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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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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January 20, 2018 Di Irons wrote regarding Combex:
"Hi. I have a Combex poodle night light that I used as a child in the 1950's/60's and now I'm wondering if it's possible to use it for m..."
January 17, 2018 A Attura wrote regarding Russ Berrie:
"I am looking for a Russ plush cat I bought in 1989 to give my Mom who was in Intensive care. She loved it. When she died we kept it wit..."
January 17, 2018 Jim Harscher wrote regarding Zee Toys:
"Just acquired a bunch of Zylmex Ridge Riders motorcycles from the '90's. Is there a price guide or at least some way to identify the type/mak..."
January 11, 2018 David Springer wrote regarding Tether Car:
"I have 2 Dooling and one Borden Teardrop Streamliner in my possession. The Doolings had been run at Whittier Narrows in the early 70's..."
January 8, 2018 Dawn wrote regarding Milky Marvelous Milking Cow:
"I have a Milky The Cow, NEVER used, like brand new, the box is very worn, but the cow is in PERFECT CONDITION, shes completely WHITE wit..."
January 7, 2018 mac wrote regarding See N Say:
"I'm looking for see n say "farmer says" and "Alphabet from 1969-1971. If you have one you want to sell, contact me at [email not visible] ..."