Found these in J_Pigeon’s Flickr Photostream…they are amazing!

Barky the Dog

Grandpa Frog

Merry Mousewife

Bucky Burro

Nosey Pup

Super Jet

Chatter Monkey

Busy Bee

Crackling Hen

Dr. Doodle

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This great gag toy is the original “Yakity-Yak Teeth” from the 1940’s.  The teeth are mechanized and are wound up  on the bottom.  The teeth chatter and roll around.  The original box is awesome!

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Antique Steiff Bears

March 9, 2009

Mr. Richard Steiff - Creator of the first stuffed toy bear (Image:www.chelseateddybearco.com)

Mr. Richard Steiff - Designer and creator of the first stuffed toy bear (Image:www.chelseateddybear.com)

The Steiff Company was founded in Germany in the year 1880.  Steiff began creating the first hand made bears in the early 1900’s.  The original stuffed bear was designed by Richard Steiff in 1902.   The Steiff company remains in business today and still produces incredible stuffed toys.  Below are some great antique examples that I found on Ebay and Google Images.

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Early Steiff ear button

How and Why Wonder Books

January 13, 2009

I found all of these great How and Why Wonder Books from the 1960’s – 1970’s on Rocket Roberts.  I love the artwork and illustrations on the cover.  Kids must have had a blast reading these.  Below are some of my favorite.

Robots and Electronic Brains

Robots and Electronic Brains

Airplanes and the Story of Flight

Airplanes and the Story of Flight

Atomic Energy

Atomic Energy

Beginning Science

Beginning Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

Electricity

Electricity

Famous Scientists

Famous Scientists

The Microscope

The Microscope

Oceanography

Oceanography

Planets and Interpanetary Travel

Planets and Interpanetary Travel

Rockets and Missiles

Rockets and Missiles

Science Experiments

Science Experiments

Stars

Stars

The Moon

The Moon