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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
Thursday, 17 October 2013 02:07

DINKY TOYS VW BUS

Frank Hornby established Meccano Ltd. in 1908 to make metal construction sets and model railroads. In the early 1930s, Meccano made many types of tin plate and other metal cars and in 1934 the name "Meccano Dinky Toys" was used for the first time. The name Meccano was dropped and the brand became DINKY TOYS until 1971. Dinky Toys was the brand name for die-cast zinc alloy miniature vehicles. Th...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 23:09

WIKING VW BUS Small Scale V3

WIKING was founded by Friedrich Karl Peltzer in 1932. WIKING's beginnings were in producing ship models in 1:1,250 scale. Before and during World War II these models, made of lead based zamac, were used by the German military for training purposes. They were usually marked "WIKING MODELL" on their bases. Beginning in 1938, the planes and some of the ships were made of plastic. After World War I...

Published in WIKING BS
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 20:03

WIKING VW BUS Small Scale V2

WIKING was founded by Friedrich Karl Peltzer in 1932. WIKING's beginnings were in producing ship models in 1:1,250 scale. Before and during World War II these models, made of lead based zamac, were used by the German military for training purposes. They were usually marked "WIKING MODELL" on their bases. Beginning in 1938, the planes and some of the ships were made of plastic. After World War I...

Published in WIKING BS
Sunday, 29 September 2013 04:10

EHEIM VW BUS

EHEIM GmbH was founded by Günther Eheim in 1949. In the early years they were well-known for their trolleybusses. The assortment of EHEIM was extended rapidly. Not also accessories for the trolleybus system were made, they also created different cable cars, a television tower (made from a cable car tower), a model airplane and a city fountain that used real water. EHEIM developed a silent wate...

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Friday, 27 September 2013 22:36

WIKING VW BUS Small Scale V1

WIKING was founded by Friedrich Karl Peltzer in 1932. WIKING's beginnings were in producing ship models in 1:1,250 scale. Before and during World War II these models, made of lead based zamac, were used by the German military for training purposes. They were usually marked "WIKING MODELL" on their bases. Beginning in 1938, the planes and some of the ships were made of plastic. After World War I...

Published in WIKING BS
Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:09

HAUSSER VW BUS

In 1904 Christian Hausser and his sons Max and Otto founded the HAUSSER company, although it initially was named Müller & Freyer. Starting from 1912 the company was renamed into O&M Hausser. They carried the trade name Elastolin. In the 1930's the company moved to Neustadt bei Coburg. Like all toy producers, they had to stop production in 1943 by order of the NAZI regime and started ag...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 18:01

LANDFRIED TABAK VW BUS

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 tobacco buye...

Published in LANDFRIED TABAK BS
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:00

LESNEY - MATCHBOX VW BUS V1

LESNEY Products & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1947 as an industrial die-casting company by founders Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith, who were unrelated. The company name was a melding of their first names. They soon were followed by designer Jack Odell. In 1949 the company started experimenting with toy making to take up surplus plant capacity during the Christmas season. Around this time, ...

Published in LESNEY - MATCHBOX
Friday, 13 September 2013 20:39

MANURBA VW CONVERTIBLE V2

A Volkswagen Convertible with the top down, produced by MANURBA (Manfred Urban Plastikspielwaren, Bamberg, Germany). All plastic construction with details of the front and rear hood, door seams, interior and molded front and rear bumpers. Air louvers in the rear deck lid. No chassis and the plastic wheels and axles snap into the chassis. There is a large round mold mark under the rear seat area...

Published in MANURBA
Friday, 13 September 2013 20:36

MANURBA VW CONVERTIBLE V1

A Volkswagen Convertible with the top down, produced by MANURBA (Manfred Urban Plastikspielwaren, Bamberg, Germany), All plastic construction with details of the front and rear hood, door seams, interior and molded front and rear bumpers. Air louvers in the rear deck lid. No chassis and the plastic wheels and axles snap into the chassis. There is a half round mold mark under the center of the r...

Published in MANURBA
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