Old toys

Find an old toy

Old toys are particularly collectible from the 17th C hobby horse and 18th C rocking horse to the antique doll with its head in bisque and the famous Jumeau dolls of the 19th C.  The first wind-up toys appeared in the 16th C but developped with the industrial revolution when the clock-work tin toy was mass produced and became very popular from the 1880s onwards. Clock-work toys were replaced by battery operated or electric operated toys such as the model trainset in the 20th C.  Many vintage toys from the late 20th C can still be found in car boot sales.

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