Marx Tin Toys

Marx Tin Toys

Louis Marx & Co. was founded in 1919 by Louis and David Marx in Erie, Pennsylvania. Marx specialized in and became the dominant American manufacturer of tin toys that reflected the quality and design inspiration of their European counterparts. Marx achieved a dominant position in the U. S. market during the 1950s and 1960s. Friction-based trains, fire engines, and cars were introduced in 1948. The Marx plant in Girard, PA first produced the famous Marx trains while automobiles and other vehicles were first produced at a new factory in Glendale, West Virginia. In 1955, electric trains and automobiles were introduced. Marx established factories in 10 countries by 1964 and licensed others for export. Nevertheless, the Japanese were flooding the market with low cost, mass produced tin toys, and by the 1970s tin was being replaced by plastic and newer metal alloys. Marx's first plastic toys were very disappointing for their lack of durability, and they soon switched to a stronger variation of polyethylene. Quaker Oats bought the company in 1972 upon Louis Marx' retirement, and under corporate ownership the culture of the company suffered and the new product introductions began to fail after a near perfect string of successes. In 1978, the original Louis Marx & Co. ceased production.


VINTAGE 1920s MARX FUNNY FLIVVER Model T Ford WINDUP TIN LITHO TOY CAR
$177.71
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $233.32

MARX LUMAR PRESSED STEEL DUMP TRUCK
$195.00
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00

1950s Marx Sears Trailer Truck Original
$600.00
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00

1950s Vintage MARX Blue White Pressed Steel Tin Stake Bed Truck farm crate
$48.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 37m

vintage Marx tin wind up toy Goofy the Gardener not working but rare
$149.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 39m

1950s Vintage Tin Wind Up Marx Old Jalopy Toy Car WORKS GOOD
$88.00
Time Remaining: 1h 40m

Vintage Tin Marx Lizzie of the Valley Wind Up Toy Car WORKS GOOD
$197.00
Time Remaining: 1h 42m

RARE VINTAGE 1950S MAR MARX TIN LITHO KING ARTHUR SHIELD HELMET TOY PLAY SET
$129.99
Time Remaining: 1h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $129.99

Vintage Tin Wind Up Sand Truck by Marx Toy Made in USA Excellent
$99.99
Time Remaining: 2h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99

Vintage 50s 60s Marx Medeival Tin Plastic Castle Crusaders Noble Knights EUC
$49.99
Time Remaining: 2h 19m

Vintage Old 1920s Marx Tin Toy Litho Rollover Airplane
$275.00
Time Remaining: 2h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00

Vintage Marx Doll House 2 Story Mansion Nice Condition
$55.00
Time Remaining: 2h 29m
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Vintage Marx The Big Game Bagatelle Tin Litho Pinball Hunting Toy FOR PARTS ONLY
$22.48
Time Remaining: 2h 45m
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2 Very Rare Marx Line Mar Tin Friction Cars The Untouchables Play Set 1961 Only
$159.99
Time Remaining: 3h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $159.99

NICE VINTAGE 1940s MARX TIN LITHOGRAPH BO PLENTY WIND UP TOY w ORIG BOX
$699.99
Time Remaining: 3h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $699.99

1930s MARX TIN LITHO WIND UP FIREMAN CLIMBING LADDER Slipping Sam Rare Works
$345.00
Time Remaining: 4h
Buy It Now for only: $450.00

Vintage Marx Tin Toy Shooting Target Game Ducks Soldiers Castle Knock Down Rare
$45.00
Time Remaining: 4h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00

Vintage Marx Tin Wind Up Dora The Driver Car 520 Toy For Parts Or Restoration
$19.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5h 2m

Antique Kingsbury Wind up Ladder Truck w Orig Box Driver Tin Fireman
$580.00
Time Remaining: 5h 23m

Vintage 1950s Marx Friction Sparkling Hot Rod Red Plastic Toy Car
$39.99
Time Remaining: 5h 35m

VTG 1956 Marx Rin Tin Tin Fort Apache Play Set Toys w Box Rusty Rin Tin Tin
$140.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5h 45m

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