• Vintage Tin Toy Train

    Condition is Used.
    AU $12.50
    0 bids
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 22:02 AEDST4d 21h
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Toy Tin Bus Vista Coach

    Tin toy bus, good condition for it’s age.
    AU $19.00
    0 bids
    AU $15.00 postage
    Ending Today at 23:17 AEDST22h 21m
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Toy Tin Ray Gun

    AU $12.50
    0 bids
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 23:07 AEDST2d 22h
    or Best Offer
  • MARX LUMAR VINTAGE TIN TRUCK  VINTAGE TIN TOYS  OLD TOYS 

    MARX LUMAR TRUCK GREAT CONDITION FOR AGE ,VERY OLD ALL ORIGINAL AROUND 12 INCHES LONG ALL STEEL ,EVERYTHING ON IT IS ORIGINAL INCLUDING THE PAINTWORK AND GRAPHIC 
    AU $109.00
    Brand: Marx
    AU $25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingMAMOD Miniature Grinder Tin Toy in Original Box Malins Engineers

    Weight approx 125g.
    AU $0.99
    1 bid
    AU $11.50 postage
    Ending 31 Jan at 19:18 AEDST9d 18h
  • Willy Wonka - Lunch Box Tin Collectable

    Item has never been used. Sat on display. Good condition.
    AU $12.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Wednesday at 21:27 AEDST1d 20h
  • WYN TOY VINTAGE TIN TOYS

    WYN TOY JEEP AND TRAILOR
    AU $99.00
    AU $25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Gama German 1950s US zone Tin Toy.

    Nice Gama friction movement in red enamel pressed tin truck made in the 1950s US zone West Germany in very good condition has had some use see pics , it has a rear side door missing other wise a nice metal truck.
    AU $10.50
    2 bidsEnding Saturday at 2:44 AEDST4d 1hEra: Pre-1980
  • 1940s VINTAGE LARGE SIZE BOOMAROO TIP TRUCK. MADE IN AUSTRALIA.

    MADE IN AUSTRALIA. HEAVY GAUGE TIN CONSTRUCTION. 400mm LONG x 165mm HIGH. THE BIGGER VERSION OF THIS TOY.
    AU $250.00
    Colour: Green
    AU $25.00 postage
    Era: Pre-1980
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  • Vintage Meccano Set 8 1970's

    Vintage Meccano Set 8 looks to be mostly there. I would say only some of the parts have beeb used. Box is all there has a bit of rape on it please study photos and ask questions if you need to.
    AU $198.50
    5 bidsEnding Today at 21:09 AEDST20h 13mLocal pickupEra: Pre-1980
  • New listingTin Toy Keys

    Tin Toy Keys. Condition is Used.
    AU $20.50
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 28 Jan at 18:44 AEDST6d 17h
  • VINTAGE  WYN TIN TOY BLUE HYDRAULIC TIP TRUCK 1950S GREAT CONDITION

    WHAT A FIND. IT HAS A HYDRAULIC LIFT FOR THE REAR TRAY IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER. ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION, ORIGINAL PAINT AND STICKERS. LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE HAD HEADLIGHTS. NOW MISSING. 32 CM LONG X 16CM WIDEX 16CM HIGH.
    AU $90.00
    0 bids
    AU $19.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 20:32 AEDST2d 19h
    or Best Offer
    Colour: BlueEra: Pre-1980
  • CHILD'S VINTAGE, TIN PLATE, ASTEK CASH REGISTER. MADE IN JAPAN. COLLECTIBLE

    Made in Japan. Couple of knobs missing. Drawer opens. Otherwise works fine. Presents well. Very collectible. Low start price.
    AU $5.00
    1 bidEnding Saturday at 15:32 AEDST4d 14hLocal pickup
  • NEW CHILDRENS Tin Toy Caravan - Ron

    It's retro design and amazing details make it a popular toy with both young and old!
    AU $44.95
    Free postage
  • Japanese Vinatge Jeep Truck Toy

