Welcome to the Knox & Floyd catalogue.
Pat Knox and Dennis Floyd have been retailers of gifts and toys since 1967, toy makers since 1972 and importers since 1985. This collection reflects their decision to sell toys and collectable items which are unusual in the sense that most toy sellers do not regard these items as having ‘mass appeal’ and therefore not ‘commercially viable’. A venture behind ‘The Iron Curtain’ to Leipzig and Czeck Republic in 1988 started the collection of tin toys and dolls.
Since that time the tin toy collectable range has been extended to be largest available in Australia.
Some later additions to the range have been:
Spanish BELONIL and PAOLA RIENA dolls, reflecting the high standards of European makers.
CHAMPION brand ceramic and tinplate teasets
BOLZ metal spinning tops from Germany
RETRO games and puzzles
EGMONT toys from Belgium
A WORD OF WARNING
Regarding the selling of TIN TOYS:
Tin toys are NOT childrens playthings and represent a bygone era when children had far fewer toys to play with and were supervised in their homes . Because of sharp edges, small parts, loose keys and clockwork mechanisms, most tin toys are not suitable for children and cannot be sold for childrens use. The exceptions to this notion are BOLZ tops and the toys which are labelled with the ‘CE’ toy safety standard.