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More shows & Colorful cased Easy I.D. shows & shows glass ... page 9 ...lots of pages ... page 17 www.TheOldTimes.com P.O. Box 411 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 FREE! At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows Section One Vol. 24 No. 9 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • September 2014 Celebrating Vintage Toy Celebs Minnesota History Center exhibits Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s 2 The Old Times September 2014 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Coca Cola Bottle Rack $495.00 Kendall Head Vase $100.00 Motor Oil Sign Winnie Shawnee Cookie Jar $225.00 $789.00 Fenton Carnival Glass Bowl Cast Iron Mailbox $60.00 $94.00 Maxfield Parish Daybreak Limoges Hand Painted $175.00 Grain Belt Lighted Sign Charger $225.00 $278.00 UND Vase $350.00 Yashica-D Camera $75.00 Bat Masterson Game $79.00 Hartland George Washington Mobile Gas Station Playset Primitive Cupboard $429.00 Toy in Box $375.00 Fenton Pitcher $80.00 $148.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY ONLINE AUCTIONS AT www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM September 2014 The Old Times 3 Celebrating vintage toy celebs A Mighty Tonka is paired with a Tonka Loader. In 1946 a tiny Minnesota start up company emerged on the shores of Lake Minnetonka called Mound Metalcraft. This company evolved into the giant Tonka Toys. The word Tonka is a Dakota Indian word meaning great or large. (Photos by Les Broich) by Virginia Broich Toyland. The exhibit is divided SAINT PAUL, Contradicting these into three living rooms MINN.-- lyrics, the Minnesota representing the “Childhood’s joy History Center in St. decades of the ’50s, land, mystic, merry Paul, Minn., is giving ’60s, and ’70s and are Milton Bradley changed the name of the game Pretzel to Twister. Originally, toyland, once you pass visitors the opportunity designed to look like Saint Paul-based ad man Reyn Guyer called the game, “King’s Footsie.” His its borders, you can to relive their doll houses. “Like a idea of a back-to-school promotional display for shoes morphed into a ne’er return again.” childhoods. They can 1960s Barbie house,” successful game that many kids still play today. So goes the song enter the toyland worlds said Bill Dinon, a from Walt Disney’s of the mid-20th century museum supervisor at 1961 Christmas and reconnect with attraction, Babes in magical times. Toy celebs Cont. on page 4 Evel Knievel, American daredevil of the 1970s, inspired multiple miniatures by performing death-defying motorcycle stunts. The majority of his jumps were made on the Harley-Davidson XR-750 motorcycle. Some of his successful jumps were made over as many as 12 cars and three vans, 100 rattlesnakes and two vans, and 14 Greyhound buses. • 4th Annual • DON’T MISS NORTHWEST WISCONSIN’S LARGEST BARRON COUNTY FAIR • 4TH ANNUAL • RICE LAKE Flea Market, antique, BIG DAYS! & CraFts show TWO SATURDAY & SUNDAY sale and SEPTEMBER 20th & 21st, 2014 SATURDAY 8am to 6pm • SUNDAY 9am to 3pm INDOORS and OUTDOORS • RAIN or SHINE Admission $3 - Good for BOTH days $1 OFF with a copy of this ad! Located right on Free Parking! Highway 48 in the city of Rice Lake, WI Dealers and Vendors still welcome! visit www.BarronCountyFair.com or call 715.736.3247 (FAIR) BARRON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS at RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN 4 The Old Times September 2014 Invented by Ronald Howe in 1963, the Kenner Easy-Bake Oven used a 100 watt electric light bulb. “OSHA wouldn’t allow Easy-Bake Ovens today,” said Bill Dinon, a museum supervisor. An online article at answers.com, “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Easy- Bake Oven,” says the oven, which originally sold for an amount equal roughly to $115 today, was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2006. Living on in updated versions, the oven inspired a chef- Back in the 1950s, the now collectible Hopalong Cassidy lunch box triggered developed cookbook in the era of metal lunch boxes that lasted until the 