The Antique Toy Archive

אספן צעצועים מפורסם מבקר בישראל

נחשו מי הרענני שזכה לפגישה אישית עם הזמר, סיר רוד סטיוארט במוצ״ש האחרון? לא אחר מאשר ג׳פרי לוי, שיחד עם אשתו זוסי הגשים חלום ופגש בכוכב. בירור מהיר גילה לנו שג׳פרי, המוכר בעולם כאפסן בינלאומי, עלה לישראל לפני שלוש שנים ופתח בתל אביב גלריה לצעצועים עתיקים שם הוא מטפח את האוספים המדהימים שלו, כולל אוסף רכבות, תחביב משותף עם הכוכב…

Jeffrey Levy buys the Alexander Acevedo collection

Mint & Boxed of London have recently purchased what is believed to be the single largest collection of antique toys ever acquired in on transaction. Comprising over 1,000 pieces, the high quality collection was the combined property of the Alexander Gallery in New York and its owner, Alexander Acevedo. According to Jeffrey Levy, chairman of Mint & Boxed, many of…

Japanese Comic book style

One aspect of Japanese culture is the immense popularity of comic books and printed animated stories...

Mint & Boxed Carrier Bags for Everyone

International toy dealer Jeffrey Levy who specializes in fine diecast and tinplate models regards promotional activity as an essential part of the image of Mint & Boxed – His London-based business. Jeffrey has advertised his business widely in all the toy collecting journals both in Britain and overseas and at Gloucester Train & Toy sale in June he mounted a…

A Unique Business Mint & Boxed

The colorful center – spread advertisements which regularly appear in Antique Toy World leave us in no doubt whatsoever that Jeffrey Levy’s London-based international toy collectors’ emporium is really unique! When he first commenced business trading in collectable toys, Jeffrey Levy made a specialty of supplying diecast collectors the world over with the finest examples of the desirable models made…

59-year-old who’s never grown out of his toys

When Englishman Jeffrey Levy opened The Antique Toy Gallery in Tel Aviv last year, “he had no idea that local collectors were waiting for it with so much excitement. It turns out that in Israel, there is a large community of collectors and antique toy lovers.” Says Jeffrey with a large smile: “Since the publication of articles and interviews about…

Toys For The Connoisseur

One of the world’s leading dealers in antique collectable toys is Jeffrey Levy, who runs his business ‘Mint & Boxed’, from offices and showrooms in London. He first started trading about eight years ago, gradually building up international business by mail order and through appearances at toy fairs in Europe and the USA. This success enabled him to open his…

Mint & Boxed Celebrated a Gala opening

The invitation only reception at Mint & Boxed’s new Madison gallery was not the usual bill of rare for the majority of toy collectors and dealers attending. It was more like a gala Hollywood opening with celebrities and luminaries from the financial world hobnobbing with the toy crowed, in a setting resplendent with understated British Elegance. The evening began with…

Jet-Setting Jeffrey

Jeffrey Levy’s shop “Mint & Boxed,” must surely be the most go-ahead enterprise of its type in the world! In only six years young Mr. Levy unceasing energy and hard work have created a business which has caused quite a stir in the toy trade – not only in England, his homeland, but internationally wherever toy collecting is in vogue.…

King of antique toyland

If Britain is a nation of small shopkeepers then Hertfordshire’s Jeffrey Levy ought to be in line for the retailers’ Distinction of Merit… not to mention the Queen’s Award for Export. For Jeffrey Levy might have a small shop but his outlook on business in general and toy collecting in particular is very much on the grand scale, writes Martin…

Boys will be boys

There’s money to be made with toys – old toys, that is, Historic playthings are bringing enormous sums on the art market. Hugo Marsh, head of the toy department for Christie’s auction house, told the Sunday Times: “in the past two years our turnover has doubled.” Among the recent sales was a tin ocean liner made in Germany by Marklin…

Make a million from tin – it’s child’s play!

TIN isn’t much to write about when it’s wrapped round baked beans. But turn it into a toy or biscuit tin, and it can become more expensive than gold! This was proved recently when the firm Mint & Boxed sold a tinplate ‘Charles’ Hose Reeler – a toy version of an original fire fighting wagon – built of tin around…

The New Investment… Toys!

