19th Annual Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show

The 19th Annual Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show will be this Friday June 23rd and Saturday June 24th at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling.  Learn more about Marx toys at the Marx Toy Museum website.

Friday goes from 9am to 4pm, reg starts at 8am.  There will be speakers at 11am and 1pm, a commemorative group photo session at noon, and a Toy & Train Custom’s Contest which are voted on by the attendees themselves.  After the floor closes there will be a pizza social at the museum for all.

Saturday goes from 9am to 3pm, reg starts at 8am and the museum closes at 5pm.  At noon there will be a Show & Tell for everyone and anyone to show off their favorite rare or unusual Marx Toy or Trains.

There will be over eighty vendor selling favorite Marx toys like figures, playsets and doll houses made of all materials, trains and accessories of all sizes, vehicles, games, and so much more.  A sub section of the dealer area will be devoted to JohnnyCon, for the toy line of Johnny West.  There will be an on-site auction. 

Tours of the Kruger Street Toy Museum will take place from 9am to 4pm during the convention and will be open for you to visit any display.

Dealer tables are $30 for the first and badge, $20 for every table after that.  Adult admission is $10  and student admission is $5.

Fans of classic toys or just those who like to learn and talk about them should try and make a trip up to check this out for buying and socializing.

 

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15th Annual Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention

Now are third convention in a row for this June, also a toy and collectible one.  The 15th Annual Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention is Friday and Saturday June 21-22 a gathering of fans and collectors of anything and everything related to the Marx Toy Company.  The event will be held at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum (114 Kruger Street) in Wheeling, same as Mego Meet.

The Marx Toy & Train Convention was started in 1998 by the Miller Family, owners of the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. These conventions were meant as a way to preserve the history of the Ohio Valley’s own Louis Marx & Company, and the many who made those wonderful toys that were loved by generations.

Held in June each year, the Marx Conventions have grown with each passing year. From a few dozen attendees in 1998, the events have blossomed into must destination for Marx enthusiasts from around the country.

You can pick your registration during regular museum hours (9 AM to 5 PM) on Thursday June 20th.  Table holders can drop off boxes at tables between 7-8 PM. 

On Friday 21st, the registration desk opens at 9 AM and table holders can unload and set-up.  Between 10 AM and 4 PM the swap meet will be going on.  3 PM workshop is scheduled.  At 6 PM an informal get together will be held for all collectors to hang out and get to know each other better.

For Saturday June 22nd, table holders and set up between 8-9AM.  The swap meet will be from 9 AM to 3 PM, where museum visitors will also be allowed to attend.  A gathering at 11 AM to show off unusual or rare Marx displays and discussion them.  Workshops at 1 and 2 PM are planned as well.  Pack for the show begins at 3 PM and goes till the museum closes at 5 PM.

To simply attend the $18, gets you into convention and museum for you, a spouse, and any kids under 16.  To get a table for the swap is $25 and you get all the same things as a regular pass plus a 6 foot table.  Additional tables, limit of five, is $14.  The registration form can be find here.

Not much on the con, but if you are a toy collector in the area this is one to go to.