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Displaying items by tag: 111to160mm
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 18:57

UNIVERSAL MATCH CORP VW BUS

The UNIVERSAL MATCH CORP was founded in 1925 by A.H. and S.M. Rosenberg. The Rosenberg family had already had a number of years worth of experience in match manufacturing and by 1925 had embarked on a venture of their own. The ensuing history of the Company is a tangled web of subsidiaries, mergers, takeovers, and other mysterious financial goings-on. In 1939, UNIVERSAL MATCH CORP absorbe...

Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:25

LEGO VW BUS V1

The Lego Group was founded in 1916 by Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark when he bought an already existing woodwork shop. During the years of economic depression in the late 1920’s, Ole Kirk began producing miniature versions of his products as design aids. This inspired him to begin producing toys in 1932: wooden pull toys, piggy banks, cars and trucks. The name ...

Published in LEGO BS
Thursday, 02 January 2014 21:57

PROCESSED PLASTIC VW BUS

PROCESSED PLASTIC was founded in Aurora, USA, in 1948 by Ross Bergman, Richard Simms, and Roy Raymond. Their first toy was a plastic dump truck. Over the years, the product line was expanded to larger trucks, racing cars, tanks, and rockets sold primarily to Woolworth and Kresges (K-Mart). In 1964, they purchased the Tim-Mee Toy Company from Anchor Brush. As a result of this purchase, PRO...

Published in PROCESSED PLASTIC
Thursday, 02 January 2014 02:47

SIEMENS VW BUS

KARL SIEMENS GmbH was located in Lüdenscheid, Germany. They produced in the late 1950’s and 1960’s thermoplastic toys, which were intended as giveaways for other manufacturers of other products.

A two piece soft plastic toy in the shape of a VW Transporter or Passenger Bus. Top section made with or without cut out windows. The lower body section forms the chassis...

Published in SIEMENS
Saturday, 21 December 2013 11:48

TUDOR ROSE VW BUS V1

ROSEDALE Associated manufacturers was founded in 1933 by Norman Henry Rosedale and was based in Wales, England. TUDOR ROSE was a trademark of Rosedale Plastics. Originally Rosedale/ TUDOR ROSE made novelties such as buttons, combs, plastic jewelry and toys, but by the early 1950s, plastic toys and dolls were their main output. They sold their toys at Woolworths, although all their toys we...

Published in TUDOR ROSE BS
Monday, 16 December 2013 02:48

TOMTE VW BUS V4

The Company was started in 1940 by Aasmund Sigurd Laerdal in Stavanger, Norway. Originally a small publishing house, it specialized in greetings cards and children's books. By 1943, the Company had expanded into the manufacturing of wooden toys under the name Smavare Industry. In 1951, the Company expanded into plastics and began manufacturing realistic play dolls and in 1959 started prod...

Published in TOMTE
Monday, 09 December 2013 01:04

SCHILDKRÖT VW BUS

In 1873 the Lenel brothers founded together with Friedrich Julius Bensinger in Mannheim Germany, the "Rheinische Hartgummi-Waaren-Fabrik“, which produced soft rubber and celluloid products, like dolls. After 1933 the Company was confiscated by the Nazi regime. In 1954, a cooperation with Käthe Kruse led to the production of dolls again and later also toy cars. The Company was renamed i...

Published in SCHILDKRÖT
Sunday, 08 December 2013 18:59

PRF VW BUS

Two piece plastic body of a VW Panel Bus with cut out door windows and windshield. The top section has a large lip seam where it attached to the lower body. Details of the door seams and side air louvers. Metal headlights and the metal bumpers have PRF license plates. Metal chassis with a friction motor and black rubber wheels attaches to the body with six screws. Ivory colored plastic wi...

Published in PRF
Sunday, 27 October 2013 02:38

NFIC VW BUS

NFIC, located in Hong Kong, was one of the Hong Kong producers who really put effort in the quality of their products. Many toys came in two-tone colors. Sometimes they also offered toys under the label of National Toys (Matchbox-copies).

Plastic body of a VW Transporter Bus with cut out windows and a clear blue plastic window insert. Very good details of front and re...

Published in NFIC
Sunday, 27 October 2013 01:07

LUCKY TOY VW BUS

Plastic body of a VW Pickup Bus with cut out windows and a black plastic window insert. Very good details of front and rear section, door seams and side panels. Bumpers, headlights, taillights and front VW emblem molded into the body. Black plastic chassis with friction motor attached to the body.  The LUCKY TOY VW Bus came stock or various themes such as COCA COLA, Cherry Picker and Haule...

Published in LUCKY TOY
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