    Japanese Vinatge Jeep Truck Toy in ok condition slight rusting as seen in photos, box in bad condition.
    AU $25.00
    1 bid
    AU $14.50 postage
    Ending Saturday at 17:04 AEDST4d 16h
  • Vintage Tin Toy Train Track And Junction

    Condition is Used.
    AU $12.50
    0 bids
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 21:13 AEDST4d 20h
    or Best Offer
  • Tin Wolfman Universal Studios 1991 wind up all tin 23.5cm

    Universal Studios 1991 tin wind up Wolfman 23.5cm tall. Perfect condition toy box is perfect. I post same day as payment if time permits or the next day.
    AU $90.00
    0 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 21:14 AEDST5d 20hLocal pickupEra: 1980-2001
  • New listingVintage 60s Australian WYN TOY TIP TRUCK Metal Collectable

    Great old 1960s Australian made tip truck toy by Wyn-Toy. Metal truck with the original paint and Australian made stickers. In good vintage condition. Missing the front grill and has some marks/scratches etc.
    AU $75.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Saturday at 19:00 AEDST4d 18h
  • tin toy car Collections

    tin toy car Collections Condition is Used. Sent with Standard delivery.
    AU $29.00
    0 bids
    AU $15.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:06 AEDST1d 8h
    or Best Offer
  • VINTAGE Australian BOOMAROO Toy Tin Truck

    Toy is painted blue with red cab and has driver.
    AU $410.00
    24 bidsEnding Today at 20:37 AEDST19h 41mLocal pickupColour: BlueEra: Pre-1980
  • Tin Army Tank M4 29cm Japan Taiyo

    AU $25.00
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 15:32 AEDST4d 14hLocal pickup
  • antique toy cars

    antique toy cars. Condition is New. Collectors item, original fj news cars WE CAN DROP OFF
    AU $25.00
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 20:45 AEDST4d 19hLocal pickup
  • Nostalgic Candles Powered Pop Pop Steam Boat Put Put Ship Collectible Tin Toys

    1 Pc Candle Boat. Main material:Iron. Also note that monitor settings may vary from computer to computer and may distort actual colors. Fire the candle to start the engine and watch it go. Color:As the picture shows.
    AU $5.99
    From China
    Free postage
    Brand: Unbranded
  • Tin Police Jeep battery 23cm by TN Japan

    Tin battery operated police jeep 23cm works very well all complete box is good except one corner is torn see pics. Made in Japan by TN looks like not played with much. All functions work. Payment within 3 days. I post same day as payment if time or next day. Thank you.
    AU $60.00
    0 bidsEnding Wednesday at 14:29 AEDST1d 13hLocal pickup
  • 4x TIN TOY POP POP CANDLE POWERED BOATS INCLUDES 4 FUEL CANDLES STEAM BOAT

    4 x Tin Toy Pop Pop Boats Candled Powered. Fire the candle to start the engine and watch it go. A colourful classic floating "pop pop" toy.
    AU $20.00
    Free postage
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  • vintage tin toy tool set in excellent used condition

    Great set of tools.
    AU $5.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.55 postage
    Ending Today at 6:21 AEDST5h 25m
  • New listingtri-ang express tin pull along train made in england  by l bors ltd

    triang express  tin pull along train made in england  by l bros  ltd . Condition is Used. and in very good condition and will suit  collector  will post at buyers cost or can be pick  size of item 540 long  160 wide hight 180 up so happy bidding 
    AU $0.99
    1 bid
    AU $25.00 postage
    Ending 28 Jan at 20:10 AEDST6d 19hEra: Pre-1980
  • Vintage Tin Model Railway Locomotives/carriages

    AU $10.00
    0 bidsEnding 30 Jan at 16:58 AEDST8d 16hBrand: Hornby
  • Vintage Boomaroo Tin Toy Tournatractor

