About Catawiki's tin toy auction
Produced using Tin-coated sheets of Iron or Steel, tin toys began to be manufactured in the middle of the 19th Century. The distinctive colouring and pleasing appearance of tin toys was achieved by painting them using the process of Chromolithography. In the early 20th Century, Germany became a major producer of tin toys, one of the most famous manufacturers being Ernst Paul Lehmann, who produced a wide range of toys between the 1880’s and 1930’s. Desirable among collectors today, Lehmann’s toys included figurines of people, animals, cars, buses and trucks. Other influential tin toy makers of the 19th Century include the British maker, Frank Hornby, producer of model trains, and the French maker, Fernand Martin, known to cover his mechanical figures in fabric, to make them more realistic.
Catawiki’s tin toy auctions include interesting lots from around the world, many with their original boxes. Whether you have a treasured tin toy from your childhood to sell, or a rare object from your personal collection, Catawiki’s tin toy auctions are the ideal place to sell your special objects. In listing your tin toy with Catawiki, your special object will be exposed to millions of potential bidders, including tin toy collectors and enthusiasts. Our expert auctioneers supervise our auctions, while our notary officials work to guarantee the validity of bids placed. Our secure payment system helps to keep sellers and buyers satisfied, completing the Catawiki experience.
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