These small tin toys were first made during the 1860s, especially in and around Nuremburg, Germany.
They were often copies of larger tin toys. By the 1890s and into the early 1900s, companies in the UK, France, Spain, and the United States were producing penny toys by the millions.
Only some "penny toys" actually cost a penny, or in Germany, a 'pfennig', when they were first sold, but they were just about the least expensive toys around.
See also Tin toys.
What's your 'Penny Toy' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).
|Rare Lever Action Tin Bear Trainer||08/2019||$1 495.00|
|German Tin Litho Wwi Era 3 Wheel Truck||10/2019||$483.26|
|German Fischer Meier Open Tourer||09/2019||$510.00|
|Superb Race Car Rare Mechanical 1900 S||09/2019||$436.59|
|German Tin Litho Wwi Era Truck Early||10/2019||$383.26|
See all sold items for more prices.
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