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196to240mm
Monday, 02 December 2019 17:45

SCHOLZ KdF WAGEN VW PAPER CONSTRUCTION

In 1793, the company Josef Scholz was established in Wiesbaden (Germany). Initially they sold stationary products and later they became a publishing company. In 1829 they moved to Mainz (Germany). The company was in 1840 one of the first publishers of children books, colouring books, paper model sheets, etc. See also the picture of a KdF childrensbook cover. In the 1970's the company was sold t...

Monday, 02 December 2019 17:39

RAPI KdF WAGEN VW PAPER CONSTRUCTION

Construction paper model of the Blue/Grey KdF Wagen issued through the Nazi NSKK. It consisted of a construction paper sheet measuring 34cm x 49cm and needed to be cut out and glued together to construct a KdF Wagen. The axles were supossed to be made from knitting needles !! The wheels had to be cut out from wood and the paper wheel had to be glued onto it.The artwork is marked RAPI and number...

Saturday, 23 November 2019 09:21

SCHOLZ CONSTRUCTION KdF WAGEN VW

In 1793, the company Josef Scholz was established in Wiesbaden (Germany). Initially they sold stationary products and later they became a publishing company. In 1829 they moved to Mainz (Germany). The company was in 1840 one of the first publishers of children books, colouring books, paper model sheets, etc. See also the picture of a KdF childrensbook cover. In the 1970's the company was sold t...

Friday, 24 August 2018 19:53

MÖWE VERLAG CARDBOARD PAPER VW BUS

In 1953, the Lehrmittelinstitut (LI) in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, issued the first papercraft models, later known as “Wilhelmshafener Modellbaubögen". Their models were sold by the Möwe Verlag and the Jade Verlag. They mainly focused on ships, but also produced other models. After the Lehrmittelinstitut was closed, the models were continued by the Jade Verlag and the Möwe Verlag. The latter ...

Published in MÖWE VERLAG
Saturday, 17 February 2018 02:35

ARNOLD SPLIT VW V1 – WITH BATTERY

Arnold GmbH & Co KG was founded in 1906 by Karl Arnold in Nürnberg, Germany. They did quite well and by 1940, they had 4 company locations. Only the location in Mühlhausen (near Kraichgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany) survived WWII and from November 1945, production slowly was resumed from this location. Later the other locations were rebuilt. In 1952, ARNOLD was the first in Germ...

Published in ARNOLD SW
Monday, 05 February 2018 18:54

ARNOLD SPLIT VW V1 – VVR HEADLIGHT DEMO

The first production release in the early 1950s was a very nice ARNOLD Split Window VW made with a hard plastic body with cut out windows. The catalogue number was 4000 and came in a colorful carton with children playing with the VW in the carton design. Body details of front and rear hoods, door seams, taillights, license plate light, VW emblem and round horn grilles. Tin metal chassis w...

Published in ARNOLD SW
Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:45

ARNOLD SPLIT VW V3

This ARNOLD Split VW is very similar to the economy version V2 but also has detailed items of the ARNOLD Split VW version V1.

The ARNOLD Split VW V3 is made with a soft plastic body with cut out windows and sold until the late 1950s. Body details of front and rear hoods, door seams, taillights, license plate light, VW emblem and round horn grilles. The headlights are painted silver. The...

Published in ARNOLD SW
Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:59

ESTRELA OVAL VW V3

ESTRELA was founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1937, when it started producing dolls and wooden toy cars. Later, in the 1950’s they started producing plastic and tinplate toys as well. Its symbol is a four-pointed star, a sort of compass, referring to the company name "Estrela" which means "star" in Portuguese. The company still exists as, producer, importer and distributor of major toy brands ...

Published in ESTRELA
Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:51

HERBART MIKI OVAL VW

The light blue colored body is made of plastic with cut out windows and has very good details of the Oval Window VW Sedan lines. There is a dab of silver paint on the taillights and license plate light. The headlights are a clear plastic insert with a metal ring that attaches to the body. There is a tin insert for the interior that is painted a ivory color and has a driver attached to the...

Published in HERBART MIKI
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 05:04

TAIYO VW BUS

TAIYO of Japan made in the 1960s a set of tin plate VW Busses with a length of 227 mm. These are affectionately referred to as the TAIYO stretch buses because the length of the VW tin Bus is out of proportion. All eight lithograph versions are the same Kastenwagen or VW Panel Van with additional side windows stamped but not cut out. The tin body consists of four main pieces; the top and s...

Published in TAIYO
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