Children's Toys

WWII toys were popular almost from the time the war broke out.  Themed soldier dolls, airplanes, and tanks often carried a bit of nostalgia for the first world war with the promise of a second.

Metal and tin toys were popular at the onset of WWII, while the modern miracle of plastics allowed safer dolls and stuffed animals with plastic bodies and eyes instead of glass ones.  Rationing, however, took a heavy toll on children’s playthings.  Mid-WWII toys were more likely to be made of wood or cardboard if they were available at all. Metal and tin toys disappeared almost entirely as kids scrapped their toy planes to make real ones. Sports were a big part of a 1940s childhood.  While American boys played Little League and Pop Warner football, British and German children were more likely to play soccer.  While American and British children became Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, or Boy Scouts, it was compulsory for German children to join the Hitler Youth.

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  • American Ace Harmonica, WWII Reproduction

    $18.00
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    B17 airplane tin toy Flying Fortress Airplane

    B17 Airplane Tin Toy, Flying Fortress

    $30.00
  • B17 Flying Fortress Airplane Tin Toy

    B17 Flying Fortress Airplane Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction US Army Air Force

    $30.00
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    Boxing Ring tin Toy

    Boxing Ring Tin Toy, Joe Louis Max Schmeling

    $17.00
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    Curtis Biplane Tin toy Green WWI

    Curtis Biplane Tin Toy, Green WWI

    $25.00
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    WWI Curtis Yellow Biplane

    Curtis Biplane Tin Toy, Yellow WWI

    $25.00
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    DC3 Airplane tin toy

    DC3 Airplane Tin Toy

    $45.00
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    Drummer Soldier Tin Toy

    Drummer Soldier Tin Toy

    $16.00
  • WWII Fifinella WASP Mascot Stuffed Gremlin Toy

    Fifinella WASP Mascot, WWII Gremlin Stuffed Toy

    $12.00
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    Fokker Biplane ornament tin toy WWI WW1

    Fokker Biplane Ornament, WWI Tin Toy

    $10.00
  • WWII Gremlin Gus

    Gus the WWII Gremlin Stuffed Toy, Reproduction

    $12.00
  • Harley Davidson 1958 Motorcycle Tin Toy Green Classic

    Harley Davidson 1958 Motorcycle Tin Toy

    $16.00

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