It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, there’s something about vintage wind up toy motorcycles that’s sure to put a smile on your face. Furthermore, if you happen to have any of these in storage or on display, you’ll be glad to know that they may hold some serious value.
Vintage wind up toy motorcycles — especially those manufactured pre-1950s — have been selling for good money. Here are just a few recent examples:
- Popeye motorcycle: Hubley Manufacturing Co., $3,600
- Civilian motorcycle with sidecar: J.M.L., $720
- Ice cream vendor motorcycle: J.M.L., $1,050
- Motorcycle with two riders: Tipp, $1,860
- Rookie motorcycle: Louis Marx & Co., $216
As you continue your search for new pieces to add to your collection, remember this: medal wind up toy motorcycles are much more valuable than their place counterparts. And that’s why you want to focus most of your attention on those that were manufactured before the 1950s. This is when most companies made the switch to plastic.
Not only will vintage wind up toy motorcycles bring back memories from the past, but they could also put money in your pocket.
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