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Displaying items by tag: 86to110mm
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 body with cutout windows and painted in various colors and themes. Body is mounted on a sturdy plastic chassis with metal rims, rubber t...

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 with which TEKNO had contracts. This was a similar situation to that of Eng...

Published in TEKNO BS
Monday, 05 May 2014 17:35

JUE' VW BUS

 

Metalurgica Juê, established in the early 1960s in São Paulo, Brazil.

This VW Bus was produced by the Company of JUE’ . It is made of heavy diecast metal with upper and lower body sections, full chassis, front and rear bumpers. The bumpers are very fragile looking and have over riders. Rubber tires on metal hubs with metal axles. There is no interio...

Published in JUE'
Saturday, 03 May 2014 19:34

GRAFIL VW BUS

A VW Kombi Bus made of diecast metal with cut out windows. Details include front door seams with door handles, side door seams, headlights, side air louvers and front bumper. Tinplate chassis has metal turned wheels on metal axles and with rubber tires. Chassis attached to the body with 2 screws. Chassis stamped "M GRAFIL R" "KOMBI" and "IND ARGENTINA ART. G.1013".

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Published in GRAFIL
Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:31

UNKNOWN VW BUS PLASTIC 07

A two piece somewhat crude plastic body in the shape of a VW Kombi Bus. Top section has cut out windows. Lower section has details of the front turn signals, headlights, door seams, side louvers, extra louvers in the rear and engine lid.  Plastic chassis has a red plastic driver and large red plastic wheels with axles. Front and rear bumpers molded into the body and a tow hook on the...

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:41

BOCO SPLIT VW COPY (SWEDEN)

The BOCO Split VW was also copied by an unknown Company in Sweden. There are differences in the copy from Sweden compared to the original BOCO VW. The details on the body are less accurate than on the Danish original BOCO; possibly they used a worn out or modified mould? (It has no door hinges, no door handles and jagged air louvres). The chassis also has some differences when c...

Published in BOCO SW
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:29

ENDOH VW BUS V1

The ENDOH VW Busses were made out of stamped tin plate and lithographed. All are front wheel drive friction powered. Some have rubber tires with metal hub caps and later issues have one piece plastic wheels. Not all models have the ENDOH logo, but the lines in the metal stamping of the side panels is unmistakable. This side panel stamping continued into the bay window models. Evidence of ...

Published in ENDOH BS
Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:30

MICHAEL NÜSSLEIN OVAL VW SPINNING TOP

Michael Nüsslein Fahrzeug Aufbauten GmbH from Nürnberg, Germany produced this spinning top with colorful lithograph landmark scenes of New York, London, Paris and Taj Mahal. The top has three metal arms with DRESSLER Oval Window VWs that spin around the base as the top spins. The VWs have a plastic body with cut out windows and good details of front and rear hood, doo...

Published in MICHAEL NÜSSLEIN
Sunday, 09 March 2014 23:13

TOMS VW BUS

TOMS’ history dates back to 1924 when the two pharmacists Trojel and Meyer founded the Company. The growth of the business accelerated in the years after WW II.

The groundwork was laid down for the TOMS Group in the mid-1950s by acquiring Anthon Berg, Penguin Liquorice in 1962 and Galle & Jessen in 1971. During this period TOMS move to Ballerup, where the factor...

Published in TOMS
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