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Posted 2 years ago

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No idea who manufacturer is or if there is any value to this toy that was my Grandfather's. I've looked over the net and found nothing. Any info would be great.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Could you describe the figure in photo three?
    He / She looks to have a sword, is she /he standing on a dragon or a dolphin?
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wonderful, love it!
  3. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Not to long ago I had seen something like yours (or the same one, can't remember exactly) on "Antique Roadshow." I do know that I was shocked at how high some of the antique toys were appraised at. (True condition does mean allot, but depending on the rarity or the item, one never knows for sure). I also read that antique toys are in demand by some dealers. I would have it checked out with a antique dealer in your area.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Condition and rariety is everything when putting a value on an item. That being said, do you know the steering mechanism is missing? Even as the toy is in the state it is, there is some value. There's a collector for everything.

    Michael
  5. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Hi Michael,
    No, I didn't notice that the steering mechanism is missing, and I do agree that condition and rarity is everything when putting a value on something. However, Fact: No-one does know what a collector would pay for something he/she really would want.
    There was another Antique Show I always watched (can't think of the name off hand) The host were Terry & Ralph Kovels (husband & wife). Ralph would always say: "Things are Worth Whatever Someone Is Willing To Pay." So true!!!
    Have a nice evening. Kathy
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Hi Kathycat: I agree with you. I've said the same thing for years, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay no matter what it books for or what another person says it's worth. :-)

    Michael
  7. toygeek toygeek, 1 year ago
    What you have here is a Gunthermann Vis-A-Vis. it was made in Germany somewhere between 1900 and 1915. It had white rubber tires over the rims and is a windup. Your lanterns are missing, as are most. These were simply stuck in and could easily be removed. Even in rough condition, these early German automotive toys are prized finds. Don't leave it in the sandbox after dark.
  8. ozmarty ozmarty, 1 year ago
    http://www.motorcities.org/Story/The+Early+Days+of+Tin+Toy+Vehicles+br+By+Robert+Tate-295.html

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