Though Fisher toys beloved by Grigsby, not actually priceless
by Hawkins Teague
Mar 12, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the Janice Mason Art Museum’s August exhibit proved, many different people in Trigg County have collected some interesting and unusual items over the years. Clarence Grigsby’s collection of rare old Fisher-Price toys and John Deere models wasn’t included in that exhibit, but is equally fascinating.

Grigsby was invited to show off a small portion of his toy collection at last week’s meeting of the Trigg County Historical Society. Grigsby owns hundreds of toys (he hasn’t counted the exact number lately) from several different manufacturers, but he said that Fisher-Price holds a special interest for him. He laid several of them on a table next to a few models of John Deere tractors, which he also collects. He said that most of the Fisher-Price toys cost less than a dollar when they were new, but were still considered luxuries.

Grigsby said that many of those in his collection are now worth $1,000 to $1,500. He said he doesn’t have them displayed in his house and has most of them in boxes. He has enough of them that he doesn’t miss them when he sells the occasional toy.

“You don’t need to be selling them,” said one amazed historical society member. “You need to put them in a facility.”

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