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Catalogue CoverThe Malcolm Forbes toy soldier and tin boat collection at the Forbes New York Gallery, which I wrote about in an earlier blog article, will be sold at auction by Sotheby's in New York on December 17 2010.

When I packed my suitcase to go to Brussels, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been in Belgium before, so there was a bit of excitement in it early from the beginning. Taking the Eurostar from London to Brussels early Saturday morning took me to Central Europe in nearly no time and I spent the rest of the day checking out Brussels and its numerous tourist attractions - and I even found two interesting toy shops while walking around (but I forgot to write down the names and addresses - Sorry about that!).

Getting ready for next day's big event I went to bed early and headed to Brussels' Kart Expo early in the morning on Sunday; the place where the 10th Edition of the Collect-Hit took place on the 3rd October 2010.

This year, over 250 exhibitors from more than ten different countries were taking part. The whole event was hosted by Thierry Le Clercq who has really done an amazing job organizing the event - a special thank you to you, Thierry!

OK, normally this would go in the Site News section, but I'm just waiting for my tech guys to complete some updates on the site and I'm forbidden from using that part of it til they've done so, so I'm putting this in a short blog post here instead!

If you're going to Collect-Hit in Brussels this Sunday October 10th, say Hi to Tobias who will be representing us on our stand there! Looks like it's going to be a great event with all sorts of great stuff there and he's looking forward to it!


visit Leotoys web site

is a big collection of italian and german penny toy, little cars and motorcycles from the 50th and 60th

grande collezione di auto e moto di latta italiane e tedesche,  giocattoli di latta degli anni '50 e '60


Hello to all!

by DrZen

I have just recently arrived here and am looking forward to showing some of my prized possessions; i.e., toys, comics, magazines, diecast, brewerania and LOTS MORE!

If you are looking for anything in particular, just ask me I might have it. I am very eclectic in what I found and can provide images, sound and video if needed for toys that move.

Let me know!

Protecting your collection – whatever it may be It doesn’t matter what your hobbies or interests are:- Cars, paintings, toys, whatever, if you have a collection of something, you know just how important it is to you that your pieces are kept in the best possible condition, and are kept as safe and protected as possible. Your collection most likely represents both a large financial and sentimental investment, and as a result keeping it all in A1 condition is likely hugely important.