    Vintage Boomaroo Tin Toy Tournatractor. Condition is Used.It has tin motor blade has a broken weld tyres may not be original and one has Achoo out of plastic see photo these are hard to find For restoration
    AU $75.00
    AU $15.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Dinky Toys Meccano Ltd 62R Four Engined Liner 1945-1949

    Dinky 62r Four Engined Liner.
    AU $45.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending 27 Jan at 20:31 AEDST5d 19h
    or Best Offer
    Colour: BlueEra: Pre-1980
  • Putt Retro Tin Steam Boat Pop Candle/Steam Power Ship Collec table Tin Toy

    Fire the candle to start the engine and watch it go. Material: Iron. If you are not satisfied with the item, you can. as we would love the opportunity to make things right.
    AU $6.03
    From China
    Was: Previous priceAU $6.35
    Brand: Unbranded
    Free postage
    Buy 2, get 1 5% off
  • New listingVintage Toy Metal Digger

    Metal digger, no bottom stand, still working well. Rust is presant, but not weeking the poles. Photos form description Payment preferred cashpn pick up
    AU $30.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 29 Jan at 0:46 AEDST6d 23hLocal pickup
  • 1950's Meccano E15R Electric Motor - In Original Box

    The motor is in excellent condition and appears to have very little playwear. Original silver label is in in tact and is in good to very good condition.
    AU $65.00
    Colour: Black
    AU $18.00 postage
    Era: Pre-1980
  • Metal Surf Car with Surfboards

    Beautiful metal toy surf car with two surf boards. Size 17cm in length  Width 7cm Pristine condition
    AU $45.00
    AU $15.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • 1950's Meccano E20R Electric Motor - In Original Box

    The motor is in excellent condition and appears to have very little playwear. Original gold label is in in tact and is in very good condition.
    AU $65.00
    Colour: Black
    AU $18.00 postage
    Era: Pre-1980
  • LARGE TOW TRUCK TIN TOY

    HAND Made TRUCK Good Condition Use Condition great for shop Or display very nice looking shape truck Grape it today soon you pay I send same day If before post office close we always send same time we received payment never delay As you can chek our feedback and pls if you buy from me don’t forget to give me fair feed Back. If you not happy with item upon yr Received pls let me know what is the issue and I am open to it. Thank you all
    AU $49.00
    0 bids
    AU $25.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 11:47 AEDST2d 10h
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage ASC Japan Highway Patrol No 7 Tin Toy Car

    The friction motor is not working however the light does turn when the wheels are turned. Quite a rare model.
    AU $125.00
    AU $16.00 postage
    or Best Offer
    14 watching
  • Vintage Boomaroo Toys Tin Toy Cash Register - Great Condition

    A pre-decimal Boomeroo cash register in good condition with all its keys. All keys work with each price flag going up when pressed. The till does not pop out on it own. It appears to be getting stuck.Apart from that, this is in great conditionPlease view all the photos carefully as they form most of the description and please ask any questions you may have before bidding or purchasing.
    AU $180.00
    Colour: Yellow
    AU $20.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • MECCANO NO 3 SET [ M1102 ] COMBINE POST GAZZASUEKEN

    AU $99.00
    Colour: Multi-Coloured
    AU $13.99 postage
  • Vintage Tin Toy Bus

    Nice as look old vintage combI I have for many years as u can see dust all over the item It’s been seating at same spot for 20years It is original and solid metal and hand painted This is well made and not like those new similar looking one. Hope u win
    AU $85.00
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • Tin Robot Electra by Schylling.Brand new !

