Friday, April 27, 2018

Toys of Times Past Latest Auction

Friday,  April 27, 2018
Sunny with clouds
10 C  50 F

Toys of Times Past
Latest Auction


The recent trend in toy sellers has been to use large-sized auction companies to sell their toys.
Toys of Times Past has now decided to use Invaluable as their auctioneer to auction their toys. When you press the "please click" line, you will in fact be redirected to the auction on the Invaluable website.

I've selected only toys from a Japanese company by the name of ALPS. Like many toys companies in Japan, after WWII, the Alps company was founded in 1948. The company was founded by a man by the name of Mr. Kuramochi Shoten, who had been an employee of another company by the name of CK.The ALPS company produced mechanical tin plate toys such as toy cars, space toys, and moving wind-up animated/clockwork animals. These toys were very popular in North America. Later on, many of the ALPS company were designed as battery-operated toys. Eventually,
the company abandoned their toy business in the 1970's and chose to concentrate  on their other division of manufacture - consumer and industrial electronics.**


Although I rarely write about toys from the 1940's and 1950's, time and years advance. I was born in 1948, and I'll soon be 70 years "young". Time does fly by faster than you think!















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