Sunday, February 14, 2010

Toy Show Report

Yesterday my sweetie and I went to a little toy show, one we've never been to before. Treasures were plentiful, prices were affordable, and we met lots of delightfully eccentric people. My favorite was a seller who wouldn't let any of his toys go home with buyers he found "unsuitable", and who kissed each of his toys before he finally let them go. (Thankfully, I was found worthy of the doll I wanted: after a lengthy sizing-up period, he said, "well, you look like you would give her a good home, so that's okay then.")  Treasures found included:

-2 fantastic vintage novelty valentines, which I am gleefully saving to post next year
-a 1950s Archer Space Man for only $5!
-a cute, cute, cute 1960s Ideal Baby Pebbles Doll (from the Flintstones) for $15
-a big 1970s Dam Norfin troll, with mohair wig, original outfit, and made in Denmark, for just $6!
-a circa 1906-1908 American teddy bear with an incredibly endearing expression (considerably more expensive than the foregoing items, but still an awesome deal)
-and something I've never seen before: an early 1900s tin "postcard projector": a metal box about the size of a breadbox, with a magnifying porthole lens on the back and a sliding door on the front. By inserting a postcard into the sliding door, closing it, and turning on the lightbulb inside, the image can be seen in magnified form. Strange!

Pictures to follow throughout this week!


  1. Sounds like you found some fabulous stuff! I'm getting the "itches" for buying since we've been cooped up in the house with all this snow... I can't wait to make it to the antique mall and some auctions. It's like going through detox!

  2. Oh, I know how you feel! We've been cooped up here too b/c of snow and cold (but not as badly as you have). It felt soooo good to get out and shop!