Better Than Internet Rare

 In Steve Butler

By Steve Butler

An article that appeared in the July 2012 issue of Antique Toy World started with the following comments:

“There are several reasons why an article about a toy may be worth writing and reading. One of those reasons would be the relative rarity of the toy because a truly rare toy should pique considerable interest among collectors.”

One of the items described in an article was the pictured red 1935 Chrysler Airflow that was issued by Masudaya. (That article erroneously called it a 1934, but doing so resulted in no feedback.) It is an 8.9-inch celluloid toy having its chassis, bumpers and base plate all made of tin. The car has a wind-up motor and adjustable front wheels for changing direction. Curiously but not surprisingly the original box, which was verified as being correct, identifies the contents as being a DeSoto.

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