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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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February 22, 2017 Joe wrote regarding Linemar:
"Hi i have a linmar smoking robot. unfortunately it is missing an arm, hand, and one eye. It has the wire coming from it, and i have th..."
February 9, 2017 Margaret wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"My hobo differs from those I've seen here and on eBay:1) He has rubber hands and shoes, not cloth. He has the usual rubber face with ciga..."
February 4, 2017 Melinda McAnally wrote regarding Cragstan:
"Hello, I was wondering if you could answer a question for me about the Cragstan Ford Industrial 4000 Tractor/Backhoe (cream/blue bellie..."
February 3, 2017 Sharon James wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
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January 31, 2017 Chris Baldinger wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"I was wondering... I recently got a Ruston doll that was my grandmas and its really dirty is there a certain way I should clean it? ..."
January 31, 2017 Jean wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have a line mar wind up tin donkey with a tail that twirls around ..."