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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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December 10, 2018 Tom wrote regarding Board Game:
"I have "Game of Authors" contains 52 cards. The back of the cards are red print,front of cards black/gray print some having authors fac..."
December 9, 2018 Faye wrote regarding Golliwog:
"I have a cloth robertsons mincemeat Christmas doll approx 6 inches tall made by Anne Wilkinsons designs led under licence to James Robertso..."
December 7, 2018 Scott wrote regarding Kenner Girder Panel:
"Do you still sell these. I had these when I was a boy. And if so how much are they ..."
December 6, 2018 Spencer wrote regarding Ichiko:
"I just purchased a tinplate friction Mitsubishi Colt Galant (4 door) red, mint with box by Ichiko. It is 33cm long. I'm just wondering th..."
December 6, 2018 Cora wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have the same little blue bird described by Richard on Sept 23, 2015. It was made by LineMar Co Inc., Japan. The eyes don't have painte..."
December 4, 2018 rob wrote regarding 1970:
"as described by a friend, looking for a 1970s security blanket, maybe by mattel, was told it was called Snuggler .... orange color? ..."