This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Friday, February 10, 2017 Sunny and Very Cold -12 C 10.4 F
A Reader asks for Help with a Cor-Cor Train
Periodically, I get inquiries from readers about what the value of their toys are. And so, that was the case when Debbie Dean write to me about 3 weeks ago. Debbie has a nice Cor-Cor train, but up until today, I couldn't find any results for the value. However, I did find 1 result when I did a Google search for "Cor-Cor Train". The result was $ 80.00 US, but the result on iCollector wasn't as nice as Debbie's.
The reason for today's post is to ask you (my readers), if you have one of these 1920's-1930's train sets, and if you might know the value of it. I was surprised at the low value on iCollector because Cor-Cor cars achieve nice dollar values. If you do a search on Bertoia Auctions website,, you'll see what I mean.
Below are the nice photos that Debbie Dean sent me. I had to ask Debbie to make the photos larger in size so I could work with them in Photoshop, and present them online. If you ever plan on asking me or anyone on the Net for the value of your toy, a good idea is to also include the sizes of the toys. Also, when sending photos, present nice photos without distractions, and their sizes should be at least 4" x 6" (100 mm x 130 mm) in size @ 300 dpi.
I like how Debbie presented her toys on an almost single coloured carpet. The texture of the carpet also enhances the photo.
So, if anyone out there has one of these nice Cor-Cor train sets, would you be so kind as to send me any information of their value, and I'll pass on the information to Debbie Dean.