Ferdinand Strauss Co. was founded in New York City. Strauss specialized in importing tin mechanical toys and produced toys from 1914 to 1927.
Strauss hired Louis Marx, whom later founded the Marx toy company.
Strauss produced (wind-up) toys for the Abraham & Strauss Department Stores and was a pioneer in the friction tin toy industry.
What's your 'Strauss' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).
|Ferdinand Tin W U Santa Claus Christmas||08/2019||$1 675.00|
|1921 Ham Sam The Minstrel Team Ferdinand||08/2019||$599.99|
|Tin Wind Up New York Sr 47 Zeppelin Toy||08/2019||$510.00|
|1921 Ferdinand Knock Out Prize Fighters||08/2019||$450.00|
|1920 S Tin Windup Knock Out Prize||08/2019||$399.99|
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