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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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October 10, 2018 Blake wrote regarding Hubley:
"I can’t find the value of a Hubley 1956 number 75 road building set in the box. Can anyone shed some light on this, I’ve looked everywher..."
October 7, 2018 Douwe wrote regarding Schildkrot-NL:
"Hello, I own a Schildkrot doll with the Schildkrotname on the back and no.10 below. Can you tell me more about this doll? Yours sincerely… ..."
October 7, 2018 Amy wrote regarding Garton:
"I have a 1938 Garton Air Cruiser Pull Wagon. Can anyone help with the value of my wagon?..."
October 3, 2018 Kevin wrote regarding Spears Game:
"Hi all,I have a game called "shut out" 2050 spear's games. Made in EEC for JW Spear ..."
October 3, 2018 James wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"I found a rubberfaced dog puppy combination and the tag is a little worn but I think it reads Rushton. I can not find this dog and pupp..."
October 2, 2018 Stan wrote regarding Wilesco:
"Bought nice Wilesco D16, older model. Missing its condensate pan. Newer plastic on will not fit. Anyone have one to sell or know of supplier..."