Your guide to great tin toys, die-cast cars and antique 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 about vintage tin toys.

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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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