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Displaying items by tag: 111to160mm

In the former East German town of Brandenburg, the first toy producers started already in the 1880‘s.  Until 1945 the town inhabited several toy companies, among which the Patentwerk Ernst Paul Lehmann,  Lineol, Gundka, Oro, Ger-Ton and Brennabor. In 1948 the Lehmann Company and Lineol were expropriated and continued under the name VEB Spielwarenwerk Patent-Lineol. On January 1, 195...

Published in MSB
Thursday, 07 February 2019 18:42

UNKNOWN OVAL VW PLASTIC 33

A clear plastic vacuum molded Oval Window Volkswagen with good outline details of the body, fenders, front hood, doors and window lines. There are molded headlights, oval horn grilles, round bullet turn signals and taillights. The oval rear window with air louvers and bumblebee wing deck lid finishes off the details. The bumpers and tires are part of the vacuum form mold. There is a round plast...

Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:06

CRAGSTAN VW CAMPER BUS

CRAGSTAN was a marketing and distribution firm from New York and imported post-war Japanese battery-operated and mechanical toys. It was founded by Mr. Frank Stanton, his brother Arthur Stanton and Victor Elmaleh. CRAGSTAN appears to have operated from the late 1950's through to the late 1960's. The “STAN” in the name must have been derived from Stanton, but unclear is what the CRAG-part in...

Published in CRAGSTAN
Friday, 26 October 2018 01:35

ALPS LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA 357 VW

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
Sunday, 07 October 2018 14:49

UNKNOWN VW BUS PAPER 03

A cardboard Deluxe VW Micro Bus constructional model that was printed on a heavy card stock in the 1950s. There are various shades of blue / grey and red colors and the details are quite good for a 1950s era, 1/33 scale Volkswagen Bus. No mentioning of the manufacturer.

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Published in UNKNOWN BS PAPER 00-05
Friday, 20 July 2018 03:36

PREMIER PRODUCTS PLASTIC VW MODEL KIT

This ready to assemble all plastic model kit was produced by PREMIER PRODUCTS CO. Brooklyn 21, New York, USA. The colorful artwork on the box cover depicted a Volkswagen Convertible and perhaps was inspired from a 1960 Reutter’s VW drawing. From looking at the colorful box artwork, it is presumed that the VW plastic model inside to be built was a 1960s VW Convertible. But instead, the m...

Published in PREMIER PRODUCTS
Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:51

ICHIMURA OVAL VW

Tin body with cut out windows and fair details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with 8 stamped raised air louvers. Tin chassis painted silver or black with tin bumpers and a friction motor and rubber tires with hubcaps. Tin headlights and the chassis is stamped JAPAN. Seldom found.

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Published in ICHIMURA
Monday, 07 September 2015 21:42

LEMY POLIUMEX VW BUS

The Mexican toy company POLIUMEX S.A. was founded by Jorge Enrique Abud Chami, together with his brother and some friends in the mid 1950s. POLIUMEX had different divisions that produced hydraulic products as well as toys.

In the 1960s, POLIUMEX acquired the metal dies of the German TIPPCO Busses and started to produce (with license) the tin Busses under the brand na...

Published in LEMY POLIUMEX
Sunday, 06 September 2015 21:24

JIMSON TELSALDA VW BUS

White plastic body of a VW Bus with cut out windows and a clear blue plastic window insert. Although the VW Bus has a camper style raised roof with windows, it comes in an ambulance theme. It has a chrome plastic emergency light on the rood and a red cross AMBULANCE decal on the side doors. Very good details of front and rear section, door seams and side air louvers. Bumpers, headlights, tailli...

Published in JIMSON TELSALDA
Saturday, 13 June 2015 22:53

VOLKSWAGENWERK SPLIT VW V0

Major Ivan Hirst ordered in 1946/47 the design of an aluminum promotional gift for visitors and valued workers at the VW factory. They used aluminum because there was no shortage of scrap aluminum from dismantled airplanes. A die was made and the model was presented to Major Hirst for approval. It is apparent that the VOLK KdF Wagen steel toy was the basis for this aluminum promotional. Especia...

Published in VOLKSWAGENWERK
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