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.

Tin Toy value

What's it worth? Take a look at this Tin Toy price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

Tin Toy forum (3 comments)

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Paula - July 30, 2017

got a tin watering can with mickey an Minnie mouse on it, its red, with yellow flower decorations. a simaler one is in the national trust museum. any info?
►reply: You mean this one? They can fetch 100-200 USD. Here is another can.

Darbyreid - June 11, 2017

Has anyone got any information about the Animate Toy Cmpany? They were supposedly a small NYC based company in the early 1900's. I have a wind up fish I'd like to find out more about and can't find any information
►reply: Animate Toy Co. was probably established around 1915 and ceased production in the 1930s. That's all I know...

Staci - September 14, 2011

my mom has a wind-up, tin elephant holding a globe. how can I help her find out if it's worth anything?
►reply: Try and search for it in Google images