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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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.

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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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May 23, 2019 Laurie wrote regarding Schildkrot:
"I have a set of dolls with traditional German clothing; they both have the diamond with the turtle in it with the number 29 on their backs..."
May 23, 2019 Theresa wrote regarding Tonka Trucks:
"I have a older, maybe 1960s snorkel rescue Firetruck that has a lever on the back that raises the ladder. It’s metal with rubber tire..."
May 23, 2019 Kate wrote regarding Schildkrot:
"I inherited my mother in laws schildkrot doll . She was 80 . I am not sure if it was hers or her mother's . It has the turtle in a diamon..."
May 23, 2019 Roberto wrote regarding Paya:
"Hello. I have a rowing boat that was owned by my father in law when he was a child. It's major difference from the model made by PAYA i..."
May 22, 2019 wrote regarding Effanbee:
"What are the sailor mickey dolls worth? ..."
May 22, 2019 roger wrote regarding American National:
"have a pedal american with hand brake and three speed transmision with tilt steering wheel cant find any info about it would like any inf..."