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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
    (691 items)

    This was my toy given to me by my grandfather in the 1950's.

    I think it is a Tippco, Motorrad TCO 59, or motor bike TCO 59. I believe it was made in the US Zone Germany, although there is no indication of this on the toy. It's an example of the classic early post-war tin litho clockwork toys manufactured by Tipp & Co, Nuremberg, Germany, U.S. Zone.

    The toy represents an early 1940's era motorcycle. It has a red and cream body and gray Dunlop Cord tyres, a head light, and rear saddle bags. The driver wears a khaki canvas uniform, leather boots, gloves, and blue helmet. “Training wheels” keep him upright.

    The cyclist is powered with a small clockwork motor in the saddle bags and has an attached key. The training wheels are not angled , instead the front wheel can be pitched either to the left or the right. After it’s wound up it glides smoothly across the floor, either in a straight line or in a wide or narrower circle. Best of all……it works well and the motor is still strong!
    I have to admit I played with it a lot! It is not in the best of condition. I do not have the box and the toy no longer has its windscreen.

    Every time I see the toy I remember my grandfather Maurice O'Reilly of Millockstown, Ardee, County Louth, north of Dublin in Ireland. He bought me many toys but this is the one I have kept all these years.

    Comments

    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      What a great keepsake!
    2. cookiebaby722 cookiebaby722, 8 years ago
      ITS BEAUTIFULLY CRATED,LOVE THE SADLE BAGON THE SIDE, GREAT DETAILS. TOUCHING KEEPSAKE!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks to you both: officialfuel and cookiebabe!
    4. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Hi Kev kook at these

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      http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=CIYMZ1TO26&shw=50&ord=0&ad=ASC&img=0&alF=0&houseRef=&houseLetter=A&artistRef=&areaID=&countryID=&regionID=&stateID=&fdt=0&tdt=0&fr=0&to=0&wa=&wp=&wo=&nw=&upcoming=0&rp=&hi=&rem=FALSE&cs=0&row=101
    5. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      http://www.artfact.com/photoPopup.cfm?sh=1&img=14420103&rh=C7AB096E01EB5379D16F53A697CC9006
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi Marty! Thanks for these; the variety of the models is amazing. And to think that some youngsters kept their toys in original boxes. I regret my wanton ways!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks again PhilDavidAlexanderMorris.
    8. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 8 years ago
      Wow Vetraio, thats a Great little piece!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks Shawn for your comments!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hey thanks chevy59, Rivertrout and you 2 fourpeepsake!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks too sanhardin and BELLIN68!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks vanskyock24 for your comment!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Stonie & Mysticshore!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Longings!
    15. lundy lundy, 8 years ago
      ya thats nice
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks rocker-sd and lundy too!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks kerry10456!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks country_pickers & AntigueToys too!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks guyfrmatl!
    20. oldskool oldskool, 7 years ago
      Really cool wind up...
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      My apologies for tardy thanks to mikielikesign2, oldskool & Dan121156 too!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      many thanks mon amie amy!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TripleM!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Harborguy!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Sean! He's kinda cool!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Totally kind, young mate! Friday the thirteenth is almost over and it has been a good day!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks madvan!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks mikielikes!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks inky!
    31. artislove artislove, 7 years ago
      beautifull authentic vintage feeling ahhh those were the days...
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks artislove!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks czechman & cocacoocoo tooooo!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thans mikielikesigns2!
    36. Yuko Yuko, 7 years ago
      This toy is just wonderful. Never seen one in such good condition. This tin toy for their colors and I love details.
      Yuko
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Yuko!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Jewels!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Lucas!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks blunderbuss2!
    41. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Missed this one, my eyesight must be failing, love it!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      No problems, mate. This one is so you, too!
    43. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      What a great piece ! I missed it also . Priceless gift from your Grandpa :-)
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin and to you too, Poop!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks jimboothfinds!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Sizzle!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Hey, many thanks beachbomb!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BHock!
    49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RonM, PickerKnows and the Hornet too!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN68!
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks jrfm410!
    52. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your welcome Kevin:). Sweet ride:)
    53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks again SEAN for your kind comments!
    54. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome KevinG:)
    55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks signaholic!
    56. zguy2112 zguy2112, 6 years ago
      Another GREAT piece! Love it.
    57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TOM61375 & ZGUY2112 too!
    58. tom61375, 6 years ago
      You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
    59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FARMLADY and TOM too!
    60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PACKRATPLACE!
    61. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks POPs52!
    63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VANSKYCOCK!
    64. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago

      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME too!
    65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TREY 'n GEO26E !!!!!
    66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FOXTERRIER9LIVES !!!!!!!!!!
    67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!!
    68. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FIFTIES50'S!!!!!!!!!
    69. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      This post its adorable!
      Many thanks for share!
    70. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VIRGINIA VINTAGE !!!!!!!!
    71. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Thanks to you vetraio50!!
    72. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PICKRNOSE 'n FIFTIES50s too !!!!!!!
    73. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PACKRAT-PLACE !!!!!!!
    74. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      What a special memory! You have preserved this so well. Thanks for sharing...
    75. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SHAREURPASSION 'n PWCOLLECTOR too !!!!!!!'
    76. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RSILCAR !!!!!
    77. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!
    78. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
      Love the patina and honest wear on your piece of childhood history Kevin. Beautiful to still have it after all these years!!
      Cherish the memories!!
    79. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PICKER !!!!!

      I think I will take some new photos!
    80. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MACDADDYRICO !!! !!! !!! !!!
    81. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks NICEFICE !!!!!!
    82. AzTom AzTom, 4 years ago
      Nothing makes a toy more beautiful than the good memories it can bring.
    83. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER & AZTOM for those kind comments !!!!
    84. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!! !!!!! !!!
    85. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!! !!!! !!!
    86. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BENSALLRIGHT !!!!
    87. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks FK46 !!! !! ! !! !!!
    88. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      New pix !!!!
    89. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RAVAGE !!!! ! !!!!
    90. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks MAREREDWARE !!! !! ! !! !!!
    91. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks TOYPASSION, RAVAGE, POIRE & OROYOROY !!!!!
    92. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      Love it and the story, Great posts and good memories never die.
    93. roddyq roddyq, 2 years ago
      So great to have the toy you played with as a child good memories!!
    94. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks EJW, RODDY AND POLITICALPINBACKS for those kind comments.
    95. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!!!!
    96. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks OROYOROY !!!! ! !!!!
    97. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks THE GATEKEEPER !!!!
    98. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks BLUNDERBUSS, MRISTYNDALL & MACDADDYRICO !!!!
    99. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      Missed this beauty!
    100. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID, IGNATZ & RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    101. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN & ANNAB !!!!
    102. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks TYLYNNIE & BUCKETHEAD !!!!
    103. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks COLLECTABLES59 !!!!
    104. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks BUCKETHEAD !!!!
    105. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks MACDADDYRICO & ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME too !!!!
    106. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks ANNAB !!!
    107. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!
    108. Lata Lata, 1 year ago
      Awesome toy with a superb story!
    109. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks LATA & CLOCKERMAN !!!!!!
    110. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!!!!!
    111. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks LATA !!!!!!
    112. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks IGGY !!!!!
    113. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks VALENTINO97 !!!!!!
    114. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD, HUNTERQLEE, YOUGOTTAHAVESTUFF, ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & VYNIL too !!!!!!!

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