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Some of you may already know this story as the haul of discovered toys are all up for auction soon at a well-known auction house.



Images and info reproduced courtesy of Tom White Wales Online



The Frank Beech Toy Shop first opened more than 70 years ago and was well-known in Holywell in North Wales for its vast array of toys and popular window displays.

But in 2009 it closed its doors to the public, bringing to an end many decades of service since its opening by Frank Beech in the 1940s.

Amazingly, though, the contents of the store remained untouched and an auction house has now recovered 120 pallets of toys dating back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.



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Time capsule heaven affraid
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Wow very cool I remember having some of those toys when I was a kid I would be in heaven if I were there Smile
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Stuff of dreams, amazing!
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wow affraid that's incredible Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW Angry SW wish it was mine
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It's hard to believe that all that stuff has been sitting there all this time. affraid
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Great to see the pics from the haul.awsome undiscovered treasure trove.
All stored in the same conditions with boarded up windows,so no sunlight.yet all the kenner bubbles have yellowed and the palitoys havent.i still dont know for sure why that happens.
I also dont recall seeing leg seperator footer cards in rotj cards.yet theres one in that hoth trooper.

Daren
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Amazing to see the externals of the shop...

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@emperorburns wrote:
Great to see the pics from the haul.awsome undiscovered treasure trove.
All stored in the same conditions with boarded up windows,so no sunlight.yet all the kenner bubbles have yellowed and the palitoys havent.i still dont know for sure why that happens.
I also dont recall seeing leg seperator footer cards in rotj cards.yet theres one in that hoth trooper.

Daren

Awesome find cheers I was thinking the exact same thing on the bubbles Daren Very Happy
But I did not notice the footer on the Snowie till you mentioned it mate Embarassed

There's one on DSD as well What a Face
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Well spotted cheers i better go through my rotj cards and see if ive missed any in the ones i have.would be cool if i do Very Happy just never noticed them before on rotj cards.

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