Your guide to great tin toys, die-cast cars and antique 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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.

Antique toy manufacturers

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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May 2, 2021 Alison, Spears Game:
"Has anyone got three legs for Rummikub tile holders please..."
April 30, 2021 Jo, Corgi Toys:
"Hi I have a set of corgi cameo collectables of 10 models with slight damage all still in a book like display box would you know what..."
April 30, 2021 Tracey, Timpo:
"I came across a Timpo composite doll, 11 inches tall, painted face. She needed a little TLC and a new dress. I cannot find anything..."
April 29, 2021 Imogene, Cherished Teddies:
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April 29, 2021 Mary, Turn The Terrible Tank:
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April 29, 2021 Dale, Rich Toys:
"I have a Clinton Iow Rich toy that has two horses (not like any in your pictures) with a red wagon cart that dumps. The horses are..."