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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:53

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 04

A cast aluminium body with solid windows and lights that are painted dull silver. There is a casting seam running along the center roofline. Metal base plate with clockwerk motor, tin wheels on metal axles with front steering.  Base plate stamped “Made In Germany.” Although there is room for a brake lever in the back, it is not sure whether this particular model came with a brake lever...

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:32

VOLK KdF WAGEN VW

The Cornerstone Ceremony for the KdF Wagen factory held in Stadt des KdF~Wagens was dedicated in May of 1938. This was the basis for the Company Fr. VOLK to produce a miniature KdF Wagen to promote or celebrate the fact that they were contracted to produce the tooling to make the KdF Wagen body parts. Probably around 1939, VOLK made a steel stamped body with solid windows, basic body deta...

Published in VOLK
Monday, 15 July 2013 01:13

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 03

One piece metal body in the shape of a VW. No chassis, hollow inside and the wheels are part of the body. Casting has details of the window and doors. These VWs were used as game pieces for a game set.

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Monday, 15 July 2013 00:57

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 02 C

A resin model made by using the original tooling (body only) of the large and heavy aluminum KdF casting with cut out windows.

The tooling was found in the 1980’s on a Hamburg, Germany, flea market. The tooling was (at the end of the 1980’s) lend to the Volkswagen Wolfsburg Museum, Germany, which restored the tool and plans were made to produce a l...

Monday, 15 July 2013 00:41

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 02 B

The original tooling of the large and heavy aluminum casting with cut out windows.  

It was found in the 1980s on a Hamburg, Germany, flea market. Unconfirmed rumours are that it was produced by a German company called HERA, but we have not yet been able to confirm this.... Who knows more?

The tooling was (at the end of...

Monday, 15 July 2013 00:32

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 02 A

Large and heavy aluminum casting (680 grams) with cut out windows. Casting details included the front and rear decklids, headlights, taillights and door seams. Cast aluminum interior, with seats held by the steel axles of the aluminum wheels. No bumpers and 12 air louvers under the split window. Some versions had a hole in the front section and seem to be used as a pull toy, other ve...

Sunday, 14 July 2013 22:47

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 00

Tinplate body with solid windows, a lowered roofline appearance and no detailed VW body lines. Tinplate chassis with clockwerk motor and keyhole on the driver’s side. Metal button wheels, front steering and the chassis attached to the body with eight bent over tabs. Construction typical of the 1940s.

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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 factory, destroyed in the war began.

Nice looking KdF Wagen era lithographed tinplate body with details of windows with people’s f...

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 WWII, had begun.

Nice stamping of a KdF Wagen VW tinplate body with cut out windows, door seams, ti...

Friday, 12 July 2013 23:13

SPEAR & SÖHNE V2 KdF WAGEN SPLIT VW

The company J.W.Spear (later J.W.Spear & Sons) was registered in Fürth, a small town near Nuremberg, Germany by Jacob Wolf Spear in 1879. It manufactured a variety of 'fancy goods', such as table mats, photo frames and albums, waste-paper baskets, flowerpot covers and papier-mâché handkerchief boxes as well as some games, in a purpose-built factory at the rear of Jacob’s home. Th...

Published in SPEAR & SÖHNE SW
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