Clowns. For some, they’re an object of affection, a pleasant memory from one’s youth. For others, they’re the subject of unbridled terror. The first clowns date back to ancient Egypt and have spawned countless iterations…as well as collectibles. We thought we’d take this International Clown Day (Aug. 6) to celebrate some of our favorite clown […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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