St. Louis 2007 Edition
The 2007 St. Louis Toy Show moved to an exciting new location at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet Hotel. The show has been hosted for 26 years by Roy and Audrey Baker. The Bakers had a monumental task this year moving the show to a new hotel. The new hotel offered nicer accommodations and large ball rooms for toy dealers. There are also several good restaurants in the hotel for collectors to meet for dinner and catch up about good finds at the show.
The Bakers have done an excellent job in keeping the St. Louis Show as one of the premier farm toy shows in the country. St. Louis always has a great selection of farm toys and friendly people.
Stefanie and I want to thank our friends Jarod and April for packing up with us and heading out in the snow to St. Louis this year. Jarod and April were a big help in running the TTT table. We also enjoy the opportunity to visit with Toy Tractor Times members at great Shows like St. Louis. Thank you to every one who joined, renewed or purchased a TTT tractor at St. Louis.
Stefanie and I are already looking forward to St. Louis 2008. We hope you enjoy the nine Toy Tractor Times TV segments on the 2007 show this month.
Until Next Times.............
Jason and Stefanie Hasert
Collector Find of the Month:
Jason Dalton, Early Custom 4wd
You never know what you might find at the St. Louis Toy Show. Jason Dalton scours every show looking for rare 1/64 items. At the 2007 St. Louis Show Jason found a custom made 1/64 Massey Ferguson 1800.
This model is made of metal and is most likely a custom made piece for the early
1980's. If you are interested in the evolution of custom farm toys this Massey Ferguson is a interesting piece. You never know what you might find in a junk box at a toy show. It may be your next treasure. Jason paid $20 for this model.
Featured My Website of the Month:
Matt Hirtzel is a well known toydealer too many on Toy Talk. To help report on the 2007 St. Louis Toy Show, Matt created a blog on My Website to report on a toy dealers perspective of the show. Follow Matt from packing for the show, setting up, seeing the show and heading home.
See Matt's website at http://salukitoys.toytractortimes.com
Toy Tractor Times International 1066:
As of Monday February 19, 2007 all of the Toy Tractor Times 1066 tractors have been shipped by UPS. A total of 5,900 Toy Tractor Times 1066 models were produced. Ertl Stock # 16156A. Thank you to every one who purchased a 1066.
You can learn more about Toy Tractor Times Tractors on My Website at http://toytractortimes.toytractortimes.com
Adam Suntken's Night Time Harvest Display wins St. Louis 2007
1/8 Big Bud 16V-747 by LeRoy Forrester
Listen to the sounds and view the sites of this farm display!
By Eric Kindle
1/16 New Idea Corn Picker by Steve Schulz
Hector Matthys' CTS II Combine
The St. Louis Toy Show is well known for its custom and display contest.
New 2007 Literature from Challenger
Challenger has several new brochures on their literature rack for 2007.
1/64 Customs at St. Louis
Wes Anderson's John Deere Collection
Wes Anderson has been customizing and displaying 1/16 John Deere farm toys for three decades.
This is our son Matt Adamson. He is almost 3 years old and has been collecting tractors his entire life.
Well, I have once again put off my article on hobby knives until next month so I can cross over into a different side of toy collecting...
Come along and join us for a nice look at his harrow drill conversion or "customs" as we Yanks say.
Back in February 1988, the Toy Tractor Times featured Jon Miller of Hamilton, NY, and his collection of over 1200 pieces on the front cover of the magazine.
The earliest farm toy shows were not held until 1978 but collectors were active since the late 1960’s by going to antique toy shows.
St Louis has always been a good show. I have only been able to get there once, but it was a great show and I had a good time.
The March Toy Tractor Times will focus on CaseIH and its innovation in farm equipment. CaseIH has two big anniversaries in 2007. We will celebrate 20 years of the Magnum tractor and 30 years of the Axial-Flow combine. Look for lots of Toy Tractor Times TV on CaseIH history. We will highlight CaseIH machines like the Magnum, Axial-Flow, Quadtrac and more that have set industry standards.
Until Next Times...............
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