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Posted 6 years ago

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Does anyone know if this is a Buddy L tank produced during WWII ? It is made completely of wood, it has no markings but, is very heavy and well made. Measurements are 13" long, 5" wide and 6" tall. I do know that Buddy L did produce toys during WWII out of wood due to the war effort as did most toy companies but, I can not find a catalog for this toy. Any information would be greatly appreciated such as, value, rarity, number produced, year(s) produced, etc.


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  1. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 6 years ago
    Very nice toy. It's interesting to see that boys still had toys despite material restrictions imposed during the War. The following link shows a tank that looks as though it was probably made by the same manufacturer as yours. While it is of a different style, the yellow stenciled track quite close. Unfortunately the maker is not indentified:

    I have also included two links to Buddy L wooden tanks for comparison:



    Good luck with your search.
  2. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 6 years ago
    Indeed, like fourpeepsake said, I'm not sure who made your example but it was not made by Buddy L.

    I've been looking for a nice one of these. They are tough to find with their barrels and paint in decent shape. Very nice from another tank lover!

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