Rye Firm at New York International Toy Fair

New York International Toy Fair 1967

For the first time in its history Dean’s Rag Book Company Ltd., of Rye this year took part independently in the Great New York Toy Show. The Company formed part of a British Exhibit within the main toy fair and Mr. Ian Scott, their General Manager, represented them there. He reports a lot of interest in the Rye firm’s products— “In particular,” says Mr. Ian Scott, “I was delighted with the response that our soft toys brought. It is obvious that the American buyers are very interested in the quality toys that we make here in Rye.”

It is fair to say that Dean’s had probably the busiest stand in the British section and apart from the soft toys, the Rag Books brought in substantial orders.

A welcome visitor to the Company’s exhibit was the Mayor of Rye, New York, Mr. Edmund C. Grainger, Jnr. Mr. Grainger, while being interviewed by members of the press, expressed the hope that he would be able to visit Rye, Sussex during his term of office.

While in America, Mr. Scott also visited the Canadian Toy Fair at Montreal to make contact with customers there, and on the way to New York, stopped off for a day in Chicago to visit one of the Company’s customers there, Marshall, Field and Co. This store is probably the world’s biggest and finest department store and includes a permanent toy department covering about an acre.

Ian Scott with the Mayor of Rye New York
Ian Scott with the Mayor of Rye New York

Mr. Ian Scott, Director and General Manager of Dean’s Rag Book Co. Ltd., takes the opportunity of showing Rag Books made in Rye, Sussex to the Mayor of Rye, New York, Mr. Edmund C. Grainger, Jnr.

“Rye’s Own” April 1967

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