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David Kirk

Member Since 29 Sep 2002
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2014 04:00 PM

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Nomura 1971

28 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

Have we seen this before? It's a 1971 Nomura catalog.  It wasn't familiar to me. I knew these were late robots, but prototypes in a 1971 catalog? I was still looking high and low for new robots at that point and finding none. I don't have either of these, and I'll haul out a book in a few minutes, but I believe these are both even better than the production models!

Collection drift

29 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

After my new toys arrived from Morphy's, I looked back at the Griffith Catalog and was surprised to find that both had come from that collection. Now I've got four (that I know of) from the Griffith Collection, even though I only bought one at the time of that sale. One of those four had already been in my own collection before Griffith got it.


I didn't buy anything at the Solondz auction, but I remember many of his came from Paul Lips, and at least a few of those came from Griffith before that. I have a few other toys from the big auctions, Cohen, Lesser, Rosen, Davidson, etc., and I was just thinking that many of the toys in those auctions had had a place in earlier or later sales that we've all followed. Most of the time though, we only know if we actually buy the toy, and only then if there is a leftover tag or a telltale scratch on the litho or tear or wrinkle in the box and if we pour over old catalogs! It's just made me question the numbers of toys out there. When I notice the same ones coming up over and over again, it makes me wonder if some of them are even less plentiful than I'd thought. The same thing must happen on ebay too. People hold them for a while and then put them back on the market.


Has anyone else tried to follow their toy histories?

Morphy Results

14 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

Does this auction seem less high? I actually won a couple of things already, and Diamond Planet was only 11K (not my bid). That's the cheapest one I've ever heard of and though he wasn't mint, he looked pretty nice!

Italian Masterpiece?

08 November 2013 - 12:42 AM

This thing already has a bid at $699. I think some of it is a Schylling Earth Man.

space elephant with yellow details

20 October 2013 - 12:44 AM

I saw this elephant at an antique show today. It struck me as a bit different but I couldn't say why. I took pictures so I could compare when I got home. Mine has white details in all of the places that this one has yellow. I wondered if anyone had seen a version like this?