The Malta Toy Museum showcases a large collection of toys that have been collected over several decades aging back to the early 1900's.
The Toy Museum is situated in the capital town of Malta, Valletta, opposite Casa Rocca Piccola.
The Toy Museum spreads over three floors and houses a very large and impressive collection of toys from the 1930's onward including model planes, boats, Matchbox cars, farmyard animals, trains and dolls.
This museum was opened by Vincent Brown in 1998 after Brown’s visited a very similar museum in England and actually displays his personal collection accumulated over 30 years.
Vincent strongly believes that toys help to recapture memories of childhood, adventures and fun.
The unique collection is displayed in glass cabinets and is more suited to nostalgic adults than children who wish to play with the toys.
Recently Aquitania were invited to visit the Toy Museum in Malta to assess and discuss various possibilities regarding its future and possible value.
We had a very successful time and were fortunate to have access and a chance to handle and see some very rare and interesting toys and collectables.
The overall collection which has been ongoing for many years contains some of the following:-
Tinplate automations, games, raceways and many other interesting items. These were predominantly manufactured in Japan, Germany, Great Britain and other Continental countries.
The variations were huge ranging from basic spinning tops, push along and larger scale toys right through to mass produced and far more rare and complex automatons.
The range of diecast toys was very interesting and again contained variations from all over Europe and the wider world.
Some of the makes which included Matchbox, Dinky, Corgi and others from Germany, Italy and Spain to name but a few.
The range of space related toys was quite impressive and included some quite valuable items.
This was mirrored with other items such as Bears, Dolls and similar items many of which relate back to late 19th / early 20th century.
In conclusion we had a very successful and interesting visit which both enhanced our ongoing learning and ability to assist, value and recommend solutions to both collectors and businesses regardless of size.
Grant would like to thank Vince from the Toy Museum for inviting us over.