1990s, when  injected- 2003. molded plastic replaced metal. Many children enjoyed watching Hoppy and his horse, Topper, in TV westerns. Recently, a lunchbox like this one in fair condition was priced at $135. Our 42nd Year! Toy celebs Howdy Doody Cont. from page 3 marionette. From 1947 Buggy Wheel the Center. He to 1960, the words, “It’s Howdy Doody time!” Antiques continued, furniture “The was rang out from television sets across America. On A Complete General Line of Antiques. reupholstered to mirror eBay recently, Howdy Parts-Pieces & Projects • Fireplace Mantels • Dealers Welcome the strange color palate Doody marionettes ROD and CONNIE JAHNKE of those decades. In the were listed between 18353 US Hwy. 10 • Audubon, MN 56511 1950s postwar people $105 and $125. 218-439-6980 were thinking about May thru October: Tues - Sat: 10-5 • Sun: 12-4. space travel, cowboys, autos. There was Located 8 miles west of Detroit Lakes on Hwy. 10 train sets, and luxury national pride in travel.” Owning a train set The Northwest Lakes Toy celebs Cont. on page 5 Antiques Trails An Old Times Antiques Trail Map DETROIT LAKES Detroit Lakes SuLaine’s Antique Mall 603 Hwy 10 E (218) 844-6830/SuLainesAntiques.com Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques Mr. Potato Head holds a special place in toy LINCOLN production history. At Fergus Garage Sale Antiques first, buyers got only features and had to Falls <- exan Hwy 10 at Lincoln, by AOK Engines supply their own head- Al - M dr oo ia - Lincoln (218) 575-2765 • Mon-Sat 10-5 -a real potato. Soon rh 4 ea 5 m Sun 12-4 (Closed Wed, Oct-Mar) d buyers were finding - 4 i. - 6mi S of Motley / 20mi N of Little Falls 5 m -> rotting potato heads in i. Fergus Falls the toy box and under the bed, leading to new Collectors Corner Lincoln Avenue Antiques Exit 55 Antiques safety regulations and 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) Off I-94, exit 55 at County Rd 1 the production of hard (218) 736-2210 (218) 998-4224 (218) 998-3088 plastic bodies and Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 Open Every Day - 10am - 5pm safety-tipped face and 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift! OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. Fun, fabulous treasures! body parts. Moorhead Antique The Tri-State Antiques Trails TriStateAntiquesTrailMap 5/18/2010 Mall “Quality Antiques An Old Times Antiques Trails Map 19 19 uniquely displayed” Brookings, SD Marshall 23 Sleepy Eye, MN “An Old Friends Cottage” Arlington 4 Depot Antiques 71 Antique Gallery Mall A creative mix of country, cottage, Lake 59 Sleepy Eye Brookings 14 Benton 81 14 200 Oak St antiques, & seasonal decor. SOUTH DAKOTA MINNESOTA 324 Main Ave Walnut (507) 794-5275 I-29 4 (605)692-4448 / (507)920-7687 75 Grove Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm Madison Open year-round by chance or appointment. Two Great Malls - One Convenient Location Quality Antiques in a friendly setting! 34 Pipestone 30 Historic RR freight depot full of antiques. 91 Windom 60 11,000 sq ft • 80+ Vendors 4 Sioux Falls, SD 23 19 59 86 www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com • 115 60 71 Dakota Plains Antiques Humboldt Hartford I-90 Luverne Worthington I-90 Lakefield Jackson OPEN 10 to 6 • 7 days & Collectibles 42 I-229 Sioux Falls 42 75 MINNESOTA 86 Spirit • 218-287-1313 • IOWA 500 ft. E of I-29 at Exit 73 19 Tea 9 9 Sibley Lake 9 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead Open Daily / (605)368-9999 18 I-29 115 60 59 Okoboji Estherville I-94 Eastbound exit 2A • I-94 Westbound exit 2B www.dakplains.com 71 September 2014 The Old Times 5 Civil War Show returns to Wheaton --PRESS RELEASE national show regularly WHEATON, ILL.- features thousands of -Zurko’s Midwest Civil War artifacts plus Promotions is proud to items from the announce its fall 2014 American Revolution, semi-annual Civil War the Spanish-American & Military War, the Indian Wars, Extravaganza coming World Wars I and II, up Saturday, September and the adventures of 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 mountain men and fur p.m. at the DuPage traders. County Fairgrounds at Admission, $9. 