World of Antique Toys by Jeffrey S. Levitt + Christie's Auction Catalog ~ pictorial/reference ~tin toys, cast iron, mechanical banks, trains


Title: The World of Antique Toys [+] Christie's Auction Catalog: Antique Toys, Property of Mint & Boxed, New York, December 16, 1991 (Sale No: 7255)

Author: Jeffrey S. Levitt

Description: Limited numbered edition of 5000, this being no. 4006. Red leatherette with gilt lettering. Fully illustrated in color. Price list at rear. Book and slipcase are both in fine condition. 268 pages.

Also included is a Christie's auction catalog ''Antique Toys, Property of Mint & Boxed,'' New York, December 16, 1991'' [Sale No: 7255]. The list of prices realized is laid-in. The word ''Save'' is written on the front cover, else catalog is clean.

The selection of toys in the book represent the golden age of American tin, from 1840 to the 1890s. The book was written both as a guide to, and a celebration of the artistry and craftsmanship of the world's greatest toymakers. Many of the toys represented have never been illustrated before. It can be used as a guide to the collector, a documentation of individual toys and an inspiration to new collectors.

- Introduction.
- American Tin Toys.
- George Brown Sketchbook.
- Mechanical Banks.
- American Cast Iron Toys.
- European Tinplate Toys & Trains.
- Comic Character Toys.
- American Toy Trains.
- Manufacturers' Index.
- Bibliography.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Slipcase Condition: Fine

Publisher: Mint & Boxed
Place: London - New York - Tokyo
Year: 1990

Keywords: antique toys, tin toys, cast iron toys, tinplate toys, toy trains, mechanical bank, catalog, catalogue, collecting, collectors, collectibles, toy manufacturers,

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