Antique Collector - Antique Toys and Games


Ye Olde Toy Shoppe: Toys, Games, Dolls and Teddy Bears.
The appeal of toy collecting, especially dolls and bears, traces its origins to our childhood and the nostalgia we all have for anything from our youth.
Most of us will have childhood memories of tinplate toys which appeared following the onset of the Industrial Revolution. Up until then, most toys were wooden or home-made and none were more universally popular than dolls. Collectables range from dolls, to doll's houses and furniture, teddy bears and other soft toys, to aeroplanes, boats, submarines, trains, soldiers, puppets, tinplate, money boxes and rocking horses.
Strictly speaking, most of what collectors seek in the antique toy market, aren't antiques at all, the vast majority being made in Germany in the early to mid 1900's. Despite being made of metal many toys were often delicately constructed and fragile. Consequently the condition of a toy is crucial to its current value and boxed or near-mint condition always commands a premium.


Antique Toys and Games



Sporting Collectibles
R.Stephen Irwin
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Product details
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Co ,U.S. (Jan 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0883172003
ISBN-13: 978-0883172001
Dimensions: 25.7 x 20.7 x 1.4 cm


Hornby: The Official Illustrated History
Ian Harrison
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A celebration and history of Hornby Trains. Archive and specially-commissioned photographs of historic sets, rarities, special editions and celebrity owners illustrate the development of the train sets themselves, from clockwork to electric, from tinplate models to a contemporary computer-generated virtual railway.



Product details
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 2nd edition (April 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574323342
ISBN-13: 978-1574323344
Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 3 cm


Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book: Identification & Values Geoffrey T. Carlton
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Product details
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jan 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764301209
ISBN-13: 978-0764301209
Dimensions: 28.4 x 21.3 x 2.8 cm


Antique and Collectible Dollhouses and Furnishings - Dian Zillner, Patty Cooper
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The DC Comics Encyclopedia
Phil Jimenez
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Product details
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (Oct 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 075660592X
ISBN-13: 978-0756605926
Dimensions: 30.7 x 26.4 x 3.3 cm


Schroeder's Collectible Toys Antique to Modern 20,000 Collectible Toys
- Huxford
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Product details
Paperback: 502 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 7r.e. edition (Sep 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574322052
ISBN-13: 978-1574322057
Dimensions: 27.3 x 21 x 2.5 cm



Product details
Paperback: 239 pages
Publisher: Collector Bks.,U.S. (Oct 1990)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0891454020
ISBN-13: 978-0891454021
Dimensions: 28.6 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm


Toys, Antique and Collectible
David Longest
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Product details
Paperback: 293 pages
Publisher: Collector Bks.,U.S. (Nov 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 089145618X
ISBN-13: 978-0891456186
Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.9 cm


Motorcycle Toys: Antique and Contemporary - Christine Gentry
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A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Toys
Ronald Pearsall
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It is only in recent years that collecting antique toys has become an appreciated area for serious collectors, from the simple peg dolls sold at country fairs to the sophisticated model trains made by Hornby.


"Antique Trader" Toys Price Guide
Kyle Husfloen, Dana Cain
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All toys made over the past 200 years have become highly collectible, especially those since World War II. This guide covers all major types of toys produced in the 19th and 20th centuries and provides detailed descriptions with current values for 3,500 toys. Toys are organised alphabetically by category, such as action, battery-operated, vehicles, games, etc. making it easy to locate specific toys.




Product details
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN) (Nov 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0896583783
ISBN-13: 978-0896583788
Dimensions: 31.4 x 24.1 x 2.9 cm


The Big Book of John Deere Tractors: Model-By-Model - Don MacMillan
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Product details
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 9th edition (Oct 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574323660
ISBN-13: 978-1574323665
Dimensions: 27.4 x 20.8 x 2.8 cm


Schroeder's Collectible Toys: Antique to Modern
S Huxford, B Huxford
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Care of Favourite Dolls: Antique Bisque Conservation - Mary Caruso
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Invaluable to anyone who owns bisque dolls. The information about handling dolls, the care of dolls, how to style wigs, applies to modern dolls as well as antiques. Step-by-step directions, including photographs, on how to restring a ball jointed composition body, how to set eyes and make repairs, how to replace broken fingers or mend leather bodies, and how to cover damaged bodies, are easy to follow.


A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Dolls
Ronald Pearsall
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Collectors delight in the range of dolls available throughout history, from Dutch dolls with articulated limbs to the lavishly dressed French dolls of the nineteenth century. All types of dolls are examined here for enthusiasts everywhere.



Product details
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Collins; New Ed edition (Oct 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0007163703
ISBN-13: 978-0007163700
Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm


Airfix: 50 Years of the Greatest Modelling Kits in the World - Arthur Ward
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