2015 W. Manchester in Early buyers may pay Wheaton, Ill. $25 to get in an hour 34 Park Chicagoland’s early at 8 a.m. Rapids ke Height Long La of Land gi fts, antique s Lake & vintage home Toad Detroit Lake Lakes Using this 1958 Gilbert Chemistry Experiment Lab, a child could experiment with performing magic 34 acce s s orie s tricks, testing foods and metals, and making jewels. A child could also analyze chemicals with colors. A chemistry set in the original box exactly Lake like this one recently sold for $35 online at Monday Night Detroit Auction. Toy celebs Cont. from page 4 for girls that included railroad cars in pastel Jan Watson’s Crrked Wiiow OFF BROADWAY 71 shades of pink, yellow,10 1 1 1 8 1 C o u nt y Ro a d 8 2 S E , O s a k i s , M N 5 6 3 6 0 fueled children’s ideas and green. But creating . 3 2 0 - 8 5 9 - 3 624 w w w . Cr o o k e d W i l l o w . n e t of travel. In the ’40s and ’50s, Lionel this train was a marketing disaster for Little Pine Lake ANTIQUES B ud ’ s B arn Big Pine produced a Lady Lionel the Lionel Company. Perham Lake OPEN Girls wanted black Cambridge trains just like the 108 Dent boys’. Dinon related 10222 State Highway 29 Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 shops hold Star that “recently, Lake on Antiques Road Show, a Tuesday to Saturday A One-Owner Antique Shop antiques Furniture • Glassware • Tools ROAD Rush Lady Lionel train set Lake 10am - 5pm Decoys • Toys • Redwing CONSTRUCTION like the one in the OPEN tour exhibit was valued at Buchanan Lake 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave YEAR ROUND Mon - Sat, 11 - 5 (218) 338-6166 UP TO Sauk Centre, MN 40%OFF Otter Tail Sunday, 12 - 5 320-351-7700 --PRESS RELEASE Toy celebs Lake 10 Located On State Highway 29 CAMBRIDGE, Cont. on page 6/7 15 mi North of Alexandria or 3 mi South of Parkers Prairie, MN MINN.--Twelve shops in Cambridge, Minn., The Central Lakes Antiques Trails and surrounding areas Fergus 210 are proudExit 54to announce Falls the Unique Boutique & West Battle Lake Antiques Fall Exit2014 57 210 Tour will be held the An Old Times Antiques Trail Map 35 71 last two weekends in 29 September--Thursday, 78 September 18 through Eagle Bend Sunday, September 21Exit 67 46 22 and Thursday, Alexandria Parkers Clarissa Prairie September 25 through Sunday, September 28. Yesterday’s Ashby Lake Christina Browerville Parkers Prairie Hours are Thursday 517 Broadway St. 59 94 through Saturday, 9 (320) 762-8990 Pelican Lake Lake Bud’s Barn Antiques a.m. to 5 p.m., and Mon-Fri: 9-6; Sat: 9-5:30; Sun: 12-4 55 Exit 77 Miltona 15 mi. N of Alex. on Hwy. 29 (218) 338-6166 Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Exit 82 Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 p.m. Elbow 79 Lake Ida Long OPEN YEAR ROUND. Lake Merchants and Now & Then Antique Mall 29 Prairie Lake 27 dealers will be on hand 601 Broadway St. Carlos (320) 763-6467 with furniture, home Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 Lake Geneva Lake Long Prairie and garden decor, hand- YEAR-ROUND Mall of 4 Floors 54 Darling Lake crafted collectibles, PasTime Antiques Exit 97 Osakis 27 jewelry, and one-of-a- Past & Present Home Alexandria 314 First Ave. North Osakis (320) 732-4800 kind treasures.Herman Gallery Exit 103 Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Cambridge is 619 Broadway St. • (320) 759-2300 27 Exit 114 Lake Mary 71 3 blks East of Hwy 71 on Hwy 27 located in Isanti County Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 55 29 28 www.PasTime-Antiques.com about an hour north of OPEN YEAR ROUND. 