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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 10, 2018 Dorothy wrote regarding Eldon Bowl Matic:
"I am missing one of the pins to this game. Do you know anywhere that I could find one? ..."
November 8, 2018 brian wrote regarding Buddy L:
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November 7, 2018 Trish wrote regarding Sarah Attic:
"Does anyone know where I can find Sarah's Attic Special Angels? I have some and I see in 2016 someone inquired, but wanted to know if anyon..."
November 6, 2018 Judy wrote regarding Cragstan:
"I have a Cragston tin litho friction Greyhouse Bus, 11" long. Any info you can give me would be helpful as to age ..."
November 6, 2018 Matt wrote regarding Structo:
"Hello, I am in search of an a 1950's era toy truck for my father. Here is what I know.... 1950sChristmas Green in color? Flatbed Haule..."
November 5, 2018 Sergio wrote regarding Spears Game:
"I have a vintage Spear's Game. Title is "Parcheesi and Ladder Game".The box is purple in colour. One side of the board is a colourful fo..."