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Toys of the Past DVD TM Books and Video TOYSPAST 780484961454
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Dr. William Furnish (1917-1997) was the most charming, erudite and enthusiastic toy collector in the world. Along with his wife Mary, Bill amassed thousands of toys, most from 1890 to 1970. The Furnish Collection includes trains and planes, cars and zeppelins, stuffed animals, games and banks, toy soldiers, robots (He plays with one worth $25,000), Erector sets, a fleet of boats and more.
Bill takes us on a tour, making the toys come alive by telling stories and relating the toys to the times in which they were made - all with great style, wit and élan. Bill believed toys were important because they perpetuated the joys of childhood.

"Bill was fantastic," remembers Dale Kelly, publisher of Antique Toy World, "He lit up a room. He was a great storyteller and he loved to share his vast knowledge of the toys."

55 minutes.

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DVD Item#:TOYSPAST
Runtime:55 Mins ($0.17/min)
Producer:TM Books and Video
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:780484961454
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Toys of the Past DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-08-19 17:13:11.

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In this 1998 videotape/2011 DVD, there are a great variety of vintage toys that Dr. Furnish collected over the years during a 2 day visit in July of 1996, which includes:

1. Schoenhut golfers from the 20s

2. Lehmann pretzel vendor from 1910

3. Harold Lloyd by Marx in the 20s

4. A Germany made wind up walking model of silent film star Charlie Chaplin from the 20s

5. A wind up model of Joe penner by Marx in the 30s

6. Mr. World by Schuco from the late 50s (one of the rarest toys that Dr. Furnish owned)

7. Newton aero circus from 1931

8. Multiple Toy Trains from Gold brass HO scale to lionel & American flyer standard & O gauges, with a little bit of S gauge.

9. Hans & Fritz the Katzenjammer kids by Kenton in 1906.

10. A random wind up bucket from Japan in the 30s.

11. The Marx ring a ling circus from the 30s.

12. A battery operated space shuttle from Japan in the 80s

13. Marx climbing firemen from the 30s

14. A cragstan battery operated monkey playing the horn from Japan in the 50s

15. A C.K. Celluloid rocking girl with goose from Japan in the 30s

16. The McLaughlin 4 room folding doll house from 1896

17. The McLaughlin 2 room doll house from 1904

18. A marklin tinplate battleship from the 30s

19. A wind up camel from China in the 70s.

20. A battery operated elephant from either north or south Korea in the 70s with an oh no blooper itself.

21. A German made J. L. Hess tractor from 1928.

22. A shepherd hardware version of a cast iron punch & Judy bank from 1884.

23. A marklin tinplate cannon from the 30s

24. A Japanese made Elvis Presley music box from the 70s

25. An American flyer trolley from 1933 with a brief variation

26. A Marx doughboy tank in 1935.

27. A great Britain made army jeep by Tri-Ang minic from the 50s

28. The leaping Lena by Ferdinand Strauss from the 30s

29. A Marx joy rider from 1929 shortly before the start of the great depression

30. Some buddy L trains from the late 20s like a crane car for example

31. A buddy L concrete mixer from the 20s.

32. A 7th regiment ambulance made out of cast iron by Harris toy company in 1913.

33. Several Us metal clickers from the 50s.

34. The Graff zeppelin by steelcraft from the 30s.

35. A structo wind up roadster from 1917

36. A sample of the karr range salesman

37. The hygeia ice wagon from the 1890s.

38. A buddy L crash truck from the 30s with a Steiff monkey driving

39. A steelcraft Lockheed Sirius monoplane from the 30s

40. A celluloid kewpie doll gravity toy

41. Walls of prewar lionel & American flyer trains

42. A total of 6 airplane flyover sets

43. A wind up hubley elevated toy train set from 1893

44. An ives Polar bear automaton from the 1900s

45. An anxious bride by Lehmann in 1914

46. The yes no bear by Schuco in the 30s

47. A Marx hopalong Cassidy from the 50s

48. The Marx lone ranger wind up from the 50s

49. The playskool Pullman with a handle on top of the sleeper car for little girls

50. A happy herr wind up from Germany in the 1900s

51. Elk antlers holding airplanes by mechano, kingspace, marx, etc.

52. A New York Central hudson made out of erector parts that has its own box

53. A box of lionel 071 telephone poles from 1936

54. Drawers of boxes of dolls from different parts of the world.

55. Drawers of airplanes which includes one made for the first world war

56. Drawers of pusher cards from 1905

57. Colonel hap hazard the astronaut by Marx from 1968.

58. Robbie the robot from Japan in the 60s

59. A glass cabinet of more prewar toy trains especially an American flyer wind up electric from the 30s.

60. An Oro steam locomotive from Germany in the 1900s.

61. An Arnold wind up train set from Germany in the late 40s

62. The tippy toy train set from unique art in the 50s.

63. A wind up railroad station set by Henry Katz in the 20s

64. A Marx wind up big parade from the 30s.

65. The Marx wind up busy bridge from the 30s

66. An ives clockwork dancing girls from 1870.

67. A Japanese battery operated elephant from modern toys in 1964

68. The Tyco dino rider from the 70s

69. Powerful Katrinka by nifty toy company in the 20s

70. Foxy grandpa with Hans and Fritz from the 20s

71. Barney Google from nifty toy company in 1923.

72. A steiff pull string sheep from the 20s.

73. The Kenton cast iron version of Hans and Fritz from 1906

74. A prewar Japanese celluloid model of Donald duck

75. An American flyer wind up biplane

76. A keystone mail plane from the 30s

77. A Marx bomber plane from WWII

78. More celluloid figurines from the 20s

79. A wind up fox magician that was made in Japan by NGT in the 50s

80. More hook and ladder fire trucks

81. Li la by Lehmann in 1910

82. And tons of other figurines, Doll houses, wind ups, & Of course toy trains.

In the closing credits, John potter was in the special thanks section for arranging a visit to Dr. Furnish & his wife before the doc ended his life about a year after the July 1996 trip.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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