August 2018  Newsletter
The Next Tanners Antique Show is 
October 6th and 7th
The next show is October 5th and 6th. If you haven't signed up to be a vendor please do it right away.

As hard as it ts to believe it's coming up to Christmas season already. The October shoppers will be starting to look for Christmas presents. The McQueen craft fair is October 19th-21st and I always think of that as the beginning. If you want to make a bit more money this year for Christmas consider getting a booth at the Tanners Marketplace shows in October and November. :-)

The City has once again raised our rates. As of July 1st the vendor license fee per show was raised to $20. They didn't tell me so all the vendors for the August show squeaked by paying the $16 fee. (It cost me $20 when I paid them). The fees I pay to register the shows went up too but I will eat them for the rest of this year. Starting in January There will be a $5 increase in booth spaces. (assuming the Events Center doesn't raise our rent) We have done pretty good so far in keeping costs down so we haven't had to raise rates since before we took over the show in 2013.

We are constantly striving to improve the shows so if you have any ideas please let one of us know.  Also please do anything you can to increase awareness of the show and get our attendance up.
Marklin Oceanliner Amerika, German, early 1900s, all original,
38 inches long, $271,400. Bertoia Auctions image
Read below about interesting early American toys

Below is the schedule of upcoming  shows

Oct. 6th and 7th
Nov. 17th and 18th
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec. 1,2
I'm sorry if any of the dates conflict with other shows,
I do my best to work around them
I'm also constrained by available dates at the Events Center

Please remember to shop at our show and small local stores for unique gifts. The antique stores I list here and places like the Buy Nevada First store in the Reno Town Mall are excellent places to shop and it helps your LOCAL neighbors.
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In the early 1800's, most American children played with homemade toys. That started to change with the arrival of the industrial revolution and the application of American ingenuity toward playthings.  Names like Marx, Tonka, Mattel and Hasbro, which are familiar to baby boomers and subsequent generations, didn't emerge until the 20th century. To explore the American toy industry's beginnings, one has to go back in time to before the Civil War, when pioneering toy manufacturers staked their claim on a still-developing sector.
Here are five companies that were on the ground floor of American toy production:

Francis, Field & Francis
The first toy manufacturer of record was based in Philadelphia. Known as Francis, Field & Francis, a.k.a Philadelphia Tin Toy Manufactory, this business was in operation as early as 1838. Francis, Field & Francis produced the first manufactured American toy, a horse-drawn fire apparatus. The company claimed their japanned (lacquered) tin toys were "superior to any imported."

Francis, Field & Francis Omnibus. Sold for $56,000. Image via LiveAuctioneers

George W. Brown & Co.
By the mid-19th century, New England was the hotbed of toy making. George W. Brown of Forestville, Conn., apprenticed as a clock maker before co-founding George W. Brown & Co., to manufacture toys. Brown applied his knowledge of clocks in designing the first American clockwork tin toys, including a train that the company marketed in 1856. His company also produced many animal-drawn conveyances, platform toys, wagons, fire engines, ships and trains.

Crandall Toys

Charles M. Crandall of Montrose, Pennsylvania, whose father and brothers were also toy makers, had his greatest success manufacturing building block sets. His sets patented in 1867 featured a tongue-and-groove arrangement that held the pieces together. Crandall introduced lithographed paper-on-wood building block sets in the 1870s. It was said that by the end of the 19th century, Crandall's building block sets were seen in almost every civilized nation.

J. & E. Stevens Co.

J. & E. Stevens Co. of Cromwell, Connecticut, is credited as the first American company to produce cast-iron toys. John & Elisha Stevens started out making hardware but switched to simple toys like sadirons, garden tools and, later, pistols. J. & E. Stevens supplied cast-iron wheels to numerous toy makers. They are best known as prolific manufacturers of cast-iron mechanical banks in the late 1800s. -Andy-Susan-Moore-bank-collection
J. _ E. Stevens Girl Skipping Rope bank.

Ives & Co.

