My webmaster pointed out that I had not updated my News since Spring so I offer you the following few tidbits. I was in Paris for the first two weeks of June where I showed at the Toymania show and which was a hubbub of activity. My connections in Europe are quite strong these days and I am very happy to see old friends and acquaintances. Although table-top shows suffer from similiar malaise to the States, there is no queston in my mind that the market is both healthier and more youthful in Europe. At any rate, I had a ball and also played two seperate soiree/concerts while there.
Two Brimfields have come and gone and they are predictably filled with very little quality collectibles, but tons of stuff. The diamond in the rough is always a possibility and it's hard to stay away. I once figured that I had spent over a year of my life in Brimfield over the past 30 years!
The Antiques Week Manchester, NH takes place the week of August 6 and I will be at Nan Gurley's Deerfield Show, a friendly non-pretentious show which kicks off the week.
I am buying very specifically for collectors that I know at this time. I believe that I offer more than any auction is able except for the wealth of material. So, I welcome any inquiries or requests.
and finally a piano solo on "April in Paris" by yours truly:
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LinksHolland Toys Fine Antique Tin Toys
Calico Teddy Fine Steiff and soft toys
antiquetoys.com Antique toys
Gasoline Alley Antiques.com Vintage and diecast toys
Cuddle Magic music for your enjoyment