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Do you own any antique toys?

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I wish I had kept things. We never held onto toys and such at home. I will certainly hold onto some of my son's toys. However, I did go out and buy a pre-loved doll house and dolls that I used to own as a child. Apart from that, my mother-in-law kept some of my husband's things. We have one of those cameras with the film that you insert and look at through the view finder. Other than those, we have no 'antique' toys as such.
by Vee
When I think back to what got left in England, I could cry. Tin toys, wooden toys and teddy bears. *sob*
by Rice
Mee tooo :(
by jonaja
group sob*
by Rice
Yes, my husband
(*^▽^)/ LOL!
by Vee
And your husband's thoughts on the subject, Fran?
by donjo
Not antique, but some vintage Flinstones cars.
Simply put, no I don't. Probably never will, with no desire too.
No. I cant say that I do.
I have several very old dolls, one in particular fell apart and I am looking for a place where she can be repaired. I also have a black baby bylo, which was given to me by a very elder lady. I love my old dolls, and have a good collection, but sadly will have to part with them soon as I will be moving to a Sr. home and with no grand children I don.t know what to do with them.
lmars, I'm sorry to hear that. Can you take any of them with you? I know you probably won't have much space when you move, but it would be lovely to hold on to a couple. I wish I could suggest something, but I know that for me I would want to find a nice home for them where they'd be appreciated. Let us know what you end up deciding to do. All the best. :-)
by Vee
No i don't, but id love to one day :)
Oh, what kind of toys would you like? There are some antique toys on Etsy. I don't know where else one would look.
by Vee
The two oldest child items I own are my Ashby 2wheeler bicycle, bought by my parents' for me in 1958. (For 27.10s.6d.....a huge cost at that time!)
And a 'Reader's Digest Compendium' which I got for Xmas 1959.

Of course, those ages aren't classed as Antique!
What? Why not? They are 50 years old...wow. You should post a pic. ;-) How lovely!
by Vee
Can't, unfortunately, Vee, due in storage.
by donjo
Oh, yes. I understand.
by Vee
I'm too young for them to count as antique, but give it another 40 years, at least, then I might.
Hubby is a collector of many subject matter, over 4000 Coca Cola items with many very much over 50+ yrs old, car stuff from T Model Fords, and a scooter with wooden wheels and wooden handle bars plus more.

New stuff just does not have the quality, sound or feel of something hand crafted, yeras old and still working and or looking great. my records, 33's and 45's for my 1969 Juke Box, I will never sell, as the sound is unbelieveable, and nothing today has anywhere near the quality.

Many more items, all waiting selling or restoration so I can collect more other good stuff.
How exciting. I would love to see a picture. I will share this with my husband. He has a dream of becoming a 'picker' - among other things. But he loves the history behind the item.
by Vee
Which item/s would you like a pic/s of? Pending which subject, I don't have pics of everything as they were already wrapped and sealed into my storage long before digital cameras and PC's. Never used my antique cameras to take film or movies back then either, but I have around 8000Coca cola pics on an old hard drive somewhere for insurance purposes.
Oh! DD, I would possibly believe that your Juke Box sound would pale, compared with any Bang & Olufsen sound product!
by donjo
I think getting an insight into anything you've got would be a treat, Doctor Dave. I'll leave it up to you. Something that is relatively easy to get to, so you're not going to a lot of trouble, would be preferable.
by Vee
Not really but I guess my toys would be considered antique since the kids now a days are born with a phone. I don't even see those metal little cars I used to trade with my friends around as much anymore.
Yes a few. Probably the most valuable and with good memories is a Hornby Dublo clockwork trainset handed down through the family. I remember my two younger brothers playing with it when they were kids. My own son also played with it when he was a child.
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