Tag: Focal Point

Focal Point: Lockheed Electra, Tootsietoy, 1941

Focal Point: Lockheed Electra, Tootsietoy, 1941

by Steve Butler Tootsietoy’s 1941 factory catalog includes a illustration of their “No. 125 LOCKHEED ELECTRA” and indicates that the plane was distributed in assorted […]

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Focal Point: Fire Truck, Auburn Rubber, Circa 1940

Focal Point: Fire Truck, Auburn Rubber, Circa 1940

By Steve Butler At first glance this fire truck may seem rather ordinary even very common. Their white rubber tires make it a probable pre-WWII […]

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Focal Point: Moving Van • Metal Masters, circa 1947

Focal Point: Moving Van • Metal Masters, circa 1947

By Steve Butler At 17-6 inches in length, this is a very large toy truck. It is made of wood and Masonite. The top, bottom, […]

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Focal Point: Dragnet Cap Gun, Knickerbocker, 1955

Focal Point: Dragnet Cap Gun, Knickerbocker, 1955

By Steve Butler The Focal Point in the October 2015 issue of Antique Toy World was the Dragnet Riot Gun (actually a plastic double barrel […]

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Focal Point: Prop-Rod, Cox, 1955

Focal Point: Prop-Rod, Cox, 1955

By Steve Butler Cox sold a bunch of Prop-Rods, primarily for two reasons. First, the 11-9″ toy generated considerable customer appeal with it new and […]

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Focal Point: 1951-2 Ford Panel Truck, Marx circa 1952

Focal Point: 1951-2 Ford Panel Truck, Marx circa 1952

By Steve Butler This die cast white metal toy panel truck is obviously a 1951/2 Ford despite a few design departures probably made to facilitate […]

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Focal Point: Convertible with Driver, Occupied Japan, Circa 1948

Focal Point: Convertible with Driver, Occupied Japan, Circa 1948

by Steve Butler Small tin wind-up sedans, most seemingly representing Chevrolets or Pontiacs, are fairly common. Most are marked “OCCUPIED JAPAN” indicating an issue date […]

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Focal Point: Fix-All Jeep Marx, Circa 1954

Focal Point: Fix-All Jeep Marx, Circa 1954

By Steve Butler It was about 1954 when Marx issued a colorful four-page brochure to present their line of seventeen toys in their “FIXALL” line. […]

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Focal Point: David Moving Van, Strombecker, 1933

Focal Point: David Moving Van, Strombecker, 1933

By Steve Butler The box for this toy truck is made of tan cardboard with taped , nonoverlapping corners – a manner in which boxes […]

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Focal Point: Republican Elephant Gund – 1939

Focal Point: Republican Elephant Gund – 1939

By Steve Butler The Republican National Convention preceding the 1940 presidential election was held in Philadelphia from June 24 to June 28, 1940. The goal […]

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Focal Point: 1935 Ford Sedan • Tootsietoy – 1935

Focal Point: 1935 Ford Sedan • Tootsietoy – 1935

By Steve Butler This is a 3-inch Tootsietoy 1935 Ford convertible sedan, an earlier issue because of the silver trim. Later issues were void of […]

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Focal Point: 1938 Plymouths • Plymouth

Focal Point: 1938 Plymouths • Plymouth

By Steve Butler The March 2009 issue of Antique Toy World contained an article about a group of 1939 Plymouths. The die cast lead vehicles […]

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Focal Point: Ford Panel Truck,  Marx circa 1952

Focal Point: Ford Panel Truck, Marx circa 1952

By Steve Butler Okay, at first glance this truck looks like a cheapened version of Marx’s 1948-50 Ford RCA TV repair truck that was issued […]

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Focal Point: Lite-Mobile, Cruver, circa 1948

Focal Point: Lite-Mobile, Cruver, circa 1948

By Steve Butler Cruver Manufacturing of Chicago is best known for its production of a 1/25th scale promotional version of the 1949 Oldsmobile. It is […]

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Focal Point: Limousine • Alcyon – 1952

Focal Point: Limousine • Alcyon – 1952

By Steve Butler This is one of those toy automobiles that a person would have trouble passing up at a toy show. And it was […]

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