Magnetic Fish Pond Game

Magnetic Fish Pond Game.

Back in the 1920s this old family favourite started to make its way into the local toy shops namely Spears Magnetic Fish Pond Game. The game was made up of four fishing rods with magnets attached. The four section collapsible cardboard aquarium is beautifully printed with two different fish scenes around it and acts as the ...

100 Greatest Toys

100 Greatest Toys

UK viewers we were recently treated to 100 Greatest Toys. Maybe a few suprises in their from some of the votes but no suprise Lego was number 1 Certainly few will argue that Monopoly in at number 2 as the greatest board game ever. additionally great to see Scrabble and Risk along with Cluedo (Clue) making the top 30 It's ...

Vintage Holiday Posters

Vintage Holiday Posters

I just love the old vintage posters that used to encourage holiday makers to visit undiscovered areas of the country. Many were transport releted like the railway posters and various seaside resorts including Blackpool, Bournemouth and Scarborough. These antique Vintage Posters are truly an art form. They have become highly collectible and reproductions of some of the ...

Spinning tops

Spinning top toy

Spinning tops Most kids before computers would remember getting dizzy watching a spinning top. A top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string. An internal weight then rotates, producing an overall circular motion. Typically ...

Toys in the 40s

Toys in the 40sToys in the 40s

World War II halts the production of metal toys for the first half of the decade, but the post-war years more than make up for it. Chutes and Ladders, Cootie and Candy Land delight the pre-adolescent set, Slinky makes kids crazy over a metal spring, Ertl die-cast toys bring the farm to the city, and the Magic 8 Ball answers all questions with its liquidy, mystical powers.

Bagatelle

Bagatelle

Back in the seventies, if you couldn't afford an Electric Pinball table then the next best thing was a stash of ball bearings and a Bagatelle table. This was always enhanced by the addition of any marbles you could find down the sofa. The object of the game is to obtain the most points possible by ...

Fashion in the 40s

Fashion in the 40s

A  B  C  D  E  F  H  I  J  K  L  M  P  R  S  T  W  Z   // // Fashion in the 40s was certainly affected by World War II. The war puts fashion on hold, but the postwar leisure class makes up for it. Girls look just like Mom in identical outfits, while the boys dress up in Eton suits for business, playsuits for pleasure. The sporty hit the shore in ...

Escalado

Escalado

The game Escalado : Now i only know about this as i picked up at a car boot sale as a teenager and i have to say i haven't seen it around much over the years, but i can imagine that this was a great game for a family gathering and many of you will ...