• Vintage antique toy train

    Antique battery operated train. Takes 3 x 1.5v batteries. Great condition. Measures 12 inches in length. Green with red trim. Made in 1960s
    AU $1.99
    1 bid
    AU $15.00 postage
    Ending Today at 18:09 AEST1h 36m
  • TONKA RICO Vintage Cement Mixer Truck Tin Toy RARE

    TONKA RICO Vintage Cement Mixer Truck Tin Toy RARE Appears to be in excellent original condition as seen. Measures 40x28 cm Please refer to the photos provided. 
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    AU $199.00
    AU $24.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage japanese tin toy cars

    3 x vintage toy cars. Between 5 and 6 inches in length. Rubber wheels. All made in Japan. Collectors item.
    AU $15.50
    7 bids
    AU $15.00 postage
    Ending Today at 18:42 AEST2h 9m
  • Vintage antique toy car

    Red Volkswagon beetle. Made in Japan. Circa 1960s. Has plastic battery operated control. About 5 inches in length. Small dent on roof and scratch on bonnret. See photos. Rubber wheels.
    AU $27.20
    5 bids
    AU $13.80 postage
    Ending Today at 17:42 AEST1h 9m
  • Vintage Tinplate 1960's Jaguar E-Type T.T. Toys Japan

    In very good condition with great detailing, cool colour combination with Jaguar race graphics on this iconic sports car from the swinging sixties!
    AU $50.00
    0 bids
    AU $20.00 postage
    Ending 24 Apr at 22:35 AEST3d 6h
  • New listingVINTAGE JAPANESE BATTERY OPERATED TIN TOY. M-40 TANK 1960’s WORKS GREAT

    TRADE MARK - MODERN TOYS JAPAN. WORKS 100% GREAT. DRIVES FORWARD AND REVERSE. THE TURRET ROTATES AND THE GUN FIRES. FANTASTIC VINTAGE BATTERY OPERATED TIN TOY IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION. ESTATE ITEM. PICK UP WELCOME. HAPPY TO COMBINE POSTAGE WITH OTHER ITEMS. VERY HARD TO FIND IN WORKING CONDITION. DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!
    AU $99.99
    0 bids
    AU $15.00 postage
    Ending 30 Apr at 17:25 AEST9d
  • Boomaroo Wyn Toy Golden Fleece Sticker Decals Collectable Vintage Toy Sticker

    Waterproof Sticker made from vinyl just peel and stick.
    AU $9.95
    Free postage
  • mamod live steam rtain

    Mamod train set with wooden box wagon, open wagon and 16 pieces of circular rail. this is a live steam train ,I have not tested it but can not see any reason this train would not run. although I don't know its exact age I do know its one of the real early models.
    AU $250.00
    0 bids
    AU $30.00 postage
    Ending 25 Apr at 15:45 AEST3d 23h
  • Qty Vintage Tinplate Toy Parts + Others.

    AU $30.00
    0 bidsEnding Today at 19:00 AEST2h 27mLocal pickup
  • PRE WAR JAPAN VINTAGE TINPLATE PENNY TOY DUTCH MAN RIDING A DUCK C.1900

    This is a very early tin toy made in Japan over a hundred years ago in the 1900's. The toy is lithographed "Made in Japan" on one side. A similar toy is pictured in Kitahara's "1000 Tin Toys" book.
    AU $202.50
    16 bids
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 10:00 AEST17h 27m
  • Boomaroo / Wyn Toy Parts

    AU $66.00
    2 bids
    AU $28.50 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 13:45 AEST21h 12m
  • SPORTS CAR TIN as new box very good

    Tin sports car from the design I would say quite a few years old Made in China. 21 cm long in as new condition as is the box Friction drive. { no box n/o }.
    AU $25.00
    0 bids
    AU $13.00 postage
    Ending Today at 21:31 AEST4h 58m
  • New listingMusical Tin Teddy Jack-in-the-box Great Quality Baby Gift

    In beautiful colours and a quality build, this is sure to be a well-loved classic. Height is 27cm when the teddy bear is out of. Attractive colours stimulate children curious sensation on touch. heard loud and clear while the crank is easily turned (at any speed).
    AU $27.00
    AU $11.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • PRE WAR JAPAN VINTAGE TINPLATE PENNY TOY ROWERS IN BOAT C.1900

