Monday, February 21, 2011
Chidhood Memories and the Wild West
The Wild West has come to the shop. Currently we have a 1950's Vintage Hubley Double Barreled Flintlock Cap gun with Bakelite Handle. How's that for some fancy shootin'. Bakelite was originally used for molding items that were previously done of celluloid or hard rubber. It is a synthetic resin chemically formulated -- think early plastic. Bakelite is very collectible.
Even better, a pair of 1960's Tootsietoy Pony Boy Cowboy Toy Cap Guns with holsters. Mint condition. One of the guns appears to have never been used. Tootsietoy is America's oldest toy company, dating back to 1876 begun by the Dowst Brothers. The Tootsietoy name originally applied to only some of their die-cast products. It wasn't until one of the brothers had a granddaughter named Toots, that they decided to name the doll furniture line after her. The trade liked this name so well it was adopted for all of the company's die-cast toys.
So grab your hat, saddle up and mosey on over to the shop. Your childhood is calling.