Antique Fisher-Price Toys

Fisher-Price was founded in 1930 by Irving Price and his wife Margaret, Herman Fisher and Helen Schelle. All founding members came to the table with their own experiences and the combination was a recipe for success. Margaret Price was children's book illustrator and was the company's first art director and Irving was retired after working many years for a major chain store. Fisher worked for a games company in advertising, creating and selling and Helen Schelle operated a toy store in upstate New York.


1977 Fisher Price Little Miss Muffet Play Pillow Squeaker Puzzle Doll Plush 447
1977 Fisher Price Little Miss Muffet Play Pillow Squeaker Puzzle Doll Plush 447
$18.00
VINTAGE TOY 1972 FISHER PRICE TOYS SCHOOL DAYS DESK
VINTAGE TOY 1972 FISHER PRICE TOYS SCHOOL DAYS DESK
$63.99
1939 PRE-WAR Gabby Duck #190 - Vintage Fisher Price Pull Toy; Wooden Antique
1939 PRE-WAR Gabby Duck #190 - Vintage Fisher Price Pull Toy; Wooden Antique
$215.00
Vintage 1974 Fisher-price Sesame Street Play Family House- Abandoned,
Vintage 1974 Fisher-price Sesame Street Play Family House- Abandoned,
$19.99
Original Fisher-Price Walt Disney Enterprises Donald Duck Pull Toy ca.1937
Original Fisher-Price Walt Disney Enterprises Donald Duck Pull Toy ca.1937
$499.99
Estate sale find Fisher Price 1950's Musical Duck Pull-toy
Estate sale find Fisher Price 1950's Musical Duck Pull-toy
$15.99
$28.95
Fisher-Price is primarily known for creating innovative and imaginative toys for pre-school aged children and when it was founded, the four members wanted to create toys that were not only the aforementioned qualities but also having good value for money as well and being durable enough for many hours of play.

The first toys made by Fisher Price were constructed mainly of wood and steel and were first displayed in New York City at the American International Toy Fair in 1931. The very first toy that was sold was named Dr. Doodle and was wooden duck whose beak opened and closed and whose wings flapped when pulled by a string. Dr Doodle's were made for many years and today can be found under the name of Dr. Duck.

Fisher-Price was also one of the first toy companies to use plastic to manufacture toys. The company found that plastic made the colors brighter as well as made decorations on the toy last longer. The first toy that was made with plastic was Buzzy Bee. Like Dr. Doodle, Buzzy Bee was a pull toy whose wings would spin when pulled.

It was in the 1960's that a friendly little family was created, known then as the Play Family and were originally made of wood. Today they are known as Little People and are made of plastic. With the advent of these little girls and boys came houses, cars and schools as well as animals which made for thousands of imaginative hours of play.

Fisher-Price is also responsible for the well-known View Master with its thousands of picture reels that allowed a child to see the world from their own home. Many of these View Master reels were created depicting favorite cartoon characters as well as pictures of outdoor scenes like the Grand Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns. In total, over 1.5 billion View-Master disks were created along with 25 different models of View-Masters.

Antique Fisher-Price Toys make a great addition to any antique toy collection.