The growth of interest in collecting bygones in general was triggered in the 1960’s when a fever of nostalgia swept over the countries of the civilized Western world, brought about by the many changes taking place in our general way of life during the post-war development period. Old ways and old values were seen to be disappearing rapidly. As the…

Atmosphere Magazine

When Englishman Jeffrey Levy, who made Aliyah four years ago, opened The Antique Toy Gallery in Tel Aviv, he didn't realize how popular his antique and collectable toys would be in Israel. An active member in the antique toy business for over 40 years, his shop, which is full of top quality old and collectable toys from the mid-19th to…

Jeffrey Levy’s World of Toys

The last few years have witnessed a continuing appreciation of the value of old toys, especially the ones produced at the turn-of-the-century. These are today’s classical toys which are particularly south after by serious toy collectors from all over the world to fill the gaps in their ever increasing collections and, possibly, to revive nostalgic memories of long gone childhood…

Mint & Boxed buys Single Largest Collection of Antique Toys

New York, NY, June 25, 1990. “Mint & Boxed,” the London-based leading authority on collectible antique toys, today disclosed their purchase of what is believed to be the largest single collection of antique toys ever acquired in one transaction. Comprising over 1,000 pieces with a retail value in excess of $15 million, the high-quality collection was the combined property of…

Letter from the Office of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

  Jeffrey Levy’s antique toy business was brought to the attention of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which led soon afterwards to a close collaboration between his company, Mint & Boxed and the governing Conservative Party, including sponsorships and other events.

There’s big bucks in old toys

Pssssst- want a Cosworth Sierra and perhaps a Gold ragtop for when the sun shines? Don’t say you can’t affored it. Have I got a deal for you. Get out the loft ladder and a torch, climb up there along the cobwebs and find those old toys you stopped Mother throwing away. Got them? Now, in the corner is that…

Playing with profits

Collecting old toys is a relatively new interest. Although it is currently a fast growing, fashionable hobby, before World War II its few adherents were predominantly limited to those collecting early childhood playthings, chiefly reasons. The idea of investment potential as a hedge against inflation was unnecessary in an era of a stable economy. It took a combination of post-war…

Toys for the City boys

Investors searching for a home for their money after the stock market crash may soon be given the chance to take a stake in a unit trust specializing in antique toys. The scheme has been drawn up by Mr Jeffrey Levy who has turned a hobby collecting rare toys into. A profitable business. His company, Mint & Boxed, based in…

A Serious Business

Two years ago, Jeffrey Levy, who is British but lived in Spain for the last 16 years until making Aliya three years ago, opened an antique toy store/gallery in Tel Aviv. Levy has been in the antique toy business for 42 years. His shop, which displays old toys and collectibles dating from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, is situated in…

Yesterday’s Playthings Meet the Old Toy Network

Metal Toys Made between 1860 and 1940 – in painted cast iron, lithographed tin, enamelled steel and die-cast metal – are among today’s most popular collectibles. They are also increasingly expensive. This year prices skyrocket for metal cars, trucks and steam engines at two record-breaking auctions in April and June held in New Hop, pa. The escalation is expected to…

A Fine Carette

A fine Carette enamelled tinplate Mercedes put the icing on a good selection of toys, games and train sets offered by Christie’s South Kensington on January 23. A rare pre First World War piece, in very fine condition for its age, complete with chauffeur, Christie’s felt confident enough about it to give it a £3000-5000 estimate, but on the sale…

All Aboard

For train enthusiasts of all ages, Spanish dealer Galería Navarro (www.galerianavarro.com) has a circa 1890 four-piece pull-along floor train, $13,545, of hand-painted tin by the Parisian maker Maltête.  

Booming Businesses

The World’s rarest toy was sold for one million dollars by a London company which was honoured by the Queen for its export record this week. Mint & Boxed, which deals in antique and diecast toys and is based in the High Street, was one of 155 companies out of 1,142 who applied, to be awarded The Queen’s Award for…

British Style Present — And Correct

Mint & Boxed of London, Antique and Collectable Toys, this fantastic model luxury liner (circa 1910). Clockwork mechanism runs for 20 minutes. Formerly in the collection of Count Giamsant-Coluzzi, it is fitted with electric light, 10 life boats, 4 stacks, winch and anchors, twin screw prop. all workable. Also real scuttles and fine hand-painted rivets. Mint & Boxed recently opened…

