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Les Jouets C.R. book and Historic Millitary Tank-Truck

We note that the latest toy trends in America are far away from he distant shores of France.  Our U.S. buyers seems to be wrapped up in Pennsylvania Steel as well as American metal toy builds. In this atmosphere of Amercian toys, ‘Merica!’, we have an interesting find that is far off the radar.  We…

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TippCo or Tipp & Co toys from Germany

Paging through the thoroughly foreign book by Rudgr Huber, “Tipp & Co–größter blechspielzeughersteller in nürnberg nach 1932”, my personal collector appetite is whetted.  Translated into English- “Tipp & Co, the largest tin toy seller after 1932”.  Ok, I’m drooling a bit.   We have a wonderful 9″ x 9″ reference book brought to us by…

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Tin Toy and toys with thin metal aka Tin

Friends and I have an ongoing discussion on tin toys and metal toys.  What makes a tin toy?  Why are some metal toys pressed steel and yet others known as tin toys?  Aren’t they all the same and is there cross over in the toy terms? My latest line of thinking is this– Tin toys…

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German Tin Train Mystery- Carette Toy?

German Gloria Tin Train Mystery  We have a mystery on our hands.  In fact we have a mystery that may be solved by looking at the hands; the hands of a small instruction sheet.  Help us please! The box and illustration appear to be from the late 19th century.  After speaking with other collectors, we feel…

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Wright Brothers Tin Airplane by Fischer Toys, Germany

If you are a bit rusty on history we will refresh- Wilbur and Orville Wright were American inventors and pioneers of aviation. In 1903 the Wright brothers achieved the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight; they surpassed their own milestone two years later when they built and flew the first fully practical airplane.    …

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WK or Wilhelm Krauss German Tin Toys

It is that time again to network. We are looking for toys with the WK or Wilhelm Krauss symbol on them.  They come from turn of the century Germany and are likely tin toys with windups.      Here we have a WK tin ferris wheel in the collection to share.  It is a great one…

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Early Tin Toy Cars and Race Cars Wanted

We are looking for high quality tin Race Cars and Early Tin Cars for yet another museum contact. As you know, these early car toys tended to get worn out and the tinplate recycled and damaged. For this reason, please assist in the search for pristine early cars or surviving rare toy cars. Our museum…

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Felix Toys Needed for Museum

Spread the word– we need high quality Felix toys from pre-1940’s for a museum. Please help us find museum worthy Felix toys. Our contact would like some special, ideally mint and boxed, toys for his display overseas. The buyer is well funded and passionate about getting Felix tin, windups, and other Felix items that are…

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Marklin Merry-Go-Round tin toy

-We just wanted to do a bit of picture sharing and discussion.  Thank you to all our contacts around the world bringing us Bing, Marklin, Arcade, Marusan, and all the amazing toys based on networking.  It is about our friends and network and helping them; they have helped us back. One of the nicest toys…

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Morton Converse toy cars wanted (circa 1912)

Morton Converse toy cars wanted (circa 1912) Let’s keep it simple – Cash Buyer for Morton Converse toy cars.  These are great Americana and this site owner would like to add them to his collection.  Help out with leads or let us know if you are selling yours!   -From the Winchendon History and Cultural…

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