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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, October 1, 2018

A is for Archive - Marx Newspaper Ad's

I've had a lazy weekend, took loads of photographs and scanned a fair bit, but didn't really get anything ready for the week, and I'll be lazy for a week or two now as I have tons of other stuff to catch-up on, but I will pop the odd piece up here when I can. Marx Advertisements from the 1950's today...

Also; a big shout-out today for Alex Desforges of Gloucestershire, who 'went the extra mile'.

Army Training Centre; Cuttings; Ephemera; Fort Dearborn; Marx Army Base; Marx Army Men; Marx Barracks; Marx Figures; Marx Military Academy; Marx Toy Soldiers; Marx Toys; New York; New York Retailer; Newspaper Clipping; Plastic Figure; Plastic Figurine; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; US Army Training Centre;
Fort Dearborn Stockade Newspaper Advert
Origin/trader unknown

Army Training Centre; Cuttings; Ephemera; Fort Dearborn; Marx Army Base; Marx Army Men; Marx Barracks; Marx Figures; Marx Military Academy; Marx Toy Soldiers; Marx Toys; New York; New York Retailer; Newspaper Clipping; Plastic Figure; Plastic Figurine; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; US Army Training Centre;
Namm's Toys' ad' for the 'Exciting'
94-pc Army Training Centre
Origin unknown

Army Training Centre; Cuttings; Ephemera; Fort Dearborn; Marx Army Base; Marx Army Men; Marx Barracks; Marx Figures; Marx Military Academy; Marx Toy Soldiers; Marx Toys; New York; New York Retailer; Newspaper Clipping; Plastic Figure; Plastic Figurine; Plastic Figurines; Plastic Toy Figures; Plastic Toys; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; US Army Training Centre;
Michel Brother's ad' for the larger version
Giant US Army Training Centre
Mirror - New York

From the locations of the MB stores I'm assuming this is a New York paper, and I think the tatty bit (long since trimmed-off; in the days before digital) stated "Mirror" or it wouldn't be in the notes, but whether in was 'New York Mirror' or just Mirror (or something else-mirror) I can't recall and the note isn't clear - my bad!

The SanToy Land refers to the - missing - ad' above I think?

2 comments:

Terranova47 said...

New York Daily Mirror. The paper ended in the 60's and the stores were long gone by 1974 when I arrived in NYC. In fact by 1974 the Marx sets didn't seem to be in NYC store toy departments at all. Plastic seemed to have been replaced by sets of diecssts with odd small plastic figures.

Hugh Walter said...

Cheers Terra! I thought there must be a reason for my writing the note but forgot why! Most of the stuff this lot came from from is early 50's, but there is a little from the '40's and some from the 60's, but it'll take years to sort out!

H