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billard pokerballs aramith belgium 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
billard pokerballs aramith belgium 1950s Original condition
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1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Polyester

Hermanos Calavera Conquistador in Oiled Walnut by Miguel & Ilse Silva for Wooda
Located in Omro, WI
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Toys

Materials

Oak, Walnut, Maple, Hardwood

Early 20th Century Mechanical Toy from Kobe, Japan
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Early 20th century mechanical toy from Kobe, Japan. This small mechanical toy was made in Kobe, Japan. This is the classic doll of a man chopping an...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Toys

Materials

Wood

PAIR OF CIRCA 1890 ORiGINAL PAINT NEW OLD STOCK CRATED FAIRGROUND RIDE HORSES
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely exquisite pair of new old stock Fairground ride horses Please note the delivery fee listed ...
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1890s Late Victorian Antique Toys

Materials

Wood

Set of Seven Handmade Vintage Primitive Vintage Nesting Cubes/Blocks in Pine
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Primitive set of seven blocks and boxes (some four-sided, some two) which nest in the largest box (ca. early 20th Century, USA). Thoughtfully crafted with finger jointed-edges and un...
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Early 1900s American Primitive Antique Toys

Materials

Pine

Antique Folk Art Painted Spinning Top Toy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folk Art turned and painted wooden toy top retaining its original paint (ca. late 19th Century, USA). Features a notched stem and striped multi-color design in yellow, green and red....
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Toys

Materials

Wood, Paint

Original Painted Carved Rocking Horse from Sweden, circa 1900's
Located in Round Top, TX
It is the worn look that creates the wonderful appeal of this original painted and carved rocking horse from Sweden. The brown/brick red paint has been distressed through years of us...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Country Toys

Materials

Leather, Pine, Paint

Vintage Butterfly Toy
Located in Munich, DE
This butterfly metal toy originates from France, 1920s.
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1920s Vintage Toys

Materials

Metal

Collection of Minster and Meteor Metal Friction Cars All with original boxes
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Collection of Minster and Meteor Metal Friction Cars All with original boxes, Volkswagen and 2 Pontiac Chieftan All in good Condition, the boxes are not perfect 10”x 4”x 3.5” FB201
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Metal

Vintage Richters German Anchor Blocks Building Toy
Located in Barcelona, ES
Discover a piece of history with this vintage Richters German anchor blocks building toy, also known as Der Geschickte Baumeister. Made in Rudolstadt, Germany, circa 1900, this set c...
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Early 1900s German Baroque Antique Toys

Materials

Quartz

Mexican Arbol de la Vida Tree Life Dolls ColorFolk Art Ceramic Clay Candelabra
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
This colorful tree of life (árbol de la vida) with a toy like aspect is a unique piece by Marco Antonio Castillo, son of renowned artist Alfonso Castillo. Hand made with natural clay...
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2010s Mexican Folk Art Toys

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Large Vintage Locomotive Train Engine Toy
Located in New York, NY
Very large vintage locomotive steam train engine measuring 26 inches long and 11 inches tall.
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Late 20th Century American Toys

Materials

Metal

1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta
Located in Berghuelen, DE
1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta A vintage statue of a Swabian hallic country pig. It was used as shop window decoration in a German butchery. The statue is made ...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Terracotta

Large Terracotta Garden Gnome with Pipe, Germany ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Large Terracotta Garden Gnome with Pipe, Germany ca. 1920s A large garden gnome from Germany, ca. 1920s. The gnome has a pipe and an walking stick in his hands. Good used vintage co...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Terracotta

Antique Paper Mache Bobble Head Mikey Mouse ca. 1930s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Paper Mache Bobble Head Mikey Mouse ca. 1930s A rare paper mache Mickey Mouse with bobble head manufactured ca. 1930s. With stamp on the base: "Made with the consent of Walt...
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Early 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Toys

Materials

Paper

1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta
Located in Berghuelen, DE
1930s Swabian Hallic Country Pig Made of Terracotta A vintage statue of a Swabian hallic country pig. It was used as shop window decoration in a German butchery. The statue is made ...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1950s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Vintage Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1950s A vintage barber shop children chair. With rotatable height adjustment and a wooden ho...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid Century Japanese Tin Litho Friction Toy Car Chevrolet Station Wagon C1956
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic Japanese tin litho toy car from the mid to late fifties. A Chevrolet Station Wagon in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear, practi...
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1950s Japanese Folk Art Vintage Toys

