How Farm Toys Transformed into Collectible Treasures

Modern day makeover: Part 1 of 2

Hubley Avery tractor and original box
This box — perhaps the earliest surviving farm toy box — was mailed from Peoria, Ill., to New York in 1919 with a Hubley Avery 18-36 cast iron tractor inside. "In 30 years of going to major farm toy shows," says Dave Nolt, Paradise, Pa., "I don't know of an older box that that one."
Courtesy Dave Nolt