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Saturday, 05 October 2013 04:31

TCO TIPPCO TIPP&CO SPLIT VW Track Set Article

The German firm of TIPP & COMPANY was a manufacturer of tin toys and their facilities were located in the Nürnberg area. The city of Nürnberg was the main toy district area of Germany. Most of the toy manufacturers were located in the Nürnberg area during the 1940's and the largest German toy fair "Internationale Spielwarenmesse" is still held yearly in Nürnberg and draws manufacturers ...

Thursday, 03 October 2013 18:30

MARUSAN Oval Window VW Article

One interesting characteristic of tin Volkswagen toys from the vintage era is that most of them do not represent the true silhouette of the famous Beetle shape. This is due to the fact that the Volkswagen body design and shape has negative contours that is hard to stamp out of a single sheet of metal. Typically, when a piece of tin plate is placed in a die and stamped, when the die is opened, t...

Published in MARUSAN
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 17:10

HAUSSER KdF WAGEN VW GAME BOARD

HAUSSER KdF WAGEN GAME SET

 

The conception of the Volkswagen had begun in 1933 when Adolph Hitler announced at the 1933 Berlin Auto Show the importance of transportation in the form of a small, economical car. He stated that the living standard of a nation was judged by the total length of its good highways. A...

Published in HAUSSER
Saturday, 07 September 2013 03:31

HÖFLER & WAMOO VW CONVERTIBLE Article

                                                JOHAN HÖFLER & WAMOO VW ...

Published in HÖFLER - JOHAN
Thursday, 05 September 2013 21:22

KÖRA & GAMA Split Window VW Article

Since the introduction of the Volkswagen Sedan in 1938 (called the KdF Wagen back then) and its sudden popularity as a car the German worker could purchase in a savings program, it did not take long for the toy manufacturers of Germany to jump on the band wagon and produced their version of the new Volkswagen in miniature f...

Published in KÖRA
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:20

MORESTONE - BUDGIE Oval Window VW Article

OVAL WINDOW VOLKSWAGEN NO. 8

Vintage Volkswagen Models and Toys VW toy review is of an Oval Window Volkswagen toy that has been sold under various names over the years.  This 1/70th scale (58mm in length) metal diecast toy was originally designed and manufactured by the Morris & Stone Limited Toy Company. Morris & Stone was located in north L...

Published in MORESTONE - BUDGIE
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 17:36

DINKY TOYS Oval Window VW Article

DINKY TOYS

VOLKSWAGEN TOY CARS

Not to date myself, I grew up in an era in which "DINKY TOYS" were very popular in the line of toy cars, trucks, military vehicles, etc. In fact, the name was so popular, just about any small toy vehicle was called a "DINKY TOY" whether it was one or not. These popular diecast toy vehi...

Published in DINKY TOYS
Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:10

ALPS V1 Oval Window VW Article

A large percentage of the Volkswagen toy cars that were produced in the 1940’s and 1950's era were made in West Germany due to the fact of course, the Volkswagen is of German origin. Well, now is the spotlight on a tin plate Oval Window VW toy produced in Japan. Over the years we have seen the popularity and rising prices of Japanese tin cars of the 50...

Published in ALPS
Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:51

SWEERING Oval Window VW Article

From time to time, this little diecast Oval Window Volkswagen appears at a toy show or on an online auction. The thing that makes this VW mysterious is that it is found with no chassis, with a metal chassis and wheels and sometimes with a plastic chassis with no wheels, molded “MADE IN US ZONE - GERMANY.”  There is a time period in Germany history between 1945 and 1950 where the A...

Published in SWEERING OW
Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:00

NBN Split Window VW Article

Volkswagen models, promotionals and toys have been produced in many scales, colors and materials over the years.  Some of the most popular and desirable are of the Split Window Volkswagen era. Because of the German origin of the Volkswagen and the country of the best tin toy manufacturers of the time, the VW was well represented in the German toy in...

Published in NBN
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