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. 
1995 Disney Gargoyles KO 7x Toy Lot Gargoyle Monsters Lexington Goliath Broadway
1995 Disney Gargoyles KO 7x Toy Lot Gargoyle Monsters Lexington Goliath Broadway
$29.95
vintage  wheel barrel rare childrens toy 1950" soild front tire
vintage wheel barrel rare childrens toy 1950" soild front tire
$32.99
Jet Racer Tinplate mini car toy Vintage rare from JAPAN Free shipping
Jet Racer Tinplate mini car toy Vintage rare from JAPAN Free shipping
$299.00
Nomura Toy Toyota Toyopet Toyoace Tin Plate Made in Japan Vintage rare F S
Nomura Toy Toyota Toyopet Toyoace Tin Plate Made in Japan Vintage rare F S
$449.00
Vintage Rubber Lion Squeak Toy
Vintage Rubber Lion Squeak Toy
$6.95
Vintage 1976 View-Master 3 Reel Pack - Holly Hobbie
Vintage 1976 View-Master 3 Reel Pack - Holly Hobbie
$26.18