114 Maple Lake the Twin Cities at the 94 Sauk Centre intersection of 9 Glenwood Lake Reno Sauk Centre Highways 65 and 95. Lowry Exit 127 Off Broadway Antiques Vintage House Antiques 28 For a map and 701 N Franklin Exit 131 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave names, dates, and (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752 Melrose (320) 351-7700 Glenwood Memoryville OPEN Tues-Sat: Albany 10-5 telephone numbers of Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) 114 Freeport Jan Watson’s Back Again! participants, log onto Sun: 11-4 Starbuck 71 4 www.uniqueboutique 28 andantiquestour. Morris Lake Osakis Minnewaska shutterfly.com For Crooked Willow Blast From the Past Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts Antiques Osakis other information, call 11181 Cty Rd 82 SE (6 mi. E of Alex.) 125 Central Hwy 27 (Nokomis St.) & 1st Ave 26 West Main • (320) 859-3200 763-689-3421. (320) 859-3620 • CrookedWillow.net (320) 859-450055 (320) 766-0394 Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Spring 2014 - Month of May OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5 YEAR ROUND! OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! Opening Saturday, May 10th Thurs-Sat: 10-5 (or by Appt.) Antiques, collectibles, 2nd hand. Les Kouba prints / Used4furniture for their 28th Season! Stop In! 6 The Old Times September 2014 Elkhorn Antique Flea Market --PRESS RELEASE Market for 2014 on Wis. Doors and about pets. ELKHORN, WIS.- Sunday, September 29, 500 dealers will open at For information -N.L. Promotions, rain or shine, at the 7 a.m. call 414-525-0820 or LLC. is putting on their fairgrounds on Free parking. log on to www. last Antique Flea Highway 11 in Elkhorn, Admission, $5. No nlpromotionsllc.com Stop and visit the Lindbergh Country • Swanville Antique Shops 28 Swanville Little Falls Stop and check out central Mn WeStWind! Beautiful glassware and items for furnishing that re student dorm or apartment; storage sheds, Boat In-Sto ! LS SPECIA docks & lifts and tools for the men. there iS SoMething for everyone. Tues-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 9-5; Sun: 12-4 320-547-9975 1979 W HWY 27 • SWANVILLE, MN 56382 HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm • Saturdays, 9:30 am-4 pm 4 mi N of SwaNville; 12 mi e of loNg Prairie oN HigHway 27 CLOSED Sundays and Holidays Created by A.G. Spalding, Tinkertoys were www.CentralMnWestwind.com Facebook.com/CentralMnWestwindAntiquesConsignment 79 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 Store: 320-632-5350 advertised as “1,000 toys in one.” Since 1914 one thing has not changed about Tinkertoys; the Home: 320-632-6796 instruction books have never included weapon design. St. Cloud AreA Antique ShopS hiStoriC downtown St. Cloud SAuk rApidS Paper the Antiques Collector Gallery h Specializing in Featuring 19th & Early Ephemera 20th Century 212 2nd Ave S 711 w st. germain st Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 China • Glassware in historic downtown Vintage Collectible saint cloud Pictures • Silver Jewelery Paper Items Primitives & Furniture 320-267-8066 antiques, arts, •••••• www.BuyGones.biz and the eclectic - Open a fun place to Mon.-Sat. Open shop! 10 am-5 pm 320.251.2171 Other Hours by Chance or Wed. - Sat. 2nd level now open! Open Daily Appointment 10:30am - 6:00pm 30+ dealers 9:30 am-6 pm •••••• Or by Chance or Sat. til 4 pm (320) 202-9068 Appointment. hours Closed Sun. 619 Mall St. Germain mon - fri 10am - 6pm sat 10am - 4pm 26 North 7th Avenue Downtown St. Cloud Yesterday today... Downtown St. Cloud •••••• 320-257-3387 (Across from the Court House) Antiques@cloudnet.com The Spell It game, produced on cardboard, appeared in the exhibit with other “playthings with a purpose.” Educational toys enjoyed a big surge in popularity and production in the post The Prairie Potholes Antiques Trails World War II era, endorsed by medical, teaching, and toy-making professions. Anything to help Belgrade Richmond children develop their intelligence, academic An Old Times Antiques23Trail 22 Map Cold excellence, and help them to succeed in school was Spring recommended. 71 Paynesville Eden Valley 9 9 55 Watkins Lost & Found Benson Eden 200 State St. N (Highways 55 & 22) 104 New 4 Valley (320) 453-5678 London 12 10 3 Mon-Sat 9:30 - 5:30 3 10 It’s Worth The Drive! 