Fabtintoys: on-line resource on vintage tin toys & dolls

In the early 19th century, pedlars and street traders sold cheap toys carved from a single piece of wood, mainly produced by rural craftsmen or in small backstreet factories and sweatshops. In the late 19th century these toys were replaced by even cheaper toys stamped out of tinplate and die cast which were exported from Germany. Many of the toys were clockwork and were developed as a sideline of watchmaking. They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults... -> read more.

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On this website you'll find info on 1200+ manufactures and you can search worldwide for vintage toys on ebay to find that missing toy for your collection. If you have any questions or comments on toys you have or want to have, find the right page and leave a comment.

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August 23, 2016 dennis wrote regarding Kilgore:
"Love AR. I have a Kilgore six-shooter. Nice condition, chrome finish. Could you tell me the value? There are a couple on eBay for abou..."
August 4, 2016 Ray Van Couvering wrote regarding Spears Game:
"At about 1909 J W Spears and Sons made a game they called "Star Board", it was early Chinese Checkers. Did they patent it? What can yo..."
August 1, 2016 Michelle wrote regarding Schildkrot:
"I have one schildkrot doll that says 9 1/2 10 1/2 and another schildkrot doll that says8 1/2. Could SOMEONE please tell me what the valu..."
July 19, 2016 Michelle wrote regarding Schildkrot:
"Could someone please help me with answering what the value would be for a 1. Rose' and White carriage ..."
June 30, 2016 Chris wrote regarding Mego:
"Hi again, this is not an Alps question but I couldn't find the appropriate place to ask! I have a tin battery operated train set "New Yor..."
June 28, 2016 andre wrote regarding Lintoy:
"Hi AllI am from South Africa and collect all SA Airways model aircraft willing to trade regards Dr Andre Nel ..."