Our Links

North Carolina Woodworker - My state-wide woodworking group's website, loaded with excellent photo galleries, technical info and networking opportunities.

Highland Woodworking - The venerable Atlanta-based and online purveyor of fine woodworking tools and supplies, hands-on training and instructional media- including Playful Plans!

Vintage Games Woodworking Plans - Affordable plans and parts for building premium-quality vintage-inspired table games including carom, hockey and more!

Instructibles - All hail Instructibles! Create a username and password in a few moments to view their humongous archive of plans for just about everything, including amazing wooden puzzles and more in the workshop section.

What I Made - Scott Bedford's wonderfully-inventive website is a must-see.

Toyz Etc - "All the stuff your Mom threw away." Features a comprehensive listing of early toy manufactures, click on the "Vintage Toyz" button.

Architectural Construction Toys - A terrific site managed by an informed UK devotee of architectural toy & building sets! Includes the Web's most comprehensive listing of early manufacturers.

Antique Toy World - "The" magazine devoted to antique and collectible toys, celebrating it's 40th anniversary in Dale Kelly's capable hands.

Chicago Toy Show - The website of the huge, twice-annual Antique-Collectible Toy and Doll Show, now under the direction of long-time working member of the show family, my friend Herb Regan.

All About Old Toys - Jim Sneed's vintage toys site with many excellent examples and a solid list of company histories. He and Richard Mueller Jr. have recently merged their two sites here.

Randy's Toy Shop - After visiting Randy's amazing display on May 14th at the Chicago Toy Show I can confirm his superior refurbishing of vintage toys, box repairs, and extensive offering of fine replacement parts.

Toy Collector Magazine - A web mag providing information, news and reviews for collectors.

Architectural Woodcraft - North Carolina's premier artisan woodworking shop owned by Craig Weis, providing skillful craftsmanship in architectural restoration, historical reproduction, and custom design for 25 years.

Morphy Auctions - Morphy Auction's site. Need I say more?

Serious Toyz - Tom Miano's toy auction house based in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

The Folk Art Society - The non-profit grandaddy of folk art sites.

Holland Toys - Werner P. Ivo's wonderful tin toys website from The Netherlands.

 

 

Author note: in recommending auction houses and other listings, my interest is in researching and learning about the history, fabrication and cultural context of vintage wooden toys.