Toys from American Childhood 1845-1945

By: Luke, Tim; Solis-Cohen, Lita (editor )

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


Cumberland, Maryland, U.S.A.: Portfolio Press, 2001. Fine/Fine. 256 pages, glossary, over 500 full-color photos that include original advertisements, toy packaging and company logos. Lots of tips for collectors.


From the Publisher


The exploding popularity of toy collecting today has enthusiasts hungry for information on playthings from the past. In response to this need, toy expert and auctioneer Tim Luke has created the first comprehensive encyclopedia of important international toy makers that influenced generations of American children. From cuddly favourites like teddy bears and baby dolls to popular boys' toys like Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys and American Flyer wagons, the pieces in this lavish book will kindle memories and inspire collectors. This unprecedented volume includes hundreds of colour photos, identification clues and behind-the-scenes stories of some of the most exciting recent discoveries of rare toys, as well as world-record-setting auctions. Mr Luke, former vice-president at Christie's auctioneers and a regular appraiser on the popular television programme the Antiques Roadshow, guides readers through the histories of 80 key companies, and brings his personal expertise to outlining key identification aids and collector alerts.

Title: Toys from American Childhood 1845-1945

Author Name: Luke, Tim; Solis-Cohen, Lita (editor )

Categories: Antiques/Collecting,

Publisher: Cumberland, Maryland, U.S.A., Portfolio Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 0942620445

ISBN Number 13: 9780942620443

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket

Seller ID: 005709

Keywords: DECORATION ORNAMENT ART DESIGN DECORATIVE