Category: Tin Toys

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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The Real Fernand Martin Toy “Le Jeu de Massacre”

Tin Toy Corner – December 2016

By Renaud Fournier Fernand Martin’s “Le Jeu de Massacre” Advanced collectors of Fernand Martin toys may have noticed a small reference with no picture in […]

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Autogyro Toys

Autogyro Toys

By Alan A. Reznik THE AUTOGIRO IS an airplane with a non-powered rotor which revolves as air passes through it. This autorotation results in the […]

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A Car and Its Trailer

A Car and Its Trailer

by Steve Butler FEATURED IS an automobile pulling a camping trailer. This pair surfaced at an auction as part of a box lot containing about […]

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A Rare Find in Argentina

A Rare Find in Argentina

By M. Aaron Roy WHEN TRAVELING OVERSEAS, my wife (non-toy collector with little interest in toys) and I regularly visit local antique districts and/or large […]

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Tin Toy Corner

Tin Toy Corner

By Renaud Fournier AFTER 35 YEARS OF antique toy collecting, and enjoying my good friend Jack Herbert’s monthly articles in Antique Toy World, I was […]

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Lineol Wehrmacht motorcycle,
composition and tin.

Military Motorcycles from Elastolin and Lineol

By Henry I. Kurtz WHO AMONG US hasn’t thrilled to the growling sound of a motorcycle at full throttle, and who hasn’t wanted to be […]

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Two Toy Websites Merge

Two Toy Websites Merge

The Antique Toy Archive website (antiquetoyarchive.com) has merged with the All About Old Toys website (oldwoodtoys.com) OVER 17 YEARS AGO, Jim Sneed started a web […]

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Martian Bloom Gun, rare
and very unique design.

Early 20th Century Toy Ray Guns: Mystery and Imagination

By Steve Arlin IN THE MIDDLE of the last century our civilization was subjected to the Atomic age. A race to the moon, nuclear power […]

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Alfa Romeo p2: A CIJ gorgeous tin toy car

Alfa Romeo p2: A CIJ gorgeous tin toy car

This imposing racer is a car that is truly automotive. 21 inches long, this particular toy was produced exclusively in France from 1927 up to […]

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U-Boat vs. Fleet Submarine

U-Boat vs. Fleet Submarine

By R.T. Claus One of the most notorious and feared weapons of WW II was the German Unterseeboote (U-Boat). It raised havoc in the north […]

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Focal Point: Studebaker Police Car by Marusan, Circa 1953

Focal Point: Studebaker Police Car by Marusan, Circa 1953

By Steve Butler Studebaker toys abound, but police car versions are very uncommon with this being the only Japanese tin example encountered by this writer. […]

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Bertoia $1.8 Million “Holiday Surprises” Auction

Bertoia $1.8 Million “Holiday Surprises” Auction

2800 online bidders battled gallery and phone bidders over European toys and Christmas antiques VINELAND, N.J. – What’s an auctioneer’s first clue that a sale […]

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Transportation, Space and Battery Operated Toys to Highlight Smith House’s First Sale of 2016

Transportation, Space and Battery Operated Toys to Highlight Smith House’s First Sale of 2016

By Sharon Verbeten “I HAVE A CERTAIN NICHE that customers look to me for,” says Craig Thompson, owner of Smith House Toy and Auction House, […]

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The Tin Toy Figures of the 47 Ronin

The Tin Toy Figures of the 47 Ronin

BY ALAN REZNIK SOME YEARS AGO, I acquired eight tin, toy, lithographed figures of the famous 47 Ronin (master-less samurai). The figures are four inches […]

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