Girl Scouts memorabilia

Resale markets, values and history of Girl Scouts' memorabilia items such as magazines, pins, badges, jewelry, cookie tins, uniforms, cameras, dolls, pocket knives, watches, and more are discussed.

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Mills Slot Machines

History and values for Mills Slot Machines, the three types of coin operated machines and other companies who produced them, popular models and how to examine a machine for value.

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Caille Bros. Slot Machines

History of slot machines including the popular maker Caille Bros., how and why slots got their start in stores, hotels and bars and how to find valuable slots

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Madame Alexander Dolls

Values and history for Madame Alexander Dolls including those made with porcelain, plastic, and vinyl plus tips on the most valuable characters dolls and other clues to identify dolls for value.

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Hot Wheels toy cars

Values and history for the Mattel Hot Wheels toy cars including their popular Redline series, who designed the toys and what real life vehicle models were featured in the series.

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Steiff teddy bears

Values and history for Steiff teddy bears, understand how to identify them by how they are made, and avoid the myth that Steiff pieces must have a metal button to be valuable.

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Marx Toys

Louis Marx & Co. was known as the largest toy manufacturer in the 1950s producing many wind-up toys including the Marx Merry Makers which originally sold for 91 cents. Other toys included popular characters like Amos and Andy, Popeye, and Tidy Tim. Today, these toys are highly collectible.

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Schoenhut Toys

Values of Schoenhut toys, history, and famous products dating from the late 1800s to the present.
From miniature pianos for children to playthings that characterized the popularity of circus animals in the early 1900s, Schoenhut toys are prized collectibles.

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Buddy L Toys

Early 1900s toys made of pressed steel by the Buddy L Company of Moline, IL. Values, background, and impact for the line of constructed metal toys including dump trucks, tractors, cars, etc.

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Fisher Price Toys

Fisher Price Toys and other mid 20th Century collectibles focus on production methods of the time period. Production methods, styles, and designs are clues to value.

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