Category: Tin Toys

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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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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