Friday, September 28, 2012

Fisher Price Toy Catalogs

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the long break.  Life has been crazy for a while now, but things seem to have slowed down for the moment, so thought I'd toss up a quick post to let you all know that I am still here, I have not given up on this blog and I'm thankful to all of you who have stuck with me through my severe writing drought.  I am amazed at how many hits my blog gets every month, even when I'm not posting.  Thanks guys!  You rock!

I also have good news: over the past non-writing months, I managed to acquire both the 1989 and 1990 Fisher Price Toy Fair Catalogs.  These are the 'dealer catalogs' that This Old Toy periodically refers to in its Precious Places listings. 


The 1989 catalog has 10 pages of Precious Places including the gorgeous 2 page spread everyone loves.


The 1990 catalog has only 5 pages of Precious Places, but two of those pages are the County Fair Sets, so that makes it worth owning in my book.

There is some stuff in them that my Precious Places obsessed self finds interesting.  I'll try to post about it soon, but in the mean time, if any of you are interested in getting your hands on your own copy, I recommend eBay.  They come up at regular intervals, and it just so happens that they are both currently listed for sale.  Just go to eBay and search for "Fisher Price Catalog" and they should come up.

Do any of you have the Toy Fair Catalogs?  If so, what is your favorite page?  Anything that you find intriguing?  Let me know!

7 comments:

  1. Hello. It's probably a long-shot, but I'm wondering if you have an extra toaster from the kitchen set. It's the piece I remember most from childhood and would love to find one... The only one's I've seen are part of much larger, very expensive sets... Just curious! :)

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    1. I'm not selling any of my extra sets just set, so I'm not sure whether I have an extra toaster or not. I plan to eventually list them on eBay and would certainly announce it on my blog if I do start selling, so stay tuned!

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  2. I acquired a box set full of Precious Places furniture all still attached to plastic and in their sealed bags. This is marked on the plain brown box 5179M. Are these worth anything?

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    1. How exciting! 5179 is a promotional set called "Special Furniture", however, I have no idea what was included in it. If it is the same pieces as what was sold to the public, then it is worth something, but probably not hundreds of dollars. If it includes pieces that weren't sold to the public, then I'd say it would be worth quite a bit. If you send me photos or more details I can be more specific: preciousplacescollector@gmail.com

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    2. Did you ever find out what the set was? :o

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  3. I just got some of my precious plaves from my moms stirage i have a lot of people and misc pieces along with the mansion, gazebo, dance studi, and wedding chapel. I am at aloss on how to price or what goes with whatto get them to there original sets! Please help! Lost in precious place without a gps! :\

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  4. I just want to tell you, I love your blog. I hope you'll be writing more soon. I recently started to collect Precious Places again. My favorite toy as a kid. Now my 3 year old daughter loves them too!
    Thank you!

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