I put this here because it relates to Noma selling wooden toys when they couldn't get copper, etc. during the war.
A reader writes:
Hello ~ I just recently acquired the NOMA Hickory Dickory Dock toy and can find no info on it other than your site...can you give me some idea of value?
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Thanks for getting in touch. I hope you bought it with the intention of displaying it with appropriate period objects this Christmas, and not with the intention of sending your kids to college with the proceeds.
At the low end, one in slightly shabby shape recently sold on eBay for 2.75 after being listed twice.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Toy-Nom ... 7675.l2557
Another one was listed twice for $40 and never sold at all. It had a little damage, but had a box that was mostly there.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Antiqu ... 1549842487
So the value of your piece, if you had to sell it today, is probably closer to $5 than to $50. That said, if you saw one in an antiques shop, they'd probably be asking $35 or more, but that's because they need to make a lot of profit on the individual pieces to keep the lights on.
For more information about determining the value of collectibles, please check out this article:http://www.familychristmasonline.com/mu ... tibles.htm
Hope this helps. More than that, I hope you get some enjoyment out of the piece.
For folks who've never seen one of these, here's a photo:
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