Toy Literature

Recommeded Toy References (Not For Sale; most out of print)

Listed by Subject

  • A Century of Glass Toys, Stanley, M., Forward's Color Productions, Inc., c.1970.
  • A World of Bus Toys & Models, Resch, K., Schiffer Publishing, 1999.
  • American Games, Malloy, A., Krause Publications, 1999.
  • American Toy Cars & Trucks 1894-1942, Gottschalk, L., New Cavendish Books, 1985.
  • American Toy Soldiers & Figures, Pielin, D., et. al., Schiffer Publishing, 2000.
  • Antique Motorcycle Toys, Bertoia, R., Schiffer Publishing, 1999.
  • Board Games, Scarpone, D., Schiffer Publishing, 1995.
  • Buriki, The Yoku Tanaka Collection of Japanese Tin Toy Cars, Earle, J., Japan Society of New York, 2009.
  • Cars; Tin Toy Dreams, Kitahara, T., Chronicle Books, 1985.
  • Cast Iron Automotive Toys, Outwater, M. et. al., Schiffer Publishing, 2000.
  • Cast Iron Floor Trains, Ralston, R., Ralston Publishing Co. Inc., 1994.
  • Cast Iron Horse Drawn Toys; Fire & Police Wagons, Olshefski, J., Acorn Hill Books, 2010.
  • Collecting the Tin Toy Car 1950-1970, Kelly, D., Schiffer Publ. 1984.
  • Collector's Guide to American Transportation Toys 1894-1941, Freed, J., Freedom Publishing, 1995.
  • Collector's Guide to Battery Toys, 2nd ed., Hultzman, D., Schroeder Publ. 2002.
  • Depression Glass Number One, Stout, S., Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1970.
  • Deutsches Blechspielzeug nach 1945 (German Tin Toys After 1945), Kraus, A., Kunze, D., Bella-Verlag, 1998.
  • Jigsaw Puzzles, Williams, A., Wallace Homestead Book Co., 1990.
  • Lexikon Blech Spielzeug, Harrer, K., Alba Buchverlag GmbH, 1982.
  • Mail-Order Mysteries, Demarais, K., Insight Editions, 2011.
  • Marbles 3rd Ed., Block, R., Schiffer Publishing, 1999.
  • Mechanical Tin Toys In Color, Weltens, A., Blandford Press, 1977.
  • Mechanical Toys; How Old Toys Work, Spilhaus, K., et. al., Crown Publishers, 1989.
  • Metal Toys & Automata, King, C., Chartwell Books, 1989.
  • Pressland's Great Book of Tin Toys, Pressland, D., Golden Age Editions, 1995. 
  • Schönes Altes Blechspielzeug von 1880 bis 1970, Liehm, D., Battenberg, 1998.
  • Scotty's Pictorial Motorcycle Toy Price Guide, Johnson, S., Scott Johnson, 1996.
  • Space Toys, Payton, C., Collector's Compass, 1982.
  • The Art of the Tin Toy, Pressland, D., New Cavendish Books, 1976.
  • The Big Book of Tin Toy Cars, Commercial & Racing Vehicles, Smith, R., & Gallagher, Wm., Schiffer Publ. 2004
  • The Big Book of Tin Toy Cars, Passenger, Sports, & Concept Vehicles, Smith, R., & Gallagher, Wm., Schiffer Publ. 2004.
  • The Book of Penny Toys, Pressland, D., New Cavendish Books, 1991.
  • The Jigsaw Puzzle, Williams, A., Berkley Books, 2004.
  • The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 28th ed., Overstreet, R., Gemstone Publications, 1998. 
  • The Warner Collector's Guide to American Toys, Ayres, W., Warner Books, 1981.
  • Toy Autos 1890-1939, Pressland, D., New Cavendish Books, 1994.
  • Toy Boats 1870-1955, Milet, J., et.al., Forbes Inc., 1979.
  • Toys; Delights From The Past 1st Ed., Kimball, W., Applied Art Publishers, 1976
  • Yesterday's Toys; Celluloid Dolls, Clowns, and Animals, Kitahara, T., Chronicle Books, 1989.

