Antique Tin Toys For Sale
Long before the days of cheap plastic toys of the 1970's, toy companies would use tin to fashion unique toys in the shape of many lovable characters and then paint and sell them to children all over the world. One of the most notable companies that built tin toys that have a high collectible value today is Louis Marx and Company. They had licenses to create many different toys including Mickey Mouse and Pinocchio tin wind up toys, Amos & Andy tin toys and Popeye tin toys to name just a few.
Of course not all tin toys were branded after a cartoon, comic or television character. Some of the most popular tin toys included tin cars, tin trucks, tin planes and tin trains painted like the real thing and made throughout the world. Some of the best and rarest tin toys came from Europe, most notably Germany. German tin toys that are in demand today include the Bing Big Tin truck, Arnold German Tin Freighter, Fischer Tin Limousine windup car and tin carousels. Tin banks were also popular around the turn of the century as parents tried to teach their children the value of saving money. Tin banks were manufactured after all sorts of objects and animals.
Today, collecting antique tin toys has become a big business and it's popularity has experienced tremendous growth, even in the past decade. For some it's a nostalgic hobby, bringing back memory of simpler days playing with tin toys, while for others, it's a big business were these tins toys require a large financial investment if they are quite rare.