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Posted 9 months ago

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austrohung…
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These two beauties were Carlos's father's toy cars when he was a child in the 30s.

Until decoplease's proved us they were made in Czechoslovakia it was impossible for us to tell where they came from... Because of his work, Carlos's grandfather used to travel around Europe, so he could have bought them anywhere in Europe (Germany, Austria, Britain, France... even the US).

They have no marks at all except for what it seems to be a serial number underneath the brown Studebaker car: EVF/4.

Anyone who's really into toy cars could probably tell us about Czech toy factories of the time...

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    stunning!!
  2. tcosbm16 tcosbm16, 9 months ago
    These are awesome!
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    Thanks for your love mike, , racer, petey, blunderbuss2, nutsabotas6, tcosbm16, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Aimathena, Sean, rhinoman, Vet, Violet, famatta and aghcollect!!!!

    No one has any idea about their origin?
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    Hello Austro , your very welcome !!! I believe that these could be german!! lets see what others think!!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    Thanks Sean. The post has been re-categoried by CW as model cars, I hope that will bring the inputs of specialists in model cars :)

    Last night, surfing the net in search of old cars from the 30s I found one, a Duesenberg, that really looks like our second -brown- model. So if it is a Duesy chances are the two cars are German. So you could be right here!!! :)
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    I've just found a German toys company that used to make wooden toys... Erzgebirge Holzspielzeug, but their painted finishes aren't really good. Agh, we need a German guy here to ask him for help :)
  7. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 9 months ago
    i'm german but have no idea...
    maybe they can help:
    http://www.historytoy.com/historytoyold-toysantique-toys
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    Your very welcome austro!!
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    Thanks a loy for the link GTMOOM!!! There's some simmilarities with some wooden cars I've found there. I wish we could get a site with info on German toys instead of American brands.
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    Thanks for your love fortapache, pw-collector, Moonstone, Budek, DrFluffy and tom!!!
  11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    Thanks for your lve, Fran!!!
  12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 months ago
    We found some images of Austrian wooden toys and the hads look pretty much like the one on the brown car... maybe they're Austrian???
  13. decoplease, 8 months ago
    Dear astro,
    My husband bought a similar car at a flea market in Paris years ago. The bottom is marked "Czechoslovakia." I have pictures of it, if you would like me to email them to you.

  14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 months ago
    Thanks so much, decoplease!!! you can send them to austrohungaro@gmail.com
  15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 months ago
    Thanks to decoplease I've found out these cars were made in Czechoslovakia.

    She's been so kind as to send me pics of their car and there's no doubt they were made at the sama factory or by the same guy.

    I really hipe we'll be able to find out which factory made them!!!


    Thanks so very very much, Susan!!!!

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