Some days there's so much vintage goodness hitting the mailbox, you just don't know where to start--so let's just dive in.
To the right, a superb piece of wind-up tinplate from West Germany--a 1950's clown on a motorcyle--possibly made by HUKI--and featured in a previous auction @ SeriousToyz. The graphics are fantastic and it sold for over $339. Really quite amazing--click on the photo.
We're definitely accustomed to happier ads for Christmas Seals than the one to the right! It's from 1942 and features The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse--and the very real fear of a wartime increase in tuberculosis. Click on the photo.
Howard Lamey has started a new putz house; it's a simple loggie, click on the link, just scroll down the page once you get there
For more of Howard's work, visit littleglitterhouses.com
For fans of the late Thomas Kinkade http://www.bigchristmastrains.com/hawthorne_trains/kinkade_train.htm
And in case you missed it, the latest "sale-ing" adventures of Rob and Monica http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/07/along-route.html
p.s. If you love "loggie" putz houses, then click on the link to see some superb examples from Howard Lamey and Karl Fey--a few vintage pieces too--https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157636179233783/