Fernand Martin made funny and sophisticated wind-up tin toys, some with multiple actions, and was copied many times by other toy manufacturers.
There are 4 distinctive periods of his work and of his successors: 1878-1894 (F. Martin), 1895-1912 (F. Martin), 1912-1919 (Georges Flersheim) and 1919-1937 (Victor Bonnet).
Some of his sought after toys include:
What's your 'Fernand Martin' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).
|Le Petit Culbuteur The Acrobat Wind Up||08/2019||$565.00|
|The Drunkard Tin Wind Up Toy By Original||07/2019||$488.63|
|La Boule Mysterieuse Tin Litho Toy||08/2019||$498.00|
|L Autopatte Orange Cart Wind Up Tin Toy||08/2019||$431.25|
|Le Pochard Automaton Windup French Tin||09/2019||$404.49|
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