Collector's Guide to Housekeeping Toys from Metal to Plastic 1870-1970
This delightful new pocket guide is sure to bring back childhood memories. Who could forget following mommy around the house doing daily chores and cooking in the kitchen using toy sweepers, dishes, stoves, and more pretending to be just like mommy. Kitchenware, metal and plastic tableware, stoves, household furnishings with name-brand products, and more are showcased and all toys shown are made in the USA. Readers will enjoy the sections devoted to Baking Day, Cleaning Day, and Washday, viewing some of their old favorite toys that are now hot collectibles. Arcade, Amsco, Banner, Hubley, Irwin, Kenton, Kiddie Brush & Toy, Kilgore, Marx, Ohio Art, Plasco, J. & E., Stevens, Wolverine, Wyandotte, and other manufacturers are highlighted in the book. Vintage advertisements and catalog pages supplement the almost 300 color photographs. Take a trip down memory lane and learn more about American history in this fact-filled, fun guide for collectors. 2007 values.
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