Listed by Company

  • American Flyer Wide Gauge, Park, R., Russell Park, 1971.
  • Arcade Toys, Aune, A., Robert Mannella Publishing, 1990.
  • Barclay Toys; Transports & Cars 1932-1971, Wagner, R., et. al., Schiffer Publishing, 2004.
  • Big Little Books, Jacobs, L., Schroeder Publishing, c.1995.
  • Bostrom's Vintage Ny-Lint Toy Guide, Bostrom, C., & Raymond, M., © 2005.
  • Collector's Guide to My Merry, Diehl, F., Hobby House Press, 2001.
  • Dinky Toys, Force, E., Schiffer Publishing, 1988.
  • Elastolin, Volume 2, Gaskill, C., Gold Horse Publishing, 1991.
  • Gilbert Erector Sets Vol. 1, 1913-1932, Bean, W., et.al., Kalmbach Books, 1993.
  • Gilbert Erector Sets Vol. 2, 1933-1962, Bean, W., et.al., Kalmbach Books, 1998.
  • Greenberg's Guide to American Flyer Prewar O Gauge, Kimball, S., Greenberg Publishing, 1987.
  • Greenberg's Guide to Marx Trains, Matzke, E., Greenberg Publishing, 1985.
  • J. Chein & Co., A Collector's Guide, Jaffe, A., Schiffer Publishing, 1997.
  • Kellerman & Co., Metal Toys of Nuremberg, Walter, G., Schiffer Publishing, 1992.
  • Kenton Cast Iron Toys, Jacobs, C., et. al., Schiffer Publishing, 1996.
  • Lehmann Toys, Verlag, M., New Cavendish Books, 1988.
  • Made In The Ives Shops, Robinson, G., Turner Publishing, 1991.
  • Marx Toys, Greenberg's Guide Vol. I, Pinsky, M., Greenberg Publishing, 1988.
  • Marx Toys, Greenberg's Guide Vol. II, Pinsky, M., Greenberg Publishing, 1990.
  • Marx Toys, Robots, Space, Comic, Disney & TV Characters, Pinsky, M., Schiffer Publishing, 1996.
  • Marx Trains Greenberg's Pocket Guide 7th Ed., Johnson, K., Kalmbach Publishing, 1999.
  • Marx; Toys Sampler History & Price Guide, Smith, M., Krause Publications, 2000.
  • Matchbox Toys, Schiffer, N., Schiffer Publishing, 1983.
  • Ohio Art the World Of Toys, Griffith, A., Schiffer Publ. 1998.
  • Renwal, World's Finest Toys, Vol.2. Donovan, C., Steve Butler, 1996.
  • T.P.S., Japanese Toys; Amusing Playthings From the Past, Gallagher, W., Schiffer Publishing, 2000.
  • Technofix; Die Geschichte der Gebruder Einfalt, Warnecke, D., Gert Wohlfarth GmbH, 1993.
  • The New Book of Buddy "L" Toys Volume 1, McCollough, A., Greenberg Publishing, 1991.
  • The New Book of Buddy "L" Toys Volume II, McCollough, A., Greenberg Publishing, 1991.
  • Tonka Truck, Price Guide, 1947-1963, DeSalle, D., L.W. Book Sales 1994.
  • Tonka, David, D., and Laumann, L., MBI Publishing, 2004.
  • Tootsie Toys, Wieland, J., et. al., Motorbooks International, 1980.

Catalogs

  • Catalog B of Ideal Toys, Ideal Mfg. Co., 1896, reprint Antique Toy Collectors of America, 1985.
  • Champion Cast Iron Toys, c.1930, reprint Antique Toy Collectors of America, 1985.
  • Hubley Cast Iron Toys Catalog. No.3 c.1930, reprint.
  • Hubley Manufacturing Co., Iron and Steel Toys, 1928, reprint Lancaster Press Inc.
  • Hubley Mfg. Co., Iron Toys, 1906, reprint M.M. Davison, 1964.
  • Hubley Toys, Parade of 1936, reprint antiquecatalogs.com.
  • Ives, Blakeslee & Williams Company, c.1890, reprint Jersey City Printing Co.
  • J.&E. Stevens, Iron Toys Etc., c.1890, reprint, Publisher unknown, 1966.
  • Marx Mechanical Toys, 1930, reprint Rus Rich, 2008.
  • Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalogs 1950-1969, Boys Toys of the 50's & 60's, Windmill Group, 1998.
  • Müller & Kadeder, Nurnberg, c.1903, reprint Antique Toy Collectors of America, 1974.
  • Sears, Roebuck & Co., Christmas Catalogs 1951-1969, Big Toy Box, Classic Toy Soldiers, 1997.
  • Sears, Roebuck & Co., Collectible Toys & Games 1921-1939, Dover Publications, 1988.
  • Strauss Mechanical Toys, 1925, reprint Rus Rich, 2008.
  • The Harris Toy Company, 1903, reprint, M.M. Davison, 1968.
  • Wilkins Model Iron Toys, 1895, reprint, M.M. Davison, 1971.
  • Williams Co., A.C., Toys, 51st edition, 1937, reprint.
  • Wolverine Quality Toys, 1942, reprint Rus Rich, 2008.

Auctions

  • The Mechanical Bank Collection of Stephen & Marilyn Steckbeck, Morphy Auctions, Oct. 2007.

Miscellaneous References

  • Cars of the Fabulous 50's, Publications International, 2002.