The Antique Toy Train Collector

a blog about old toys and trains from a collector in Canada

Where to buy Vintage Toys


I recently decided to expand my horizons and started to research and look for early American cast iron toys, especially horse-drawn toys.  These intricate cast iron toys were produced by a number of manufacturers in the US from the 1860s to the 1920s.  While hard to find, there are a number of established businesses that specialize in vintage toys.

Vintage Toy Vendors

DAKOTApaul  – US based seller of vintage toys and model trains.  Paul Hesser is the proprietor and he typically has a nice selection of trains on his site and often offers pieces on eBay with no reserve.
Their eBay Store page here

Russ Harrington Antiques
Repairs, replacement parts and sales of early cast iron toys from Carpenter, Ives, Pratt & Letchworth, Dent, Hubley and others. Has pictures and prices.

Carlton Antique Toys
Vendor of early cast iron toys from Carpenter, Ives, Welker Crosby and others.  Has pictures and prices.

Randy’s Toy Shop
Repairs and parts for early toys.

Wendy Hamilton Antiques
Located in Collingwood, Canada this small antique shop periodically has some early cast iron toys for sale.

Ray Haridan – Toys of Yesterday
Dealer specialising in Britains, American Tin, Clockwork Toys, Bell Toys and Horse Drawn Toys.  Has a website with catalogue and prices.

Z&K Antiques
Our mission is to present for sale the finest early American antiques and Americana we can locate. Here, you will find original paint decorated country primitives, mechanical banks and other early toys, antique advertising, antique cobalt decorated stoneware, folk art, unusual patriotic pieces of Americana, and much more. is based in Saint Petersburg Florida, USA. We work in conjunction with collectors and dealers around the nation, allowing us to help collectors. The site has been around since the 1990’s and continues to stay at the forefront of antique toy sales, trades, and information.
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Lilliput World
Lilliput World is the online place to buy vintage lead and diecast miniatures including Britains lead figures, animals and gardens and collectable lead miniatures from the likes of Johillco, Taylor & Barrett, Charbens, Sacul, Timpo and Phillip Segal.

Mark Bergin Toys

Holland Toys
Vintage toys in various categories



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