Much of the metal 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 and tin cars.
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|Gunthermann 1915 Clockwork Phaeton 4||08/2019||$2 862.50|
|Automaton Puss In Boots Cat Roullet||07/2019||$2 473.58|
|Shioji Sss International Constructor||09/2019||$1 850.00|
|Rare Marx Hootin Hollow Haunted House Bo||09/2019||$1 679.00|
|Masudaya Boeing Airplane Large Box Rare||09/2019||$1 641.87|
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