For antique dinosaur collectors it doesn’t get much more vintage than Sell Rite Gifts (SRG) and their metal prehistoric animals. Produced in 1947 and into the 1950’s these are certainly among the very first mass produced dinosaur collectibles. Other classic companies were around during this time as well, like Starlux and Marx, but they wouldn’t be producing prehistoric animals until the 50’s and 60’s.
Today, dinosaurs have become a permanent fixture in our pop culture, from toys to multi-million blockbuster movies, dinosaur seems to be everywhere. But there was a time when dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals were confined to the sterile walls of museums, a scientific curiosity that were outside of the mainstream.