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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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July 27, 2017 vikki atkinson wrote regarding Golliwog:
"i have a mid 19th century golliwog doll he has some wear and tear due to age i was wondering if there is anyone who is buying these vintag..."
July 25, 2017 Microman wrote regarding Schuco Micro Racer:
"I noticed that some of the vintage Schuco Micro cars came with black tires. (versus gray). These black tires seem to last longer than th..."
July 22, 2017 Bob wrote regarding Superman:
"I have a cardboard box with a Superman theme on top. One figure is standing upright in the foreground and another is flying over a silhouett..."
July 20, 2017 Don wrote regarding Murray:
"Restoring my dtr's Murray tricycle from ~1975 as a memento. Need pedals. They were simple plastic ones that slide onto rod and secured wit..."
July 19, 2017 Paulette wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have a Linemar Popeye Transit Co. truck and trailer. One thing missing are the back doors and I would like to get those. Do you kno..."
July 17, 2017 Fabio Costa wrote regarding Masudaya:
"I have an old train of Trade Mark Modern Toys, from Masudaya, Japan. I would like to know the YEAR it was made. I have the serial number..."