Vintage Toys

60s Vintage Union Roller Skate
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This drawing is from my evolving series of artwork I call “Happy Art.” They’re images of things from my childhood that not only make me smile, they bring about wonderful conversations on Facebook. The problem with having steel roller skates back in...
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Gumby
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Gumby was just one of those toys you got as a kid, sort of like a G.I. Joe. Over the years I'd had several in various sizes. I also had Gumby's side-kick Pokey. My last was while I was attending...
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Vintage Monopoly Race Car
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When we were kids, growing up in Algonac, Michigan, we’d actually play Monopoly instead of watching the family’s 19-inch, black and white TV that got three main channels, abc, CBS, and NBC, plus UHF channel 50. Those were are TV...
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Hubley Cap Gun
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If we weren’t looking for pop bottles, we were probably playing Cowboys and Indians. This was my Hubley cap pistol. I must have had it from the time I was 6 until I was 8. I remember my Dad taking...
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Dad’s Vintage Wooden Top
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I grew up in Algonac, Michigan and for this past year, my art has been inspired by memories from my childhood. I call that work “Happy Art” because of how it makes me and others feel. This triptych series shares...
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Mighty Mouse Paddle
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As a kid, growing up on the St. Clair River running through the little town of Algonac, Michigan, we didn't have a lot of games we'd plug in or that ran on batteries. Our games tended to run on our...
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Attacking Martian Robot No.2
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This was one of the coolest things I started collecting as a kid. It cost me $1 at a garage sale and I was able to hold on to it until a couple years after I got married — the...
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1970’s Vintage Squirt Gun
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I remember playing in the basement of my Grandma and Grandpa Carter’s house in Royal Oak, Michigan when we were kids. One of the things they had in the basement was a play box, filled with odds and ends for...
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GI Joe
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Okay, what kid didn’t have a GI Joe back in the day? I only had one, but apparently, there was a miss communication between my Mom and my Grandma one Christmas because I ended up with two GI Joe Space...
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Flexible Flyer Sled
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Growing up in Algonac, Michigan, you either got skates or hockey stuff for Christmas. Unless you were part of a big family, then you got a group present. I'm not really sure how we ended up with the sled, but...
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