Let's see some stamps depicting toys.

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by James-2489, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    That's a great link. Having had an Erector set as a child it was interesting to read the article and see some great old photos.
     
  2. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Those toys were really famous before. Interesting history. :)
     
  3. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, I've not seen the girder and panel building sets. In the UK we had Bakyo building sets which consisted of a matrix perforated baseboard (similar to a pegboard) that you stuck ยน/โ‚โ‚†" steel rods to support the bricks/window/doors etc. All the pieces made from Bakelite. The finished constructions were remarkably lifelike.

    http://www.melright.com/bayko/

    Following up from the Meccano of which I still have a small amount in the UK.
    My first 3 day job as an apprentice was to help build some DEXION shelving for my employers office storeroom. Just like a giant Meccano set.

    PS. my favourite is page 25 Meccano Tornado Aircraft by John Thorpe
    http://www.dalefield.com/mwes/images/pg25.html

    Regards, James.
     
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  4. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Some of my favorite toys before are on this Taiwanese stamp set. :D
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    source
     
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  5. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Did the marbles, did the kites.
     
  6. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Hahaha right! The kite and the marbles. As well as the flying elesi as what I have called it. :D
     
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  7. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, I think children worldwide are familiar with these toys. I had not seen the second one "elesi"? we used to play with Sycamore seeds, throw (or launch them with elastic) them in the air and they used to helicopter down, the fun was to see who could keep theirs airborn the longest.

    Kites and spinning tops are a national sport here in Thailand.
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    Regards, James.
     
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  8. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    In English, literal is "rotor", common meaning is Propeller or Helicopter.
     
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  9. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Here in the USA we throw Maple seeds which 'helicopter' to the ground. When younger, we used to climb to the highest trees with handfuls of these seeds just to watch them rotate to the ground... the longer the leaf, the more they turned and the longer they took to go down.

    GORGEOUS stamps James...!!:happy:
     
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  10. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Nice colorful stamps and good memories. :)
     
  11. amelia88

    amelia88 Member

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    One that I don't actually own, but one I would love - since I had a cabbage patch doll just like this one when I was a child!!
     
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  12. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Send me a PM on my profile page with contact info and I will send you one.
     
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  13. amelia88

    amelia88 Member

    Oh wow! Thank you - that's so kind! I can't find the PM area though on your profile page - I don't know if I am just missing something. I can send you some from Japan, if you would like!
     
  14. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Amelia, to start a Private Message with someone just click on their name and then click on "Start a Conversation". type your message and send.
    Regards, James.
     
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  15. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    Go to my profile page and "Start a Conversation"
     
  16. SATX Collector

    SATX Collector Remember the Alamo!

    You beat me to it!:)
     
  17. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, Iv'e found this rather nice block of USA Christmas toy stamps

    Date of issue: 1970-11-05
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    Regards, James.
     
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  18. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, some more toys this time from Thailand
    Teddy Bears and a key to my heart :happy:

    Date of issue: 2012-02-17
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    Regards, James.
     
  19. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, a few more Tin Toys, these from the German Federal Republic, (west Germany)
    Date of issue: 1969-10-02
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    Regards, James
     
  20. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, this GB minisheet depicting Classic Transport Toys.
    Date of issue: 2003-09-18

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    Regards, James.
     
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