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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 19, 2019 Deborah wrote regarding Gendron:
"Hello, I’m looking for steering parts for the Gendron fire truck peddle car. Any ideas of where I can find these? Thank you. ..."
October 19, 2019 Christine wrote regarding Mrs Beasley Doll:
"Can anyone tell me when in 1967 the Mrs Beasley doll came out? ..."
October 18, 2019 Mike wrote regarding Steelcraft:
"What colors were used on the 1940 Steelcraft bus. NY to SF that one. I’ve seen grey and orange. Did they ever use beige in place..."
October 18, 2019 Nicola wrote regarding Spears Game:
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October 16, 2019 warren wrote regarding Budgie:
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October 16, 2019 Nicole wrote regarding Mrs Beasley Doll:
"I have a 3' felt 1967 Mrs. Beasley doll. I was wondering if it's of any value? ..."