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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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.

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.

For example, if you're looking for Marx toys or Cragstan, click on 'tin toys' and find Cragstan in the list. For 'Hornby trains', click on 'railroad' and find 'Hornby'. Have fun!

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The latest comments, stories & questions

October 9, 2015 Charles Schmidt wrote regarding Lima:
"I would be happy to meet someone interested in Lima South African engines, rolling stock, track, etc. You may reach me at [email know..."
October 7, 2015 Yvette Sill wrote regarding Linemar Japan Trucks:
"I have a Linemar Japan Air Corps Emergency Truck and I cannot find any information on this tin type friction truck. if anyone has information..."
October 3, 2015 Bob Miller wrote regarding Cragstan:
"I have a Scenic Cable Car 732 and would like to find information on how to thread the cable in the drive system. It's in very good conditio..."
October 3, 2015 Dtray wrote regarding 1920:
"Looking for info. On Parker brothers Mah-Jongg dated 1920. ..."
October 3, 2015 Adam wrote regarding Joustra:
"Hi, I have just bought at Tin Cat, wind up with ball buy Joustra. DBGM Brev SGDG on bottom, any idea when this might have been made? than..."
October 3, 2015 roxa wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have a Linemar steam engine, it's called Atomic Reactor. Would you know where I can find any information about it's worth? ..."
October 1, 2015 honza wrote regarding Bburago:
"Info wanted; is every Bburago scale model marked as'modello depositato',and if not so id like more infothnx in advance ..."
September 28, 2015 leonard cardarelli wrote regarding Remco:
"i am interested remco mighty matilda complete with box..."
September 23, 2015 Richard Doyle wrote regarding Linemar:
" Dear Sirs: I have a tin toy made by Line Mar Toys. It is a blue bird about 5" tall, with yellow beak and feet, whit..."
September 6, 2015 james beauchamp wrote regarding German:
"I have tin windup elvated toy two towers with cars that are carried by windup chain and released on pressed metal roadway painted whit..."