About Us

Our original location opened in 1985 in Ardmore, PA, when Joe and I (Tonian) outran the space in our home for collectibles. We both developed our passion for artifacts at an early age and started collections as children. I became a fine art dealer back in 1969 and always purchased inventory with the same sensibility toward toys, dolls and animation as the fine art. Joe collected toys and dolls when we met; perhaps influenced by his grandmother's doll repair enterprise.

We have always loved the designs of early toys and viewed the store as much as an art gallery as a toy store, so it is natural for us to allow Zip's to become mostly a collector's art gallery dedicated to good design in everything from jewelry and pop art to artists dolls and all manner of character merchandise.

In 2005, we moved to our current Havertown location at 2204 Darby Road. Our current stock consists mostly of dolls, collectibles, animation art, and vintage & antique juvenalia.


While we almost never buy vintage or antique toys outright, we do sometimes accept consignments. The toy and doll market is tricky, and whether we're able to accept things is very dependent on their current value. If you are interested in consigning with us, please e-mail us photos of your items at zips@zipstoys.com or give us a call at 610-536-9050.

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email: zips@zipstoys.com

phone: 610-536-9050


Friday-Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Or By Appointment

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2204 Darby Rd
Havertown, PA 19083

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