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Old toys can bring tidy sums at show in Lexington

Jim and Sue Burgmaier, Lex., brought a collection of Hummel Figurines and other items to sell to Bruce Zalkin, left, at the Antique Toy and Doll Buying Show at the Courtyard Marriott, 775 Newtown Court, in Lexington, Ky., Friday, November, 8, 2013. The show started Thursday and runs through Sunday.  Bruce and Laura Zalkin were on hand to pay cash for old antique toys, dolls, trains, and unusual antiques. In addition to antique toys, they were buying pre-1990's toys and dolls such as Star Wars, He-Man, G.I. JOEs, TV Toys and Transformers. They stressed that the condition of the item is critical to the value of the item and that age does not necessarily mean an item has a high value. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Jim and Sue Burgmaier, Lex., brought a collection of Hummel Figurines and other items to sell to Bruce Zalkin, left, at the Antique Toy and Doll Buying Show at the Courtyard Marriott, 775 Newtown Court, in Lexington, Ky., Friday, November, 8, 2013. The show started Thursday and runs through Sunday. Bruce and Laura Zalkin were on hand to pay cash for old antique toys, dolls, trains, and unusual antiques. In addition to antique toys, they were buying pre-1990's toys and dolls such as Star Wars, He-Man, G.I. JOEs, TV Toys and Transformers. They stressed that the condition of the item is critical to the value of the item and that age does not necessarily mean an item has a high value. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

Bruce and Laura Zalkin looked through old toys for treasures Friday in Lexington, paying for Hummel figurines, older Hot Wheels, GI Joes and more from the 1970s and earlier. The couple paid residents who brought their old toys to the their Antique Toy and Doll Buying Show at the Courtyard Marriott, 775 Newtown Court, in Lexington Friday.

The show started Thursday and runs through Sunday. The Zalkins also looked for trains and unusual antiques. In addition to antique toys, they bought Star Wars and Transformers that are especially popular.They stressed that the condition of the item is critical to the value of the item, and age does not necessarily mean an item has a high value. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

The sale runs through Sunday.

See photos from photographer Charles Bertram here

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