    This is a very early tin toy made in Japan over a hundred years ago in the 1900's. The toy is lithographed "Made in Japan" on both sides.
    AU $139.50
    34 bids
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 10:15 AEST17h 42m
  • Vintage Tin Litho Windup YONEZAWA COFFIN BANK toy Money Box Working

    Vintage Tin Litho Windup YONEZAWA COFFIN BANK toy Money Box made in Japan. The toy is in working condition, It is missing the hatch on one end, Photos best describe overall condition, Happy to combine postage
    AU $4.25
    5 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 24 Apr at 10:53 AEST2d 18h
  • 1960s vintage Tin army tank toy

    Vintage tin army tank toy . Sherman tank . 1960s . Retro toy army tank . Batteries not included . Taiyo, made in Japan . 
    AU $30.00
    1 bid
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 17:45 AEST1d 1h
  • boomaroo concrete truck

    These old trucks are getting harder and harder to get. the concrete truck is especially rare. an ideal restoration piece. pictures are the indication of condition.
    AU $200.00
    0 bids
    AU $20.00 postage
    Ending 25 Apr at 15:25 AEST3d 22h
  • Vintage STEAM BOAT Pop Pop Candles Powered Put Put Ship Collectable Tin Toy

    1x Candle Boat. Material: Iron. Fire the candle to start the engine and watch it go. The product is new, never used and in good conditon, just go ahead and buy! Color: Multi-colored.
    AU $5.86
    From Hong Kong
    Free postage
    51 sold
  • Vintage Japanese Daimaru Tin Toy Locomotive General W.&.A.R.R. W-20 c1960s A/F

    A.R.R. W-20 c1960s A/F. Made in Japan c1960s. See ruler / bottle / hand for size. Weight: 307 g. _gsrx_vers_827 (GS 7.0.13 (827)).
    AU $1.00
    1 bid
    AU $17.00 postage
    Ending 29 Apr at 18:39 AEST8d 2h
  • Vintage tin toys

    Very Collectable Vintage Tricycle with bell tin toy with origional box. Made in China and would make a fantastic addition to any collection. Toy In good condition but there is some ware to the material on the shade canopy. Box also is a bit warped. Size 18cm high x 14cm wide
    AU $30.00
    0 bids
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending Today at 19:40 AEST3h 7m
  • New listingVintage tricycle wheels for restoration of 1950's or 1960's ride on toy

    The wheels are on an axle, which may not be original. However they look as though they could be easily removed. The wheels will be left on the axle for pickup (pick up only).
    AU $15.00
    0 bidsEnding 25 Apr at 19:00 AEST4d 2hLocal pickup
  • VINTAGE TIN ROCKET LAUNCHER TRUCK

    NO rocket.
    AU $10.00
    0 bids
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 20:28 AEST1d 3h
  • VINTAGE 1960'S NOMURA MYSTERY ACTION POLICE CAR TIN TOY VEHICLE WORKING

    MYSTERY ACTION BUMP N GO.DRIVERS ARMS TURN STEERING WHEEL.RED BONNET LIGHT WORKS. QUITE A RARE TOY FOR SALE IN AUSTRALIA. LOVELY ANIMATED DRIVER AND GREAT LITHO WORK ON TOY.
    AU $152.00
    8 bids
    AU $16.50 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 19:44 AEST1d 3h
  • 2x Retro Steam Boat Pop Candles Powered Put Ship Collectable Classic Tin Toy

    Mini Wind Up Tram Trolley Model Auto. Friction Powered Tinplate Rocket Spa. Colorful Pop Pop Boat Powered with C. - Colorful classic floating "pop pop" toys. - Fire the candle to start the engine and watch it go.
    AU $11.99
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    From China
  • Vintage Tin & celluloid toy boys playing table tennis 1950's

    Hi there, here I have this gorgeous tin and celluloid toy of two boys playing table tennis.1950's This item is in fair condition , it does have rust spots as you can see in my pictures. I've taken it outside so you can have a better look. it is a battery operating toy however the battery is not working. It is just a lovely piece. it's approximately 30 and a half centimetres long and 13 cm across and the highest point is about 13 centimetres High.
    AU $129.00
    0 bids
    AU $25.00 postage
    Ending 27 Apr at 15:29 AEST5d 22h
  • PRE WAR JAPAN VINTAGE TINPLATE "HAPPY MAN" GOOD FORTUNE TOY C.1930's

