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Downingtown, PA, United States
DoneSat, Nov 20, 2010 3:00 PM GMT

Old Salem Toy Museum & T.A. Gray Collection

The Old Salem Toy Museum along with toys from the Thomas A. Gray collection to be sold at auction in New Hope, Pa. on November 19 & 20, 2010.Last May the Old Salem Toy Museum in Old Salem, N.C., closed its doors for the last time on a spectacular collection of antique toys, holiday items, dollhouses, miniatures and other children's playthings, some dating to as early as 225 A.D. The collection was built over many years by businessman Thomas A. Gray and his mother Anne P. Gray, members of a highly respected family of North Carolina philanthropists. Both Tom Gray's grandfather, James A. Gray, and his great-uncle, Bowman Gray Sr., held the position of chairman of the board of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. One would presume correctly that the museum's toy collection ranked among the very finest of its type