Much of the tinplate toys trade was based in Nürnberg and companies such as Bing and Issmayer began production there in the 1860s.
There were three main methods of printing designs onto tinplate:
The range of tinplate toys was varied and included penny toys as well as more expensive lithographed die cast models.
What's your 'Tin Toy' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):
|Asc Flying Space Saucer Rare||07/2019||$5 400.00|
|Rare 1926 American National Packard||04/2019||$2 500.00|
|1958 Tin Litho Marusan Cadillac Battery||05/2019||$2 381.22|
|Charles Rossignol Car Tin Limousine||06/2019||$1 568.31|
|Complete Boxed Toy Live Steam Train Set||04/2019||$2 295.00|
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