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Japanese Tin Litho Friction Toy Car Chevrolet El Camino C1956
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic friction motor and tin liho body in excellent vintage condition. C 1956 Chevrolet El Camino in red & black with a drop down tailgate. Japanese from the mid fifties. Believe...
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1950s Japanese Industrial Vintage Toys

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Japanese Tin Litho Toy Car Ford Falcon Friction C1960
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Ford Falcon Japanese Tin Litho Friction Toy Car C1960. In excellent vintage condition with minimal, if any wear. Came from a large lot of toys th...
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1960s Japanese Industrial Vintage Toys

Materials

Metal

Mid Century C1960 Japanese Tin Litho Friction Toy Car Chevrolet Corvair
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic tin litho friction Chevy Corvair c1960 in very good condition, near mint. Ralph Nadar of course made the Corvair infamous in his book, "Unsafe At Any Speed" which led to th...
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1960s Japanese Industrial Vintage Toys

Materials

Metal

Antique Fireman from a Children's Carousel, Germany 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Fireman from a Children's Carousel, Germany 1920s An antique wooden sculpture of a fireman. Formerly used as decoration for the fire engine o...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Wood

Antique Fairground Paper Mache Sculpture of a Witch or Farmer's Wive
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Fairground Paper Mache Sculpture of a Witch or Farmer's Wive A large half-relief sculpture of the witch from the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Probably used as decoration in...
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Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Wood, Paper

Antique Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Antique Barber Chair for Children, Germany ca. 1920s An antique barber shop children chair. With rotatable height adjustment and a wooden h...
Category

Early 20th Century German Victorian Toys

Materials

Wood, Leather

Dooling Mercury First Series Front Drive Tether Car 1939
By Dooling Brothers
Located in Hampstead, QC
This is a Dooling Mercury First Series tether car built in 1939 by the Dooling brothers, Tom, Russell and Harris. They began building racers in 1937 for their own pleasure. These e...
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1930s American Streamlined Moderne Vintage Toys

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Folk Art Suede Leather Giraffe Stuffed Animal
Located in Ferndale, MI
Vintage 1970s tan suede leather spotted Giraffe stuffed animal complete with sewn-on plastic eyes and lashes and a mane made of black yarn. All seaming is tight. No stains.
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1970s American Folk Art Vintage Toys

Materials

Suede, Nylon, Yarn, Plastic

Iron Rocking Horse
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This fun handmade rocking horse is made fully of sheets of metal, welded to create a child's horse. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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20th Century Toys

Materials

Wrought Iron

20th century publicity sign ...
Located in Brecht, BE
a publicity sign for sneakers "Vans" ... fun object ...
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Late 20th Century French Toys

Materials

Resin

Early 20th century carved wooden devil puppet
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century carved wooden devil puppet A nice untouched example of an early 20th century hand carved wooden puppet in the form of a devil. Likely from a larger Punch and Judy...
Category

1920s Unknown Late Victorian Vintage Toys

Materials

Pine

Folk Art Wood Horse Pull Toy
Located in Garnerville, NY
Fantastic hand crafted carved wood horse pull toy. Possibly made from scraps of wood during the Depression Era resembling a Trojan Horse of sorts. Carved pine. There are few nails us...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Toys

Materials

Pine

Late 19th Century Large Painted Folk Art Hobbyhorse with Sea Glass Eyes
Located in Middleburg, VA
Late 19th Century Large Painted Folk Art Hobbyhorse with Sea Glass Eyes. America, 1880-1900. Measures: 26.5" H, 33" W, 11" D
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Toys

Materials

Wood

Antique Native American Plains Indian Doll
Located in Highland, IN
Here is an exceptional piece, fresh from a vintage estate. This beautiful antique Native American doll has incredible presence and a fan...
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19th Century American Native American Antique Toys

Materials

Leather, Beads

Early 20th century oriental bamboo 2 seat child carriage
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Unusual possibly chinese bamboo 2 seater children's carriage circa 1900. Made from shaped bamboo, bound in the traditional way with additional iron work supports. Backs of seats fli...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Toys

