Information for Dealers
Blue Dog Promotions would like to thank all the dealers who participated in our Spring 2015 Boston Toy Show. Your participation and the myriad items you presented made the show a great success. As you know, the upcoming Holiday Show is our biggest with not only more patrons through the gates, but more dealer demand for table space. Please download the following contract and sign up today!
The contract for the April 3, 2016 show is available now. Click here to download. Please download, complete, and return by mail to the address listed at the bottom of the contract. New dealers to the show please be sure to email us before mailing contracts in.
If you think you may be interested in becoming a show dealer at our next Antique & Collectible Toy Show, remember you should have toys that are not readily available in toy or hobby stores. People pay admission to our shows and expect to find toys they can't find on store shelves. Please call us at:
617-957-9296 (Michael Melito)
978-465-3140 (Wes Pettengill)
or write to:
Blue Dog Promotions,
P. O. Box 3074
Wakefield, MA 01880
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Dealer Set Up Info
Show space consists of two rooms: the complete Ball Room and the Conference Room off the main lobby of the Dedham Holiday Inn.
Set up time begins at 7:00am day of show. Break down is at 3:00pm day of show.
Early admission begins at 7:00am and is open to all interested collectors. General Admission begins at 9:00am.
If you would like to have a listing on our web site, please contact us so we can make arrangements.
6ft. Space without Table: $75
6ft. Space with Table: $90
Wall Location (includes table): $100
End Cap Location (includes 8ft. table): $100
Promotional Lobby Space (includes 8' table): $100
Antique toys are generally considered to be those made around WWII or earlier, at least fifty years ago. These would be the very old cast iron toy fire wagons and trucks, painted, wooden, pull toys, Lincoln Logs, Erector sets, some dolls, some toy soldiers, Tinker Toys, pressed steel vehicles, early American plastic, old board games, some early toy guns, comic characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, old tin wind-ups like the Lil' Abner Dog Patch Band and so on. Who knows what's in Grampa's attic? True antique toys are rare treasures and, usually, worth a pretty penny depending on quality and condition.
Collectible toys are all antique toys, of course, along with those made within the last fifty years that have withstood the test of time and piqued the imagination and interest of toy lovers and collectors. A toy from our own childhood that evokes happy memories is collectible! A die-cast of our dream car, or our own car, or Dad's car is collectible! Vintage Star Wars and Star Trek figures, space ships, puzzles, kits and games are collectible! Colorful "battery-ops" that run around and whistle and toot and light up are collectible! Beautifully detailed Matchbox, Corgi and Hot Wheels cars and trucks are collectible, depending on age, condition and rarity.