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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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October 8, 2021 Stephanie, Elly Knoops Reborn:
"Can anyone give me any information on Elly Knoops Jetta sculpt I have one but can’t find anything about it I’ve had mine approximately..."
October 7, 2021 Mike, Rock Em Sock Em:
"I have 1 red - 1blue rock rock’em sock’m robots from 1964 in their original boxes.. send email if interested..."
October 7, 2021 Terry, Banthrico:
"Greetings, some time ago I acquired a Banthrico piece in the shape of the classic Streamlined Bakelite Victor Adding Machine. The area..."
October 3, 2021 Timothy, Schuco Micro Racer:
"I have a Schuco 1043 that is missing the torsion spring. Would you be willing to repair it for me. Otherwise the car is in excellent/good..."
October 1, 2021 Jayson, Texaco:
"I have inherited a large collection of Texaco banks, airplanes, tanker trucks, gas station replicas, tug boats etc. that I would like..."
October 1, 2021 Frank, Schuco Examico:
"Schuco keys fit about all clockwork car they made from the 30's to the 50's I had found. I kept one for testing on these cars and it..."