The renowned Steiff Bear is the creation of the German company, Steiff. The Steiff company has been in operation for over 140 years founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880. Steiff is well-known for many stuffed animals such as dogs, cats, horses, and other wildlife, although bears are their most popular. The bears crafted by this company are always made from premium materials and display attention to detail. It is due to the premium materials that are used to create these soft toy creations including but not limited to mohair, alpaca, and wool that they stand out next to a regular stuffed bear toy.[Read more…]
If you were a young boy during the 1950s, chances were you dreamed of finding a metal Tonka Truck with a bright red bow resting under the tree on Christmas morning. Due to the desire of those young and old to get their hands on a Tonka Truck of their own, by the end of the 1950s, the Tonka Toys Incorporated company was producing 400,00 toy metal bulldozers, firetrucks, semitrailer, and pickup trucks every week.[Read more…]
In this post, Vintage Tonka Trucks with Price Guide, we’ll go over the history of the very interesting history and evolution of the Tonka Toy company. You’ll find price guide references, some of the most unique items up for sale right now on eBay and information about the different sizes that were made over the years.[Read more…]
If you grew up during the 1900’s, either the 20’s, the 30’s, the 40’s, the 50’s, the 60’s, the 70’s, the 80’s or the 90’s, you may recognize one or a number of the most influential toys mentioned here. These memorable toys were often the best selling items for children at Christmas during their respective years of production, or for one reason or another have been described as the greatest toys of all time by a number of their previous owners.[Read more…]
The Walt Disney Studios have produced some of the most highly sort after memorabilia and collectibles of all time. There is one product that stands out most as having the largest impact and influence on the lives of so many. Over the years the humble piggy bank has not only taught many children around the world the skills needed for saving money. They also gave many of us a sense of pride every time we managed to save up enough money to buy that new toy or see how much money we were putting into our bank accounts.
Disney was able to capitalize not only on the parents who were wanting to help their children learn vital skills for the future. But also the child’s fascination and obsessions that comes with their favorite characters. [Read more…]
Some of these toys you may have played with when you were younger. Or perhaps you remember your own children owning these toys. Fisher Price has produced beloved children’s toys since 1930 and continues to produce high quality toys today. Many Fisher Price toys released in the early production years are now classed as ‘vintage‘ and are highly sought after by toy collectors. In this article, you can find the value for popular vintage Fisher Price toys made prior to 1965.
Fisher Price ‘Doctor Doodle Toy’ – 1931
Made in the first year of the company being open is one of Fisher Price’s most famous pull toys, ‘Doctor Doodle’. When a child pulls this toy, the duck’s neck goes up and down and his bill opens and closes. In the earliest editions, the wheels were blue but were later changed to orange in 1932. The duck carries a medical bag by his side, wears a black top hat and a blue coat. Each edition of ‘Doctor Doodle’ measures approximately 7 inches tall.
The most famous collector pull toys were created in the 1930’s by popular brands such as Fisher Price and Lego. Pull toys made during this time were wooden, had string attached for a young child to pull along with the majority of them having wheels attached to the base. Many pull toys were animal or car shaped, painted and hand crafted. Animals such as lions, horses, dogs, lambs, goats and bears were popular pull toys created during the 1930’s. Well known pull toys collected today include the 1935 Lego Duck and the 1923 No. 4 Liberty Coaster Wooden Wagon.
1935 Lego Duck
Released in 1935, this wooden duck on wheels would be one of the first toys made by the Lego company. Not only one of Lego’s first toys made but also amongst the most popular within the wooden toy collection. Made completely of wood, the Lego duck features a painted orange mouth, a red body and black wings, tail and head. The duck sits upon a black plank with four red wheels. The beauty of this antique wooden toy is that when the child pulls it along the beak of the duck opens and closes.
These were hand painted by workers of the Lego company making each wooden duck slightly different. Later versions of the wooden ducks were painted using stencils. Originally these toys sold for not much more than one USD. Today these are highly sought after collectors items making them worth upwards of $2000.
This is a continuation of the Antique Toy Price Guide [A-B], Antique Toy Price Guide [B-L] and Antique Toy Price Guide [L-T]. A toy is any object that can be used for play. Toys are usually associated with children and pets. Playing with toys is training the young for their social role. [Read more…]
This is a continuation of the Antique Toy Price Guide [A-B], Antique Toy Price Guide [B-L] and Antique Toy Price Guide [T-Z]. A toy is any object that can be used for play. Toys are usually associated with children and pets. Playing with toys is training the young for their social role. [Read more…]