Tour de France

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A gift from Timmy Wong near 1974. ‘Still in great shape even after letting the boy play with it. “Tour de France” Renault 16TS with Paramount cameraman and cyclist on stand. Corgi Toys Made In Britain Patent No.904525   I did not keep the box. https://plus.google.com/photos/109466268430439724797/albums/5817508775257580337

Wind up

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All my clocks and watches and timers need batteries The only portable clock I have is this Westclox Scepter, made in USA.  It was my pick of Dad’s downtown SF purchases around 1973 (or was Westclox/General Time a C&L client). I could not stand the loud tic-tic-tic when young but the idea of a pocket …

Uncle Joe’s book

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I have no quotes from Great Uncle Joe Macauley, the actor. He gave this book to Grandpa. Joe had no children I know of. Wonder why? ‘Nice printing, though. A Plea for Polygamy 1929 The Panurge Press, New York 263/1010 “one of the most curious books ever published in the United States” – preface reprint …

Which Witch?

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coming soon Milton Bradley Springfield Massachusetts Game 4012 Made in U.S.A. Which Witch? Object: Be the first to get through the witches’ house and break the evil spell Ages 6 to 12 all board parts and connectors even the door fillers whammie ball die cards human/mouse character pairs (phot shows waranty and registration cards… for …