First up---and just in time for Easter---from Poland---Blumchen Sugar Rabbits and Lambs!
We love these........and if kept in a cool dark, dry place, sealed in a plastic tub, holdup for years!
Order them soon---they always sell out fast! Find them and more fab Easter goodness you'll find nowhere else--much of it old stock or vintage-inspired---at the Blumchen Easter link https://blumchen.com/easter_shop_decorations.html
Next up a real treat, sliced and diced so you can appreciate all the vintage toy goodness---and outstanding lithography too--UNION STATION....TO BE PRECISE:
Courtesy of Flickr friend Joe Haupt--the Vintage Mystery Union Station Toy Train Set, No. 360, By The Automatic Toy Company, Metal Construction, Wind-Up Mechanical Train, Base Measures 14 x 20 Inches, Made In USA, Circa 1950s.
The three-piece mechanical train included with the set measures 10.5 inches in length. Automatic Toy Company produced a number of mechanical toy sets including Rocket Space Ship, Operation Airlift, Shooting Gallery, Jungle Pete the Mechanical Alligator, Television Set, Hoppo the Mechanical Rabbit etc.
They just don't make 'em like this any more!
P.S. Most of the newspaper ads featuring these toys date to the early 1950s. Thanks Joe for the pix and all the info! Again, click on the photos and links.
LUCY HAS A FABULOUS NEW PROJECT---DIY PAPER MACHE EGG WITH A SURPRISE INSIDE!; CLICK HERE
AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE, NOTES FROM THE 2011 GOLDEN GLOW OF CHRISTMAS PAST CONVENTION IN RYE, NY; CLICK HERE
German "Old Town" paper kits http://bit.ly/1NaGvyH
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.
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We had something VERY like the Union Station toy when I was very small. Unfortunately one of my siblings (I think) took it into the sandbox, which was pretty much the end of the mechanism.ReplyDelete