Materials

Bamboo, Cane

Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Hansel, 1970s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Hansel, as good as new. Collector's item from the former GDR. Special artist doll, high quality and ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Textile

Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - indian woman, 1970s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet with legs - Indian woman, as good as new. Collector's item from the former GDR. Special artist doll wi...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Textile

Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Kasper, 1970s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Kasper, as good as new. Collector's item from the former GDR. Special artist doll, high quality and ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Textile

Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Gretel, 1970s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Gretel, as good as new. Collector's item from the former GDR. Special artist doll with legs, high qu...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Textile

Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - police officer, 1970s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Handmade original Dresden artist puppets / hand puppet - police officer, as good as new. Collector's item from the former GDR. Special artist doll, high qu...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Textile

Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - Magician, 1970s
Located in Schwerin, MV
Handmade original Dresden artist dolls / hand puppet - magician, as good as new. Collector's item from the former GDR. Special artist doll with legs, high ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Textile

Constructivist plywood rocking horse, Switzerland 1960s
Located in ECHT, NL
Minimal Bauhaus design rocking horse. It is made from sheets of plywood. Simple yet ingenious construction making it a sturdy toy. I was made during the 1960s in Switzerland. The pl...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Bauhaus Toys

Materials

Plywood

Midcentury pinewood rocking horse, 1970s
Located in Zevenaar, NL
Beautiful handmade heavy pinewood rocking horse. Great as decoration, but foremost to rock all day! Measurements: l: 130 x w 40 x h 70 cm In well kept condition with ofcourse tra...
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1970s Dutch Brutalist Vintage Toys

Materials

Pine

Vintage Christmas Big Red Nutcracker with Knife, Wood, Erzgebirge, Germany, 1970
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Big wooden nutcracker figure from the Erzgebirge. The region Erzgebirge formerly Eastern Germany is famous for this special kind of nutcrackers, where intricate carving has been thei...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Toys

Materials

Wood

Original Brown Painted Wood Rocking Horse on Green Rocker, Sweden circa 1900's
Located in Round Top, TX
It is the worn look that creates the wonderful appeal of this original painted and carved rocking horse from Sweden. The brown/brick paint has been distressed (some missing, see photo of direct front). Note also the cracked leather ears, carved and painted black mane and leather bridle with brass accents. Real horse hair was used to create the tail. Sold in used vintage condition. Solid, stable on original green painted rocker...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Country Toys

Materials

Leather, Wood, Paint

Vintage Retro Metal & Wooden Slatted Play Way Sledge, 60
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
The classics are definitely the best and this wooden slatted sledge is no exception. This sledge would make for a great prop or decorative piece this winter and all year along. Vibrant Blue steel metal frame with wooden slats. Manufactured by Play Way in the 60s A very sturdy sledge in good condition, it does have wear and tear but good for its age This antique vintage sleigh...
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Mid-20th Century British Industrial Toys

Materials

Metal

19th Century Original Paint Rocking Horse
Located in Houston, TX
The 19th Century Original Paint Rocking Horse, with its missing rocker, remains a nostalgic relic, whispering tales of bygone eras and childhood whimsy. Despite its age, the charming...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Toys

Materials

Leather, Wood, Paint

Model of a New England Fishing Catch, 1900’s
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Northern white pine carved model of a New England double masted fishing catch with cotton sails. An engraving of a fish adorns one side of the hull. American, early 20th century.
Category

Early 20th Century American Toys

Materials

Cotton, Pine

ANTIQUE Folk Art Ride On HORSE On Wheels, c. 1910
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Antique Original Folk Art Ride On Wooden Horse on Platform with Wheels, c. 1910. A stunningly handsome piece which stands on the original platform with functioning wheels. Painted on...
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1910s Folk Art Vintage Toys

Materials

Wood

2 Vintage Building Block Sets, German, Pine, Toy Box, After Froebel, Baukasten
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a set of two vintage building block cases. A German, pine toy box or baukasten in the manner of Froebel, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1950. Two fascinating building...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Toys

Materials

Wood

Artistic Vintage American Bear.
Located in Delray Beach, FL
American bear from the 20th century , the bear is nicely hand made with old fabric and have revealing its great use. the bear wearing kind of accessories included mother of pearl b...
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20th Century American Toys

