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Antique Toy Car, Acme, Bright Red Sedan AT119.

Comments: The vertical line on the car even with the point of the rear-seat window I believe is indicative of doors, making this a sedan rather than a coupe. There are no representations of door handles to make the call easier; maybe it had "Suicide Doors" which would be very cool. Axels turn freely and tires are either hard rubber or plastic. No breaks or cracks and embossed l-133 underneath exactly the same as the Thomas Toy sedan in Yellow, but marked ACME MADE IN U.S.A. Also, the rear license plate says TMC 17 like the Thomas Toy version. This makes more sense when you realize that Islyn Thomas left the Ideal Toy Company in 1944 and with Benjamin Shapiro of the Acme Plastics Manufacturing Company, began to produce toys under the Acme name.

ABT119 $19.00
Material: Plastic
Condition: Excellent
Color: Bright Red

Size:
•Length: 4 1/4"
•Width: 1 1/4"
•Height: 1 1/4"

Antique Toy Car, Thomas, Bright Yellow Sedan AT118.

Comments: Embossed underneath l-133 and also embossed THOMAS and MADE IN U.S.A. With its small window behind the back seat, it reminds me of a bright yellow version of the car in "Rear Window" by Alfred Hitchcock. Fenderskirts give it that powerful, low-slung look that scream 'speed.' No breaks or cracks; could do with a bit of a wash but I leave that to you so that you can use the product of your choice. Rear license plate says TMC 17. Axels turn freely and tires are either hard rubber or plastic.

ABT118 $19.00
Material: Plastic
Condition: Excellent
Color: Bright Yellow

Size:
•Length: 4 3/8"
•Width: 1 5/16"
•Height: 1 1/4"

Antique Toy Car, Acme, Blue Convertible Coupe AT117.

Comments: Once upon a time, long long ago, cars did not all look alike as they do today. They had class, grace and style instead of plastic headlight covers and fiberglass bodies. Here is a 1950's model representation of what, I don't know, but it has wonderful fender skirts and a big, happy, smiling grille instead of a grille that makes it look like it's angry about being a car. Embossed 1-141 underneath at the front and embossed 2 underneath at the rear, it is also clearly marked ACME MADE IN U.S.A. Axels turn freely and tires are either hard rubber or plastic. Rear license plate says TMC.

ABT117 $19.00
Material: Plastic
Condition: Excellent
Color: Blue

Size:
•Length: 4 3/8"
•Width: 1 3/8"
•Height: 1 1/4" to top of windscreen frame

Antique Toy Car, Hubley Kiddie Toy, Taupe Coupe AT116.

Comments: Has the look of a Cadillac, but nothing that dictates specifically what 1950's model car is represented here. Silvery paint present on front grille and headlights and also on rear bumper. There is a line down the passenger side of the vehicle that is weirdly blue; on very close examination, it bears traces of silver too; perhaps 'chrome trim' at one time. No cracks or breaks on this car and it is clearly marked HUBLEY KIDDIE TOY MADE IN U.S.A. There is the number 2 incised underneath at the back and embossed underneath at the front. Axels turn freely and tires are either hard rubber or plastic.

ABT116 $19.00
Material: Plastic
Condition: Very Good
Color: Taupe

Size:
•Length: 4 1/8"
•Width: 1 7/16"
•Height: 1 1/4"

SOLD Antique Toy Dump Truck, Turquoise, Auburn Rubber AT115.

Comments: Turquoise rubber with silver paint details. More difficult for me to determine make model and year represented on this sort of vehicle, but my best estimate is 1950's. Black tires are either rubber or plastic; I can't be certain without removing them from the axles and I'm not doing that. The vehicle is somewhat dirty and in need of cleaning but as I am not certain what is the best method, I have declined to do it myself. Marked Auburn on both doors and on the underside, where there is also a number 2 embossed. Odd scratchy area on underside with faint ink marks will not be seen while displaying this somewhat more rare vehicle.

