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  • The Buffalo Toys Hy-Lo Ferris Wheel was the very first Ferris Wheel toy known to be produced in the United States. The toy was produced from the mid to late 1920's. The toy was created to resemble The Great Ferris Wheel, built for the 1893 World Fair. The toy has six revolving carriages, and each car is shown with eight people in the standing position, which was how passengers were carried in the Great Ferris Wheel.The toy is all tin and utilizes a spring and twisted metal rod propulsion system. As the twisted rod is pulled straight up through the trap doors, tension from the spring pulls the rod back down into the tower, turning the two-inch gear and spinning the wheel. Buffalo Toys used this mechanism in several of their other toy offerings.This Ferris Wheel has been in my personal collection for several years and is in very fine condition for a 100-year-old toy!
  • 1930's Strauss Tin Litho Wind-up Inter-State Bus (Green version) - Produced by the Ferdinand Strauss Company of New York. The The litho shows normal play wear and the wind-up mechanism has a built-in key that is in good working order.
  • A 1950s Noma Lites Village Church lighted windup musical display.  The church features faux stained-glass windows, a bell in the church steeple and flocked bottle brush trees surrounding it. The music box winds in the back and plays Silent Night. Both the music box and the interior light are in good working condition. This is the largest Noma Church display from the 1950's.The display is made of a light weight plastic in fairly good condition overall. There appears to be a crack in the front right snowy corner, but the display is intact and beautiful. Please be sure to watch the video and check out all of the photos! The church comes packaged in its original shipping box. The box is in excellent condition and the shipping tag features all of the shipping information, including the date it was mailed. A true Christmas Time Capsule and a really beautiful piece!
  • Made in Japan. An old family favorite and an excellent Holiday gift! Santa rings his bell to usher in the Christmas spirit!
  • Alps Windup Proud Peacock

    $201.25 IL Sales Tax 8%
    A nice Alps Windup Proud Peacock. The toy is all tin with rubber feet. When the toy is wound, the peacock walks and spreads his fan. He works wonderfully and would be a very nice addition to your tin toy collection.
  • Buddy L Mechanical Scarab Windup Automobile. A pressed steel toy measuring about 10" long with a wind-up motor on the rear wheels.. Be sure to check out the video.This is a very unique and imaginative toy produced by Buddy L in the mid 1930's. The toy is in very good to excellent operating condition, with original paint and Scarab decals on the doors. The toy shows moderate playwear, with numerous scratches overall but the plated trim is clean. This is an extremely well made and unusual subject, collectible toy.To operate the toy, swing the stop lever to secure the rear wheels from rotating and wind the mechanism. Place the toy on the floor, release the stop lever and watch the Scarab move in a forward direction. As the mechanism continues its cycle, a small wheel drops at the rear of the mechanism causing the Scarab to turn in another direction.
  • Line Mar Calypso Joe the Drummer Mechanical Figurine. A very nice tin litho windup toy with a reproduction box from ToyTent. Joe works perfectly, pounding his drum and rocking back and forth.
  • Vintage 1960's Ohio Art Carnival Shooting Gallery in wonderful complete and working condition. Received as a birthday present when I was a kid, this large and heavy wind up tin toy has ducks on a conveyor belt that slowly pass in front of a circular spinning target. The original elastic belts are still in very good condition and the toy works well. It comes with two original dart guns and two original black shaft darts. An after market package of Ohio Art darts is included as the rubber tips are in good shape. This toy comes in the original box and shows wear and age but displays nicely. Beautiful full color litho gallery in extremely nice condition and rare to find with two original working dart guns/darts!
  • Child Guidance Mechanical Helicopter No. 8200. A child's introduction to mechanics. The gears turn, the motor spins and it makes a realistic sound.  Wind it up and watch it run! The helicopter can be disassembled and is color-coded for easy reassembly. The Child Guidance series of Mechanical Toys are tremendous teaching tools. Children learn the science behind how things work, by watching the operation of gears working together to create action and movement. You'll find the rarest examples of these toys right here!
  • A child's introduction to mechanics. Wind it up and watch it run! The train can be disassembled and is color-coded for easy reassembly. The Child Guidance series of Mechanical Toys are tremendous teaching tools. Children learn the science behind how things work, by watching the operation of gears working together to create action and movement. You'll find the rarest examples of these toys right here!
  • Child Guidance Mechanical Pay Phone No. 8270 new in original plastic box. Complete with coins. A child's introduction to mechanics. Wind it up and watch it run! The pay phone can be disassembled and is color-coded for easy reassembly. The Child Guidance series of Mechanical Toys are tremendous teaching tools. Children learn the science behind how things work, by watching the operation of gears working together to create action and movement. You'll find the rarest examples of these toys right here!
  • Child Guidance Mechanical Robot No. 8260 new in original plastic box. A child's introduction to mechanics. Wind it up and watch it run! The robot can be disassembled and is color-coded for easy reassembly. The Child Guidance series of Mechanical Toys are tremendous teaching tools. Children learn the science behind how things work, by watching the operation of gears working together to create action and movement. You'll find the rarest examples of these toys right here!
