The history of Tippco is a remarkable Toy Story

Antique tin toy car

The world of vintage toys is a magical one, and in specialist auctions, it is often the mechanical toys that hold the biggest fascination, Vivienne reports.

THIS particular Toy Story starts with the German toy manufacturing industry, based in Nuremberg with tinplate companies such as Bing, Lehmann and Märklin starting production there in the 1860s…