TippCo toys, founded in 1912 in Nuremberg, the company was named after one of its founding directors, Miss Tipp.

Another founder was Philip Ullmann, who was forced to flee to England in 1933 because he was Jewish. Together with Arthur Katz he had some space offered by Bassett-Lowke where he began manufacturing toys to raise funds for other Jewish refugees. Later he founded Mettoy, which became the producer of the famous Corgi Toys.

tippco toysSpecialty: Military line of tin toys. TippCo's military vehicles are among the finest clockwork tin toys produced before WW2 as well as other toy companies that produced high-quality tin windup toys such as Carette, Bing, Hess and Lehmann.

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Tippco value

What's it worth? Take a look at this Tippco price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

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Michelle - October 22, 2012

I have a Tippco 1938 tin fire truck lithographed with clockwork. Largest fire department made by Tippco with electric light, 4 firemen and bell. Have seen picture of it on the internet but I never see it sold anywhere. Can you tell me what kind of price would this be valued at.
►reply: Sorry, I don't know... maybe you can search through Google images with Tippco fire truck to find similar ones.

Dyer - June 10, 2011

I have a Tippco toy that includes a wind up VW bug and a VW mini bus each about 2.5 inches. It runs on a track that has two switch tracks which makes an outer and inner oval. The outer oval is about 4 feet in size. It was made in US Zone Germanty. I have not seen one on the internet. Any comments