Vintage toys fall into the time frame of 1910-1960's. These are sometimes even sub-categorized based on whether or not they were manufactured before or after World War II. These toys take many forms and can be found for both boys and girls.
During this time you'll find the boys played with cars, constructions vehicles, airplanes, military vehicles, and cars and trucks of all types. The girls often played with dolls, doll houses complete with furniture, house wares, garden implements, and sets of dishes that were manufactured specifically for play.
All of these toys were manufactures in many different types of materials. Some of these materials were wood, tin, rubber, plastic, cast iron, die cast, stamp steel and glass.
Some of the top toy manufacturers during this period were Marx, AC, Gilbert, American Metal Toys, Arcade, Ohio Art, Auburn Rubber, Bing, Mattel, Chein, Courtland, Akro Agate, Dinky, Dent, Champion and Archer Plastic.
Many of these toys are in demand today with serious collectors looking for toys that are either mint or in the original box.
By David Moncrief
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