    It represents "FUKUSUKE" which is a Japanese "HAPPY MAN" and is a symbol of Good Fortune. The harder you blow, thequicker and louder he drums. The action of the toy is the Happy Man beating the drum with 2 drumsticks.
    AU $49.00
    1 bid
    AU $12.00 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 10:46 AEST18h 13m
  • Vintage Wyn Toy Tin Sand & Gravel Dump Truck 

    Orange and Blue. Wheels in good condition. as per photos.
    AU $52.00
    2 bids
    AU $15.00 postage
    Ending 24 Apr at 19:22 AEST3d 2h
  • Vintage Eagle Mark Police Patrol Litho Gun Machine Tin Toy Collectible

    Vintage Eagle Mark Police Patrol Litho Gun Machine Tin Toy Marx. Scratches and dints from use. Seems to be in working order, trigger pulls and ammunition spins and makes sound. One of the plastic windows broken. Good restoration project.
    AU $70.00
    0 bids
    AU $13.00 postage
    Ending 23 Apr at 16:50 AEST2d
  • WILLOW BUDGET TIN Vintage Tin Toy money Box Piggy Bank 1960's

    WILLOW BUDGET TIN Vintage Tin Toy money Box Piggy Bank 1960's Appears to be in good original condition however the key has gone missing. Please refer to the photos provided. 
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    AU $39.00
    AU $10.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • TIN PATROL CAR IN ORIGINIAL BOX AS NEW

    TIN FRICTION PATROL CAR WITH SIREN IN ORIGINIAL BOX AS NEW LOOKS LIKE IT HAS NEVER BEEN USED. BOX IN FAIR CONDITION. MADE IN CHINA.
    AU $19.99
    0 bids
    AU $8.00 postage
    Ending 24 Apr at 13:49 AEST2d 21h
  • Rare Antique Tin Toy Oversized Push Along LM&SR Train Engine 1900s

    A large and very impressive push along tin toy train. A whopper- at 42cm (16.5 Inches)! I’ve searched the toy all over and cannot find even the smallest of makers marks and searching online didn’t offer up much help either? Surely an English made toy given it carries the Livery for the London-Midland & Scottish Railway? Play worn wear with the odd ding and a few of the wheels have small solder repairs at their hubs. Essentially very solid however, and wear is largely incidental and age appropriate. Weight for packing 770 grams.
    AU $33.00
    13 bidsEnding 22 Apr at 20:20 AEST1d 3h
  • VINTAGE BATTERY OPERATED TIN TRAIN-LOCOMOTIVE

    BATTERY OPERATED TOY TRAIN, NOT SURE IF IT. BIGGER WHEELS ON THE EACH SIDE WOULD TURN WHEN. HAS A LITTLE RUST ON THE BATTERY. 15cm IN HEIGHT AND 10cm IN WIDTH. LOCOMOTIVES HAD.
    AU $19.99
    0 bids
    AU $17.70 postage
    Ending 25 Apr at 20:24 AEST4d 3h
  • TIN CAR MINISTER DELUX VINTAGE

    In perfect condition this is a friction drive , Box is complete but sings of age on the cardboard bottom.
    AU $39.00
    0 bids
    AU $11.00 postage
    Ending 23 Apr at 23:58 AEST2d 7h
  • tin coffin bank japanese toy

    AU $65.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • TIN FIRE TRUCK made in USA Zone Germany

    Tin Fire truck missing the ladder apart from that in good condition. Made in the USA zone of Germany.
    AU $25.00
    0 bids
    AU $13.00 postage
    Ending Today at 21:21 AEST4h 48m
  • triang crane

    Nice triang crane. nice like it is or an ideal restoration piece. pictures are the indication of condition.
    AU $30.00
    1 bid
    AU $20.00 postage
    Ending 25 Apr at 15:29 AEST3d 22h
  • vintage page london england tin litho lithograph pirate water colours paint box

