Also called Tootsies. Famous for their miniature die-cast cars, trains, and planes. The company was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in the late 1890s by Charles O. and Samuel Dowst.By the early 1920s the name 'tootsie' was being used but the brand name Tootsietoy (named after Dowst granddaughter, Toots) was introduced and registered as a trade mark in 1924 when Dowst started a line of doll furniture.
In 1926 Tootsietoy merged with Cosmo Mfg., acquired Strombeck-Becker toy line in 1961 and made a name change as Strombecker Corp.
What's your 'Tootsietoy' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):
|1933 Chicago Worlds Fair Long Distance||07/2019||£160.17|
|1920s 1930s Dollhouse Furniture Bedroom||05/2019||£40.04|
|Dollhouse Miniature Kitchen White 12 Pc||06/2019||£51.27|
|1935 Dowst Dairy U S A 0805 Mack Semi||06/2019||£58.89|
|Alice In Wonderland Tea Party Set||06/2019||£24.02|
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