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Almost any toy that was produced in the period of 1930’s – 50’s can fall into the category of ‘vintage toys’. And depending on public opinion – this period has been known to fluctuate in either or both directions.
Toys of this period can include tin lithograph, stamp steel, diecast, plastic, battery-op – including but not limited to cars, trucks, trains, space toys, robots, holiday favors like Halloween noise makers and tin-litho pumpkins for Trick-or-Treating, and paper-mache Christmas and Easter figures to name a few.
Some of the more recognizable manufacturer’s names are Hot Wheels, Tonka, Marx, and Chein. It should also be noted that some of these toys were produced overseas after the war and will be marked U.S. Zone German and Occupied Japan.
As antique toys – pre 1920’s – become more difficult to find, vintage toys have risen in popularity. And, it can be said that while vintage toys are still relatively easy to find in the secondary-market, that the cost of those vintage toys is quickly rising due to an increase in demand.