    1970's large 78 colour paint set by Page of London, England. Lovely lithographed tin with bright pirate artwork on the front. Small rusting to top above ships crows nest (see photos). Contents are unused with bit of mildew on paints from decades of storage. Tin measures 520mm x 240mm x 20mm. Please inspect photos for best idea of condition. Postage worldwide.
    AU $0.99
    0 bids
    AU $18.00 postage
    Ending 27 Apr at 15:25 AEST5d 22h
  • 1970's TIN TOY DUMP TRUCK - TONKA STYLE - MINI SIZE - COOL COLOURS

    Cool '70's colours. Purple body with bright orange dump tray. White interior. Plastic wheels with grey hubs. Nice little tin toy dump truck in quite good condition. This is a smaller sized truck, probably around 1:48 scale.
    AU $8.00
    0 bidsEnding 29 Apr at 19:02 AEST8d 2h
  • NEW CHILDRENS Tin Toy Hay Trailer - Red

    The perfect accessory to any of our range of tin tractors. Front and back barriers move back and forth for added fun.
    AU $39.95
    Free postage
    3 watching
  • Vintage Toy Plane Jet F-111A U.S. Air Force Made In Japan

    Vintage Toy Plane Jet F-111A U.S. Air Force Made In Japan. Trademark T.N. Some slight surface rust to tin. Plastic wings that move in and out. Presume there was once a little canopy to cover the cockpit. Manually rolling wheels. Please view all photos Takes D size batteries. I've tested it out and the motor works. I presume it's so the wheels roll electronically but they don't so might need some tweaking. Pick up or courier.
    AU $35.00
    0 bids
    AU $16.00 postage
    Ending 22 Apr at 23:42 AEST1d 7h
  • VINTAGE U.S. ARMY Flying Jeep TIN LITHO FRICTION Made in JAPAN Ichimura

    Beautiful US. Army Flying Jeep, made in Japan by Ichimura Co. Ltd. In good condition for its age, is as in pictures. Friction does not work. Would be a great restoration piece.
    AU $40.00
    0 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 23 Apr at 15:12 AEST1d 22h
  • Vintage Tin Cessna Plane N6350A. 310F. Made in Japan

    As per photos reasonable condition for its age. Good restoration project. 
    AU $15.00
    0 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending 23 Apr at 14:14 AEST1d 21h
  • New listingWYN TOY EH HOLDEN GRILL GRILLE & REAR BAR

    WYN TOY EH HOLDEN GRILLE & REAR BUMBER AND HEAD LIGHTS. THEY ARE PERFECT FOR THAT RESTORATION OR TO DRESS UP A SERVIVING MODEL. THESE WILL FIT UTE & STATION WAGON.
    AU $89.99
    0 bids
    AU $13.00 postage
    Ending 30 Apr at 21:36 AEST9d 5h
  • tin toy Masudaya GANG OF FIVE 1997 W/U Japan mini robot old store stock

    Old store stock, GANG OF FIVE masudaya robots in original box's. Boxes may show signs of storage wear. Japan made 1997. You get all 5 mini robots, 5" tall. All work
    AU $250.00
    AU $15.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • VINTAGE / RETRO TIN CAR / TAXI AND STATION WAGON . MADE IN JAPAN . 1950s / 60s

    These two 5 inch tin cars from the 1950\60s are in brilliant condition considering they are over half a century old. The taxi is a light blue and the station wagon is blood red. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these items and spare some time to view my other items.
    AU $15.00
    0 bids
    AU $16.00 postage
    Ending 23 Apr at 11:27 AEST1d 18h
  • Vintage TIN TRUCK Pressed Steel Toy collectable, Circus Animal, collectable

    Original, not reproduction. Related: wyn toys, Boomaroo, push, pull, slide, 782. Dual Cab, with 6 wheels, and rear lion cage with fabric model Lion inside.
    AU $79.00
    0 bidsEnding 25 Apr at 20:06 AEST4d 3h
  • Vintage Tin Pop Pop Boat Tin Toy AT Japan 1960's Sealed Steam Candle Powered

    TINPLATE TOY POP POP BOAT. ORIGINAL 1960'S. UNUSED AND SEALED.
    AU $14.95
    1 bid
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending 24 Apr at 7:40 AEST2d 15h
  • Vintage Taiyo VW Dune Buggy Circa Early 70's

    TAIYO Plastic Battery Bump N Go - VW Dune Buggy 1970'S - JAPAN. For the collector that requires a minty example.
    AU $220.00
    AU $14.60 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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