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196to240mm
Friday, 19 July 2013 03:46

EISENHÜTTE KdF WAGEN VW

One piece steel stamped body that has the Volkswagen shape. No chassis and steel wheels and axle attached to the body.

Probably made by the company of EISENHÜTTE from Thale, Harz. This company was responsible for producing the helmets for the soldiers in WW1 and WW2….

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Published in EISENHÜTTE
Thursday, 18 July 2013 22:32

DEGENHARDT SPLIT VW

The model, believed to be produced by DEGENHARDT, Nürtigen (currently: Osann-Monzel), Germany, is a cigarette dispenser and shows a little paper tag glued to the body indicating that it was carved out of 1 piece of wood by hand (“aus einem Stück handgeschnitzt”). Usually the wood was oak but has also been seen using other types of hard wood. There is a lift-off panel on the roof...

Published in DEGENHARDT
Monday, 15 July 2013 01:35

UNKNOWN SPLIT VW PLASTIC 04

A hard plastic body with a metal painted interior and white plastic 3-spoke steering wheel. The plastic silver colored bumpers (solid) were glued to the chassis. There is a large round mold mark inside the roof. The chassis (no motor) is a plain plastic sheet. It has hard plastic wheels and rubber tires. The headlights are glued onto the chassis; the rear lights are painted red. Some examples w...

Published in UNKNOWN PLASTIC 00-05
Sunday, 14 July 2013 20:52

TUDOR ROSE SPLIT VW

ROSEDALE Associated manufacturers was founded in 1933 by Norman Henry Rosedale and was based in Wales, England. TUDOR ROSE was a trademark of Rosedale Plastics. Originally, Rosedale/ TUDOR ROSE made novelties such as buttons, combs, plastic jewelry and toys, but by the early 1950s, plastic toys and dolls were their main output. They sold their toys at Woolworths, although all their toys we...

Published in TUDOR ROSE
Friday, 12 July 2013 22:02

RAPI CONSTRUCTION KdF WAGEN VW

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...

Friday, 12 July 2013 04:54

SCHRÖDER SPLIT VW

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 cut out windows and nice details of silver painted headlights and taillights. Plain tin interior with steering wheel. Early version had a metal chassis with a key wound clockwerk motor. The later...

Published in SCHRÖDER SW

J.F.SCHREIBER (JFS) was founded in 1831 by Jakob Ferdinand Schreiber and is located in Esslingen am Neckar in Germany. JFS first produced printed sceneries of Esslingen und its surroundings. Followed by picture books, religious books and natural science books. The Company flourished and from 1840 they issued children’s books also. In the early 1900’s they issued paper cut out models for pla...

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:15

MIGNON-SCHRÖDER SPLIT VW

The toy manufacturer R. & W. LINK was located in Schwenningen im Schwarzwald, Germany. In 1951 they bought the name and trademark “MIGNON” of the Staiger Company. LINK started producing the toys with cable steering. The Company R&W LINK / MIGNON did not advertise anymore after 1957. It is unclear when the Company ceased to exist. Most probably tha...

Published in MIGNON-SCHRÖDER
Saturday, 06 July 2013 23:55

GILAC SPLIT VW

The Company Plastique Gilac was founded in 1941 by Olivier Lacroix. He named his Company, based in Oyonnax, France, after his daughter Gisèle Lacroix (GIsele LACroix). In 1953, he started producing products made from polyethylene. They produced a wide range of household appliances as well as some toys in 1/18 scale, like a Rolls Royce Silver Dawn (c...

Published in GILAC
Friday, 05 July 2013 21:46

DISTLER SPLIT VW D-3070

Johann Distler founded, in 1895 in Nürnberg, the Metallwarenfabrik Johann Distler KG. Until WWI, they mainly produced Penny Toys, later also cars, planes and mechanical toys. In 1936 the Company was bought by Ernst Völkl (also owner of TRIX). DISTLER mainly produced for large retailers and mail order.

A very nicely painted, red, blue or green, tinplate body with cut out windows and ti...

Published in DISTLER
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