“Toys are often talismans of key stages in our lives and our period of growing up,” says Christopher Bensch, chief curator at the The Strong National Museum of Play. “Kids develop favorite toys because the toy makes such a perfect fit with their personality and style of play.
As adults, tapping into memories of favorite toys can be especially vivid, transporting us into our earlier years and what was—or seemed to be—a simpler, more innocent time in our lives.”
Antique and vintage toys have a special meaning for most of us. These items remind us of a simpler time of childish innocence, one that can be recaptured just by the sight, sound or smell of a toy that inspired play when we were young.
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Shop for-and learn about-Antique, Vintage and Collectible Toys. Toys are vehicles for the imagination, the physical objects children manipulate as their…
I collect vintage toys because it makes me happy and it’s a really fun and rewarding long time hobby of mine!