Vintage Tin Jumping Grasshopper
What is a Tin Treasure?
Every Tin Treasure starts as a flat sheet of metal, which is printed and then cut into separate pieces. Each peice is then formed into the final shape by passing through numerous tooling stations until its final shape is achieved. The pieces are then hand assembled to create a single finished toy.
Being a very labour-intensive process, tin toy production was quickly abandoned when plastic moulding was developed. Most traditional toy makers around the world moved away from tin toy production, thus leaving only a handful of factories that still produce them. Originally Tin Toys used leaded paint. All of our suppliers now use quality safe materials in their production.
Today people from around the world seek tin toys, either as serious collectors or merely to cherish the memories of their childhood and share with others. Anyone intending to start or enlarge a collection or buy something to prompt nostalgia... should not delay.