About The Toys

“When I started collecting toys, I was already in love with Mercedes, and other fine European marques. I decided then that I would aspire to own every Mercedes toy made. I was naive. It didn’t take me long to realize that buying new toys…” -Ron Sturgeon

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Malcom Forbes Collection

Malcolm Forbes was a collector’s collector. Some of the model ships that were once part of his private collection are now being sold. Click to learn more.

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Oddities, Antiquities and Rarities Exhibit

The original Cleopatra was so beautiful that two Roman generals competed for her affections before Christ was born. In 1623, Shakespeare retold the tale of her ill-fated love affair with Mark Anthony and dramatic suicide.

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Operay Surgical Lamp

1930’s-1940’s Operay Multibeam Surgical Lamp. Manufactured by Operay Laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin. One of the most extraordinary surgical lamps ever made.

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Words From Ron

on collector toys Manufacturers of auto toys, many of which you will find on this site, are listed below. This is a hobby for me, but having the museum is the best way to share the toys with others. Unfortunately I spend a lot of time keeping the mother ship (my businesses) running so I don't get to spend the time and attention here that I would like.

Since then I have acquired most of the toys I wanted, although I still buy some Mercedes. In the last decade, my interests moved to other types of toys and art. Please use the contact form provided on this site, if you have a toy or collection you are interested in divesting, or to inquire about a toy. My curator, Rodney Ross, or I try to answer all e-mails. Read More