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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 00:15

LEMECO SPLIT VW V1

Plastic body with solid windows and details of the front and rear hood, headlights, doors and bumpers. No chassis and metal or plastic different colored wheels and metal axles attached to the body. The metal wheels were a silver or brass color. Inside the roof is marked “LEMECO No.ML69”. They were sold on carton blister packaging. Also, a plastic garage is known with ML59 marking on t...

Published in LEMECO
Monday, 08 July 2013 20:27

LANDFRIED TABAK SPLIT VW

One-piece plastic body, two-dimensional. The German tobacco producer Landfried issued 10 different carton collection boards with on each sheet 3-5 different cars of the era 1951-1952. In each pouch of tobacco or in each package of cigarettes 1 plastic 2-dimensional car was included. The cars had 2 pins in the back that fitted into the holes on the carton boards. The children of the tobacc...

Published in LANDFRIED TABAK SW
Monday, 08 July 2013 19:40

KORONA SPLIT VW

Plastic body with solid windows, no chassis and the white plastic wheels and metal axles attached to the body. These VWs were promotional items made for the Austrian coffee substitute brand, KORONA. Three versions exist. 1: Mold markings inside the roof “Volkswagen 0” and on the roof is “KORONA”. 2: Mold markings only under front and rear bumper, ...

Published in KORONA
Sunday, 07 July 2013 23:37

JGES SPLIT VW

Founded in Sonneberg (Thuringia), Germany, in 1790 as J.G. Escher & Sohn, manufacturers of abrasives and toys, renamed to JGES Theuern in 1920. Postwar model production started in 1948, originally to make use of the capacity of the machinery present. The privately held Company was expropriated in 1953 and renamed VEB Press-und Schleifmittel, a name that was later changed into Plasta We...

Published in JGES
Sunday, 07 July 2013 23:11

JEFE SPLIT VW - INDUSTRIAS SALUDES

Industrias Saludes had its beginnings in a small family company founded in Valencia (Spain) in 1900 by Joaquín Saludes Amigó, a businessman, entrepreneur and specialized mechanic. The company initially focussed on manufacturing and selling road signage and vehicle registration plates. It was from the forties onward when the firm diversified its activity by incorporating new...

Sunday, 07 July 2013 20:37

MPC SPLIT VW

A semi-hard plastic body with the shape of a Split Window VW with cutout windows. No chassis and the wheels are part of the body. Inside the roof is a large “X” and on the roof is stamped “VOLKSWAGEN.”

They were made by the Multiple Products Company (MPC) in New York City approximately in 1954. They were frequently sold in bags of 40 or 100, for either 49...

Published in MPC
Sunday, 07 July 2013 16:28

HAMMER SPLIT VW V1

The HAMMER Company was founded by Mr. Arthur Hammer in Lüdenscheid, Germany, in 1937 and produced tools for manufacturing thermo and duroplast materials. In 1950, they bought an injection mold machine and started producing small plastic toys.

One-piece plastic body with cut out windows except for the rear window. Two versions exist:

Older version...

Published in HAMMER SW
Saturday, 06 July 2013 00:59

ELEN3 SPLIT VW

Unpainted soft plastic model without chassis, plastic wheels on metal axles. Model is similar to the third version WIKING.. Engraving inside the roof : ELEN3 (not Elena). This was a promotional give-away when you bought ELEN3 soap products.

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Published in ELEN3
Saturday, 06 July 2013 00:24

ECA SPLIT VW V2

ECA was a company located in Barcelona, Spain.  ECA copied many toys from the neighbouring company EKO, also located in Barcelona. The EKO splits on the other hand  were copies of the German Wiking splits......  Unclear is whether EKO and ECA had a business connection.

One piece plastic model with plastic clear windows. The body seems to ...

Published in ECA
Friday, 10 May 2013 09:52

ECA SPLIT VW V1

One piece plastic model without side rear windows. Metal axles with plastic wheels. Double garage and gas station set with 5 Split Window VWs mounted on a printed cardboard (in several designs) and plastic cover to hold everything in place. There is printing on the cardboard of “REF. 514 – ECA BARCELONA – SPAIN.”  ECA copied these toys from the neighbouring company EKO, also ...

Published in ECA
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