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Colorado show featured John Deere toys

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/25/2010 to History of John Deere
John Deere toys and other pieces of antique playthings were on display during a recent show in Loveland, Colorado.

According to the Reporter-Herald, this year marks the 25th anniversary for the Timber Dan Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale. The event, which played host to 75 dealers, is sponsored by the Loveland Lions Club.

Lumir and Donna Sedlacek came from Denver to hunt down John Deere toys. Lumir, who grew up on a Kansas farm, told the paper that he has been collecting them for more than 30 years.

"I was raised on John Deere machinery," Lumir told the Reporter-Herald. "We just enjoy collecting."

Collecting John Deere toys and other pieces of green-and-gold nostalgia is a hobby for many farm life fans across the country. Like the show in Colorado, many of these enthusiasts take their items to events where they can display their years of effort.

Others may go so far as to find old pieces of John Deere equipment and restore them. These machines are often part of parades and other celebrations of farm life.