Also called Tootsies. Famous for their miniature die-cast cars, trains, and planes. The company was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in the late 1890s by Charles O. and Samuel Dowst.

By the early 1920s the name 'tootsie' was being used but the brand name Tootsietoy (named after Dowst granddaughter, Toots) was introduced and registered as a trade mark in 1924 when Dowst started a line of doll furniture.

In 1926 Tootsietoy merged with Cosmo Mfg., acquired Strombeck-Becker toy line in 1961 and made a name change as Strombecker Corp.

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Tootsietoy value

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


Tootsietoy forum (4 comments)

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Nancy - March 26, 2018

hi. my father recently died and part of his estate includes a large collection of vintage tootsie toy cars as well as other makes. i need assistance in cataloguing, appraising and selling the collection. ideas on who can provide this service would be appreciated.
►reply: I'm sorry for your loss. You can take a look at these Google results for specialists, or look on eBay at sold listings (see link in the description) to see if you have a few of the more valuable models.

Richard - April 27, 2015

I have a 40 ford two door blue color,is it worth anything
►reply: No idea, I suggest looking on ebay for your model to see what sellers ask.

Jill - November 13, 2011

i have a blue(worn) tootsietoy jaguar XK 140 chicago 24 USA...was wondering how old it is?
►reply: Probably early 1960's

Ray - September 22, 2010

I just found a pair of horse and driver motorized for a track. The box said Dowst manufacturing? I would like to know what I have.