The Garfields Hand The Chicago Toy Soldier Baton To Matt Murphy

21 March 2023 

Jan and Roger Garfield are glad to announce that Matt Murphy will be their successor to the Chicago Toy Soldier Show. 

“Matt not only secured the same date that we had targeted for the 2023 Show, but also found a hotel venue only a mile or so from where we held our Show for 40 years,” shared Jan. 

Matt’s Chicagoland Toy Soldier Show will be held on Sunday, 24 September 2023 at the Schaumburg Marriott, 50 N. Martinggale Rd., Schaumburg. “Matt also plans to have pre-show room trading in true Chicago style,” said Roger. 

Jan and Roger agree that Matt is the best candidate to carry on the Chicago toy soldier show tradition started by the original OTSN partners 42 years ago. 

Matt is very experienced in the toy soldier business and has run toy soldier shows of this type as owner/promoter of the West Coast Toy Soldier Show in California and his local Boston-area North East Toy Soldier Show. 

Jan noted that Matt has stepped in to provide a Chicago-area show for toy soldier collectors and enthusiasts. “It is a huge undertaking especially within this timeframe. Matt deserves the thanks and support of the hobby.” 

Jan and Roger shared that they will be available to advise Matt as he creates his new Chicago show. They ask that you please come out and support Matt’s new show and look forward to seeing you at the Chicagoland Toy Soldier Show this September.