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A Community For People Who Buy, Sell or Collect Antiques, Collectibles and Art


Vintage and Antique Toys

Come join us and share what old toys you collect, sell or memories of your favorite toys you had growing up.

Website: http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/profile/Dawn23
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2017

Meet Your Moderators Dawn

About Dawn

Concept and title of group created by Dawn.

I have a passion for collecting which includes but not limited to: all kinds of pop culture items, salt & pepper shakers, old cookie jars, old shabby painted items, old advertising tin signs, vintage Black Americana, pottery bowls, retro kitchen items, old display cabinets, cricket benches, antique furniture, Adirondack items and the list goes on and on. I am a total addict!! Somebody help me!! I've been collecting about 15 years and don't have room for it all. I frequent yard sales, estate sales, flea markets and I do buy and sell on Ebay. 

Group icon photo taken by C. Dianne Zweig at The Harwinton Antique Show, Harwinton, CT

Discussion Forum

Need Help Identification and Where To Buy More... 1 Reply

Started by Jeannette. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Jan 5, 2017.

For Joyce Pensato, It’s Not the Same Without the Ambient Muck

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 29, 2016.

Cracker Jack: A prize collection that’s a treat for the ages

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 29, 2016.

can anyone tell me what this is called ? 4 Replies

Started by LarRY S. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Feb 4, 2016.

Clown Haters : Not Exactly Collectors of Clown Dolls and Toys..Find Out Why

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jun 1, 2014.

Donald Duck Mirror

Started by Terry Brown May 29, 2014.

Cast iron car

Started by Jeff Wright Mar 4, 2014.

solid lead Popeye and Whimpy toy figurine 1 Reply

Started by randy d norris. Last reply by Jeff Wright Mar 4, 2014.

early 50's electric toy airplane 10 Replies

Started by Britt Caulder. Last reply by Charles CT QUALITY ANTIQUES Jan 7, 2014.

Cootie Game

Started by Ron Thaman Nov 11, 2013.

Vintage Carrom Table - Anyone Know the Value? 1 Reply

Started by Kelly Evans. Last reply by Kelly Evans Oct 7, 2013.

old toys and games 1 Reply

Started by Brend Clark. Last reply by Charles CT QUALITY ANTIQUES Jun 28, 2013.

Vintage Antique Childs ride toy/bike/car 1 Reply

Started by Greg Walsh. Last reply by Das Bulli Haus May 31, 2012.

Toy Show Trollapalooza: Vintage Trolls

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Apr 5, 2012.

Child's wooden counter - in the 1940's. need value??? 2 Replies

Started by Katherine. Last reply by Katherine Feb 21, 2012.

Vintage robots

Started by Ive Verhaegen Jan 31, 2012.

Pocket Games 3 Replies

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Lillian Dunbar Dec 12, 2011.

Party Noisemaker

Started by Lillian Dunbar Nov 24, 2011.

old horses 2 Replies

Started by faye redden. Last reply by faye redden Oct 31, 2011.

eBay Collector Turns to Amazon to Power Online Toy Store 1 Reply

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Chuck Zee Oct 24, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by AntoinettesWhims on August 25, 2012 at 9:33pm

Email the auction house, send a registered letter (signature required), show up in person, have lawyer send a cease and desist letter.

Comment by Oralei on August 25, 2012 at 9:25pm

About 'I Called The Auction House and they will not return my calls ." A potential problem that I see here is they can always say that they NEVER got the message. I would be careful not to say anything to hurt their business.

Comment by AntoinettesWhims on August 25, 2012 at 7:33pm

Adding, I'm at the other end of the state Charles.  Perhaps contact News channel 8, perhaps they can dig up some stuff on that auction house.

Comment by AntoinettesWhims on August 25, 2012 at 7:31pm

I agree that the auction house should have pulled it.  The police should also have investigated, especially when you already did the leg work of finding your item.

The police around here do regular sweeps of the pawn shops to keep them legit.

Comment by Chuck Zee on August 25, 2012 at 4:54pm

Why move on ?  So the next victim of crime can suffer ?

Publicize the theft. NAME the auction house (with evidence) of their culpability. Send out warning to other collectors and buyers.

Do not let the criminals rule your life. Fight for what is right.

By talking about it here, we can all benefit. Thank you Charles.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on August 25, 2012 at 12:08pm

Burglary and petty theft are not big on police blotters.  Too many of them happen, too much trouble and cost to investigate, prisons would be full of burglars. Most burglary rings are broken up by accident.  And the burglars know this.  So do the pawn shops and auction houses.  They are "innocent" third parties to the theft and cannot be held accountable.  Kiss it goodbye and move on with your life.  Tis a shame to lose something like that but not much you can do.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on August 21, 2012 at 1:45am

Re: Matchbox toy cars. Look at the bottoms.  Look for metal, not plastic.

Look at wheels, remember "white wall tires"?  Look for "red line tires".  They're the valuable ones.  Metal bottom, red lines. My USFS fire truck with beat up paint is worth around $35-50.  I sold a purple (odd color) muscle car, red liner, for $85.

They are now making plastic bottoms with red lines= junk.

Comment by AntoinettesWhims on August 20, 2012 at 11:24pm

Did you file a police report at the time of the theft?

Comment by vicki hufstetler on August 20, 2012 at 10:46pm

You can't have someone digitally send them to you and go to the auction house in person with them perhaps?

My first question for them would be "And where may I ask did you aquire this car?". Your crook would be caught red handed!  I don't know what the laws are there in CT. But here in MI they are SORELY lacking. Not even an auctioneering license is required for them to run auctions - I and my customers have been royally ripped off. And, yes I did report them, over and over and I made sure I posted their names and location on the web, at various sites (they have sites just for this sort of thing). So that at the very least you have identified unethical auctioneers and can only try to prevent someone else being stolen from as well. So sorry for this. It's a real Shame!

Comment by vicki hufstetler on August 20, 2012 at 10:07pm

That is just awful Charles! Do you have anything to connect the toy to yourself - photo's receipt, Provenance etc?

I should think you may need those to prove your ownership, also was anyone else there when the item was stolen - Witness?

You can also report those jerks at the auction house to the BBB and the State for Fraud - as Antoinette pointed out. I sure hope something can be done, but be certain you hurt their business for doing this in any case!


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