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Displaying items by tag: 86to110mm
Saturday, 19 October 2019 20:46

SOAP BAR SPLIT WINDOW VW

A very nice period piece from the fifties, made in Germany by an unknown manufacturer. The bodyshape of the split beetle is very well captured with some details.

It is evident that the soap was put into a mould to shape the bar. There is a clearly visible seamline. These soaps were used, so not many survived. They also easily dried out, as you can see on the cracks on one of them.

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Monday, 27 May 2019 19:30

RGG VERLAG MODELLKASTEN

RGG Verlag (publishers) was established in Braunschweig, Germany in 1958 and was specialised and leading in traffic education materials (books, traffic games, etc.) aimed at adults as well as children. RGG is an abbreviation of Rot Gelb Grün (red, yellow, green) and refers most probably to the street traffic lights with the colours RED, YELLOW and GREEN. In 2000, the RGG Verlag was bought by V...

Published in RGG VERLAG
Thursday, 06 December 2018 21:40

MÄRKLIN LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA VW

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 produce...

Published in MÄRKLIN
Friday, 30 November 2018 21:01

WIKING LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA VW LARGE SCALE

WIKING Modellbau 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 a lead-based alloy metal material called ZAMAC, were used by the German military for training purposes. The models were usually marked "WIKING MODELL" on their bases. Beginning in 1938, models of the planes and ...

Published in WIKING LARGE SCALE
Friday, 30 November 2018 19:11

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V4

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 4 had a completely renewed body with integrated split beetle dashboard and renewed chassis.

The material is considerably thinner than earlier versions.

The body (#L-B) came with the VW sign on the hood and with a wid...

Friday, 30 November 2018 19:09

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V3

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 3 came with body (#L-Ad) with VW sign on the hood and with a wider license plate at the engine lid. And there was also a body (#L-Ae) (no pictures) with an extra strong rear lid for s...

Friday, 30 November 2018 19:07

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V2

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 2 came with body variations (#L-Ab and #L-Ac) without VW sign on the hood and with a wider license plate at the engine lid

The chassis #1b or #1c came with a WM logo at the baseplate and with rectangular slot holes (#1c has ...

Friday, 30 November 2018 19:04

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE V1

Please note that we use the numbers as used by the Wiking collector community

This version 1 came with body (#L-Aa) without VW sign on the hood and with a narrow license plate at the engine lid

The chassis (#1a) came without WM logo, withouten raised surface for the...

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:04

TSUBAME TOYS LOWLIGHT KARMANN GHIA VW TOY

Many of the highest quality Japanese tin toys were distributed by the ASAHI Trading Company (ATC) of Taito Ku, Tokyo, but not necessarily manufactured by the ASAHI Trading Company. For example, as can be seen in the original box photos of these VWs, there is the ASAHI name and logo. There is also another logo on the original box representing the manufacturer of TSUBAME TOYS (swallow bird silhou...

Published in TSUBAME

In 1903 the company GEORG FISCHER was founded. They mainly produced small toys and cars with and without clockwork motor. The company ceased to exist in 1958.

The Karmann Ghia VW Coupe was introduced in 1955 and the Convertible model followed in 1958. Well, it did not take long for the toy companies to produce their version of the new VW Karmann Ghia in miniature.  The European toy...

Published in GEORG FISCHER
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