    Electra Tin Robot by Schylling. Be quick before she'sgone !
    AU $9.95
    0 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 27 Jan at 19:42 AEDST5d 18hBrand: Schylling
  • 1950's 40cm long Boomaroo tin plate tipper truck

    The length is 40cm and it is in good order and condition, all parts seem to be there. Has been repainted (quite well!). by a previous owner. We include plenty of photographs for your information. We will indicate any excessive signs of use such as surface rubbing or scratches and will use our pictures to illustrate these if possible.
    AU $175.00
    Era: Pre-1980
    or Best Offer
  • Tin Frankenstein Universal Studios 1991 wind up all tin

    Universal Studios 1991 tin wind up Frankenstein. 23.5cm tall. Perfect condition toy box is perfect. I post same day as payment if time permits or the next day.
    AU $90.00
    0 bidsEnding 27 Jan at 21:10 AEDST5d 20hLocal pickupEra: 1980-2001
  • NEW CHILDRENS Wind Up Tin Toy Tractor - Lincoln

    Another beautifully designed tractor from our classic tin toy range. Our lovely Lincoln, the. key operated wind up. Apply the handbrake, select the gear, wind them up and watch them go! 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear as well as reverse.
    AU $94.95
    Free postage
    3 watching
  • RARE Tin Toy Truck

    All hand made and metal rare never been played use only for display it is Collectables Took me long time to find it. It is for sale coz this is my hobbies find rare item and look at them and sell them for people who really appreciate those rare pice. At the same time Make it ezy for any interest person and enjoy it. So pls remember all item I sell all A’s new Not use som off the are as item it will tell or I would say as use. Tnx for looking
    AU $120.00
    AU $20.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • meccano no 5 set [ bl1127 ] COMBINE POST gazzasueken

    AU $179.99
    Colour: Multi-Coloured
    AU $15.99 postage
    11 watching
  • Assorted Vintage Meccano Crane Hook Wheels Motor Cogs Tool

    AU $135.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Friday at 16:13 AEDST3d 15hLocal pickup
  • NEW CHILDRENS Wind Up Tin Toy Zetor Tractor With Trailer - Luca

    They'll have loads of fun filling up the trailer with hay and food so they can drive around and feed all the animals on the farm. A lovely set to give as a gift. What's better than a tin toy tractor?.
    AU $89.95
    Free postage
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Vintage Antique Tin Toys

Tin toy collecting is a popular hobby for those who like to reminisce about days gone by. Most production and large-scale manufacturing of tin toys took place during the mid-1800's to the mid-1900's. The big players were in Germany, Great Britain, France and America. Australian made tin toys also entered the market in the early 1900's. Australian made tin toys also entered the market in the early 1900's. Vintage or antique tin toys from these earlier periods and other unusual toys have the most value for collectors. The more recently mass-produced toys can hold sentimental value, particularly for those who may have played with them as children.

Vintage Tin Facts

During the industrial revolution, tin was a popular material for making toys. It was inexpensive and lightweight, yet sturdy and long-lasting. The proof lies in the condition of the tin toys collected by enthusiasts today. At first tin toys were either spray painted or hand painted with enamel. Later innovations included new techniques for printing directly onto the tin. The tin was then shaped and moulded into the final product.

Early Tin Toys

Popular collector's items are tin toy trains, planes, and automobiles. You will also find tin toy collectors love tin animals, tin boats, tin robots, and tin lunch boxes. For Australian tin toys, look for Boomaroo tractors, diggers, bulldozers and trucks. Lehmann tin toys, produced by a German manufacturer include an animal range. Lehmann's toys have exquisite attention to detail in the moulding and colouring techniques and moving parts. Japan produced a series of toy tin robots and spacecraft inspired by the space race and sci-fi movie culture in the mid-1900's.

Pop Culture Themes in Vintage Tin Toys

Tin lunch boxes became popular for everyday use for three decades, the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Collectors now enjoy tin lunch boxes with themes popularised by movie and music revolutions. Lunch box themes include James Bond, The Beatles, Yogi Bear, Snoopy, Disney characters, the US Wild West, Popeye and the Partridge Family. The bold and beautiful decade of the 1980's produced a new range of tin sports and racing cars, and antique replicas. These are now collected keenly by members of Generation Y becoming nostalgic for the 80's vibe.

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