WELCOME TO THE PLACE FOR
OLD TOYS and DOLLS
site, an old toy is any push, pull, crib, or
stand up children's
toy made prior to
1945 and made of wood or metal. Most of the toys featured here were made
between 1890 and 1935 but we do have pictures, catalogs, and descriptions of toys
made up to the 1970s.
you will find toy photos, toy company histories,
and online Old Toy Shops
where you can buy great old toys. New information is being added
daily. We now have over
of toy articles, identification guides, and
old toys catalogs with
more than 10,000 photos of old toys and dolls. Most of these articles were written
by toy researchers, toy collectors, and family members of
the old toy companies. We now have the largest collection of Schoenhut
circus photographs on the Web and the best Humpty Dumpty circus
identification guide too.
Let us know what interests you.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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We do restringing and
cleaning of the Schoenhut
circus, Jaymar, and
other wooden toys and dolls. Prices
range from $12.00 to $20.00 per item. Contact
me for details. We have a list of recommended craftsmen for more extensive
restorations. See all of our services here.
The Humpty Dumpty
Schoenhut Toys and
have moved the Schoenhut Dolls and Toys pages to the Schoenhut
Collectors' Club Website at:
Join the Schoenhut
Whether you collect Schoenhut wooden toys, dolls, rolly dollys, or the
Humpty Dumpty circus, you will want to join the Schoenhut Collectors'
Club and meet other collectors with similar interests.
publishes a 20-page, full color Magazine every three months.
Each issue contains lots of Schoenhut doll and toy collecting
information and classified ads as well.
Some Magazine covers
Our 32nd annual convention will be
in beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 12, 13, and 14,
The Boston Area Toy Collectors Club invites YOU to
be our guest at our next meeting. Visit our website at:
O'Brien's "Collecting Toys"
is now shipping. Click on the cover above to buy your
copy from Amazon.com. We have an updated chapter on wooden toys in this edition. Karen O'Brien is the editor. There
pages of old toy information.
I am glad to announce
that a brand new book about " Early Toys from Thuringia and the
Erzgebirge Region" is now available in my publishing company and can
be ordered via email or my website:
It is written in German and English and shows a lot of never
published catalogue pages of these toys.
More information can be seen at:
We have a page with our recommended antique toy readings with ordering
Amazon.com. We hope you will order any toy books you may want
through this site as we are an Amazon.com associate and referral fees
are used by us to support our wood toy research.
Toy Price Guide
beautifully photographed price guide for the Schoenhut circus is now
available for $15 postage paid.
Click here for details.
are looking for other collectors who would like to participate in this Web site.
We need photos, price lists, and articles on pre-1950 toy companies.
Click here for details.
Use of Photographs
The photographs in this Web site are protected under domestic and
international Copyright laws. We often and generously grant
permission for noncommercial use of our own photos.
However, many of the photographs herein are not the property of the Web site but
are being used with the permission of the owner.
Please contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
concerning any photographs for both commercial and noncommercial uses.
* Please contact us anytime
as we are always interested your comments and questions. We will need an email photo of your toy if you want
some information about it.
* We sometimes buy pre-WWII toys or find buyers for your early toy or
* We will do restringing of Schoenhut circus and certain other toys
(usually $12.00 - $20.00 each) and some repairs.
Don't contact me if you think you can improve
my website. This site is already ranked
NUMBER 1 in both Google and Bing searches
for "old wood toys" and many other "old toy" related search terms.
Click here to email Jim:
Be sure to indicate a "Subject:" that is old
so we can tell it is not junk email. Emails with no Subject will not be opened.
I'll need to see pictures of your toy to identify it. I don't know very
much about non-wooden toys nor toys made after WWII. Except for Schoenhut
dolls, I know next to nothing about dolls.
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