They first appeared in Germany in the late 1800's, gaining fast in popularity. By the beginning of the 20th century, literally millions of these cute little tinplate, die cast toys were being produced in myriad countries around the world, including the United States! Although they didn't always cost just a penny, they were typically the most inexpensive toys to be found. As you can imagine, parents and children loved them from the get-go. Rare penny toys can sell in the hundreds and even thousands of dollars on the collectible market. FYI: A walking camel penny toy with an elaborately attired Arab rider sold in auction for a whopping $11,400! So if you're willing to do your homework, collecting, trading and selling penny toys can be an interesting, fun and lucrative venture!
International contemporary expressionist artist David Najar is a deeply spiritual man. He is known worldwide for his spectacular works (oils and acrylic on canvas) depicting the serenity and peace of nature in landscape form. For Israeli artist Najar, painting is a meditative, healing experience. David paints spontaneously, deriving his inspiration by "merely listening". While learning to be an artist, he had the wherewithal to rub shoulders and study with many experts in the art world. Before David became an artist he achieved status as an expert instructor of Krav Maga, a style of martial arts used by the military in Israel. David describes his studio space, in a building near Tel Aviv which was built a century before Israel became a country, as his "magical space".
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