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Monday, 06 January 2020 16:05

NORTH STATE TOBACCO CONSTRUCTION SPLIT VW

North State, a brand of British American Tobacco, was founded in 1931 and is a cigarette which was equipped with a shorter filter compared to many other cigarette brands. The cigarette was mainly sold in Finland but was also sold in Denmark, the Netherlands, Nazi Germany, West Germany, Switzerland and the United States. Jokingly, the brand is usually called "Chauffeur Tobacco" (see the driver o...

Monday, 06 January 2020 16:00

NORTH STATE TOBACCO PAPER SPLIT VW

North State, a brand of British American Tobacco, was founded in 1931 and is a cigarette which was equipped with a shorter filter compared to many other cigarette brands. The cigarette was mainly sold in Finland but was also sold in Denmark, the Netherlands, Nazi Germany, West Germany, Switzerland and the United States. Jokingly, the brand is usually called "Chauffeur Tobacco" (see the driver o...

Monday, 02 December 2019 17:45

SCHOLZ KdF WAGEN VW PAPER CONSTRUCTION

In 1793, the company Josef Scholz was established in Wiesbaden (Germany). Initially they sold stationary products and later they became a publishing company. In 1829 they moved to Mainz (Germany). The company was in 1840 one of the first publishers of children books, colouring books, paper model sheets, etc. See also the picture of a KdF childrensbook cover. In the 1970's the company was sold t...

Monday, 02 December 2019 17:39

RAPI KdF WAGEN VW PAPER CONSTRUCTION

Construction paper model of the Blue/Grey KdF Wagen issued through the Nazi NSKK. It consisted of a construction paper sheet measuring 34cm x 49cm and needed to be cut out and glued together to construct a KdF Wagen. The axles were supossed to be made from knitting needles !! The wheels had to be cut out from wood and the paper wheel had to be glued onto it.The artwork is marked RAPI and number...

Saturday, 23 November 2019 09:21

SCHOLZ CONSTRUCTION KdF WAGEN VW

In 1793, the company Josef Scholz was established in Wiesbaden (Germany). Initially they sold stationary products and later they became a publishing company. In 1829 they moved to Mainz (Germany). The company was in 1840 one of the first publishers of children books, colouring books, paper model sheets, etc. See also the picture of a KdF childrensbook cover. In the 1970's the company was sold t...

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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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 22:05

BECKERS PAPIRINDUSTRI VOLKSWAGEN PAPER FOLDER

BECKERS PAPIRINDUSTRI A/S located in Borgergade 16, København in Denmark was established in 1949. Unclear whether they still exist, but there is proof that they were in business at least until 1978. They were famous for their labels, printed on match boxes, but also covers of LP’s, other kinds of labels and posters. They also printed marketing materials like fold out cars and trucks. We...

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 23:44

UNKNOWN SPLIT VW GLASS 07

This glass Split Window Volkswagen was a Christmas tree decoration. Blue and silver color, a dab of red paint for the taillights and very fragile. Similar to UNKNOWN SPLIT VW GLASS 02 except this one has a longer rear section for the metal holder.

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Published in UNKNOWN GLASS 00-07
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:45

WIKING SPLIT VW LARGE SCALE PROTOTYPE

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 "WM" on their bases. Before starting production of model cars, ships, planes, etc., WIKING produced prototypes and con...

Sunday, 07 October 2018 14:49

UNKNOWN VW BUS PAPER 03

A cardboard Deluxe VW Micro Bus constructional model that was printed on a heavy card stock in the 1950s. There are various shades of blue / grey and red colors and the details are quite good for a 1950s era, 1/33 scale Volkswagen Bus. No mentioning of the manufacturer.

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Published in UNKNOWN BS PAPER 00-05
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