Lithographed tin toy buggy

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Description of Doll for Sale

I am thrilled to present an interesting example of a vintage European made lithographed tin toy from the 20's to 30's.  This is vintage doll buggy is made of pressed tin with metal wheels with a floral lithograph design on the sides. The Tin buggy measures 3 1/2" high x 4" long x 2" wide.  I could find no documented maker for this tin toy. 

The "foreign" mark on the sides is intended to allow the tin toy to be imported into England under the Merchandise Marks Act of 1887.  The law required either the country of origin or "foreign" to be marked on goods imported into England.  This tin toy was likely made by a smaller European maker, likely German. Larger makers would have likely marked the country of origin so they could also export to the US. The "foreign" mark may also have been used by a German maker to avoid English prejudice against Germany following the first world war. 

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The toy is marked as shown 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The lithographed tin body is in near mint condition with no rust or repainting.  The metal wheels are still shiny and bright.   There are some scratches to the paint .  The worst of them is on the cover where it pivots (see pictures). You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.



This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $25.00 Shipping & Insurance: $9.00 Dollnum: #308

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The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.