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Displaying items by tag: 42to55mm
Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:15

SIKU OVAL VW V3

SIKU produced this promotional VW with a plastic body with solid windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Light impressions of the rear window and louvers. No chassis and the black or white plastic wheels snap onto the body pilars. There is a round mold mark under each bumper. No roof lettering. This version is the s...

Published in SIKU
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 04:44

WIKING OVAL VW Small Scale

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 OW
Monday, 05 August 2013 17:05

SIKU (CLEVER STOLZ) OVAL VW V2

SIKU produced this promotional VW with a plastic body with solid windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Light impressions of the rear window and louvers. No chassis and the black or white plastic wheels snap onto the body pilars. There is a round mold mark under each bumper. On the roof is the lettering of “CLEVER STOLZ MARGARI...

Published in SIKU
Sunday, 04 August 2013 04:33

SCHUCO OVAL VW

Originally named Spielzeugfirma Schreyer & Co, Nürnberg, Germany, the company changed its name to the more commonly known SCHUCO in 1921 (likely a combination of Schreyer und Company). SCHUCO's first consistent foray into diecast toys was in 1957 when the 1:90 scale 'PICCOLO' series of 14 cars was introduced. These were a s...

Published in SCHUCO
Saturday, 03 August 2013 21:34

PILOT OVAL VW

Pilot was founded in 1932 by Henning Cortsen. In the pre war years they mainly produced lead shipmodels, airplanes, trams, trains and figures. Due to shortage of lead in the war era (needed for the weapons industry) Pilot switched to using zinc. In the early 1950's Pilot started to make plastic models (using Wiking molds and adapting them) in 1/87. Henning Cortsen and Wiking-founder Friedrich P...

Published in PILOT OW
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:38

ANGUPLAS MINI CARS OVAL VW

ANGUPLAS produced a series of miniature auto cars and the Oval Window VW was included in the MINI CARS set. The plastic VW body came with cut out windows and fair details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Clear plastic window insert and the chassis molded in plastic and later released with a shiny, heavier metal chassis. Both type chassis are st...

Published in ANGUPLAS
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:16

MÄRKLIN OVAL VW V2

Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH (MÄRKLIN) was founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin and is based in Göppingen in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. It originally specialized in doll house kitchen accessories, but after 1891 the sons of T.F.W. Märklin focused on tin toys and trains when they acquired the Firm of Ludwig Lutz. Although they were most famous for trains, they also p...

Published in MÄRKLIN OW
Saturday, 27 July 2013 22:51

FUN HO! OVAL VW

Underwood Engineering Co. Ltd., New Zealand, first began producing scale model cars in 1939 under the trademark of FUN HO! (Note that the trademark always had an exclamation point, though the baseplates on the toys often did not!) The cars were similar to DINKY models of the era, being cast in heavy aluminum until after the war. The zinc diecast range of small-scale cars known as MIDGET MODELS ...

Published in FUN HO!
Thursday, 25 July 2013 23:00

DS PLASTICS OVAL VW V2 - PON VW GAME

DS PLASTICS produced this plastic body VW with solid windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. No chassis and plastic wheels. These cars were part of a game set from the Dutch VW Importer, PON, issued by Minerva publishers in 1958. It was designed by Piet Maree.This game was sold for 2.90 dutch guilders to reader...

Published in DS PLASTICS OW
Sunday, 21 July 2013 02:49

UNKNOWN SPLIT VW PLASTIC 22

Soft plastic body with solid windows and details of the front and rear hood, doors and headlights. No chassis and the wheels are incorporated into the body. One round mold mark under the front hood and one under the rear bumper. It is believed to be part of a game with other makes, like a Tempo Matador.  

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Published in UNKNOWN PLASTIC 18-23
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