So, the other day at a Mandarake, I spotted a bunch of vintage dirigibles. Let me start by saying I have zero knowledge of this corner of the toy world. But the assembled group looked really neat, and I thought I'd share a look with you guys.
|Pretty serious money for these collectibles. But beyond that, how cool is this Shenandoah blimp circling the Eiffel Tower!
|I wonder how many kids filled the moats with water back in the day. I'm guessing most of them -or maybe mud...
|A familiar sight to sports fans.
|This one has a Steampunk vibe.
|This zeppelin looks like it has a turn key on the bottom. I wonder what it does. Any time I'm at this shop and I heard mechanical whirring and clanging, I run to the register to see what tin toy they're testing. :)
|The sign says this one is from Germany.
|Looks like one of those Time Life books. Remember those commercials?
|I look at toys like this and am just amazed that they survived the decades with such delicate parts!
|I guess the blimp from this Marx set is part of the coastal defense? The attackers are coming! Fire up the blimp!
|Beautiful jumbo lenticular card.
|Top shelf piece right there.
|A more modern battery operated toy by Bandai.