City Diary

This train – a rare Marklin gauge “III” made in 1905 and presented by the French government to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia at a state visit – could be bought for Christmas by anyone prepared to gazump a Japanese offer of £1.5m. Toys are a market which “certainly has not declined,” according to Jeffrey Levy, owner of Mint &…

U.K. Conservative Party Sponsorship

Jeffrey Levy was a significant contributor to the British Conservative Party during the Premiership of Lady Margaret Thatcher in the late 1980's and into the early 1990's. As part of this close collaboration, Jeffrey sponsored part of the Party's Winter Ball Brochure by showing one of the most important toys ever discovered, namely, a large Marklin (Germany) Two-Tier Carousel from…

Die ganze Welt des Blechspielzeugs

Das Thema „Blechspielzeug", vor allem, wenn es sich um die Zeit vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg handelt, wird auf deutschsprachigen Internetseiten strävlich vemachlässigt. Man findet wohl allerlei interessante Seiten, die sich mit dem Spielzeug der Wirtschafts- wunderzeit beschäfligen, aber gerade bei den hochwenigen, frühen Sammlerskückan, hält man sich eher bedeckt. Zwar findet man viele Informationen auf englische und amerikanischen Internet-Platformen, aber…

Die-cast toys

Steve always played with Dinky toys as a child. But only started to collect model vehicles when he grew up. Starting with a bus commemorating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, followed by an Austin Metro made to celebrate the wedding of Charles and Diana, Steve has now reached his centenary owning around 100 new die-cast models. He specialises in veteran, vintage…

Diecast and tinplate – ending up overseas

Classic tinplate toys are increasingly appearing in the stocklists of Mint & Boxed. Jeffrey Levy’s top London toy collectors’ shop. From the outset he insisted on quality in the diecast models he offered for sale, now he has adopted a similar policy for tinplate specimens. On a recent visit to Mint & Boxed Jeffrey was anxious to show us just…

Dinky Collector Seeks Only the Best

Londoner Jeffrey Levy has built up an amazing collection of Dinky Toys within the relatively short space of time of only five years. It is a collection that is particularly outstanding, because every item is in absolutely pristine condition and complete with its own original box! His interest was aroused while lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a minor…

El Casino Monte Picayo acoge una colección de juguetes antiguos

La Sala de exposiciones del Casino Monte Picayo acoge desde ayer, y hasta el próximo 29 de enero una colección de juguetes antiguos compuesta por una treintena de piezas originales, fabricadas desde 1880 hasta 1950. Agencias Vehículos, autómatas, trenes, barcos, avionetas y soldaditos de plomo son algunos de los juguetes que se pueden apreciar en esta muestra, según informa Europa…

English Toy Baron Jeffrey Levy Comes Stateside

What is Jeffrey Levy really like?  The owner of London’s Mint & Boxed is young—only 33 years old—very rich, and about to open an exclusive gallery on New York’s Madison Avenue in the area known as “museum mile”. He is a devoted family man and his little time away from work is spent with his wife and his young son.…

Exporters receive a Royal reward

Mr Herman Steiner became a fashionable Mayfair hairdresser in the 1930s – counting the late Queen Mary among his clients. Some 55 years on, his business, Steiner Group Limited, was among the five Jewish-owned firms to win 1991’s Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. “The past seven years have seen an enormous growth in holiday cruises and we have beauty salons…

Gallery Offers Banks You Can Take to the Bank

Jeffrey Levy brims with enthusiasm as he examines one of the antique piggy banks on display at his gallery on New York’s Madison Avenue. “You might say these are the hottest bank investments in the U.S,” says Mr. Levy. “Only don’t be put off by their size.” In his hand is the “Girl Jumping Rope Bank,” an intricately rendered cast-iron…

Gallery Watch

Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars were raised at an antique toy auction to benefit The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR). Proceeds will specifically go towards the development of treatments for children with AIDS/HIV. The auction took place at the Stanhope Hotel following a reception celebrating the opening of the Mint & Boxed Gallery at 1124 Madison Avenue. Celebrity…

Getting it right, just right

Dinky Toy collector Jeffrey Levy cares about quality. And this likeable Londoner is prepared to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to locate the right sort of material. He insists that every item which he adds to his amazing collection of Dinky Toys is in pristine condition and comes complete with its original box. “To me, a model is…