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Cotton, String

Artistic Vintage American Bear.
Located in Delray Beach, FL
American bear from the 20th century , the bear is artificially hand made with old fabric and have revealing its great use. the bear wearing kind of accessories including ,book, old...
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20th Century American Toys

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Cotton, Velvet

Artistic Vintage American Bear.
Located in Delray Beach, FL
American bear from the 20th century , the bear is nicely hand made with old fabric and have revealing its great use. the bear wearing kind of accessories including bracelets, old p...
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20th Century American Toys

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Cotton

Set of 3 Small Elemental Spinning Tops in Oiled Walnut by Alvaro Uribe for Wooda
Located in Omro, WI
The initial inspiration for the elemental top collection by Alvaro Uribe for Wooda was wooda’s iconic logo of a tree. We felt it captured the company’s synergy for working with wood ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Toys

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

1900 Salesman Sample Of A Step Back Cupboard
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1900 Salesman sample of a step back cupboard.
Category

Early 1900s Antique Toys

Materials

Wood

A pair of early 20th Century hand carved Jumping Jack toy figures
Located in London, GB
A pair of early 20th Century hand carved Jumping Jack toy figures A pair of early 20th Century hand carved / painted American Jumping Jack toy figures. With their original features...
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1920s American Victorian Vintage Toys

Materials

Pine

Vintage Kurt Naef Bauhaus Style Building Blocks Toy Wood Mid-Century
By Naef Spiele
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Huge lot of 67 Bauhaus style wooden blocks. Architectural pattern making toys. Sold as found, unrestored condition. 1 1/16 inch cubes.
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1930s Swiss Scandinavian Modern Vintage Toys

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Folk art English Articulated Toy Dog Form
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Folk art English Articulated Toy Dog Form A very unusual and quirky example of an early 20th century English folk art articulated weighted jaw toy dog. Made from ...
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1920s British Folk Art Vintage Toys

Materials

Faux Leather

English Windjammer Folk Art Plane, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer an early 20th century Folk Art wooden hand painted red bi-plane from a windjammer. A wonderful self-taught engineering example demonstrating great proportions a...
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1930s British Folk Art Vintage Toys

Materials

Wood

Mid-19th Century Sicilian Marionette Knight with Sheild
Located in London, GB
Mid-19th Century Sicilian Marionette Knight with Sheild A mid to late 19th Century hand carved Sicilian marionette knight puppet/marionette. Still wearing all in brass armour and si...
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1880s Italian Folk Art Antique Toys

Materials

Brass

Antique, New and Vintage Toys

Children as well as nostalgic grown-ups are still finding pleasure in toys and objects designed specifically for playtime that are, in comparison to today’s digital device-oriented distractions, far more modest in nature. Indeed, antique, new and vintage toys of years past — handmade folk-art toys such as wooden train sets, dolls, rocking horses and more — can be enjoyed by the young and old alike. In contemporary interiors, gently aging toys are wonderfully uncomplicated decorative objects primed for display in a cabinet or other case piece.

With their romantic appeal and frequent incorporation of natural materials, some vintage toys and folk-art toys are treasured collectibles, showcasing the beauty of handmade craftsmanship. Alongside other works characterized as folk art — in this case, visual art, typically reflective of a community’s culture and usually handmade by craftspeople working within a popular tradition — handcrafted vintage toys are historical works of art worthy of any collector’s mantel. These are toys that tell a story of the time in which they were produced and the people who produced them.

Like any artifact, toys provide a window into the past. The ornamental dolls of the Victorian era, for example, produced in Germany and England, made of ceramics such as porcelain and dressed in textured fabrics, speak to the fashion of the era and will add a pop of color and a decorative flourish to the neutral corners of your home.

Mid-century modern toys are as sophisticated as the widely cherished furniture of the era. As much as they thought good design for the home should be available for all, iconic American design duo Charles and Ray Eames believed in making durable and interesting products for kids too. Today, their Eames Elephant is available from Vitra and Herman Miller, and it doesn’t even require a digital screen.

Explore a unique collection of antique and vintage toys as well as folk-art toys on 1stDibs.

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