ABJ115 $.00
Material: Rubber
Condition: Very good
Color: Turquoise
Size:
•Length: 4 3/4"
•Width: 2 1/4" across front
•Height: 2 1/2" top of cab

Antique Toy Pickup Truck, Green, Ideal l-788 Hard Plastic AT114.

Comments: There is a scratch on the roof as shown in the photos; it is not a crack. This is that sort of hard and semi-thick plastic that sounds glassy when you tap it with a fingernail. This is a beautiful old truck; not sure of make, model or year but it would be safe to say it is late 1940's or early 1950's. Black tires are hard plastic.

ABJ114 $17.00
Material: Hard plastic
Condition: Very good
Color: Green
Size:
•Length: 4 5/8" front hook to back loop
•Width: 1 7/16"
•Height: 1 1/2" top of cab

Antique Toy Race Car, Red, Auburn Rubber AT113.

Comments: Number 5 roadster or race car with driver, red rubber, silver paint at engine and on trunk is factory, not
"after market." Tires are white and either hard rubber or medium hard plastic; difficult for me to be certain. Clearly marked Auburn with a 5 embossed on the underside. Wheel tilt shown in the pictures is not permanent; it is only because the wheels are made to not be tight on the axles.

These Auburn pieces are generally referred to as 'rubber' when in fact they are vinyl.  The vinyl toys were made by Auburn from 1953 - 1959 and plastics were produced from 1959 - 1969; Auburn closed its doors forever in 1969.  (Thanks to Cor v G for the information)

ABJ113 $25.00
Material: Rubber (Vinyl)
Condition: Very good
Color: Red
Size:
•Length: 6"
•Width: 1 1/2" at rear
•Height: 1 1/4" top of driver's head 

SOLD Antique Toy T.Conn Frying Pan Noisemaker AT112.

Comments: I think of T. Conn as the road less traveled in tin litho toys; not all that many examples are available as compared to Kirchoff, Chein, US Metal Toy, etc. I'm happy to have this noisemaker in such nice condition to show you here. I think of this one as a New Year's noisemaker because of the lack of child-targeted theme. My picture of the lady and the gentleman on the face of the toy blurred a bit and I didn't go back and reshoot it. The man is wearing a mask that has sort of a Guy Fawkes or Joker look to it, in my opinion. On this toy, the beads are tubular rather than spherical and are held in place by flat strips of metal rather than wires; note that the back strip is bent to accommodate the depth of the back of the toy when in use. You'll see that I photographed an area of paint loss/rust/dirt on the back; I think a lot of that will clean off, but I've left it alone because you can't unring a bell and I'd rather leave it to the end user. Other than that, there is minor surface rust in a couple areas along the front edge, also shown in the photos. Colors are bright and strong, no actual damage.


AT112 $12.00
Material: Tin litho, wood
Condition: Very good
Color: Red, blue, etc.
Size:
•Depth: 1/2"
•Width: 4"
•Height: 8" 

SOLD Antique Toy Frying Pan Noisemaker, Clown, US Metal Toy AT111.

Comments: Usually called 'frying pan' noisemakers, you simply shake it back and forth so that the wooden balls mounted on the wires alternately beat the front and back of the toy. The very design seems made to destroy the toy over time and if it had been made in today's world, it wouldn't last 30 seconds. Fortunately, this was made when toys were expected to last longer than just the drive from the store to home. Only minor rust and scratching/paint loss on this toy; I have not done a serious cleaning on it so that the owner can decide how they want to go about it without my interference. Notice the bend in the wire holding the wood bead on the back side of the toy; this is NOT a flaw. The wires on these old toys were made with the bend in the back wire to accommodate the depth of the 'pan' so that contact would still be sharp.


AT111 $15.00
Material: Tin litho and wood
Condition: Very good
Color: Red, blue, yellow, etc.
Size:
•Depth: 5/8"
•Width: 4 1/8"
•Height: 7 7/8"

Antique Toy Disney Productions Mickey Mouse Dancing Toy AT110.

