What is a Tin Toy Treasure?
Every tin treasure starts out as a flat sheet of metal that is then cut into separate pieces. Each piece is then formed into its final shape by passing through numerous tooling stations. The pieces are then hand-assembled to create the final toy.
Tin toy production – a labour intensive process, was quickly abandoned when plastic moulding was developed. Most traditional toy makers in India, like elsewhere in the world, moved away from tin toy production. Today, people from all over the world seek tin toys, either as serious collectors or merely to cherish the rich memories of their childhood.
Anyone intending to start a collection should not delay!