A couple of folks have already dropped me emails asking me how to get their hands on a Dick Mayer Toonerville. The answer is "I don't know.". Dick is officially retiring. He's fulfilling existing obligations and orders. Even the guys helping him out are tired and want to go fishing. They are a good bunch of folks but they want to relax.
Here is my suggestion. Right now on eBay there are 4 original Toonerville's. They are ridiculously expensive. If you want an original to display on your mantle, go for it.
Richart trolley's do come up every so often on eBay. Here's a cool eBay trick that quite a few folks don't know about:
Click on "advanced search" in the upper right hand corner. Pick out your search criteria on the left and type in your desired item. Pick your category and then click "Search". After the search results come up, on the right hand side in the middle of the page, click "Add to my favorites". You should be able to figure out the rest from there.
This is one of the very best parts of eBay. You can automate searches to go out 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and look for your stuff. Want to find a 400E? Set up an advanced search. This automates the search process: after you enter in your search information eBay will email you results every day and every time you get a hit on what you are looking for. You can be extremely broad and have the search engine search all of ebay. Or just search a few categories.
It's tremendously helpful. Yes, sometimes picking through the junk bin at a show is the best way to find great stuff, all this does is look through a whole bunch of junk bins for you and fast.
See you at York!