The Official Identification and Price Guide to Collectible Toys

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Random House Information Group, 1990 - Antiques & Collectibles - 533 pages
Toy collecting is no longer child's play! Toy prices continue to escalate, as the Perelman Sale, the Atlanta Toy Museum Sales, the Game Preserve Museum Sale at Skinner, and many other auctions have proven. Toys have become one of today's top five collectibles, and the explosion in the market has been nothing short of remarkable.
Expanded by 200 pages, this House of Collectibles edition is a completely up-to-date identification and price guide, and a professional quality volume that examines the toy market in general, makers' marks, manufacturers, shows, and live and mail auctions. Discover the secrets of determining condition, buying at auctions, and housing and preserving your collectibles. A valuable toy glossary is included, as is a comprehensive selection of publications, public collections, collecting organizations, and repair and restoration services.
With over 100 photos and an eight-page color insert, THE OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION AND PRICE GUIDE TO COLLECTIBLE TOYS is the most complete portrait of today's toy collecting market available.

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Contents

Toy Market Overview
5
History of Toys
17
How to Document a Toy By Maker and
25
Manufacturers
32
The Importance of Condition
76
Inoperable Toys
85
Banks
93
BatteryOperated Toys
124
Bell Toys
130
Circus Toys
136
Comic and Character Toys
149
Shows and Exhibits
499
Public Toy Train Doll and Game Collections
505
Bibliography
516
Index
526
Copyright

About the author (1990)

Friz writes articles for several national publications covering auctions and antiques and collectibles shows.

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