Your guide to great tin toys, die-cast cars and antique 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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.

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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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April 7, 2020 george wrote regarding Hiriart:
"Dear Sir, MAdam,are your models also alvailable unpainted and as castings?If so what is the price? And do you supply a catalogue/list..."
April 7, 2020 Lee wrote regarding Zippy Monkey:
"I have found you all sharing wonderful stories. I have this stuffed monkey. His name is Stanley a n a me my brother gave him when..."
April 6, 2020 Jeremy wrote regarding Waddingtons:
"I am looking for the board game Totopoly. Does anyone know where i might be able to buy it please? ..."
April 6, 2020 Don wrote regarding Odd Ogg:
"I have an ODD OGG with the box and all of the original balls.I have not played with it in over 50 years.Would like to sell it.Thank..."
April 5, 2020 tony wrote regarding Hill Brass:
"I saw your website's picture that u have SOHO New Haven Observation...do you still have it with you???...And also do u have HO Rapido..."
April 5, 2020 Steve wrote regarding Motorific:
"have parts wish to build a set...."