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Die-Cast Toys Nearly Surpass the Real Thing

When Schoen Equipment opened a farm implement store in Freistatt, Mo., in 1968, the stock included a few farm toys. At the time, the owners never thought of the toys as a money-maker."We gave them away as gifts to kids of parents who bought a piece of large machinery," says sales manager Steve Schoen.But when customers started coming in just for toys, Steve saw the potential for ...

Diana West | Mar 1, 1999

Farm Collector Magazine

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