June 17, 2013 : allenc
Come join us for a journey back in time. We’re going back to the time before Amazon One Click…before we had the Internet, or superhighways. Our destination is more than a century ago when Model T’s were a new invention. Back then, travelling salespeo ...
Ron started collecting the museum’s toys in the 1980s. We’ll let Ron tell his own story:
When I began collecting toys, I was already in love with Mercedes, and other fine European marques. I decided then that I would aspire to own every Mercedes toy made. I was naive. It didn’t take me long to realize that buying new toys was like pitching an ice cube into the ocean in the hopes of cooling it down.
I began to buy strictly antique toys. Over the years, my focus narrowed even more to specific manufacturers like Tippco, and models that were interesting, like race-cars or open cars, or those steeped in history or loaded with provenance.
I hope you enjoy my collection; it’s been my pleasure to open it up to my friends and put it on display here at the museum and, to the world on this web
Please email Curator Rodney Ross with any questions, corrections, or perhaps offers of a rare toy you have for sale. I haven’t sold any of my toys to date, and don’t have any plans to do so. Thanks again, and as my old friend and famous toy collector Al Marwick (1920-1999) once said, “The fun is in the search.”