Antique and collectible toys
November 30th, 2016
Antique and collectible toys make excellent holiday gifts for everyone and HH Antiques has a vast selection that will bring back any collector’s fond childhood memories!
Here are just a few of the several brand names and categories available right now:
Games & Play Sets: wind-up, tin and cast iron, dolls, vehicles
Toy Makers: Hasbro, Hubley, Ideal, Marx, Mattel
Tips on Collecting Toys
Toys in excellent condition command a good price because they’re hard to find. Most toys were played with, which means a little wear and tear is to be expected. An original box, with packaging and instructions, is a bonus and increases the value. Early 20th-century cast iron with original paint, tin toys with lithograph decoration, and pre-WWII trucks in good condition are great investments. Current trends in collecting toys include: robots, space toys, Transformers, and TV show–themed board games. The best tips when buying antique, collectible toys are to look for the best condition possible and to buy what you like!