Comments: There may (or may not) have been a sticker on the front of the base once upon a time that named the toy; if so that sticker has long since gone. The condition of the toy makes up for that rather nicely. Everything is tight and snug as you can see from Mickey's position; no drooping arms or head. For this toy, you press the bottom while holding it upright; depending on where you press, Mickey will move the appendages on that side. If you get really good at it, it is quite entertaining; if I do it, it just looks like Mickey needs immediate medical attention. The bottom informs us that it is a 1977 Gabriel Toy, Elmwood Park NJ made in Hong Kong for Walt Disney Productions. Minor paint loss as shown in the photos; another great addition to your toy collection!


AT110 $35.00
Material: Plastic
Condition: Excellent
Color: Yellow, tan, red, white, blue, black, flesh
Size:
•Depth: 1 1/2"
•Width: 2 1/8"
•Height: 3 3/4"

Antique Toy Disney Tricky Trapeze, Goofy AT109.

Comments: Made by Kohner for Walt Disney Productions, it is called the Push Button Acrobat as you see on the front facing label photographed for you. However on the bottom you will see that it is 1975 Gabriel Industries, Elmwood Park, NJ. I'm not sure if all these companies were working in conjunction or if there is another reason for the multiple companies taking credit for this item! Any road, the toy is in very nice condition, original strings and all. Very little in the way of paint loss or scuffing as amply shown by the photographs. Nice addition to your Disney collection!


AT109 $35.00
Material: Plastic
Condition: Excellent
Color: Yellow, red, blue, black, white
Size:
•Depth: 1 5/8"
•Width: 2"
•Height: 5 1/4"

SOLD Antique Toy Horn, US Metal Toy Wooden Mouthpiece AT108.

Comments: Older than usual with the wooden mouthpiece instead of the plastic one; that doesn't mean that it doesn't still make that horrible noise, though! This one is also longer than usual. It is themed in playroom toys, from the tin soldier and the clown to the monkey riding the hobby horse. Cream color inside the green bell, body in red, blue, yellow and white. I've photographed an area of naked metal along the seam; I believe this to be sort of a reinforcement to hold the seam. It is a factory-applied thing and not the result of damage or repair. Minimal paint loss and/or scratching, especially considering its age. My photo of the logo didn't come up as clear as I would have liked, but it says US METAL TOY MFG. CO MADE IN U.S.A.


AT108 $.00
Material:
Condition:
Color:
Size:
•Depth: N/A"
•Width: 2 13/16" bell
•Height: 11"

SOLD Antique Toy Horn, US Metal Toy Party Theme AT107.

Comments: Could be a costume ball, New Year's Eve party or just a general celebration of some sort themed here, but the absence of pictures targeted toward children makes me lean towards the New Year's Eve party for this one. Plastic mouthpiece, metal body and bell with bright strong colors marked US METAL TOY MFG. CO. MADE IN U.S.A . 5 colors not including black and white, to include orange (inside bell) red, blue, green yellow. Very little scratching or paint loss; really nice shape.


AT107 $18.00
Material:
Condition: Excellent
Color: Orange, red, blue, green, yellow, black, white
Size:
•Depth: N/A"
•Width: 2 1/2" bell
•Height: 8 7/8"

Antique Toy Giant Pez Clown Store Display ? AT106.

Comments: Fully functional giant Pez dispenser. I have to wonder if it is a store display because I don't remember Pez candy ever coming in a huge additional size that would fit this clown. Markings tell us that it is made here in the USA in 1970. I also photographed the PATENT PENDING embossed in the red part of the plastic; hard to see in the photos, but clear enough in person. Interior spring still firm, all around marvelous condition.


AT106 $85.00
Material:
Condition: Excellent
Color:
Size:
•Depth: 4 1/8" shoes, front to back
•Width: 4 11/16" across hair
•Height: 12 1/2"

SOLD Antique Toy Irwin Rubber Car, 1957 Ranchero ? AT105.

