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Displaying items by tag: 86to110mm
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:35

PAYA OVAL VW SMALL SCALE

Rafael Paya Pico, a local tinsmith, started in the year 1902 a factory in Ibi, Alicante, for sheet products, metal foundry and repair of music instruments. In 1906, his sons Pascual, Emilio and Vicente started producing metal toys. In 1905 they founded the company Paya Hermanos (PH). During the Spanish Civil War the company...

Published in PAYA OW Small Scale
Monday, 24 July 2017 03:29

PRÄMETA SPLIT VW V2

In 1946, the PRÄMETA company, located in Cologne, Germany, was founded by Dr. von Soiron and his wife. In the beginning, they mainly produced hinges and pharmaceutical aids, but also bicycle parts! The company acquired the forms of the Eckert & Ziegler Split VW model in 1947. PRÄMETA assigned a com...

Published in PRÄMETA
Monday, 09 January 2017 03:20

CONTI AUTOPISTA SPLIT VW

Giuseppe Conti founded his company Giuseppe Conti & Co. in 1889 in Bollate, near Milan, Italy. He specialized in the production of wooden rocking horses and dolls (known for sparkling eyes of fake diamonds).

In 1946 the cousins Parretti, three railwaymen of the Italian Railways FS (Ferrovie dello Stato), built for themselves a scale model of a locomotive. After showing it to friends...

Published in CONTI
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:53

WIKING VW BUS Large Scale V2

A detailed plastic Barndoor VW Pickup Bus. The engine compartment does not open, but the side cargo door (or treasure chest door) does open. Wheels are light grey, driver is affixed to the front seat behind the plastic steering wheel.  The bed cover (or Tilt) is removable as is the cargo. Notice the side gat...

Published in WIKING BS
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:49

WIKING VW BUS Large Scale V1

A clear top seven passenger VW Kombi made of plastic. The clear top has solid windows or some of the windows are cut out. This model has two tail lights and only one reflector. The barn door engine lid has a center brake light. Inside the opening rear lid is the engine and spare tire. The roof, luggage and all passeng...

Published in WIKING BS
Saturday, 12 July 2014 22:38

HAJI - MANSEI VW BUS

Founded in 1951, the MANSEI Toy Company often used the trademark ‘HAJI’ lettering within an oval. MANSEI was a relatively small Japanese toy maker and was based in Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo and concentrated its production output on tinplate vehicles but occasionally produced other metal and plastic toys as well. MANSEI...

Published in HAJI - MANSEI
Monday, 26 May 2014 20:26

HWN VW BUS (?)

There has been a debate about this HWN (Heinrich Wimmer Nürnberg) bus toy for many years. People collect it as a VW Bus as it has the typical ‘nose’ look. However if you look at the doors (reverse) and the cargo doors in the back – there are two that open in the middle and that go all the way down. None of these HWN...

Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:06

GAMA VW BUS

In 1881 the GAMA Company was founded by Georg Adam Mangold in Fürth, Germany. GAMA was one of the first companies after the war to be allowed to produce toys again. They set up production in an old military barracks.

A diecast metal bo...

Published in GAMA BS
Friday, 09 May 2014 21:11

MORESTONE - BUDGIE VW BUS V2

In the 1940’s, MORRIS and STONE were a small Stoke Newington, London based wholesale toy company. They distributed toys for many small toy manufacturers. Later the company name was changed into MORESTONE and in the mid 1950’s they introduced a range called the “Esso Petrol Pump” series to compete with Lesney 1-75 range. In 1961 MORESTONE was taken over by S. Guiterman & Co and the n...

Published in MORESTONE - BUDGIE BS
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:00

TEKNO VW BUS V2

TEKNO was founded in 1928 by A. Siegumfeldt, a plumber from Copenhagen, Denmark. In the early days they produced construction toys and in 1945 the production of diecast vehicles began. From the late 1940s through about 1967, many TEKNO models were made by H. Langes Legetøj (Langes Toys), a diecaster in Copenhagen wit...

Published in TEKNO BS
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