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    Posted 9 years ago

    mrumble
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    Hi:
    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.

    Thanks
    Mike

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    1. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 9 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:
      http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=200302.

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

      http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6025711

      http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1686807

      Good luck with your search.
    2. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 9 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!
      -Todd

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