This is my personal collection of Keystone toys. The goal of most collectors is to find items in the best possible condition. My intent is no different. You will however see toys that I own that are in far from mint condition. When I started this collection there was so little information about Keystone wooden toys that there was no way of knowing what was rare and what was common. Things like the printing plates were a “no brainer”, I would likely never see more, but what was I to do about a little submarine that was not in good condition but was different in size or color? Would I ever see another one or always regret not making the purchase? So I took the approach of buying the things that I had never come across before. To this point I have not regretted that collecting choice. I own several toys that I have yet to see another one like it. Still others I own have variations in style or color that may be due to production changes or minor errors, only more research will tell. When a toy that I own comes along in better condition I will upgrade but I will enjoy my little ugly duckling until that happens.