Gunthermann began producing mechanical toy cars in Nuremberg in 1898 and also a number of comic and character tin wind-ups in the early 1960s.

When the founder Siegfried Gunthermann died in 1890, his widow married Adolph Weigel. Toys from that period on bore makers mark with a shield inside circle and initials A.S.G.W. Wiegels initials were removed following his death in 1919.

The company was acquired by Siemens in 1965.

Gunthermann value and price guide

What's your 'Gunthermann' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Rare Fire Pumper 1890 1900 Germany 07/2019 £1 045.94
Tango Dancers Delightful Germany 07/2019 £880.00
1920 S Germany Nifty Auto Tilter Tin 06/2019 £845.44
1920 S Germany Nifty Auto Tilter Tin 06/2019 £845.44
Huge Golden Arrow Land Speed Record Car 08/2019 £545.00

See all sold items for more prices.

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Comments (7)

Yvette - May 17, 2019
I have a Blue Bird land speed car , a Silver bullet and a golden arrow.No boxes unfortunately , estimated value?
For the blue bird look here, Silver Bullet around 600-800 USD, Golden Arrow 400-600 USD.

Richard - March 27, 2019
Gunthermann cowboy on horse windup
Found two sold listings on eBay between 200-225 USD.

Helen - November 27, 2018
I am trying to find out if a toy that I have is indeed a Guntherman. Was there always a logo on the windup ladies and if so where would I look to find it?Thank you

Marian - October 29, 2018
I have an RARE COLORFUL CIRCUS CLOWN ON BALL GUNTHERMANN TIN LITHO HAND PAINTED PULL TOY he is missing one arm and has paint wear. What is he worth?
In July there was a complete one for sale on eBay for around 700 USD, but it wasn't sold. If yours is missing a part, it could reduce the price significantly but could still fetch 75-150 USD. Collectors are always on the lookout for toys for parts.

Jason - October 27, 2018
Hello,There is a rare Gunthermann "Yellow Cab" Toy. It had front and rear bumpers which were designed as bump and go switches. I have found this version of the cab sold at a price of $1750. Does anyone know if Gunthermann produced a "yellow cab" (not yellow taxi) which did not have the front and rear bumper action? I am looking at one right now and it is identical to the formentioned version but no bumpers! I thought maybe they were missing but there is no slot in the grill where the bumper attached. Same grill jsut a solid tin plate with no opening! Wierd, huh? Does anyone know of various versions of the "yellow cab"? Thank you.
Hi, it looks like there versions without the bumper mechanism. Take look at google images for example: gunthermann yellow cab.

Colin - January 16, 2014
I have a model about 12" long of a red two seater sports car with a 5 speed clockwork motor. I have seen apicture of the same from a Vectis Auction site but have been able to go no further. They classed it as a Gunthermann from around 1940's. Could you help me at all if I was to send some pictures ? Thanks
Sure, send the pics to fabtintoys @ gmail dot com

Chris - November 23, 2013
I have a antique tin ferris wheel pretty large in size appears to be much older than anything I can find pictures of online, I acquired this in an estate sell but have yet to find out any info on the ferris wheel that I have, it does wind up and plays music, has a lot of charicteristics of the gunthermann ones I have seen on your website and ebay, I really just would like to know what I have or some more info on ferris wheel.
Did you find any more info? You can also try Google images with : Gunthermann Ferris Wheel to see if you can find the same as you have.