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Displaying items by tag: 196to240mm
Saturday, 17 February 2018 02:35

ARNOLD SPLIT VW V1 – WITH BATTERY

Arnold GmbH & Co KG was founded in 1906 by Karl Arnold in Nürnberg, Germany. They did quite well and by 1940, they had 4 company locations. Only the location in Mühlhausen (near Kraichgau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany) survived WWII and from November 1945, production slowly was resumed from this location. Later the o...

Published in ARNOLD SW
Monday, 05 February 2018 18:54

ARNOLD SPLIT VW V1 – VVR HEADLIGHT DEMO

The first production release in the early 1950s was a very nice ARNOLD Split Window VW made with a hard plastic body with cut out windows. The catalogue number was 4000 and came in a colorful carton with children playing with the VW in the carton design. Body details of front and rear hoods, door seams, tail...

Published in ARNOLD SW
Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:45

ARNOLD SPLIT VW V3

This ARNOLD Split VW is very similar to the economy version V2 but also has detailed items of the ARNOLD Split VW version V1.

The ARNOLD Split VW V3 is made with a soft plastic body with cut out windows and sold until the late 1950s. Body details of front and rear hoods, door seams, taillights, license plate light, VW emblem and round horn grilles. The headlights are painted silver. The...

Published in ARNOLD SW
Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:59

ESTRELA OVAL VW V3

ESTRELA was founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1937, when it started producing dolls and wooden toy cars. Later, in the 1950’s they started producing plastic and tinplate toys as well. Its symbol is a four-pointed star, a sort of compass, referring to the Company name "Estrela" which means "star" in Portuguese. The Company...

Published in ESTRELA
Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:51

HERBART MIKI OVAL VW

The light blue colored body is made of plastic with cut out windows and has very good details of the Oval Window VW Sedan lines. There is a dab of silver paint on the taillights and license plate light. The headlights are a clear plastic insert with a metal ring that attaches to the body. There is a tin insert for the inte...

Published in HERBART MIKI
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 05:04

TAIYO VW BUS

TAIYO of Japan made in the 1960s a set of tin plate VW Busses with a length of 227 mm. These are affectionately referred to as the TAIYO stretch buses because the length of the VW tin Bus is out of proportion. All eight lithograph versions are the same Kastenwagen or VW Panel Van with additional side windows stamped but not...

Published in TAIYO
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:35

METALMA VW BUS

METALMA was the toy Company name under the parent Company of Metallurgical Matarazzo (MM) South America.  MM specialized in the production of metal packaging, canning products and even beer cans, but METALMA produced a wide range of tin toys including Volkswagen models. 

Published in METALMA
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 19:34

PROXIMA PLASTIK VW BUS

This yellow plastic VW Pickup Bus was produced in Austria by the Company PROXIMA PLASTIK. Details include cut out windows, door seam lines and side bed doors have molded indentations. There is no chassis and the black plastic wheels with metal axles attach to the body with raised pillars. There is a red plastic insert for ...

Published in PROXIMA PLASTIK
Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:02

TUDOR ROSE VW BUS V3

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 out...

Published in TUDOR ROSE BS
Monday, 16 December 2013 02:45

TOMTE VW BUS V3

The Company was started in 1940 by Aasmund Sigurd Laerdal in Stavanger, Norway. Originally a small publishing house, it specialized in greetings cards and children's books. By 1943, the Company had expanded into the manufacturing of wooden toys under the name Smavare Industry. In 1951, the Company expanded into plastics an...

Published in TOMTE
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