They first appeared in Germany in the late 1800's, gaining fast in popularity. By the beginning of the 20th century, literally millions of these cute little tinplate, die cast toys were being produced in myriad countries around the world, including the United States! Although they didn't always cost just a penny, they were typically the most inexpensive toys to be found. As you can imagine, parents and children loved them from the get-go. Rare penny toys can sell in the hundreds and even thousands of dollars on the collectible market. FYI: A walking camel penny toy with an elaborately attired Arab rider sold in auction for a whopping $11,400! So if you're willing to do your homework, collecting, trading and selling penny toys can be an interesting, fun and lucrative venture!
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