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Florida’s Best Newspaper for Antiques & Collectibles                                         FREE

                                 SEPTEMBER 2017 • Volume 31 No. 1   

                                                                Mr. Potato Head Turns 65 This Year

                                                     By Larry LeMasters
                                                     LeMasters’ Antique News Service
                                                       During its heyday, Hasbro’s Mr. Potato  Head  vegetables into potatoes, making facial features.
                                                     sold over one million tater kits each year. But it  “The grape-eyed, carrot-nosed, potato-headed
                                                     had a rocky start.  George Lerner  invented  Mr.  dolls” became the principal inspiration behind Mr.
                                                     Potato Head in 1949, but the idea for the toy came  Potato Head.
                                                     to Lerner years before when he was a young man.      Following World War II,  no toy  company  was
                                                     In the early ‘40s, during the war years when toys  interested in manufacturing  a toy that  wasted
                                                     were hard to come by, Lerner made dolls for his                                   Continued on Page 2
                                                     sisters by using toothpicks
                                                     to  insert  small  fruits  and

                                                “Elvis Presley” Mr. Potato Head; $110.

             Oviedo Antique Mall Fall Extravaganza September 1-4
           During the 4 day extravaganza, all 110 dealer booths will be offering fabulous sale
         pricing - up to 50% off storewide. There will also be a complimentary hot & cold buffet
         is available all 4 days. During the Friday thru Monday sale each customer purchasing
         $30 or more receives a free gift.                                           Wildwood Antique Mall brings a new concept to the antique malls by being bright
           Located at 95 Geneva Drive Oviedo, FL 32765 (407-366-3668), Oviedo Antique   and spacious with large aisles for easy accessibility. We are noted for our friendly
         Mall is open 7 Days a week Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 12-6pm.      and  knowledgeable  staff,  as  well  as  cleanliness  and  security.  Wildwood  Antique
           The  12,500  square  foot  mall  is  loaded  with  an  ever-changing  array  of  all  your   Malls  are  professionally  managed  that  brings  new  marketing  opportunities  to
         favorite  antiques  and  collectibles.  Offered    are  coins  &  paper  money,  gold,  silver   both established and part-time dealers. Established dealers enjoy the benefit of an
         & costume jewelry, furniture, primitives, linens, Lladro, Baccarat, China & Crystal,   additional location without significant overhead costs, while new dealers gain access
         Lenox, military collectibles, Fiestaware, art work, advertising collectibles, antiquarian   to a full complement of retail services. Stop on by at any of our 4 locations to explore
         books, Kitchenalia, LP albums, Longaberger baskets, Disney collectibles, antique toys   the history provided by our 600+ vendors!
         and so much more!                                                           Wildwood Antique Malls locations are: 364 Shopping Center Dr., Wildwood; 3530
           Stroll  through  Oviedo  Antique  Mall  while  listening  to  1950’s  hit  music.    Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland; 3550 S. Washington Ave., Titusville; 1240 Sarno Rd., Melbourne
         Complimentary  Snacks  and  drinks  are  always  available  for  our  customers.  Onsite   and opening soon, a 5th location at 720 S. Hwy. 1, Vero Beach.  All locations are
         watch & clock repair by 40 year veteran watchmaker, as well as complete onsite   open  7  days  a  week.  For  hours  and  telephone  numbers  visit  their  website,
         antique and modern camera repair service.                       

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