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More Member Antiques…Always Time for Toys: November 1

It’s just always nice to look at the toys from days gone by. Here are a few that have been shared with us by our readers. They do include a replica of a famous vintage TV character. We hope they bring back memories or inspire thoughts of how much joy they brought long ago…

All doll collectors, or people who just love antique dolls, have a favorite. Melissa Davis posted this closeup of her favorite. Notice the perfection of the face. We can just imagine thedelight and wonder the doll has brought to generations of children…and adults who never lost their childhood fancy.

Jean Paul Verot writes that he believes this antique doll is German or Austrian, perhaps a Simon & Halbig. “1039” is on the neck. Notice the tatting on her dress.

Brenda Dewitt just simply posted “Old tin toys from the 50’s or 40’s.” They are delightful. Notice that the rabbit is ironing!

Howdy Doody, of course, goes back to the “Howdy Doody Show” that showed on NBC between 1947 and 1960. Many children grew up with Dowdy, Buffalo Bob, Flub-a-Dub, Dilly Dally, Princess Summerfallwinterspring, Mayor Phineas T. Bluster, Clarabell the Clown, Chief Thunderthud, and others. Visiting children sat in the Peanut Gallery where they helped sing the show’s theme song, “Ta-ra-ra Boom-De-ay”.

Thanks, Darlene Duplessis, for sharing with us your replica of the vintage Howdy. He brings back memories! The original Howdy currently resides in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

We hope that these toys have helped bring out a bit of childhood fascination on this Friday night.

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