The Room trading unofficially started on Thursday night September 3rd. Some of the dealers and collectors that had checked in on Thursday started buying and selling. I got to the hotel Thursday night and unpacked. Then went to get something to eat. After that I headed to bed. Friday morning I got up and checked the board in the lobby that had a list of the rooms that were taking part in the room trading.
After writing down the room numbers & names I got started. The first room I went belonged to Rick Eder. He had plenty of vintage toy soldiers. Mostly Marx. Here is what I saw.
The next room I went to was room #133. Inside was Eric Koopmeiners. He had some Marx figures and playsets.
The next room I went into was #134. Inside was Rick Keller and Rick Lipp. There also was a look of Marx figures and playsets. One bed was covered with Marx vehicles.
Larry Lovely had a ton of plastic figures. He had plastic storage bins filled with figures at really cheap prices. Some bins where filled with Marx figures and others with all kinds of brands.
The next room belonged to Steve Connell. He had some vintage toys, bags of plastic figures and painted metal sets.
Inside Rod Chapman’s room was some Britain figures and vintage toys.
The last room I went to before I took a break was the room that Bill Richardson was in. He also had a bunch of mainly Marx figures and vehicles. He had a lot of good deals.
After I took a break I went to Joe Baker’s room. He had a lot of custom made figures that were made by Speira Miniatures on display. Plus some toy soldiers and other toys for sale.
That was it for the first day for me. I went out to get something to eat and then got my room ready for the room trading for Saturday.
Inside my room was mostly LOD Barzso products. I also had some plastic figures in bags that I have picked up over the years.
Day two was more of the same. There were a few more dealers. I spent most of the day inside my room and went around to visit some of the rooms. Next to me was Bob Hornung. Inside his room he had his custom made metal miniatures. He sculpts, casts and paints each figure. It is Art in Miniature.
Here are some more pictures of the other rooms that I went into on Saturday. Most I went into the first day.
One of the last rooms I visited was Mike Volk’s room. He was setting up and I took a few pictures. I took a bunch of pictures of his custom pieces at the show the next day.
That is it for the room trading. The crowds were smaller as expected. But the collectors that did come spent their money. I did nicely on with the room trading. I will have the second part of the the review posted in a couple of days. Most likely tomorrow night.
If you missed the Tippecanoe Show you can go to the Columbus Toy Soldier Show next month. This should be the last major Toy Show of the year. The last show had plenty of dealers. It will be the same here too. I will be bringing LOD Barzso figures and foam buildings. This year the show is in a new location. You can read the information below.
Thank you for reading. That is it for now.