Grown-up games with toys

There is gazumping going on in toyland. Apart from the customary competition between the band of bankers and accountants who collect Dinky toys and hold regular “swap meets” at country fairgrounds, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips are contending with two threats to their supremacy. First is Boyes, the young Danish auctioneers which entered the scene last week with a small army…

How to play the market

Collecting antique toys has been a popular, and often profitable, pastime for a growing band of enthusiasts. Now Mint & Boxed has produced Popular Collectable Toys, a catalogue with hundreds of cars from major manufacturers such as Dinky, Matchbox and Corgi. Prices are generally cheaper than the antique toys market. A Dinky Alpha Romeo, for instance, costs £105.  

Juguetes con más de cien años de antigüedad

Valencia- La primera vez que un tren eléctrico, de aquellos que hacían las delicias de los más pequeños, entro en España fue gracias a una empresa valenciana, más concretamente de la ciudad alicantina de Ibi, pionera en la industria juguetera de nuestro país y una de las firmas punteras de la Europa del siglo XX: la empresa de los hermanos…

Letter from The Library of Congress

Jeffrey Levy's book, "The World of Antique Toys" was received and accepted into The Library of Congress in Washington , D.C. in 1991 - A great honour and privilege, and the only book on this subject to be held by The Congressional Library.

Los juguetes que soñaron los abuelos

Dos exposiciones en Valencia reúnen importantes colecciones de estos antiguos objetos Valencia- ¿Qué fue primero, el juego o el juguete? He ahí un enigma similar al tan famoso huevo de Colon. Lo cierto es que ya en la noche de los tiempos el hombre primitivo empezó a manipular piedras, conchas y otros materiales que encontraba a su alrededor con intención…

Martin Weiss visits Mint & Boxed

Antique toys entrepreneur Jeffrey Levy has certainly succeeded in making an impression on the collecting scene in the six months or so since he opened what he describes as London’s premier shop for collectors of obsolete toy vehicles. Of course, one has to accept the word ‘antique’ in less than its literal sense – although arguably so much of the…

MINT & BOXED

Auf der Suche nach altem Blechspielzeug und perfekten Automodellen kommen Sammler an einer wohlfeinen Adresse in England nicht vorbei. Ein kleines Schild unter dem Eingang weist auf die Top-Prioriät des Geschäfts hin, das sich hinter der schlichten Fassade in der High Street Edgware schon einige Zeit verbirgt: Mint & Boxed heißt es dort, und ebenso, perfekt mit Originalverpak- kung, ist…

Mint & Boxed - Largest selection of antique toys

Mint & Boxed, London, claim to have the largest selection of antique toys in the world. They trade mainly in trains, cars and boats from names such as Bing, Carette, Dinky and Corgi, but also have a small collection of novelty toys. They sell toys from the showroom but also have a mail-order catalogue.

Mint & Boxed: Perfecting the Package

The time to sip champagne, cash in your portfolio and celebrate antique toys as fine art is now. Jeffrey Levy, thirty-three year old chairman of U.K.- based antique toy gallery Mint & Boxed, has crashed Manhattan in one of the most important English invasion in U.S history, placed somewhere between the Redcoats marching at Concord and the Beatles’ pilgrimage in…

MINT… but UNBOXED!

A smiling Jeffrey Levy stands proudly by his latest purchases— a new Mercedes Benz 500 SL and appropriate top dealer’s registration number, DINKY, acquired at the recent sale of classic plates. Are there any more out there? Whilst we know of a couple of TOY’S do any collectors own COR61, EFE 1, LLE 100 or SOL 100 perhaps?

Modellismo

Mint & Boxed. Una delle più vaste collezioni di giocattoli e modellini d’epoca del mondo. Di recente ha aperto anche una sede a New York, in Madison Avenue. Vastissima scelta Dinky e Corgi. II catalogo che viene pubblicato periodicamente funge anche da listino per il mercato collezionistico. Antique and collectable toys, London.  

Money in Toys

In this computer, space-age society of ours, the world of antique toyland has become one of the boom markets of the late eighties, increasing at the rate of twenty-five percent on return per annum. With all signs suggesting that this trend is set to continue space in the nineties. Every adult, at some time in his or her life, has…

Most Expensive Toy

This hand-decorated tin plate ‘Charles’ fire-hose reel, made by George Brown & Co. of Forestville, Connecticut, USA c. 1870, became the first $1-million antique toy when it was sold privately in 1990 by dealers Mint & Boxed of London.  

