China began to produce tin toys in the early 20's. They were primitive and poorly made. After the decline of Japanese tin toy manufacturing, China assumed the role of the leading tin toy maker in the world. Early Chinese toys were noted for their cheap prices, which often reflected in their quality. Nowadays they are made to a much higher standard, yet retain the edge of being very affordable.

China produces a very wide range of reproduction tin toys with new ones being continually introduced to the market each year.

Chinese value and price guide

What's your 'Chinese' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
1663 1680 Wang Junfu Chinese Map Of Ming Apr 2019 £ 47 667,82
Important Chinese Beijing Enamel Covered Apr 2019 £ 17 589,03
Rare C1934 Chinese He Xuren Eight Mar 2019 £ 12 842,74
Oriental Chinese Hand Embroidered Silk May 2019 £ 235,00
17th 18th Big Signed Bronze Censer May 2019 £ 11 896,54
See all sold items for more prices

If you're not sure what you have, you can post your question below.

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Margaret - March 9, 2019

Dear Person I'm from UK and I'm looking everywhere for vintage 1960 s Peoples republic Chinese Doll in origional outfit about 14 I lost the bid on last one on Ebay. Where can I purchase one thanks. Margaret.
►reply: Sorry to hear you lost the bid... Maybe take a look on this page for Chinese dolls.