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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Monday November 9, 2020 at 10:57 PM
The local toy store of note was Brody's Stork Nest
in Asheville, North Carolina, in the 1940's and 50's. Mr. Brody had a downtown location across the street from Pritchard Park, and he stocked Lionel trains and the first Dinky cars I ever saw (early 50's). His toys were all top rate. Sadly, the store died with Mr. Brody in the 80's, and I missed the going out of business sale. I remember taking my son there for his 8th birthday (late 60's), giving him a $20 bill, an hour, and letting him go. He loved it!

(I googled Brody's store to refresh my memories, and what came up was an entry of this site, Forum 43, dated Nov. 4, 2009. Yes, you're right. I wrote it.)

Now I still live in western North Carolina, and I again have a local toy store, O.P. Taylor's. It doesn't handle many 1:43 models, but now and then I find something. If you're ever in the small town of Brevard, stop on Main Street and take a look.

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French Dinky 24Y 1955 Studebaker Commander, from June 1955 to 1958. by Harvey Goranson #29139
Nice! I always liked the French Dinky American cars. (EOM) by John Roberts #29139.1
I agree, I used to have most all of the by Rich Pendleton #29139.1.1
As a kid, opening a box containing a new Dinky Toy car by David Knight #29139.1.2
If only we could go back in time! Also, note that.. by Harvey Goranson #29139.1.2.1
And 85 cents was as dear to a kid then as 85 dollars are to an old guy now. (EOM) by Richard Nosker #29139.1.2.2
The only place I ever saw Dinky or Corgi models was at Marshall Field's downtown toy department. by Jay Golan #29139.1.2.3
I have some US catalogs that show those 85-cent prices. by Harvey Goranson #29139.
By the time I went to Field's they are all long gone! :-( (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #29139.
I have a couple with Fields price stickers, but they were bought secondhand. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #29139.
The local toy store of note was Brody's Stork Nest by David Holcombe #29139.2
I assume the name is a take off from The Andy Griffith Show? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #29139.2.1
Ya think? (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #29139.2.1.1
Thanks for the photo and history, Harv. I had never noticed the style anomalies until you pointed it (EOM) by Randall Olson #29139.3

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