Welcome to my site. My goal is to bring you the highest quality toys, banks, fine art, Americana and other antiquities from the 19th and early 20th centuries 鈥?from some of the top collections in the world. All of our items are GUARANTEED to be original antiques, as described. You will not see reproductions, or fakes here. Many of the items are represented by the top collectors in their fields of expertise.

This site is for people who want the best, investment quality antiques. My mission is to gain your trust. I will take the initiative to describe and display items correctly 鈥?I will stand behind them for quality and authenticity 鈥?and they will not be bundled in with reproductions or other misrepresented items.

The name DAKOTApaul came about from my previous company 鈥?Dakota Design, an advertising, marketing & internet development company. Although, many picture me as a mid-western, with a cowboy hat 鈥?I’m actually from the Philadelphia area where I’ve spent most of my life. I am married with three children (three teenagers!), and have a passion for collecting antiques. This began over 15 years ago, and has grown ever since. I am currently a member of SBCCA (Still Bank Collectors Club of America) and TCA (Train Collectors Association).

Consignment Information is pleased to accept items to be sold on the DAKOTApaul Gallery web site. For more information contact us by clicking here.

E-Commerce Development

Additionally, we are in the business of helping people set up their own website and e-commerce capabilities. If you would like additional information please contact us for a free demonstration.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. I will answer questions to the best of my ability, and if I don’t know the answer, I will find someone who does.

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Gary Lindauer February 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm

hi paul,

i was tooling around in linkedin and plugged in your name. glad to finally track you down. hope all is well. i also sent a request to add you to my network. give me a reply or call and we’ll catch up.

gary lindauer
fidelity graphics
610 586-9300

DAKOTApaul February 15, 2010 at 10:06 am

Hi Gary – Long time since we last spoke. Hope all is well. How is Fidelity doing? I assume typesetting is no longer an option!?

DAKOTApaul March 26, 2010 at 8:10 am

Tim, not a problem. Send to

John Trezza June 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

Hello Paul
You have a neat Web Site and appreciate your transparency. Im a retired Aero- Space engineer from Honeywell and have operating Lionel trains in a converted double garage. Florida has few basements, so some years ago the 41 buick and 52 Caddy got sold and was able to finish the room for a L/O. My wife was agreeable since it cut down the hobbies 50% and the end of 300 Hrs every year setting up trains during Christmas. I have some train sets I would like to sell/ consinement, as well as procuring additions to our collection. Have an E-Bay account with 100% feedback as well for buying only.
Regards John

jim piekarski January 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

hi! i received the “old salty” yesterday and it’s a great looking (and heavy) item. thanks for the quick response in sending it. i’m glad i found your site.

DAKOTApaul January 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thanks Jim, always a pleasure. Love those early doorstops, Paul

Robert Dimitri April 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

I am interested in purchasing two sets – one this month and another next month. -that is if you would help with something. Also are you willing to reduce prices – I would appreciate a phone number or email so that my issues can resolved. Thanks, Bob

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