Category: Tin Toys

House on the Hill Toy Museum, Standsted Mountfichet, Essex, England

House on the Hill Toy Museum, Standsted Mountfichet, Essex, England

By Ingrid Floyd ONE OF THE LARGEST TOY MUSEUMS in the world is one few American toy collectors know about is in Standsted Mountfichet, Essex, […]

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Tippco Mickey and Minnie Motorcycle, 1930s

Tippco Mickey and Minnie Motorcycle, 1930s

By Pasky An Extraordinary mechanical toy that any antique toy collector addict dreams to own in his life, it is indeed this toy motorcycle that […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Hans Eberl’s Cyklonette

Tin Toy Corner: Hans Eberl’s Cyklonette

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) The Cyklon company was founded in Germany in 1902 until 1931 and created three-wheeled vehicles. Starting in 1902, the Cyklonette was […]

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Book Review: Radiguet & Sons Scientific Toys

Book Review: Radiguet & Sons Scientific Toys

Review by Pasky Radiguet was founded in Paris, France in 1872. The Radiguets marketed their new type of “scientific toys” such as live steam engines, […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

by Renaud Fournier The real Baron Munchausen, was born in 1720 in Germany and died in 1797. He served with the Russian army fighting against […]

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A ’57 by TT

A ’57 by TT

By Steve Butler This article starts with a short quiz, and all answers are best guesses. Question 1 – How many different Japanese made tin […]

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Tin Toy Corner: The Day The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

Tin Toy Corner: The Day The Mona Lisa Was Stolen

By Renaud Fournier It was August 22nd, 1911 and Louis Beroud, a local painter comes, as usual, into the Louvre museum in Paris, France to […]

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A Centenarian

A Centenarian

By Steve Butler THIS TOY WAS being offered for sale by a general line antique dealer. While the seller did not definitively identify the maker, […]

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Noel Barrett-Pook & Pook March 31-April 1 Auction: $833,262

Noel Barrett-Pook & Pook March 31-April 1 Auction: $833,262

THIS SPRING, POOK & POOK, INC. teamed up with Noel Barrett for another collaborative auction and despite day two falling on April 1st, there was […]

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Two New Toy Shops in the Paris Flea Market

Two New Toy Shops in the Paris Flea Market

IN THE EARLY 70s until the 80s I used to go to the North flea market called Porte de Clignancourt (which is the name of […]

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Entering the World of Antique Toys

Entering the World of Antique Toys

By Louis Natenshon I ADMIRE TOY COLLECTORS who focus on specific sorts of toys and refine their collections by showing the discipline to pass up […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Man’s Best Friend

Tin Toy Corner: Man’s Best Friend

By Renaud Fournier The archaeological record shows the first undisputed dog remains buried beside humans 14,700 years ago, and that dogs were the first domesticated […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Desperately Seeking…Susan?

Tin Toy Corner: Desperately Seeking…Susan?

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) “It’s not easy riding alone on the road all the time” – I can imagine this motorcycle rider saying. I’ve had […]

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Tin Toy Corner: The 1902 Catastrophe of the Pax Dirigible

Tin Toy Corner: The 1902 Catastrophe of the Pax Dirigible

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) On May 12th, 1902 the Brazilian inventor Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão and his mechanic, M. Saché, set off in Severo’s […]

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Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

Tin Toy Corner: Carette’s 1898/9 Steam Driven Three-Wheeled Automobile

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com) Carette’s 1898/9 catalog illustrates a steam driven three-wheeled automobile, as referenced in David Pressland’s Great Book of Tin Toys. This has […]

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