Of the many toy makers to emerge after the Civil War, the undisputed leader was Ives & Co. Edward Ives joined his father, Riley, around 1860. They moved their company from New York City to Bridgeport, Connecticut, a clock-making center, to facilitate their transition to manufacturing clockwork toys. The first were No. 1 Boy on Velocipede and No. 2 Single Oarsman, which replicated a man rowing a boat. Within a few years, Ives & Co. was producing about 20 high-quality clockwork tin toys. Ives set the pace with the trend toward cast iron in the 1870s, making the first mechanical bell toys on wheels. By the 1880s, Ives, Blakeslee & Co. was exporting toys to Europe and South America. In 1890, Harry Ives joined his father, Edward, in the business and continued manufacturing popular toys and trains well into the 20th century.
They were  the largest manufacturer of  toy trains  in the  United States  from 1910 until 1924, when  Lionel Corporation  overtook it in sales.

To view and bid on antique American toys,  head to Jasper52 to check out this weeks' curated toy auctions.
Information sourced from  The Story of American Toys by Richard O'Brien (Abbeville Press, 1990)
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Places to Stay:

Ramada Reno Hotel and Casino, (Tanners Host Hotel)
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-5151
Ramada Website
Click Here To See The Ramada Special Offer
The Ramada will reserve a block of rooms for us at a greatly discounted rate of $50 per night plus taxes.
To book your rooms, Please call the hotel directly at 775-786-5151
and ask for the Hotel Desk. The booking company doesn't know about the discounts.
Please call in advance.

Motel 6 Reno Livestock Events Center, 866 North Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-9852
I-80 at N Wells Avenue, Exit #14,  Motel 6 Reservations

Days Inn Reno, 701 East 7th Street, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-4070

Sands Regency Casino, 345 N. Arlington Avenue, RENO, NV 89501, 775-348-2200
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Dan and Paula Clements 
Tanners Marketplace  
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408  
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2018 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
Tanners Marketplace :
January 27th and 28th
A pril 21st and 22nd
August 4th and 5th
October 6th and 7th
November 17th and 18th
Magic Of Santa:
December 1st and 2nd

Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
(Paula and Dan are there on Mondays)

Weekly Auctions
Auctions by Sammy B
Lightning Auctions
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store

Buy Nevada First
Gift store in Reno Town Mall

 The above vendors are listed as a local resource.  They have not paid to be featured.
Fall Jokes 

Q: What do you use to mend a jack-o-lantern?
A: A pumpkin patch.

The nurse walked into the busy doctor's office and said, "Doctor, the invisible man is here." The doctor replied, "Sorry, I can't see him."

Q: Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
A: No body.

Q: Who helps the little pumpkins cross the road to school?
A: The Crossing Gourd.

Q: What do you get when you divide the circumference of your jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi.

Q: I'm tall when I'm young, I'm short when I'm old, and every Halloween I stand up inside Jack O Lanterns. What am I?
A: A candle.

Q: If money really did grow on trees, what would be everyone's favorite season?
A: Fall.

Q: What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?
A: Squash.

A family of fall leaves were trying to change a light bulb. A squirrel walked by and asked why the bulb wasn't changed yet and the red leaf said, "Because we keep falling."

Q: What happened when the turkey got in a fight?
A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

Q: Who lives in the scary Hundred Acre Wood?
A: Winnie the Boo.

Q: What did one leaf say to another?
A: I'm falling for you.

Q: Why are all Superman costumes tight?
A: They're all size S.

Q: Why do birds fly south in the Fall?
A: Because it's too far to walk.

Q: Why is Dracula so easy to fool?
A: Because he's a sucker.

Q: Why did the blind man fall down the well?
A: He couldn't see that well.

Art Gallery 
A couple goes to an art gallery. They find a picture of a naked women with only her privates covered with leaves. The wife doesn't like it and moves on but the husband keeps looking. The wife asks: "What are you waiting for?" The husband replies: "Autumn." 

A cop pulls a guy over for suspected drunk driving. The cop opens the door and the driver falls out onto the asphalt. The cop says, "Holy shit, you're so drunk, you can't even walk!"
The drunk says, "No shit, that's why I took my car!"