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.
What's your 'Tootsietoy' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):
|Original 1930's Graham Set Of 10 Build A||04/2019||$999.99|
|Original 1930's Funnies Uncle Walt||04/2019||$450.00|
|1938 No 720 Fly N Gyro Airplane||05/2019||$329.00|
|1930's Airport Set Original Box Includes||06/2019||$269.95|
|Classic Car Complete Box Set 4350 Tootie||05/2019||$290.00|
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