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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Tynietoy Adventure Begins

This is how my Tynietoy collecting began: I had been reading some books on antique dollhouse furniture that I had checked out from the library.
I seem to have photographic memory of sorts when it comes to pictures.
I was browsing through a local antique mall and came across these miniatures, mixed with a bunch of antique toys. I had the clerk remove them from the display case so that I could examine them for authenticity. I studied the Tynietoy imprint on the bottom, trying to read it, not really ever seeing it before. I remembered seeing something like them in the books I had checked out from the library a while back. I did some online research and came across Tynietoy, including a plea from someone online willing to purchase Tynietoys from buyers across the U.S. I emailed her these photographs and asked questions. After corresponding back and forth, I decided after talking with my wife that these Tynietoy pieces would be a good investment. I drug my wife down to the antique mall and we made our first Tynietoy purchases. That was September of 2006. Thus, the journey began.

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  1. A very big welcome to the blogosphere Troy.

  2. Wonderful collection! How great to run across authentic antique pieces. I am so glad you wrote to me about your blog and I wish you great luck. I am just getting back to my much neglected blog after my laptop died before Christmas and I couldn't take up too much time and space on my husband's laptop nor could I check my blog or add to it at work! So thank you for spurring me to get back into it on my new laptop.