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.
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. :-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.