Last weekend saw Marx Toy collectors from around the world converge in Wheeling, West Virginia for the 19th annual Marx Toy convention at Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. A wonderful time was had by all and today we’re just going to bring you a few photos of the fun. Later this week we’ll have our video coverage of this great show ready, but until then, here’s a mini-photo essay to hold you over.
At right you see the group photo, where a fraction of the folks in attendance gathered to have their picture taken on the steps up to the second floor of the museum. Friday was a bit of a rainy day, and the inside photos tend to attract a smaller crowd. Of note is that, directly in front of your PopCulteer is Dave Roth, a prominent collector who always seems to hook me up with rare figures for my Johnny West collection. Trust me. I’m pointing him out for a reason.
Later in the week we’ll bring you photos and video from the Francis Turner collection sale at the former site of the Marx Toy Museum, but for now we’re staying in Kruger Street. Apologies for the small number of photos, but we’re still ironing out technical bugs here at PopCult, and we concentrated more on video this year.
Without any further ado, here’s the first taste of the 2017 Marx Toy Convention…
That is all for today. Your PopCulteer is jumping right into work on a couple of videos from last weekend, and we’ll see how quickly I can get those edited uploaded and posted for your enjoyment.