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Displaying items by tag: 56to85mm
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:27

PLAYART VW BUS

PLAYART was a Hong Kong based company and first surfaced in the late 1960's and in 1969, contracted with Woolworth's to replace Husky as the in-store diecast brand. PLAYART also offered their toy cars through other department store chains like Sears, again in store packaging. In addition, PLAYART models were offered in packaging from the manufacturer. Some PLAYART diecast appear to be close cop...

Published in PLAYART
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:26

LONE STAR VW BUS

The origins of what later became DIE CASTING MACHINE TOOLS LTD., (otherwise known as D.C.M.T.) began in London, England, 1939. The founder, Aubrey Robert "Bob" Mills, apparently working alone in a lock-up garage, designed and built his first die casting machine which, it is believed, he sold for a profit of £100. With a partner, the late Sidney James Ambridge, 'Bob' Mills began to build ...

Published in LONE STAR
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:25

ROADMASTER VW BUS

The ROADMASTER plastic VW Single Cab Bus (also packaged as ACTION TRUCKS) had cut out windows, with or without a clear plastic window insert. Body details include door seams, handles, side air vents, headlights, turn signals and a front VW emblem. Front and rear bumpers were part of the plastic baseplate, which had black plastic wheels with or without metal axles, MADE IN HONG KONG was us...

Published in ROADMASTER
Sunday, 06 October 2013 17:25

UNKNOWN SPLIT VW GLASS 06

One piece crude porcelain Split Window Volkswagen that is 75mm (1/54 scale). The VW is black with silver painted windows, hub caps, headlights and produced around 1953. The shape is more of an elongated VW. No other details.

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Published in UNKNOWN GLASS 00-07
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:26

UNKNOWN VW CONVERTIBLE PLASTIC 01

A semi-detailed model of the Volkswagen Convertible with the top down. Soft plastic construction with details of the front and rear hood, door seams, interior and molded front and rear bumpers. Interior has “tuck-n-roll type seats. No chassis and the black wheels and axles snap into the chassis. No Markings.

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:21

HÖFLER - JEAN VW CONVERTIBLE

The basis of the Höfler Company was laid in 1923 when the 3 Höfler brothers, Johann, Georg and Leonhard, started a company for production of metal products in Fürth. In the 1930’s, Johan decided to build his own toy Company, named "Metallspielwarenfabrik Johann Höfler". He produced cheap penny toys, like cars, planes, figurines, trains, etc. In the early forties, the Company was forced to...

Published in HÖFLER - JEAN CB
Monday, 30 September 2013 04:47

SIKU VW BUS V6

Sieper-Werke (The Sieper Company) was founded in 1921. It was originally a manufacturer of metal tools and cutlery in zamac and aluminum and, later on, ashtrays, badges, medals, belt buckles, and buttons. The factory in Ludenscheid, Germany, was outfitted with new casting molds in 1949 for grating, sandblasting and painting zinc cast goods. The Company was even contracted to make Mercedes-Benz'...

Published in SIKU BS
Monday, 30 September 2013 04:42

SIKU VW BUS V5

Sieper-Werke (The Sieper Company) was founded in 1921. It was originally a manufacturer of metal tools and cutlery in zamac and aluminum and, later on, ashtrays, badges, medals, belt buckles, and buttons. The factory in Ludenscheid, Germany, was outfitted with new casting molds in 1949 for grating, sandblasting and painting zinc cast goods. The Company was even contracted to make Mercedes-Benz'...

Published in SIKU BS
Monday, 30 September 2013 04:36

SIKU VW BUS V4

Sieper-Werke (The Sieper Company) was founded in 1921. It was originally a manufacturer of metal tools and cutlery in zamac and aluminum and, later on, ashtrays, badges, medals, belt buckles, and buttons. The factory in Ludenscheid, Germany, was outfitted with new casting molds in 1949 for grating, sandblasting and painting zinc cast goods. The Company was even contracted to make Mercedes-Benz'...

Published in SIKU BS
Monday, 30 September 2013 04:31

SIKU VW BUS V3

Sieper-Werke (The Sieper Company) was founded in 1921. It was originally a manufacturer of metal tools and cutlery in zamac and aluminum and, later on, ashtrays, badges, medals, belt buckles, and buttons. The factory in Ludenscheid, Germany, was outfitted with new casting molds in 1949 for grating, sandblasting and painting zinc cast goods. The Company was even contracted to make Mercedes-Benz'...

Published in SIKU BS
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