Fabtintoys: on-line resource on vintage tin toys & dolls

In the early 19th century, pedlars and street traders sold cheap toys carved from a single piece of wood, mainly produced by rural craftsmen or in small backstreet factories and sweatshops. In the late 19th century these toys were replaced by even cheaper toys stamped out of tinplate and die cast which were exported from Germany. Many of the toys were clockwork and were developed as a sideline of watchmaking. They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults... -> read more.

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On this website you'll find info on 1200+ manufactures and you can search worldwide for vintage toys on ebay to find that missing toy for your collection. If you have any questions or comments on toys you have or want to have, find the right page and leave a comment.

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June 16, 2016 Tom Watling wrote regarding Steelcraft:
"I'm looking for parts for a Steelcraft Marion Steam Shovel, specifically the "boom" and the supports that attach it to the roof. does anyon..."
June 15, 2016 Rebecca wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"I have a Red Skelton Hobo doll made by The Rushton Company. He has red pants , a red and white shirt and a plaid flannel shirt . Im lookin..."
June 12, 2016 David Dorward wrote regarding Hiriart:
"June 12, 2016I was interested in one figure of the Kaiser in the Garde de Corps uniform with helmet, pre WW1 period? Is that possible?Davi..."
June 10, 2016 Chris wrote regarding Alps:
"Hi there, just purchased my first tin toy, an Alps Cycling Duck. Can you tell me during what years it was made and anything of particula..."
June 7, 2016 Marion wrote regarding Gabriel Industries:
"I have a set of 4 plastic finger puppets. Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Piglet, and Tigger. I believe they were from the 70's. Can you tell m..."
June 4, 2016 Bonnie Sherman wrote regarding Mason Parker:
"Hello, I have a Mason Parker very small wooden child's flip top desk and chair. I would some information on it such as age and value.Thank..."
May 28, 2016 Kim wrote regarding Alps:
"I hAVe two wind up clockwork toys in original boxes fully working one is called drinking sam 1950s drinks a bottle when he is wind up an..."
May 23, 2016 Jamie wrote regarding Marx Toys:
"Hi, I have Gung Ho! Commando set with box. Some parts missing and one handle of gun damaged. It still works gunfire noise but needs replacemen..."
May 22, 2016 Darrell Reeves wrote regarding Zippy Monkey:
"My older sister Denise had a ZIP the monkey doll which she got as a present from our parents in 1961 when we lived at Stead AFB in Ren..."
May 13, 2016 David Tarmin wrote regarding Fleischmann:
"I'm in search of the Fleischman town and country plastic layout that fit on a 4 by 8 platform it was called the town and country super delux..."