Category: Tootsietoy

Focal Point: Racer, Tootsietoy, circa 1944

Focal Point: Racer, Tootsietoy, circa 1944

By Steve Butler The pictured racer appeared in the April 1974 issue of Antique Toy World in an article by Clint B. Seely. A number […]

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Focal Point: Lockheed Electra, Tootsietoy, 1941

Focal Point: Lockheed Electra, Tootsietoy, 1941

by Steve Butler Tootsietoy’s 1941 factory catalog includes a illustration of their “No. 125 LOCKHEED ELECTRA” and indicates that the plane was distributed in assorted […]

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Focal Point: 1935 Ford Sedan • Tootsietoy – 1935

Focal Point: 1935 Ford Sedan • Tootsietoy – 1935

By Steve Butler This is a 3-inch Tootsietoy 1935 Ford convertible sedan, an earlier issue because of the silver trim. Later issues were void of […]

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Buick XP-300

Buick XP-300

By Steve Butler BUICK BUILT THEIR concept/experimental XP-300 for 1951. The car was very unusual in many ways. It had a supercharged V/8 rated at […]

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A Great Visit in West Virginia: The Paul Cole Collection

A Great Visit in West Virginia: The Paul Cole Collection

By Roland Digilio On Monday, November 23rd, Paul and Carol Cole opened their home for a visit of toy and train collectors. On the Sunday […]

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Focal Point: Race Team Set • Tootsietoy – 1956

Focal Point: Race Team Set • Tootsietoy – 1956

By Steve Butler This set appears in Tootsietoy factory catalogs for both 1964 and 1965 as their “No. 4260 TOOTSIETOY RACE TEAM SET.” The set […]

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Focal Point: No. 1017 Coupe, Tootsietoy, 1942

Focal Point: No. 1017 Coupe, Tootsietoy, 1942

By Steve Butler Determining the year a specific toy was produced is often difficult. Determining where it was sold as well is often impossible. It […]

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No. 411 x 3

No. 411 x 3

BY STEVE BUTLER FACTORY CATALOGS should be the most reliable source of toy information and most are. In that regard Tootsietoy with annual issues for […]

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Thomas' Toys

Thomas’ Toys

BY STEVE BUTLER THE PICTURED TABLE top of toys is not a collection and never was. These are toys that belonged to Thomas during his […]

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Focal Point: Dean Van Line Moving Van Tootsietoy Circa 1958

Focal Point: Dean Van Line Moving Van Tootsietoy Circa 1958

BY STEVE BUTLER A “private label” toy vehicle is generally considered to be one produced specifically for the sole distribution of the business represented thereon […]

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Focal Point: Tootsietoy No. 2969 Army Transport (1965)

Focal Point: Tootsietoy No. 2969 Army Transport (1965)

BY STEVE BUTLER This 9-inch die cast Army vehicle appears in Tootsietoy’s 1965 factory catalog as a set consisting of three oversized plastic soldiers in […]

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REO Sinclair Tanker Tootsietoy circa 1947

Focal Point: REO Sinclair Tanker Tootsietoy circa 1947

BY STEVE BUTLER Tootsietoy introduced this 5.8-inch tanker in 1937. The last were issued about 10 years thereafter. Throughout their production, which was interrupted during […]

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Tootsietoy Store Name Federal Vans

Tootsietoy Store Name Federal Vans

BY CARL NATTER IN 1924 A SET OF SIX “Federal” vans was introduced in the 1924 Tootsietoy catalog. They continued through the 1933 catalog where […]

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Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box

BY STEVE BUTLER TOOTSIETOY’S #5220 Army Set appeared in their 1939, 1940 and 1941 factory catalogs. Production of the 20-piece set was discontinued thereafter, likely […]

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Squeezings

Squeezings

BY STEVE BUTLER RECENTLY I MET VIA email and telephone a gentleman named Greg who was formerly employed at Tootsietoy. Much of our earliest exchanges […]

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