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Displaying items by tag: 111to160mm
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:39

PAYA OVAL VW MEDIUM SCALE

Rafael Paya Pico, a local tinsmith, started in the year 1902 a factory in Ibi, Alicante, for sheet products, metal foundry and repair of music instruments. In 1906, his sons Pascual, Emilio and Vicente started producing metal toys. In 1905 they founded the company Paya Hermanos (PH). During the Spanish Civil War the company Paya Hermanos was collectivized and made fuse and ammunition. Pro...

Published in PAYA OW Medium Scale
Monday, 29 July 2013 04:25

KKS KOMODA SHOTEN OVAL VW

Tin body with cut out windows and fair details of the rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. No VW front hood details, sloop nose look. Tin bumpers, headlights and windshield trim. Metal chassis with friction motor and tin interior insert with "KKS Made in Japan" marking on the rear shelf.

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Published in KKS
Monday, 29 July 2013 03:32

COMANDO OVAL VW V1

Plastic body with cut out windows and very good details of front and rear hood, bumpers, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. Clear plastic window insert and headlight lenses. Tin chassis with a friction motor with rubber tires and stamped with the COMANDO insignia. Painted bumpers, taillights and license plate number I-402. The Comando Company was located in Ibi-Alicante, Sp...

Published in COMANDO
Sunday, 28 July 2013 05:27

JOY OVAL VW

Tin body with cut out windows and good details of front and rear hood, door seams and rear oval window with air louvers. With or without a clear plastic window insert. Tin headlights and bumpers. Metal chassis with friction or key wound motor with rubber tires. Sold in a construction set similar to the DUX Oval Window VW.

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Published in JOY
Saturday, 27 July 2013 23:58

HUKI OVAL VW SUNROOF HUKI 2-1

In 1910, Hubert Kienberger founded HUKI, Kienberger & Co., Nürnberg, Germany. They mainly produced Penny Toys and animals on wheels. Before WWII, they used the brand name KiCo, which was later altered into HUKI. In 1943 the Company was destroyed by a fire and only in 1951 production was restarted. Huki seized to exist in the second half of the seventies. Huki always produced tintoys ...

Published in HUKI
Saturday, 27 July 2013 22:35

ESTRELA OVAL VW V1

ESTRELA was founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1937, when it started producing dolls and wooden toy cars. Later, in the 1950’s they started producing plastic and tinplate toys as well. Its symbol is a four-pointed star, a sort of compass, referring to the Company name "ESTRELA" which means "star" in Portuguese. The Company still exists as, producer, importer and distributor of major toy brands ...

Published in ESTRELA
Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:50

DUX OVAL VW

DUX was the toy label name for the German firm, Markes & Co. The company was founded in 1904 by Karl Markes in Lüdenscheid. From the 1930s, DUX production evolved into tin model car kits. Production changed over to plastic in the 1960s and toy production ceased altogether in 1981. At the 1950 Nuremberg Toy Fair, Markes & Co. of Lüdenscheid introduced the first split window VW min...

Published in DUX OW
Thursday, 18 July 2013 23:59

WÜNNERLEIN (WÜCO) & HÖRNDLEIN VW

The WÜNNERLEIN body stamping is identical and the chassis has a similar mold stamping design to the HÖRNDLEIN FH126. WÜNNERLEIN is believed to have acquired the tooling to produce the tin VWs from HÖRNDLEIN. WÜNNERLEIN also produced a very nice tin litho Oval Window VW that also has similarities as well.

Just to note: After 1945, WÜNNERLEIN produced tin toys ...

Published in WÜNNERLEIN (WÜCO)
Thursday, 18 July 2013 22:59

WÜNNERLEIN (WÜCO) SPLIT VW

FRITZ WÜNNERLEIN & Co (Wüco), was founded in 1906 and located in Zirndorf, Germany. Pre war era, mainly savings boxes were produced, post war era mechnical toys and cars as well. They produced this tinplate body with solid windows and a lowered roof line appearance. Tinplate chassis with bumpers and a clockwerk motor. Metal button headlights. The body stamping is identical and ...

Published in WÜNNERLEIN (WÜCO)
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 04:26

VOLKSWAGENWERK SPLIT VW V2

Major Ivan Hirst ordered in 1946/47 the design of an aluminum promotional gift for visitors and valued workers at the VW factory. They used aluminum because there was no shortage of scrap aluminum from dismantled airplanes. The very first model was disapproved by major Hirst (see VOLKSWAGENWERK SPLIT VW V0). Thereafter they produced the we...

Published in VOLKSWAGENWERK
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