight. A serious driver handles the steering wheel that actually turns the front wheels left and right. The rear curving stairs and deck are solidly attached. All the markings are clear on this 8" (203 mm) toy showing just the right amount of patina.
It certainly helps any buyer, when a seller provides many high-quality photos to illustrate
what they are selling, and Ron Michaud does this very well! If you venture over to the link that I is at the top of this page, you will also see lots of nice old toys that he is selling. In the summer, Ron likes to take his toy photos on his front porch that faces his nice landscape. That's how I always recognize his toys for sale on ebay.
Unfortunately, his nice lawn makes me want it to be summer, but that isn't happening for another
6 months. In the meantime, there is a big storm coming across the eastern part of the United States and Canada tonight, with lots and lots of snow and cold!