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Teischan Got Me This Delightful ‘Monkey Clapper’ Yesterday — Made My Day.

by Anura Guruge


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It is some kind of sweet dispenser. We haven’t even tried to get to those.

It is addictive. You press — what I would have to describe as its ‘bra’ — and it CLAPS. Magical. Kept me amused for minutes.

She had seen it and had said that she had to get it for Dad because she knows me.

I wish I could share it with you. If you see one, BUY it. It will be well worth whatever you pay for it. I don’t think it will be that expensive.

Now, I need to go and play.

SMILE.


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Estate Sale In Chester, NH, With Some Incredible Antique Toys & Memorabilia.

by Anura Guruge


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Deanna saw this on the Web. Some pretty neat antique toys — NOT that I want any of them, anymore. I have a few similar. We no longer have the space.

We went to one of these “603 Estate Sales” in June in Alton — had a lot of fun and made out like BANDITS. We were there at the end and they basically gave us a ton of stuff for $15 (I think). At that stage they just wanted to get rid of as much stuff as they could.

Sadly the weather is not going to be nice on Saturday. That might be a damper. Sunday might be ‘OK’ but all the good stuff would be gone by then since I am sure diehard collectors will be queing up for this Sale in the rain.


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Steam Powered Viking Ship From Hammacher Schlemmer — V. Cool But Perverse.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Go to: hammacher.com IF you want to buy one. Yes, I will gladly give you my mailing address IF you want to send me one. SMILE.


I haven’t owned a steam powered toy in a long time. Yes, IF I didn’t spend so much money on cameras I convince myself that I was justified in having one of these.

But this one CRACKED ME up.

Yes, beautifully crafted … but so PERVERSE (even by the ‘dear’ (and dear they are indeed)) standards of HS.

It is billed as a ‘Longship’ BUT it isn’t very long.

And then the ultimate in ironies.

The poor Vikings never knew steam power!

Hammacher Schlemmer! You guys are such a treat. 


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by Anura Guruge


Annual Post-Christmas Sale At Hammacher Schlemmer Offers Some Interesting Price.

by Anura Guruge


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As I have often mentioned I get regular (i.e., at least once a week (it seems) e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer — though I am NOT a customer. I do have to confess that I do enjoy seeing what they offer, since these are indeed what I would readily buy IF I had the money.

Yesterday and today I got e-mails about their up to 80% off Annual Sale — which they refer to, unashamedly, as their “Rather Famous“. Well as you can see they do appear to have made some deep discounts THOUGH it begs the question whether these items were ever worth more than what they are listed at now. Also, I have found that you can buy the same, if NOT very similar items, on Amazon for less — though, of course, by doing so you lose the cachet of having the satisfaction and bragging-rights of having bought it from the ‘Jewish Catalogue’, as the kids call it (because of its name). Yes, we get printed copies of the catalogue, in the mail, and the kids love to look at what rich kids get for Christmas (if not Hanukkah). 


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Two Irresistible Adult Toys From Hammacher Schlemmer — Mamod Steamroller & Remote Controlled Fishing.

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I get e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer few times a week — though I am NOT a customer. I think they are working on the assumptions that one of these days I will crack. Yes, sometimes it is torture. I really would like these two toys. The remote-controlled boat would be a HOOT at our lake, Halfmoon, in the Summer.

I have seen toy working steamrollers. They are cute — though I am not sure whether they are $250 cute. I still have a steam powered Titanic I got my son Matthew 15 years ago. That was fun. You burned alcohol.

Just wanted to share these with you in case you don’t get the e-mails like I do.

Enjoy.


Top 10 Most Viewed Unexpected Items
of 2015.


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I Am 60 Years Old And I Still Get Toy Trains At Christmas — To My Delight, Of Course.

One of my favorite. Got one of these, in blue, for one of my 20th birthdays.

One of my favorites. Got one of these, in blue, for one of my 20th birthdays.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Christmas 2013. Click to ENLARGE, if you really must.

Deanna got this for me.

She knows my passion for trains and toys.

She found it in a store in Alton and knew that she had to get it.

We think it is from the 1950s.


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