Professional Touch

Jeremiahs who prophesied a decline in toy collecting a couple of years back have, it seems, gone to ground as the U.K. has quickly established itself as ‘the world’s mecca for acquiring boyhood bygones, writes MARTIN WEISS. With the continued upturn in interest among collectors of all income levels there’s a parallel growth in those who seek to keep the…

Queen's Awards Winners Announced

Jeffrey Levy, chairman of antique toy dealer Mint & Boxed, is one of 158 winners of the 1991 Queen’s Awards for Industry announced today, he claims the world’s biggest stock of antique toys, priced from £200 to £450,000. Other winners include Cadbury Schweppes, GEC, ICI, Surrey University and Guinness.

Queen’s Award for selling antique toys worth £14m

BRITAIN’S MOST controversial antique toy car dealer, Jeffrey Levy’s Mint & Boxed company, has won a coveted Queen’s Award to industry for export achievement. The firm claims to have exported antique Dinky and other toys to the value of £14 million in the year to June 1990. Levy says that he expects the 1991 total to be more than £27…

Queen’s Award for world of toys

Antique toy specialist Jeffrey Levy who trades as Mint & Boxed at London, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. As well as the gallery at London the firm opened a further in Madison Avenue, New York last September. Much of the business, though, is mail order. The award comes as a direct result of a highly successful…

Rocafort, Valencia coleccionismo Galería Navarro

Desde hace un año, aproximadamente, está funcionando en España, Valencia, la Galería Navarro, pionera en nuestro país de este tipo de establecimiento, especializado casi exclusivamente en juguetes antiguos para coleccionistas e inversores, aunque también cuenta con oso tipo de artículos destina dos al mismo público. La Galería Navarro, además de comprar. vender y exponer al público esta interesante clase de…

Something to Toy With

Back in June 1989, Potpurri featured Mint & Boxed, a British-based antique-toy emporium that issues a semi-annual catalogue crammed with vintage playthings. Mint & Boxed has recently opened a Manhattan gallery at 1124 Madison Avenue, New York 10028. So toyland is even closer at hand. The company still publishes a catalogue ($34 for two issues), but that’s like reading about…

TESOROS DE HOJALATA

Un coleccionista inglés afincado en Rocafort es uno de los diez que más vende en el mundo en el jugoso mercado de los juguetes antiguos. Él británico Jeffrey Levy vende desde su galería de Rocafort juguetes antiguos a más de 10.000 coleccionistas de todo el mundo, entre los que se encuentran dioses de Hollywood como Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen o…

The Market Leader in Quality Mint & Boxed Toys

Mint & Boxed is Europe No.1 store for high quality obsolete models and antique toys. Because we offer a first class service to serious collectors of fine art die cast and tin toys, our reputation is spreading worldwide. Our policy at Mint & Boxed is to offer only the best in quality of stock and level of customer service. Toy…

The Men and the boys play Big Business with Their Toys

Mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs may be passe’ on Wall Street but not in the antique toy business. Alexander Acevedo, the multifaceted Madison Avenue art, antiques, and jewellery dealer, has sold all his toys to Jeffrey Levy, the 33-year-old London toy dealer who calls his international toy business Mint & Boxed. In a prepared statement, Mint & Boxed announced…

The Mint & Boxed expand

From September 18, the American public will be able to visit their own Mint & Boxed. The company, formed by Jeffrey Levy in 1983, which operated from Edgware in Middlesex, now has a new three storey gallery at 1124 Madison Avenue at 84th street, the heart of New York’s art centre. In control will be Vernon Chamberlain; the gallery will…

אוצר של משחקים

״התחלתי להתעניין בצעצועים עתיקים בלונדון לפני 45 שנה,״ מספר ג׳פרי במבטא בריטי. ״בזבזתי את כל הכסף של בר המצווה על צעצועים עתיקים, ועד היום אני מרותק לתחום הזה ולמה שהצעצועים מייצגים בהקשר החברתי.״ לוי נולד בלונדון והיגר לקליפורניה בעקבות תשוקתו לצעצועים. שם פתח חנות והחל לפתח קשרים ענפים עם אספני צעצועים כמוהו. הוא עלה לישראל לפני כשנתיים, ולאחרונה פתח בלב…

