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Hi, It must be by another company because Marusan never made that toy in a light blue color. It could be a convertible by Nomura, there was one in pale blue. It could be a 1953 version by Gama, they...
Yep, you are in a pickle... not sure on how to separate the two bits!
Mike, The only way to remove the drive wheel is to use a tool that you will have to make yourself, a "puller". It will be made from a chunk of 1" thick aluminum stock, milled in its center, opened on...
The Pocher company went bankrupt in the late 1990s, so it is not impossible that part of the proceedings of the bankruptcy were a deal with Testors to market a quantity of their Ferrari model in the U...
I cannot see what is stamped on the button. It looks like there is nothing on it on the picture... but it could be the lighting. What is its diameter please?
Hi, Thank you for the added information. The blue Cadillac in question is of a 1957 Eldorado Brougham, and its design can hardly be compared to that of a 1951 Sedan De Ville! That blue Caddy is a n...
Looking at the added pictures and still not knowing the diameter or the detail on the button, I think it is a 1920s version because of its construction. I do not think it being a rare version but it s...
I just checked a Bonhams auction catalog from May 2013 where they have a very similar Steiff bear, from the 1920s, 16" tall. Sure looks the same, but who knows... valuation about $1100.00.
It is not "Stieff" but Steiff, from Margaret Steiff. The button diameter in millimeters and what is stamped on it defines the era in which the toy was produced. For example, if the button is 8 mm in d...
Hi, Check the left ear. Is there a little metal button in there, or evidence that there was one at one time?
Dear Sir, In the past year alone on eBay USA, I must have seen as many as 50 of these Marusan Cadillacs, in many colors and configurations. I actually bought 3 of those myself, a black one and anothe...
In collecting anything, there are three criteria that are most important for determination of the monetary value of anything: -Condition -Condition -Condition Marusan Cadillacs were successful to...
Thanks for the nice comments. The collection is in California but at the other end. We tried to acquire and care for the best we could find, with no second-rate toys or artifacts accepted. We believe ...
I am not sure if I can post a picture in the reply, but the toy is quite large at 12.5" long, very substantial. A picture of the box can be found on a page of my toy website, that I invite you to brow...
Pop, sorry to disagree with you. It was not a matter of cost, as these Japanese toy cars like the one I show, were more expensive on the American market than domestically produced vehicles of the same...
Same response I gave to another inquiry about these "toys for adults": First, they are NOT replicas of any old Japanese toys. They were "nostalgic" styled tin toys with plastic accessories (plated ...
Nice. Looks like in excellent shape! This is a postwar issue of the original 1939 British Dinky model. The prewar had thinner axles and "smooth" wheels, white tires. British postwar issues had black ...
Joustra (Jouets de Strasbourg) made a whole series of these, with different mechanical functions, bodies and colors, from 1951 to 1960. There is even a 2-decker bus with tourists popping out of the ro...
Nice! Unfortunately as most of these, the clear-plastic star on top of the radiator is damaged. Most of the time it is broken off. These "Prameta" toys were part of a 5-car series by Kollner, the fi...
And by the way, they have nothing in common with Marusan, one of the great names in Japanese tin toys, the REAL thing.
These were "nostalgic" styled tin toys with plastic accessories (plated bumpers, molded seats...) trying to capture the feel of the great tin toys made in Japan in the 1950's. They were first issued i...