Thursday, January 27, 2011

Antique Toys

Toys. They aren't guaranteed to make you happy - case in point, the young lady in the photo.  If you run across the term 'mint' when checking toy values it means "unplayed with, brand new, flawless'.  Is that not sad?  Some little guy had a toy that was to be looked at and don't touch that!  According to the 2010 edition of Schroeder's Collectible Toys, if the toy in the picture is a 'Horse on 4-Wheeled Platform' and she hadn't touched it the horse could be worth $350,000 today.  But she wouldn't be around to enjoy the money anyway.  So play away!
The caption of this photo was:  "Portrait of well dressed small girl with pull-along horse".  I'm guessing  Suri would find this little frock pathetic.  But it's clean!

Books for Toy Collectors
Graphic Source:  Powerhouse Museum Collection

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