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bm459

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Identifying an *old* toy
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:11:51 PM »

My aunts found this ancient photo of my dad... probably taken in the 50's... of him playing with a new toy on Christmas morning.
My dad claims it's some kind of "cowboys and indians" playset. He thinks, maybe, an "Alamo" set.

Anyway, I'd love to identify the exact toy. Firstly, if you recognize this, please let me know. Otherwise, I'm wondering if anyone on here knows of any antique toy collector forums that maybe I could ask.

Thanks!
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Re: Identifying an *old* toy
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 12:05:07 AM »

I don't think it's an Alamo set. It looks like it's a Marx "Roy Rogers" Ranch set. I think they first came out around 1952.

This look like the house: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marx-Roy-Rogers-Western-Ranch-tin-litho-building-/181275772417?pt=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item2a34e0c601


And here are a couple links to whole sets:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-1950s-MARX-RANCH-HOUSE-PLAYSET-TIN-BUILDING-ACCESSORIES-INSTRUCTIONS-/390722218675?pt=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item5af8dbeab3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARX-1ST-SERIES-ROY-ROGERS-BAR-M-WESTERN-RANCH-SET-W-LIVESTOCK-COWBOYS-MORE-/151187651411?

I'm betting that there were a few releases of these sets over the years that have had variations in the accessories included. Those sets I linked above look like they have different accessories from each other, as well as being a bit different from your dad's set.

There's some information at this site: http://www.marxwildwest.com/, but you can likely google further for more research material.

Now that I'm looking at these things, I'm sure we played with some bits of them at my grandparents when we were kids. I'm guessing they would have been my dad's and/or uncles'.
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Re: Identifying an *old* toy
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 08:03:54 PM »

Wow! That's fantastic information!

Thank you so much! I'd agree that the house looks like a match. I had a feeling this was a Marx set, but was at a loss of figuring out which set, specifically.

Your help is very much appreciated.
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