Hopefully this service will be of use to toy collectors out there - the existing vintage toy cars section on oldclassiccar, that features tin, plastic and die-cast toys from a number of collections, is already proving popular, so hopefully this free toy ad section will add to this popularity.
To keep things simple, the ad pages are broken down by toy or model manufacturer - so you'll find a page for Dinky toys, another for Corgi, Marx, Schuco and so on.
Other ad sections on oldclassiccar have proved very popular, so I decided to add in this new one, specifically aimed at people interested in old transport toys and models.
Many people collect early toys, either because they remember playing (and usually destroying) identical toys in their own childhood, or are intrigued by the types of toy cars and other vehicles that their own parents may have played with.
Tin has been a favorite metal of toy makers since at least the middle of the 19th century.
Tin is lightweight, easy to work with, and inexpensive, yet it’s sturdy enough to withstand the punishment meted out by children playing with wind-up animals, friction sports cars, and science-fiction-inspired toy ray guns.
In addition to Märklin and Bing, other pre-World War I German toy makers of note included Karl Bub and Georges Carette, as well as Ludwig Lutz, whose transport toys were often sold under the Märklin and Bing names.
Whatever the reason, there's no arguing with the fact that collecting toy vehicles, whether cars, trucks, fire engines, lorries, pickups or whatever has a huge following.
This section offers a free ad noticeboard, for anyone who has toys to sell, or perhaps is looking for a rare toy or model to add to their own collection.
Tonka is now owned by Hasbro and still makes fine childrens toys today. In 1997 Tonka took a large semi truck loaded with vintage Tonka trucks across the US on tour to celibrate their 50th anniv.
When I showed them the pictures of my Tonka collection they gave me this shirt and a Tonka Tour cap. If you purchase a toy from "The Texas Antique Toy Collector" and it is not as advertised, email me in 3 working days for instructions on how to return it for your purchase price back.
On each page, you'll find a simple form that you fill out.