The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 79
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 79

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Cast-iron toys ranged in intricacy from multipart horse-drawn carriages and circus wagons to I 535 South Flagler Drive West Palm Beach 561-835-0359 5 ( Located in the Aesthetic Surgery Clinique ) Palm Beach Lakes Community High School . 3505 Shiloh Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33407 presents THE CENTER FOR PRE LAW & TEACHER ACADEMY MAGNET PROGRAMS OPEN HOUSE Thursday, December 11, 1997 6:30pm - Courtyard 7:00pm - Little Theatre ATTENTION 8TH & 9TH GRADERS! Mi Downtown West Palm Beach December 6, 7 & 13, 1997 FREE for all ages! Saturday, December 1 3 from 1 1 a.m. - 5 p.m. Meyer AmphitheatreFlagler Drive Entertainment, art, games and cuisine from more Program Information THE. CENTER Applications t-OR Dual Enrollment in Grades 11-12 IM!I Earn 18 College Credits Law Internships and Shadowing Mock Trials and Debates AX , t- r than lb countries. Win two tickets to anywhere a caearanon oj many cultures u$ Aif trave(s from Eileen's Travel. simpler items such as floor trains, miniature stoves, and cap guns. Mechanical banks, whose ingenious scenarios were devised to make saving pennies fun for children, also met with high demand. As the 19th century progressed, cast-iron toys reflected advancements in transportation. Horse-drawn carriages soon gave way to trains, electric trolleys, and automobiles. Cast-iron toys are especially subject to unscrupulous duplication because their parts can be dismantled and recast. Although the replicas look similar at first glance, alert collectors can learn to avoid them. Feel the surface of the toy. Antique pieces will be smooth when compared to new ones, which have a rougher surface resulting from careless finishing. Study the joints and movements. The hasty construction of the newer models often reveals itself in poorly fitting edges. Antique examples fetch anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on such factors as age, size, manufacturer, and the number of models originally produced. Earlier this year, a c.1880 Carpenter horse-drawn wagon sold at auction for $2,530, a c.1890 Ives & Blakes-lee horse-drawn fire pumper went for $920, and a 1919 Kenton army trucf went for $28.50. 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