12th Annual Convention (2010)

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Some real surprises unveiled in 2010, including Marx trains that made an appearance on the Tonight Show, and a couple of new friends from the Girard Marx factory!

11th Annual Convention (2009)

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As we entered our second decade of hosting the annual Marx Convention, this event has grown to such a state that it has become almost an annual obligation for most attendees! In this year of a troubled economy, when many shows have been shrinking or even disappearing entirely, the Convention actually GREW in size over […]

10 Years and Counting (2008)

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On Friday and Saturday, June 20th and 21st, 2008, the Toy Museum hosted the 10th Annual Marx Convention. Despite this summer’s record gas prices, attendance and tableholder numbers both matched last year’s totals. And some special surprises were in store for the 10th! First of all, each registered attendee received a special 10th aniversary suncatcher, […]

9th Annual Convention (2007)

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On Friday and Saturday, June 15th and 16th, 2007, the Toy Museum hosted the 9th Annual Marx Convention. Over 90 vendor tables stacked high with all sorts of Marx goodies greeted the hundreds of attendees and family members! A dinner Friday night at Undo’s Italian Restaurant was a great chance for collectors to socialize! There […]

8th Annual Convention (2006)

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On Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th, 2006, the Toy Museum hosted the 8th Annual Marx Convention. 82 vendor tables stacked high with all sorts of Marx goodies greeted the hundreds of attendees and family members! Talks by George Kroll (Marx Demonstrator boards), John Twarog & Bob Grossman (train repairs) and Noah Coop (repairing […]

7th Annual Convention (2005)

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Another Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention is now behind us. This year’s, the seventh annual event, was the biggest yet, with over 150 families in attendance and 73 vendor tables! For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are just a few quick glimpses. There is, however, nothing like being here!

6th Annual Convention (2004)

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It Just Keeps Getting Better! Another year has come and gone, and with it another Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention. This year’s, the sixth annual event, was the biggest yet, with tables spilling up onto the second floor of the museum! For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a quick peek!

5th Annual Convention (2003)

"Just some of the terrific Marx items brought to the show and tell session on Saturday!"

The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum served as the host site once again for the Marx Toy & Train Collectors National Convention on June 13 and 14, 2003. Well over a hundred collectors attended from as far away as Florida, Arizona, and Texas! The swap meet continues to grow, and many great old Marx […]

4th Annual Convention (2002)

John Twarog put on an exceptional workshop on basic soldering techniques. Even for seasoned repair veterans, John had some great tips! On Saturday, train repair tips were the topic, with Robert Grossman (the Marx Parts Guy) and Bob Barth !

The 4th Annual Marx Convention, held at the Toy Museum on Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15, 2002, was bigger and better again this year! Attendees and table count were both up over last year, and more importantly, everyone had a great time! Below are photos of just SOME of the goings on from […]

3rd Annual Convention (2001)

The now traditional 'group shot', taken on Friday at the convention, is getting larger every year. Soon, we will run out of space in front of the sign! And not everyone who attended is in this one, either!

The Marx Convention for 2001 is now history. Planning is already underway for NEXT year’s convention, which will be held on June 14th and 15th, 2002 at the Toy Museum in Wheeling. Growing bigger and better every year, the convention drew many new attendees, as well as many familiar faces. Just about everything Marx was […]