As always, some wonderful finds. Click on the photos and links.
First up, a fab 1933 promo, sliced in half for your viewing pleasure, all about the original King Kong. That's followed by an oldie but goodie and fab piece of lithorgraphed tinplate--featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ, meet the "Jiminy Cricket” Hopper, 1950s, by LineMar (Marx), Japan. That's
followed by something that always worth a repeat viewing---a scene from
the 2014 Christmas display created by Linda's late aunt. Marvelous log
cabins and bottle brush trees.
And finally, by special request for an oldie but goodie--check out this ad for the 1962 Turbo express, which ran on HO track; we would have loved to see this one in action. Again, click on the photos and enjoy.
Putz artisan Howard Lamey is working on a new project--The Tri-Tower Castle; this rare beauty was found on EBAY not long--this will be the interpretation since the the top tower was mssing; check it out here
Speaking of castles--and in case you missed it, the Flickr album of castle putz houses (and some lakies too). Click here.
look at the aluminum Christmas tree industry in Wisconsin back in the
day; a video always worth seeing again--CBS Sunday morning bit.ly/1T4J7Be
And by special request from a new reader who is just mad about vintage made in Japan "haciendas", check out this flickr album of haciendas and "shop/store" putz houses; more here
AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT--TOM HULL'S OUTSTANDING EARLY PUTZ HOUSE COLLECTION--MOSTLY HACIENDAS--now on display at a local museum; click HERE and keep scrolling away to see them all
collection of stories, printed in 1849, LEAVES FOR A CHRISTMAS BOUGH,
with an illustration of
children dancing around a tree--with a large house under it--and what
appears to bowls of oranges...
The earliest tree we've everseen with a
"village" - albeit a dollhouse and toy soldiers - underneath; click here
Anyone here worked with glass paint before? Check it out here.
WE LOVE LOOKING AT DIANNE'S 2018 CHRISTMAS VILLAGES; more here
BLUMCHEN IS HAVING A FLASH DRESDEN TRIMS SALE--20% OFF--ENDS TONIGHT MIDNIGHT, PACIFIC TIME---SOME REAL BEAUTIES HERE.
p.s. Don't miss Lynn's ski village! MORE HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.
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