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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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September 11, 2017 Dino Guiotto wrote regarding Buddy L:
"Wanted - Classic Buddy L U.S. Army 2nd Arm Div Transport Vehicle 1979. For sale or shipment to South Africa. Pretoria. Gauteng.Thanks Dino ..."
September 7, 2017 Richard wrote regarding Lledo:
"Hello. I am looking through my fathers Lledo collection and have a model I can't identify. It is a classic Rolls Royce but the colours ar..."
September 1, 2017 wrote regarding All Metal Products:
"I have an All-Metal Products Co. toy gun single barrel with a wooden red stock. My husband says it is a pop gun. I know the company starte..."
August 31, 2017 TRISH MENIST wrote regarding Board Game:
"does anyone have the Wild Life board game by spear's if so we have the game but no instructions - if anyone could supply would be very gratefu..."
August 26, 2017 Dee wrote regarding Zippy Monkey:
"I recently came across a zippy/Mambo monkey doll. I am curious mine has a circled C at the front of the neck close to the hairline an..."
August 25, 2017 Lori wrote regarding Playskool:
"I have a Playskool Playcase that I'd like to know more about. It is a small laptop desk that opens to a peg board and lots of farm animals..cows..."