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The Chicago Toy Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by TBF Staff   
Monday, 24 March 2014 08:30


You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

Online show raises $1,000 for bat conservation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:35

Pumpkin-Spice-PamdaBearsOctober’s Online Hallowe’en Artists Studio Trick or Treat show raised nearly $1,000 for Bat Conservation International (, with almost 2,000 visitors going “door to door” to the 23 virtual studios and the Castle Hallowe’en Museum, among other stops available at


Toledo show adds Teddy Bears PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:16

The Toledo Doll, Bear & Toy Show, formerly known as the Toledo Glass City Doll Show, is expanding its offerings in 2012. Now under the management of Sandy Kean-Bullock of Alora’s Attic, the show will feature new, antique, and artist teddy bears as well as dolls and accessories. Author and Teddy Bear Review columnist Ken Yenke will be appraising bears and antique toys at the show, as well.


The next show is scheduled for April 15 at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo, Ohio. Admission is $4, with children under 10 admitted free. The show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or contact Bullock at (734) 282-0152 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nagel Auction to include rare Steiff Teddies, animals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Monday, 13 June 2011 11:41

Nagel Auktionen in Stuttgart, Germany is holding an antique and vintage toys auction July 5, 2011. The first part of the auction features rare Steiff teddy bears, animals, and movable show pieces; the second part contains dolls, tin toys, and a carousel collection.

Curating a Collection PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ken Yenke   
Sunday, 01 February 2009 00:00

Chealsea Toy Museum signCurator Ken Yenke provides a behind-the-scenes look at the new Chelsea Toy Museum.


Chelsea, Mich., is located west of Ann Arbor and east of Jackson, where the legendary Richard Steiff lived in the 1920s and 1930s. Richard is, in the opinion of many experts, the creator of the first teddy bear. So it is fitting that the site for the Chelsea Teddy Bear Co.’s Chelsea Toy Museum—dominated by teddy bears—is just a few minutes from Richard’s home.

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