Welcome to Tinplate Toys.
Tinplate toys are excellent collectible items which remind everyone of their childhood.
Tinplate toys were first made in the mid 1800's and became extremely popular. The majority of tinplate toys were mechanical and very brightly painted by a process called chromolithography, a method for making multi-color prints.
Tinplate toys were a cheaper alternative for wooden toys and were originally assembled and painted by hand.
Many tinplate toys were German and were made by toy makers such as Bing and Issmayer. Another country which manufactured tinplate toys was Japan
This site is an aim to collect information and price guide on various tinplate toys from different makers.