  • Child Guidance Mechanical V-8 Engine, No. 8280. A child's introduction to mechanics. Wind it up and watch it run! The engine can be disassembled and is color-coded for easy reassembly. The Child Guidance series of Mechanical Toys are tremendous teaching tools. Children learn the science behind how things work, by watching the operation of gears working together to create action and movement. You'll find the rarest examples of these toys right here!
  • This extremely rare CIJ Alfa Romeo P2 racer was manufactured between the years 1925 and 1935. This comes from the private collection of a dear friend who has been collecting toy cars for over 50 years. Though the toy shows age, the patina is tremendous and is 100% all original. The wind-up mechanism is still functional and strong, the steering operates by the steering wheel and also works. I will include one of Uncle Al's custom-made wind-up keys with the purchase.Please don't confuse this toy with the re-issue Alfa P2. Quality wise, there is no comparison. Many of the details that made the original toy so authentic to the real Alfa P2 racer are missing from the re-issue. Pay particular attention to the wheels, grills and decals and you'll see what I mean.Due to the nature of this item, interested buyers need to contact me for purchase. Payment may be made by cash, good personal check, money order / cashier's check or bank wire transfer ONLY. Arrangements can be made for personal pick up or professional packaging and shipping. The price for this toy is $15000.00 or you are welcome to negotiate an offer.
  • This extremely rare CIJ Alfa Romeo P2 racer was manufactured between the years 1925 and 1935. This comes from the private collection of a dear friend who has been collecting toy cars for over 50 years. Though the toy shows age, the patina is tremendous and is 100% all original. The wind-up mechanism is still functional and strong, the steering operates by the steering wheel and also works. I will include one of Uncle Al's custom-made wind-up keys with the purchase.Please don't confuse this toy with the re-issue Alfa P2. Quality wise, there is no comparison. Many of the details that made the original toy so authentic to the real Alfa P2 racer are missing from the re-issue. Pay particular attention to the wheels, grills and decals and you'll see what I mean.Due to the nature of this item, interested buyers need to contact me for purchase. Payment may be made by cash, good personal check, money order / cashier's check or bank wire transfer ONLY. Arrangements can be made for personal pick up or professional packaging and shipping. The price for this toy is $15000.00 or you are welcome to negotiate an offer.  
  • A 1920's Greppert and Kelch Tin Litho Wind-up Car with Driver #548 in excellent original fully working condition. The toy is marked G. & E. and was made in Brandenburg, Germany.
  • A very nice Jenny the Balky Mule tin litho windup toy with built-in key by the Ferdinand Strauss Corporation. Circa late 1920's, the toy is wound with a key located on the underside of the cart.  Wind the key and watch the wheels turn, the mule balk and the farmer rock back and forth.
  • A Lehmann Brandenburg Dancing Sailor wind-up tin toy in good, fully working condition. Made in Germany between 1904 and 1948 with a dark blue ribbon representing the vessel Columbia. There is some tattering of the cloth, expected on a toy of this age.
  • The Marx Moon Creature Robot Windup from 1963 is a delightful piece of toy history, encapsulating the excitement and optimism of the space age. Its charm lies not only in its playful design but also in its representation of a bygone era's hopes and dreams about the future. For collectors and enthusiasts, it offers a tangible connection to the past and a reminder of the enduring appeal of imaginative toys. Whether as part of a collection or as a standalone display item, this robot is a cherished piece for anyone fascinated by the intersection of toys, history, and space exploration.
  • Schylling New York Express Train Wind Up Tin Toy new in the box. Complete with the wind-up key and an airplane on a metal rod that flies over the city. The toy is in mint condition. Check out the video.
  • The Schylling San Francisco Tours is a vintage musical tin windup toy modeled after the 1930's Marx Honeymoon Express. Wind it up and watch the airplane and train circle the city while it plays the song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. The toy is in mint condition and includes the Certificate of Authenticity, Item No. 5348. The original box insert is included, and the box shows only minor shelf ware.Schylling San Francisco Tours Wind Up Tin Toy new in the box. Complete with the wind-up key and an airplane on a metal rod that flies over the city. The toy is in mint condition. Check out the video.
  • This is an excellent reproduction of the KO, Japan Space Whale Ship by the St. John Co., Marxu International of China. Space Whale Ship is a wind up toy that will open his mouth and tail and fins move during operation along with a 'sparking' action in the rear of the toy. Original versions of this toy sell for hundreds of dollars. There are a few subtle differences to be mindful of when looking at this toy. Original KO Space Whales have blue tinted plastic for the eyes where as the reproduction is clear plastic. Extremely nice job done on the lithography and a great addition to your collection!
  • Rare, TN Toys Frankenstein Hand Mechanical Bank Wind-Up made in Japan. Wind the key and watch Frankenstein's hand come out of the house and grab the coin. This bank comes with the even rarer original box. Newer versions of this bank are called 'Mystery Bank'. Frankenstein Hand Mechanical Bank is in excellent working, original condition.
  • This is The Old Timer wind-up 24-hour clock novelty from Poynter Products. It is rare and comes complete with winding key, pendulum and box.

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