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Displaying items by tag: 111to160mm
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
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:53

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 04

A cast aluminium body with solid windows and lights that are painted dull silver. There is a casting seam running along the center roofline. Metal base plate with clockwerk motor, tin wheels on metal axles with front steering.  Base plate stamped “Made In Germany.” Although there is room for a brake lever in the back, it is not sure whether this particular model came with a brake lever...

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 06:16

VOLKSWAGENWERK SPLIT VW V1

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 also VOLKSWAGENWERK SPLIT VW V0). Thereafter they produced t...

Published in VOLKSWAGENWERK
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:32

VOLK KdF WAGEN VW

The Cornerstone Ceremony for the KdF Wagen factory held in Stadt des KdF~Wagens was dedicated in May of 1938. This was the basis for the Company Fr. VOLK to produce a miniature KdF Wagen to promote or celebrate the fact that they were contracted to produce the tooling to make the KdF Wagen body parts. Probably around 1939, VOLK made a steel stamped body with solid windows, basic body deta...

Published in VOLK
Sunday, 14 July 2013 22:47

UNKNOWN KdF WAGEN VW METAL 00

Tinplate body with solid windows, a lowered roofline appearance and no detailed VW body lines. Tinplate chassis with clockwerk motor and keyhole on the driver’s side. Metal button wheels, front steering and the chassis attached to the body with eight bent over tabs. Construction typical of the 1940s.

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Tipp & Co. was founded in 1912 in Nürnberg, Germany by Mr. Carstens and Mrs. Tipp. In the 1930's the owners had to flee Germany and the company was confiscated. Only in 1949 the company was given back to its legal owners and the rebuilding of the factory, destroyed in the war began. 

Nice stamping of a VW tinplate body with cut out windows, door seams, tin button headligh...

TIPP&CO was founded in 1912 in Nürnberg, Germany, by Mr. Carstens and Mrs. Tipp. In the 1930's the owners had to flee Germany and the company was confiscated. Only in 1949, the company was given back to its legal owners and the rebuilding of the TIPP&CO factory, destroyed in WWII, had begun.

Nice stamping of a KdF Wagen VW tinplate body with cut out windows, door seams, ti...

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:54

MODERN TOYS - MASUDAYA SPLIT VW

MASUDAYA, founded in 1928, Japan, was the manufacturer of this Volkswagen Split Window toy. It was a better idea, after the post WWII period, to market the Japanese MASUDAYA toys in the USA under the name of MODERN TOYS.

The MODERN TOYS Split Window VW had a tin plate body with cut out windows except for the rear split window, that is indented into the body stamp...

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:08

LYNKER SPLIT VW

The company of Otto LYNKER GmbH was founded in 1919 in Carthausen in Westfalia, Germany. They produced this VW as a promotional item having a plastic body (thermoplastic, nearly unbreakable as they claimed) with cut out windows and fender skirts. Nice details of the front and rear hood, split window, air louvers, head lights round tail lights. No chassis and the wheels attach to...

Published in LYNKER
Sunday, 07 July 2013 20:22

IIA42 KdF WAGEN VW

Tin plate body with cut out windows and indentations for the front and rear hood, taillights, headlights and license plate. Tin chassis with bumpers and a crude motor with rubber tires. License plate registration of IIA42, which was the licenseplate used for the city of Münich in the prewar and war period. Two were found in Leipzig, Germany, years ago and sold as being produced ...

Published in IIA42
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