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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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

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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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December 4, 2017 toptrain wrote regarding Fleischmann:
" I have and run old Fleischmann HO trains. Question about info cast on to the train bodies. My E44 is labled top to bottom 1345E 44 1952B..."
December 2, 2017 Mary wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"I am looking for a Rushton bear. He is red or brown,has rubber face, he is sad with a tear drop, but his eyes are open. I had him as ..."
November 30, 2017 Teresa Miller wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"I own a Rushton Co. yellow santa. Does anyone know how much he is worth? ..."
November 27, 2017 Nick wrote regarding Schildkrot:
"Hallo, I have a baby doll with a turtle mark within diamond and the numbers 117/40 underneath. It has white cream clothes, hat and bod..."
November 26, 2017 Janet wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"I'm looking for information on a Happy Harvey Rushton Bunny - he's wearing a monocle, top hat. His top half is yellow, bottom half is pink..."
November 20, 2017 Thomas Smith wrote regarding Lgb:
"I am looking for an LGB locomotive G scale; Old fashioned green loco and tender model number 25182 when I purchased it perhaps 15 year..."