Antique Toys By Type

Long before the days of inexpensive and lite plastics and resins, toy makers used materials that were readily available at the time.  The most obvious material to make toys with was wood, but toy makers wanted more flexibility with the design.  Soon enough toys built with cast iron and tin would dominate the market and then eventually plastic.

There were no video games, computers or flashy toys.  Just simple toy trains, trucks, animals and of course television, comic and radio characters.

Toys came in many shapes and sizes including pull toys, wind-up toys, cowboy toys and toy trains to name just a few.  While today we may look back and see these toys as simple, they were built with care and detail and made the children of that time very happy.  These were not times when children had hundreds of toys gathered from birthday and Christmas.  Children may have had a few simple toys and especially during the Great Depression, buying a toy for a child was a stretch for many families and it just makes these antique toys even that much more special. 
Praxinoscope Animation Classic Vintage Optical Illusion Toy | Zoetrope Similar
Praxinoscope Animation Classic Vintage Optical Illusion Toy | Zoetrope Similar
$134.19
MATCHBOX LESNEY No 23D VINTAGE TRAILER CARAVAN NMINT IN BOX
MATCHBOX LESNEY No 23D VINTAGE TRAILER CARAVAN NMINT IN BOX
$27.02
Lot 14 Cracker Jack Metal Toy Charm Prize Animal Dog Rooster Camel Donkey Horse
Lot 14 Cracker Jack Metal Toy Charm Prize Animal Dog Rooster Camel Donkey Horse
$119.95
Vintage Paper Magnetic Charley
Vintage Paper Magnetic Charley
$7.99
1970S SUPERMAN TOY FIGURE ACTION HERO PLASTIC JOINTED 4.5" TALL
1970S SUPERMAN TOY FIGURE ACTION HERO PLASTIC JOINTED 4.5" TALL
$29.99
1907 Boston Sunday Globe Supplements "Around the World" Cut-Outs
1907 Boston Sunday Globe Supplements "Around the World" Cut-Outs
$99.00