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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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January 11, 2018 David Springer wrote regarding Tether Car:
"I have 2 Dooling and one Borden Teardrop Streamliner in my possession. The Doolings had been run at Whittier Narrows in the early 70's..."
January 8, 2018 Dawn wrote regarding Milky Marvelous Milking Cow:
"I have a Milky The Cow, NEVER used, like brand new, the box is very worn, but the cow is in PERFECT CONDITION, shes completely WHITE wit..."
January 7, 2018 mac wrote regarding See N Say:
"I'm looking for see n say "farmer says" and "Alphabet from 1969-1971. If you have one you want to sell, contact me at [email not visible] ..."
January 6, 2018 Russell H Feddern wrote regarding Fleischmann Steam:
"Can you tell me rhe price for a 155/1 steam roller also where can I purchase a nut or wingnut for the roller steering shaft? Thanks ..."
January 5, 2018 jim noord wrote regarding Show N Tell:
"Hi,i need a belt for my 1964 show n tell. can anyone give the size of the belt? apparently somebody fixed it with a rubber band (lon..."
January 3, 2018 Wm. T. Acland wrote regarding Arnold Rapido:
"I am looking for some of the tiny right-angled connectors for the arnold N gauge turntable. I need both types, the long and the short ones..."