Tinplate Posts

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB

Märklin and Paul Deardorff coming to hobbyDB
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Musings by Joschik

We’ve made it our mission to partner with collectors from all around the world.  Today, we feel very privileged to introduce a long-time supporter, who will work with hobbyDB to add a considerable amount of information to the database. Ten years ago and before the start of hobbyDB, Paul and I began a dialog about […]

Introducing New hobbyDB Member and Tinplate Toys Expert Alex Procyk

Introducing New hobbyDB Member and Tinplate Toys Expert Alex Procyk

For Alex Procyk, collecting tinplate models has been a lifetime of toying with reality in the best possible way. A collector, author and tinplate connoisseur, we’re excited to introduce Alex as the latest expert to join the hobbyDB community and Advisory Council. Alex has been collecting tinplate models for more than 50 years, amassing quite […]

History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes

History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes
Written by
Fjaviserr

Since my childhood, I have always liked tin boxes. The reason, I guess, is that my older brothers used to keep their soldiers in biscuit tins. So as every child who wants to replicate their brothers, I did the same, following their example and started to keep my treasures in them. It was the perfect […]

Toy Hunter Phil Chapman Lends Tinplate Expertise to hobbyDB Advisory Council

Toy Hunter Phil Chapman Lends Tinplate Expertise to hobbyDB Advisory Council

You might not expect someone who was a child in the 1980s to be a serious collector of tinplate toys. Phil Chapman, aka “The Toy Hunter,” defies that idea. We at hobbyDB are glad to have his extensive expertise as a tinplate toy collector as a new member of our Advisory Council. “The main focus […]

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