Loading Spinner

Cowboy & Western Toys

Long before Annie Oakley, Tom Mix, or Jesse James came along, the age of cowboys and Westerns came alive throughout the western regions of the United States. Cowboys of the Old West were legendary and found a worldwide audience for shows including “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show” and “The Great Pawnee Bill Show.” Later, legends ranging from Roy Rogers to Hopalong Cassidy and Wyatt Earp greatly influenced American culture during the post-war era.

Practically every young boy and girl in America became gung ho for the world of cowboys. They embraced tin wind-up mechanical toys, plastic cowboys and Indians, cap guns, cowboy hats, comic books, and complete uniforms of their favorite cowboy or cowgirl.

Just about every toy company in the United States made Western toys, some with entire production lines with hundreds of items to choose from. Today, collectors seek to remember the past as they collect cowboy and Western items. Collectors often search for items that were never opened and are in unused or mint in the box condition.


Quick Facts

  • The cowboy hat worn by John Wayne in the movie “Big Jake,” “The Cowboys,” and “The Train Robbers” sold in heavily worn condition at Heritage Auctions in June 2011 for $119,500
  • A 1903 Western film titled “The Great Train Robbery” starring Broncho Billy is widely credited as being the first Western film of its kind
  • Long before becoming the first female Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor was a cowgirl on her family’s farm in Arizona. She is an honorary member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas

Recommended Items at Auction

See all items

MARX WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE MARES LEG GUN w/ BOX
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
MARX WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE MARES LEG GUN w/ BOX
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2003 Bids
Tonto & The Lone Ranger Vintage Toys
Apr 26, 8:30 AM EDT
Tonto & The Lone Ranger Vintage Toys
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$251 Bid
DICK TRACY, FBI, GUNS, & MORE
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
DICK TRACY, FBI, GUNS, & MORE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Lot of 2 Rare 1950’s Tin Toy Water Pistols
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 Rare 1950’s Tin Toy Water Pistols
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$60 Bids
VINTAGE RED RANGER TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE RED RANGER TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN LOT OF 2
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN LOT OF 2
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN LOT OF 2
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN LOT OF 2
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE DAISY TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE DAISY TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE PONY BOY TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE STAR TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE STAR TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE TOY CLICKER GUN
Apr 23, 4:00 PM CDT
VINTAGE TOY CLICKER GUN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Marx Horse, Cowboy & Accessories
Apr 26, 8:30 AM EDT
Marx Horse, Cowboy & Accessories
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $25- $125
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Cowboy & Western Toys


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Keystone Auctions LLC

Keystone Auctions LLC

Milestone Auctions

Milestone Auctions