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Displaying items by tag: 196to240mm
Monday, 16 December 2013 02:45

TOMTE VW BUS V3

The Company was started in 1940 by Aasmund Sigurd Laerdal in Stavanger, Norway. Originally a small publishing house, it specialized in greetings cards and children's books. By 1943, the Company had expanded into the manufacturing of wooden toys under the name Smavare Industry. In 1951, the Company expanded into plastics and began manufacturing realistic play dolls and in 1959 started prod...

Published in TOMTE
Thursday, 26 September 2013 19:00

WILDEBRAS VW BUS

The brothers Nolles had a wholesale company in tobacco articles in Steenwijk, The Netherlands, before WW2. During the war, production came to a hold due to shortage of tobacco. They looked for something to keep their staff busy and they started producing simple fabric dolls. It was a success and after the war they decided to stay in the toy business and named their factory: Speelgoederenfabriek...

Published in WILDEBRAS
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:01

YONEZAWA VW BUS V2

The YONEZAWA Toys company (known also as Yone or simply Y) was one of Japan's largest and most prodigious post-war toy manufacturers. The Company was founded shortly after the war in Tokyo and focused on the production of literally thousands of different electrically operated and mechanical toys through the early 1970s. DIAPET is the name of a series of mostly 1:40 scale die-cast toys produced ...

Published in YONEZAWA
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:57

YONEZAWA VW BUS V1

The YONEZAWA Toys company (known also as Yone or simply Y) was one of Japan's largest and most prodigious post-war toy manufacturers. The company was founded shortly after the war in Tokyo and focused on the production of literally thousands of different electrically operated and mechanical toys through the early 1970s. DIAPET is the name of a series of mostly 1:40 scale die-cast toys produced ...

Published in YONEZAWA
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 23:47

TCO TIPPCO TIPP&CO VW BUS

TIPP & CO was founded in 1912 in Nürnberg, Germany, by Mr. Carstens and Mrs. Tipp. In the 1930's the owners had to flee Germany and the Company was confiscated. Only in 1949, the Company was given back to its legal owners and the rebuilding of the TIPP & CO factory, destroyed in the war, had begun.

Probably the best tin plate VW Bus toy ever produced and manufactured by TCO TIP...

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:20

STEIFF VW BUS

Steiff GmbH is a German-based toy company known for its high quality plush toys and bears. It was founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, who was later assisted by her brother Fritz. The Steiff's nephew Richard joined in 1897 and gave the company an enormous boost in popularity by creating the teddy bear in 1902. In 1907, Steiff manufactured 974,000 bears, and has been increasing its output ever s...

Published in STEIFF
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 17:39

PEPE JATO VW BUS

The company started in 1928 when José Augusto Junior starts making toys from metal and wood. The company name consisted of his initials: J.A.J. By 1955 the company has grown and a new brand name JATO (José Augusto Toys) was established for production of plastic and tin toys. In the 1970’s the brand name was changed in...

Published in PEPE JATO
Saturday, 21 September 2013 22:31

DAIYA VW BUS

A definitely charming and well-proportioned tin lithographed VW Bus toy with solid windows. Different lithograph versions were produced for the German market like the POLIZEI, VERKERHRSUNFALL BEREITSCHAFT, others for the US market like the Police and the School bus. The tin chassis has either a friction motor or a battery operated electric motor with control and lights. Rubber tires with m...

Published in DAIYA
Saturday, 21 September 2013 21:47

BANDAI VW BUS V2

BANDAI was founded in 1950, when Naoharu Yamashina took over a former textile wholesales company, that he himself had restructured into distributing toys. He renamed it BANDAI, which was derived from the Chinese phrase for "things that are eternal." At this time the firm was mainly selling celluloid and metallic toys, along with rubber swimming rings. In March 1951, BANDAI, Asakusa,

Published in BANDAI
Monday, 12 August 2013 02:51

UNKNOWN OVAL VW GLASS 01

A VW shaped porcelain container with a wooden tap at the rear and filler hole on the top. Oval Window VW details outlined in gold color. Mounted on a wooden box with a drawer containing six liquor glasses and a space for a pack of cigarettes. Sometimes has a “FABRIQUE EN ALLEMAGNE” sticker on the bottom and “peint al a main” sticker on the windshield.

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Published in UNKNOWN OW GLASS 00-07
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