First up, some of the most fabulous napkin rings from an 1889 antique clock and silver catalog Greg found at an estate sale in Tarrytown.
They're followed by two pages of commercial outdoor Christmas goodness from the 1956 Display Worlds Catalog and General Plastics Corporation--sliced and diced for your viewing pleasure. These larger decorations were sold for municipal and/or larger department store purposes. Again, click on the photos and links.
Stumbled across an interesting site---THE VINTAGE VALENTINE MUSEUM - some outstanding items here from the Carrington Card Company: bit.ly/1ZCQL6h
An oldie but goodie from Toys & Stuff:
Lionel #1012 Winner Station--we're really happy to get a close-up view of this one as only had a partial photo--Back in the '30s it was a real tough time for America.
The Great Depression was in full swing and toys were a hard sell. Lionel had been around since 1900 by this time and been producing a premier line of Standard Gauge and O-Gauge electric toy trains, but these trains were large and expensive.
Now, while it's true that not everyone was unemployed there was still enough people out of work to make life miserable for a great many individuals and companies (I believe unemployment at the time was around the 25% mark on average). Lionel's response was the Winner line of trains which was a series of downsized trains and buildings made from about 1930-32 and were compatible in size with the Marx trains being produced at the time. See more here.
REMEMBERING AUDIE MURPHY; click here
VIDEO AND MORE FROM FAMILY GARDEN TRAINS--an outstanding, simply outstanding, family garden railroad; see it here
Some "patriotic" playset toys, COURTESY OF TOYS & STUFF
---The Alamo: BMC Alamo Playset No. 4001 - 1994; CLICK HERE
---MARX GUNS OF NAVARONE PLAYSET; more hereSee the last edition of MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.
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