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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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November 25, 2015 ga945 wrote regarding Sarah Attic:
"I will try to post a picture, have glued it together but the top piece and the back hanger are missing. ..."
November 25, 2015 ga945 wrote regarding Sarah Attic:
"I am looking for the plaque "God's House" by Sarah's Attic. I think the number was 6605.. Beige/white plaque of a church. Mine fell an..."
November 25, 2015 Dean Sebastiano wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have a mar green telephone booth bank, on side it says "telephone company" Is it rare? I've seen Marx toy without printing on side. It'..."
November 21, 2015 James Johnson wrote regarding 1960s Hadson Race Cars:
"hi wondering how rare my tin car is looks 1960's model T or A looking' says Ford on front grill Standard on the sides back says Japan trad..."
November 21, 2015 Dorothy wrote regarding Knickerbocker:
"I have a mickey mouse stuffed wind up toy made by Knickerbocker Toy Company and would like to know what it is worth today. He still play..."
November 17, 2015 John wrote regarding Hubley:
"Found a 520 HUBLEY fire dept. Any information on when it was made or value no paint or ladder ..."
November 10, 2015 Mariann wrote regarding Knickerbocker:
"I have a very large Yogi Bear dated 1959 from Knickerbocker Toy Co. Also other side of tag says Hannah Barbera. He stands at least 2 fee..."
November 7, 2015 Bob H. wrote regarding Alps:
"I found a 10" tall Alps drinking Santa. He looks original - pouring from a Coke bottle to a gold cup and lighted eyes. Is there any documentatio..."
November 7, 2015 Mel H wrote regarding Linemar:
"We have a Linemar General Electric car. no box. 1740 on tag, "General Electric" and "33 courier" written on car. curious of value. thanks! ..."
November 6, 2015 lynn harris wrote regarding Hafner:
"I have a coal car 1180/flyer overland hafners railways, the Train Engine is NO.1110. The engine is like a aqua blue and black. Can you hel..."