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sheepshanks
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21 Aug 2017
10:15:41pm
How many did you play with, or still play?
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whitebuffalo
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22 Aug 2017
09:04:07am
re: New stamps for toy nuts

Most of those I've never heard of, but we still use a Spirograph to lay out for some of the chip carvings we do in the studio. I've always wondered if engravers used something similar to lay out all those intricate engravings for stamps like this one.

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Jansimon
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22 Aug 2017
09:17:57am

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re: New stamps for toy nuts

we used to play with these stickle bricks, although we never called it that. Over here it was called nopper.
Meccano was already considered old-fashioned. I had some sets, but I was more into Lego. Action Man is still around somewhere. My son has a number of them, mostly picked up at flea markets and now he's ready to part with them again as he has reached the age that he does not play with such toys anymore.
I think we had spirograph at school. Did not have it myself at least. All the others are unknown, although my sister might have had some Sindy dolls.

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Guthrum
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23 Aug 2017
06:52:56am
re: New stamps for toy nuts

Most of these are either too late for me, or gender-inappropriate. Meccano was a major toy (or rather, 'practical educational activity') for a young boy in the late 1950s, and the nearest I ever got to technology. The Hornby-Dublo sets were around then, though I was never into trains, and a couple of boys at school had spirographs - I wasn't into pretty designs, either! Britain's oversized and old-fashioned figurines passed me by, since by then Airfix were producing much cheaper 20mm plastic figures. As for teddy bears - well, we didn't do teddy bears at boarding school if we valued either self-esteem or personal safety!

Just as well I had started collecting stamps back in '58!

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