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J. Chein & Co.: A Collector's Guide to an American Toymaker

Alan Jaffe

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With handsome color photographs, archival photos, patent drawings, early advertising, and extensive research, this is the first comprehensive look at J. Chein toys, the process of their creation, and the colorful history of the company. Over 450 full color photos of the toys, including views of original lithographic sheets, factory production, prototype models, and rare catalog pages are featured. Information on trademarks and the current values of the toys make this an indispensable reference guide for antique toy lovers and a must for collectors of comic characters, banks, sand pails, carnival, or transportation toys.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 452 photos | Value Guide | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764301186

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Alan Jaffe has been a newspaper reporter and editor for eighteen years and lives in Philadelphia with his wife, graphic designer B.J. Crim.