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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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March 23, 2017 Doug Brace wrote regarding Hubley:
"In addition to text, can a pic link be posted here???Doug ..."
March 18, 2017 Lane wrote regarding Piano Baby:
"I have a very old piano baby and do not know who made it or its possible value. Any direction would be wonderful. ..."
March 17, 2017 Sherry Hacker wrote regarding Alps:
"I have "Playfull Bunny" from ALP's with box. I looked through all of the ALP's listings on EBAY and tried internet search's for this particula..."
March 14, 2017 Carol wrote regarding Spears Game:
"I am trying to find out the age of a vintage domino game called "The Game of Dominino" made by Spear's Game of Great Britain and Canada..."
March 13, 2017 Tim wrote regarding Yonezawa:
"Hello, anyone got a set of insructions for the Chef cook toy, they could scan and send me? Thanks in advance ..."
March 11, 2017 Don wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have a technical (spelled Mechanicl) hoping Billy the Bird. The toy is a wind-up toy, and it still works fine. Nothing is missing, broken..."