The Ultimate Toy Catalogue

When you order and receive your catalogue from the most prestigious company in the antique collectible toy market you would expect it to be exceptional, and with the Mint & Boxed catalogue you would not be disappointed. In fact, you will be highly delighted and have in your hands several hours of pure pleasure in just browsing through the pages.…

Tin Types

“The light of burning passion was lit, and I just went on,” says Jeffrey Levy, owner of Mint & Boxed, about his interest in antique toys. Established in London since 1983, Mint & Boxed (the name refers to the condition of the most valuable items) opened recently in New York. Prices for the autos, boats, fire stations, banks and toy…

Toy Centre of the World

Antique Toys are items that are eagerly sought after by collectors from all parts of the world nowadays. Classical examples are changing hands regularly for extremely high values and finding homes in collections where their new owner enjoy their immense nostalgic appeal. Unlike many bygones, they are articles that have miraculously survived the years in spite of once being in…

Toy Story

When Englishman Jeffrey Levy— who made Aliyah 4 years ago— opened “The Antique Toy Gallery” in Tel Aviv, he didn’t realize how popular his old collectables would be in Israel, granted he’s been in the antique toy business for 40 years. Levy’s shop, which is full of old and collectable toys from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, is situated within…

Toying with a small fortune

They sold in their thousands for sixpence, 30 years ago but nowadays, with their boxes and in mint condition are worth their weight in silver. Dinky Toys – the miniature metal copies of the cars, lorries, aeroplanes and boats of the post-war years produced in Liverpool for a worldwide market of energetic boys and girls are now worth a small…

Toying with the antiques market

When Jeffrey Levy was 16 and ill in bed, he was given a Dinky toy keep him amused. The toy kindled his teenage entrepreneurial instincts and led him to start a business which now turns over £25 million and has won a 1991 Queen’s Award for Exports. “I started searching for toys from my childhood and I realised there must…

Toys from the past can give you a big stake in the future

BOXER shorts and tangy male cologne were probably a mistake. What the discerning man really wanted this Christmas was a doll’s house and a teddy. There’s a growing craze for toys as collectors’ items in the belief that today’s Master of the Universe model is tomorrow’s museum exhibit. Already, £5 tin robot toys from the sixties fetch £200 at auction…

Toys “R” In

Currently, some of the hottest high-ticket items among art and antique collectors and dealers are not painting that are signed and framed; they’re toys that are mint and boxed. Old toys– particularly rare, antique mechanical models of tin and cast iron that are in pristine condition, their original packing intact– are putting smiles on the faces of investors who play…

לא משחק ילדים

ג׳פרי לוי, אספן צעצועים עתיקים בעל שם בינלאומי, עושה עלייה ונזכר בהצלחה בארצות הברית, בחבר וודי אלן וברומן עם קים בייסינגר. לרגל פתיחת הגלריה בתל אביב הוא מספר איזה משחק הוא לא ימכור לעולם, מה הפריט הכי יקר באוסף שלו, ולמה לדעתו מדובר ב״עסק מלוכלך״. כשאמו של ג׳פרי לוי חזרה מבית החולים והודיעה לו שאחיו התאום, ג׳ונתן, נפטר ממחלה ולא…

“FAMOUS TOY COLLECTORS – PAST AND PRESENT”

With a host of celebrities present at the recent opening of ‘Mint & Boxed’ New York gallery, there has always been a comfortable liason between the famous and the toy collecting field. But which well-known people in the past collected and who today does – and what? Below is a ‘tip of the iceberg’ Who’s Who guide of famous toy…

“Mint & Boxed” buys the Peter Ottenheimer Collection

The fabulous collection of tinplate toys amassed over the last decade and a half by Peter Ottenheimer, the well known international toy dealer who operates from his famous shop on Neumarkt in Zurich, Switzerland, has recently been acquired for an unnamed sum by Jeffrey Levy of Mint & Boxed, London. It is a collection considered to be of such importance…

Japanese to pay $1.5M for toy train

NEW YORK – After gobbling up trophy real estate and impressionist paintings, the Japanese may have a new yen...

Playing with riches

Toy Collecting is a pleasurable pursuit and antique and junk shops usually have some interesting items...

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