Open Invitation For New Dealers!
Due to the large attendance at our last show in April 2014 and ever-increasing public demand, we are increasing our show space for our December 2014 show! We are inviting dealers who have never done the show or haven't in a while to come join us.
Information for Dealers
The contract for the December 7, 2014 show will be available soon. Please stay tuned for these and get them in before space runs out!
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.