Your guide to great vintage 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 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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November 14, 2017 Gail wrote regarding Parker Brothers:
"I own the Barron von munchause game ..."
November 13, 2017 DAWN wrote regarding Hot Wheels:
"i have an all black "armored car" with a gun each side and 1 mounted on back that rotates. plastic tires , on bottom says 1981 hot wheels..."
November 12, 2017 Richard wrote regarding Thingmaker:
"Yes they made the Sponge Bob / Patrick Thingmake mold set under Nickelodeon (Jaks) saw it on one site but not for sale, if anyone se..."
November 12, 2017 sam Mathis wrote regarding Hoge:
"I have the Hoge Circus train with the 750 engine. I am in need of the proper tender for it. Does anyone have one for sale or know wher..."
November 12, 2017 Brendan Hoban wrote regarding Saito Steam:
"I would like to buy a Saito 3 cylinder steam T3 engine. Availability? Cost (DELIVERED TO 3931 AUSTRALIA) Delivery time? ..."
November 10, 2017 Jay wrote regarding Arcade:
"Did Arcade make a gmc greyhound with 'Atlantic City' written across top of bus? If yes, what year was it made? ..."