Your guide to great vintage toys & 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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April 24, 2017 Whitney wrote regarding Knickerbocker:
"I have a Hollywood Hound with a functioning original music box. Any idea when it was made or the value? The tongue is gone but his blu..."
April 23, 2017 Sheila wrote regarding Rich Toys:
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April 12, 2017 James wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"Hi.I have a 1978 Rushton freckled face country boy rubber face doll 22" tall red hair and a hat, I can't find anything on the boy, do yo..."
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April 8, 2017 John Ramette wrote regarding Thingmaker:
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April 8, 2017 Sammy wrote regarding Buffalo Toy:
"I have a tin toy see saw with boy and girl on each end of see saw. Buffalo Toy Company. Pull zig zag rod and as it returns in it will se..."