Structo Toy Cement Mixer A1095

Hard play and cruel old Father Time have robbed this beauty of its front grill, but not its heart. A well loved and thoroughly played with toy. As an objet d'art: absolutely! 19.5" x 6' x 9". Condition: emphatically not mint. But far from broken. It works. Price on request  “STRUCTO TOYS MAKES MEN OF BOYS!” proclaimed the ...

Red Toy Truck Wyandotte Toys A1094

Really rare. Truly Great. Pressed metal, painted red. Nothing simpler, or more likely to appeal to a child's complex imagination. Built damn tough too. 12" x 4.5" x 5" Price on request. All Metal Products Company was an American toy company founded in 1920 and based in Wyandotte, Michigan for most of its history. It produced inexpensive pressed ...

Minister Delux Friction Tin-plate Toy Car Indian Version (1981) A1071

Why a Minister? Because it's what government ministers ride around in. Why Delux? Because why not! A 1950s car design made current for 1980s children. That's what we call a classic. 3" x 4" x 10" original box. This is the 1980s Indian knock-off of the 1950s Japanese toy. A charmer. These toys first came up ...

Lincoln Tunnel Tin Litho Wind-up Toy A960

Of the many wonders of New York City's heroic age of public works, the Lincoln Tunnel connecting Manhattan's skyscrapers with the then bucolic countryside of New Jersey must rank near the top. Even today, traveling through it is an experience rarely matched. And here we have a toy distillation of its imposing essence, instantly recognizable, rejoicing ...

Don Q Rum Promotional Toy Sailboat A667

Set sail in your imagination for tropical waters (an ocean of booze perhaps) on the SS Don Q Hurricane. A Mad Men era promotional classic. A more insouciant time, perhaps, as Dad sips his "Hurricane" * (see below) while Junior launches his. Price on request. Hurricane (cocktail) The hurricane is a sweet alcoholic drink made with rum and ...

Francis MacManus’s 1937 First Edition of “Candle for the Proud” A564

Francis MacManus (1909 –1965) was an Irish novelist and broadcaster. Born in Kilkenny, MacManus was educated in the local Christian Brothers School and later at St. Patrick's College, Dublin and University College Dublin. After teaching for eighteen years at the Synge Street Christian Brothers School in Dublin, MacManus joined the staff of Radio Ereann (precursor to RTE, the Irish national broadcasting entity) in 1948 as ...

Pecos Bill’s Story by James Cloyd Bowman 1937 Book A561

Pecos Bill is an American cowboy, apocryphally immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the Southwest ofTexas, New Mexico, Southern California, and Arizona. Their stories were probably invented as short stories and a book by Edward S. O'Reilly in the early 20th Century and are considered to be an example of fakelore. Pecos Bill was a late addition to the "big man" idea of characters, such as Paul ...

Arthur Burton Rascoe (1892 – 1957) “Belle Starr” 1941 Book A560

Arthur Burton Rascoe (1892 - 1957), was an American journalist, editor and literary critic of the New York Herald Tribune. Born in Fulton, Kentucky to Matthew L. Rascoe and Elizabeth Burton Rascoe, Rascoe grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was class president at Shawnee High School and participated in sports while also working for the local newspaper. Feeling confined to the small town and his increasing ...

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 – 1953) “The Yearling” ©1938 Book A539

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie of the same title, The Yearling. The book was ...

William Lindsay White (1900–1973) “They Were Expendable” Book A557

W.L. White, They Were Expendable First Edition. Here is the first great story of our war as seen by the men fighting in it. Adapted into a 1945 film starring John Wayne. Jacket has slight edge wear. With a special inside back cover printing, "Buy United States War Bonds": Copyrighted by W. L. White 1942. William Lindsay White (1900–1973), ...

Zenith Red Plastic Radio c. 1954 A542

Super fun 1950s red plastic Zenith radio. Call for pricing. Country: United States of America (USA) Manufacturer/Brand: Zenith Radio Corp.; Chicago, Illinois alternative name   Chicago Radio Lab Year: 1954 ? Type: Radio - or past WW2 tuner Valves / Tubes 5: 12BE6 12BA6 12AT6 50C5 35W4 Principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); IF-Freq 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s) Tuned circuits 6 AM circuit(s) Wave bands Broadcast only (MW). Details Power type and voltage AC/DC-set / 110 ...

Antique French Toy Pedal Riding Cart (Sulky) with Horse SOLD A538

Antique French Toy Pedal Riding Cart (Sulky) harnessed to a white horse, cast metal, chain drive, original rubber tires, leather reins (to steer by), altogether entrancing and certainly rare, if not by now unique in the world. Only missing its chain guard... and its whip. Yes, ideas about child safety were different then. 35" Tall x ...

Little Wonder Microphone – 1930s Novelty A498

The Little Wonder Microphone permitted buyers to hear themselves over their own radios. A wonderful way of going back to the future. Complete with original box and instructions! “You ain’t heard nothing over your radio…until you’ve heard yourself” This little mike was the latest sensation in the 1930s and was developed by Wonder Specialties Inc. of ...