Back in 1974, Jack Schylling, working in Cambridge, MA, saw a wind-up bird fly past his third-floor office window. He immediately ran down to the street and bought one from a vendor.
Enchanted with the item, he then wrote to the manufacturer in France to order his own supply, and subsequently went into business selling the toy birds on the streets of Boston.
Twenty-five years later the Schylling Toy Company sells more than 300 different types of toys in some 15,000 retail locations around the world.
Schylling offers one of the most complete library of tin toys ever made. Some of Schylling’s reproductions are toys from fifty years ago, and others were originally made in the turn of the 20th century. Tin toys were made as early as 1895, but after WWII the Japanese renewed the industry with high quality mechanized tin toys, many with battery-powered flashing lights and motors.
What's your Schylling worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Children S Tin Tea Set Role Play Game Toy Gift Classic||09/2021||£12.10|
|Schylling Toys Tin Music Box Metal Body Hand Crank||09/2021||£7.27|
|Curious George Schylling Sock Monkey Plush Stuffed||09/2021||£9.65|
|Schylling Nee Doh Cool Cats One Random Color Novelty||09/2021||£7.27|
|1998 Schylling Tin Boat Miniature Ocean Liner Christmas||09/2021||£10.91|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||£-.--|