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Another successful toy show and sale in Arcola

Hundreds of collectible tractors were on display and available for purchase.
Hundreds of collectible toy tractors were displayed at the Arcola Prairie Place Hall.

ARCOLA - The second annual Arcola Farm Toy Collectible Show and Sale is in the books.

On Nov. 26 and 27, at the Arcola Prairie Place Hall, hundreds of collectible tractors were on display and for sale.

Fifty-one tables were booked with 14 vendors. This was an increase from last year with 35 tables.

Every tractor one could think of was in Arcola, and around 500 patrons passed through the doors to check things out from all ages.

Also at the show were diecast toys and old collectible coins.

Upon entering the building, six raffle prizes were up for grabs, and if one’s stomach grumbled a lunch was provided by the Manor Play Park.

Donald Neugebauer from Creekside Farm Toys out of Regina has been collecting for 20 years but selling for around four years.

Neugebauer said it was an exceptional show and sale. He was pleased with the outcome of the weekend. He also felt the great weather was an excellent factor with it being nice out.

Daryl Huber is another collector that came from White City.

He has been collecting since 2000 and has over 2,000 collector tractors.

Huber has a room in his home dedicated to his toys, with most of them being displayed in cases and the original boxes.

He is starting to thin out his collection by selling duplicates.

The value of the toys increases with the condition of the article, the year and whether it has the original box.

Huber said it was an excellent show with an impressive set up, and the people are great.

Last year’s proceeds went to the Carlyle Food Bank, but this year the proceeds will go to the Carlyle and District Leisure Complex.

Blake Brownridge president of the Arcola Optimist Club believes the weekend was a success.