- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/14/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Well over 100 people gathered at the annual event to look at the various farm toys. The offerings differed, but most in attendance were interested in the antique farm toys and John Deere collectibles. According to the Chambersburg Public Opinion, some of the best sellers included miniature tractors, hay wagons and other toy farm machines, with some of the rarer models fetching hundreds of dollars.
Howard Ray Thomas, member of the Tri-State Farm Toys Collectors Club, voraciously collects the farm toys and affirms their appeal is partly "nostalgia, and part of it is staying abreast of the evolution of farm machines." One of the attendants at the show, Lee Ferry, said his collection of nearly 400 farm toys is kept safe in a special room upstairs in his house. Jokingly, Ferry asserted that he is "not allowed to bring them downstairs."
According to its organizers, this year's event was a resounding success,as both vendors and buyers mingled, exchanged stories and compared their farm toy collectibles.