Many collectors keep up their obsession for decades, but they don’t always begin as children. Luke Jones recounts his passion for collecting Australian toys over nearly 40 years, and how he turned that into a useful and well-illustrated reference book for other collectors.
Australian Toys: A Collector’s StoryMore Information
By Luke Jones | November 2020 | Vol 42 no 4
Kangaroo mechanical toysMore Information
By John Wade | November 2016 | Vol 38 no 4
Many fields of collecting remain undocumented in Australiana, despite nearly 40 years of publication. Australian toys are just one area that has been neglected and under-researched. Children grow up and usually grow out of their children’s toys. Their toys – especially soft toys and books – often get dog-...