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196to240mm
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
Sunday, 11 August 2013 04:24

SCHRÖDER OVAL VW V2

The Company was named SCHRÖDER, FABRIK FÜR PLASTIK-SPIELWAREN and the owner was LUDWIG SCHRÖDER. The Company was located near Lüdenscheid, Germany.

This cheap version of the SCHRÖDER Oval Window VW has a semi-soft plastic body with cut out windows. Body details of round taillights, round horn grilles and the old style VW front hood emblem. Front hood molding...

Published in SCHRÖDER OW
Saturday, 03 August 2013 22:25

SCHRÖDER OVAL VW V1

The Company was named SCHRÖDER, FABRIK FÜR PLASTIK-SPIELWAREN and the owner was LUDWIG SCHRÖDER. The Company was located near Lüdenscheid, Germany.

Plastic body with cutout windows and very nice body details. Silver painted headlights, taillights, front hood strip and running boards. Plain or painted tin interior with steering wheel. Plastic chas...

Published in SCHRÖDER OW
Saturday, 03 August 2013 18:17

PEPE JATO OVAL VW

Plastic body with cut out windows and very good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Tin chassis with a friction motor mounted for front wheel drive. Early release has a tin interior insert, with or without steering wheel /driver, tin bumpers. Mid release has a clear window insert. Last release has plastic bumpers and Porsche style rims. The VW...

Published in PEPE JATO
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 04:08

MIGNON OVAL VW

This remote control Oval Window VW was produced by R. & W. Link from Schwenningen under the brandname MIGNON. LINK bought in 1951 the name and trademark “MIGNON” of the Staiger Company. LINK started producing the toys with cable steering. LINK was in principle a mechanical company, produced the tin parts themselves as well as the technical parts of a toy. The body was bought from o...

Published in MIGNON
Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:42

ARNOLD OVAL VW LARGE SCALE V2

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 Mülhouse survived the war and from November 1945, production slowly was resumed from this location. Later the other locations were rebuild. In 1952, Arnold was the first in Germany to produce hard plastic bodies for their toy cars...

Published in ARNOLD OW Large Scale
Thursday, 25 July 2013 21:37

ARNOLD OVAL VW LARGE SCALE V1

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 Mülhouse survived the war and from November 1945, production slowly was resumed from this location. Later the other locations were rebuild. In 1952, ARNOLD was the first in Germany to produce hard plastic bodies for their to...

Published in ARNOLD OW Large Scale
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:24

ALPS OVAL VW V1

ALPS SHOJI Ltd. made battery-operated mechanical toys (robots, cars, musical chimps, clowns, wind-up animals) and produced some of the better quality Japanese toys throughout the post-war years. Alps Shoji Ltd. Tokyo, Japan was founded in 1948 and was specialized in toy vehicles and novelties. A lot of their toys were battery operated; made of mixed tinplate and tin. Space toys are among the mo...

Published in ALPS
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