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    Posted 12 years ago

    marxtoynut
    (2 items)

    I bought this on eBay. There no manufacturer's marks. The seller sold it as a 1920s-30s era German house. Could be. The building is not only litho'd but embossed making it very tactile. All the individual bricks, the window and door frames, the wood siding - all beautifully embossed.
    The canopy is supported by two braces running from the rear wall to the front of the canopy and there are no marks indicating that anything was attached (i.e., supporting posts) towards the front of the canopy. The building measures 8" wide at the roof, the house itself is 7" wide; the house is 4.5" front to back not including the canopy; the canopy part being 7" by 3.5" in size. The house stands 5.5" tall at the peak; the chimney is 1" tall from the side measurement, with a 1/2" square opening.

    BREAKING NEWS: Well, OK, maybe not breaking because I solved this little mystery over a month ago, I just haven't logged on to update it! Sorry. Anyway, after consulting people way more knowledgeable than myself, the consensus is that this is from the German firm of Issmayer and, because of its size, would have probably been sold as an accessory to Standard Gauge trains - or Gauge 1 trains in Europe. The folks who solved this are members of the 'TrainColSoc' Yahoo Group ('TrainColSoc' = Train Collector's Society based in the UK).

    You can see more photos on my blog:

    http://toyconnect.blogspot.com

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    1. marv sandrn, 12 years ago
      Does anyone know or have a K-Line --Santa & Reindeer model railroad car, nr. 691-7402 for sale? I am trying to put together a Christmas train for my grandson. Please advise and thanking you in advance

      Marv
    2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      I'm thinking that was a train set accessory. Talk about frustrating I looked all over. I did find this place though, maybe this guy would know.
      http://www.toysofthepast.com/marx5.html
    3. fortapache fortapache, 9 years ago
      You can never go wrong with embossed tin litho. Looks great.

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