LITTLE TOYS FOR BIG BOYS

By: John Hogan

Just in time for Christmas! As a little special treat in the realm of memorabilia, Passion For The Past Antiques And Collectibles has an "in store" new arrival of Corgi, Dinky, Match box and Lesney metal toys.

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We all remember as children having played with many of the Corgi, Dinky, Majorette, Match box and Lesney toys - many of which were produced in England. Such toys of yesteryear are today's collectibles and antiques. Many have great lithographs and advertising logo. As older men, some of us still have the little boy inside of us that reaches out to grip onto the past and reminiscent about the toys of the past and what better way than to collect these little replicas.

The importance of toys has overridden some museums for space. Point in question was a flow blue museum in the United States that was started by Petra Williams, fore running expert and largest collector of flow blue in the USA, in the early eighties. Since her death, the entire flow blue collection of this museum was put to auction and presently the museum is home to many unique antique and collectible toys. Today this same museum is now a toy museum.

These metal miniature or scale replicas gave us much joy as little boys. Many did not survive in great condition due to the fact that they were actually played with. Consequently the paint at times wore off. Original "as found" condition is important to value. It is preferable not to repaint. However if wheels are missing or windows, etc., it is something like restoring a collector vintage car. One should go ahead and do minimal restoration as necessary to restore them to their original state so as not to disturb real value. Again call a professional who really knows about restoration. Don't venture into a haphazard restoration on your own because whatever value the toy may have, if you are not an expert, you may be devaluing the item.

The photo illustration to the right is only a small sample of the varied selection that we presently have at our physical store location.


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