You can learn more about the Ore Mountains and the manufacturing of them here :.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ore_Mountains
Making wooden toys from WikipediaThe older the piece the more valuable it is.
The little wooden village pieces are often seen as "doll houses in dollhouses".
The little trucks and wagons are seen as toys in dollhouses too.
This truck is on ebay today (8/29/2012) #120854474773 ending in 2 days.
buy it now $49.95.
The Nursery in the Tynietoy dollhouse with toys.
The piano is a smaller scale Schoenhut so I use it as a toy. The steamer on the lid of the piano is metal and looks like a Crackerjack prize. The vintage metal horses on the floor were found in an antique shop in Pennsylvania. The carriage was purchased separately.
I love the little red house from an Erzgebirge village set.
Here are some on ebay today item #251141935424 ending 2 days 6 hrs from right now. $19.99 at this time.
I especially like how my toy is scribbled on with pencil. There are drawings on the inside and I can see the name "Tildee Clayton"
written on the back, then "MINE" in capital letters.
Baby Downton loves it too. The maid keeps everything in order.
Hmmm, toy with toys. CM