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 (Australia).
|Bmw 1960 R60 2 3303 Die Cast Motorcylce||10/2019||AU $192.16|
|U Haul Three Total See Description||09/2019||AU $125.66|
|1978 Sport Van Canoe 3160 Truck And 4x4||09/2019||AU $36.96|
|1981 Jam Pac Die Cast Metal Cars In||09/2019||AU $36.87|
|Usa Dolls House Steel Enamel Bath Sink||10/2019||AU $52.99|
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