To the right--thank you Jean--an undated photo of Santa Claus and what appears to be his "Packard" at a department store. The general consensus is that is somewhere between 1925-26, POSSIBLY a little later.
It's followed by an outstanding “Battery Operated Tugboat" made by Marusan, Japan,
1950's, that puffs out real smoke when when oil is added, tooting sound, moving propeller too, a fab piece of tin--featured in a previous auction @ SeriousToyz. Click on the photos.
And in case you missed it, a message from Tom Miano of SeriousToyz http://bit.ly/1mfll01
And oldie but goodie...
Lynn's Halloween putz village-click on the link http://bit.ly/1VgYK8b
Looking for a color wheel to light up that aluminum tree that won't break the bank? Check out one available--with pretty decent reviews--from Vermont Country Store--2015 update--sold out
Fantastic Woolworth's cardboard Santa https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=829015000445076&set=pcb.464528583684600&type=1&theater
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter has died http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/showbiz/obit-johnny-winter/index.html?hpt=hp_t2