Your guide to great vintage 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 about vintage tin toys.

Antique toy manufacturers

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.

Have fun!

Latest toys and manufacturers added

The latest comments, stories & questions

July 5, 2017 Les Mann wrote regarding Tonka Toys:
"Looking for info on a Tonka Loader... green body with yellow bucket... tracked. Thank you..."
July 2, 2017 Jen wrote regarding Milton Bradley:
"I have a Milton Bradley Old Maid card game in the box. It appears to be very old. THe number on the box is 4488 and it says Springfield..."
July 2, 2017 Sten Hansson wrote regarding Technofix:
"Hi!Looking for cars for my 249 Tankstelle. Any body?..."
June 27, 2017 Lisa wrote regarding Frontline Figures:
"I have a Frontline Figures WW1 20th Anniversary gift set, un-used. Comes with certificate to show it is set number 30 of 1000. Would yo..."
June 27, 2017 jack casey wrote regarding Johillco:
"i saw a 145 piece 1953 coronation set for sale in the US for $1100us plus $700 in shipping duty and exchange . after a year they reduce..."
June 26, 2017 Terry Mowrey wrote regarding Wolverine:
"See complete guide book soley about The Wolverine Supply ..."