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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Matroyska or Russian Nesting Dolls

Matroyska or nesting dolls from Russia are carved and painted to teach children folktales. From diverse areas of Russia, identifying features and value depends on many factors.

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German Bisque Dolls

German bisque doll history, locations of identifying markings, mold numbers, head and body construction and the prominent firms of the 1800s and early 1900s such as Armand Marseille, Simon and Halbig, Kammer and Reinhardt are discussed. Tips to fully understand market value indicators of antique dolls.

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Wolverine Toys

History of the Wolverine Toy Company. Tips to identify valuable vintage toys made of lithographed tin and pressed steel such as Sandy Andy toys, wind up toys, and mechanical marble operated toys. 

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