27 Spicer 22 Paynesville Long Lake Antiques Willmar 12 Litchfield The Antique Cellar 305 Augusta Ave 22 (320) 243-7605 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 • Raymond 71 Closed Mondays Jan-Apr. We Buy! 59 23 Montevideo 7 Clara City Spicer Belltower Antique Mall 118 Lake Ave N Granite 4 22(320)796-5515 Falls Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 The Mouse Trap game was a 1963 creation of the 25 Dealers. Ideal Toy Company. When Dinon reminisced about this game he played as a child, he 212 Granite Falls Raymond Willmar remembered he was intrigued by the parts that moved to capture a mouse. “There was no battery 212 Prairie Mercantile Simply Vintage Antiques L&J’s Antiques Long Lake Antiques or computer chip. It was just a board game,” he 110 E U.S. 212 • (320) 564-9094 209 Cofield St • (320) 894-0291 614 Benson Ave SW 8879 Long Lake Road said. 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4 (2 blks N of the Harley Davidson Shop) (1 Blk N of Hwy 12 and 7th Street W.) (Off County 27 - 5 mi. N of Willmar) FLEA MARKETS: May through September Thurs & Fri: 10-5 • Sat: 10-1 (320) 894-4869 For Appointments (320) 235-1322 2nd Sat. & Sun. - NO CHARGE to set-up Vintage • Antiques • Repurposed Open Saturdays - 10:30 -5:00 Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon September 2014 The Old Times 7 Betsy McCall paper dolls were first introduced in McCall’s Magazine in May 1951. The cover of that issue shows a young girl holding the first cut out paper doll of Betsy McCall. The paper doll artist Cooties got their start in Minnesota, and the infestation quickly spread nationwide when Dayton’s, from May 1951 to June 1955 was Kay Morrissey. perhaps Minneapolis’s most prominent department store, decided to take a chance on creator Herb On this page, “Introducing Betsy McCall,” Schaper’s little critters in 1950 and ended up selling more than 5,000 sets by the end of that year. Morrissey first created Betsy, clothes for Betsy, Schaper, a mailman, didn’t set out to be a toy inventor. The cootie emerged under his hands first as a and added her dog, Nosy, and his dog bed. wooden fishing lure that he whittled as he walked his route. Toy celebs until Johnny Carson Cont. from page 5/6 and Ava Gabor played Twister on The Tonight $8,000.” Show in May 1966. The advent of “After that, the game television increased toy took off.” Dinon said. sales. “Advertisers “It is not an could reach a broader exaggeration to divide market,” Dinon said. the history of the Television’s influence American toy into two is exemplified in the eras: before and after marketing history of TV. Spy toys were big the 1960s Twister. At business in the ’60s, Revell model kits that had to be assembled--or, more accurately, that thousands of mechanically first, Twister’s original inspired not only by oriented kids got to assemble--came on the market in 1945 and were big sellers for several decades. In photo on the box of a 007, but by popular TV Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, authors Kate Roberts and Adam Scher assert, “If you were building male and female twisted shows like The Man plastic models as a kid during the 1950s, ’60s, and ‘70s, chances are Revell had you covered. around each other was Authenticity was the company’s forte and the detailing was amazing, so good that in 1960 the Kremlin considered too risqué. Toy celebs purchased several kits to beef up Soviet intelligence on U.S. warship designs.” The game did not sell Cont. on page 8 Crow Wing Antiques Deerwood, MN Pine Cone website: DeerwoodAntiques.com judge a book cove r. ..” “Don’t 10 West Main • Crosby, MN You’ve heard... by its 218-546-2769 (Brainerd Lakes Area) American Art Pottery Antiques & Art 23650 Forest Rd • Deerwood, MN 56444 Mission and We may look like a small shop... BUT... Come in and be wonder- ~ 100s of Quality Arts & Crafts Pieces SUMMER fully suprised by how big we are! HOURS 3,500 Sq. Ft. of Antiques, • Roseville Stickley Jun 15 - Oct 15 Collectibles, & Books Mon-Sat: 12 -5 Good Quality - Well Priced! • Weller Limbert Sun: 12-3 A Multi-Dealer Shop! 2 Levels! • UND Roycroft • Rookwood • Newcomb & More t H i s to ric & Unique Crosby, • Saturday Evening Lodge & Cabin Decor Visi Dealer Space MN Girls (Old Hickory) Native American Available • Redwing & Crocks Artifacts Antique Capital of The Lakes Area • Hull Antique, Vintage Lamps
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