Comments: I think it is a 1957 Ford Ranchero; that is the vehicle that it most resembles as far as I can remember. Made by Irwin, it is a rubber toy with hard rubber tires. The silver paint on the windows serves to imply clear glass, the pink over maroon color choice is unusual and the toy is in generally very nice shape. You'll notice that there is some warping to the passenger side of the vehicle; I've taken a picture of the same area on the driver's side for purposes of comparison. The rubber itself remains pliable with no cracks or stiffness. Axles turn freely.


AT105 $27.00
Material: Rubber
Condition: Very Good
Color: Pink, maroon, silver
Size:
•Depth: 2 3/8" across front grille
•Width: 6 3/4" bumper to bumper
•Height: 2" top of roof

Antique Toy Tin Litho Japan Crank Wind Up Car AT104.

Comments: Clearly marked 'Made in Japan' on the dashboard, you'll first notice that the steering wheel is missing. Normally I wouldn't present a toy this way, but the rarity and condition of the whole rest of the car made me display it for you here. The wheel was obviously soldered on in the first place and it should not be terribly difficult to find a replacement to solder on from another toy that is in abysmal condition. The open wire windscreen can be left up or laid flat and I believe it to be designed to serve as a carrying handle for a child's smaller hands. The tires are rubber instead of plastic and are in great condition with no dry rotting. The undercarriage is also in good shape with only the most minimal surface rust. This toy winds up the same way a real car from its time would have been started; by turning the crank at the front! Crank it up and it goes; no stripped mechanical parts.


AT104 $35.00
Material: Tin Litho
Condition: Very Good
Color: Red, green, yellow
Size:
•Depth: 2 7/8"
•Width: 6 3/4"
•Height: 2"

Antique Toy Charlie McCarthy Wind Up Car AT103.

Comments: Made by the Marx Toy Company in 1938. As you can see in the pictures, most of the paint is gone but there is no real structural damage, making this one a wonderful choice for restoration. I think the mechanism needs some work too; you can wind it and sometimes it slips when you let go of the winding key. It's probably a simple enough fix if you know how, but the fact of the matter is that I DON'T know how so would rather just leave it to the hands of someone more capable. The front axle moves freely, the rear wheels turn freely. So far as I can ascertain, there are no missing parts.


AT103 $150.00
Material: Tin Litho
Condition: Good
Color: Most original color is gone

Size:
•Depth: 3"
•Width: 7 1/8"
•Height: 6 1/4"

Antique Toy Train Ives Freight Station #115 AT102.

Comments: Extremely rare Ives Freight Station #115. The base is the 1925-1928 iteration of this station as shown by the red line under the cargo dolly below the right hand window as shown in the pictures. The top, or roof, I believe to be from the 1920-1925 iteration. The 1925-1928 roof was red and embossed in a pattern of panels; the 1920-1925 roof was dark green and smooth. This roof is dark green on the underside and red on the outside and I believe this is because it has most likely been repainted on the top only. I've photographed minor bends in the roof for you here too. The two disks shown at the left and right corners on one face of the piece are probably not original to the station; I've never seen this before and cannot fathom its purpose, but there it is. I've also photographed those corners for you from the underside. Photos all the way around show that the long faces are identical to each other as are the short faces. The roof is designed to sit on the bottom part of the building and remain in place by way of the metal parts on the underside of the roof fitting down inside the open box of the bottom part.

Colors are bright and rust or other damage is minimal (especially given its age) as shown in the pictures. Ives manufactured from 1868 to around 1932 when competition from the cheaper and cheesier Lionel and American Flyer toys became too much to bear; the financially distressed Ives company was then purchased by Lionel and American Flyer.

AT102 $375.00
Material: Tin Litho
Condition: Excellent
Color: Blue, green, red, etc.

Size:
•Depth: 5 3/16" base
•Width: 11 3/4" base
•Height: 6 5/8" to top of chimney, 5" to top of building without roof

Antique Toy Noisemaker Halloween Horn AT101.

Comments: The final picture lacks the clarity to show you that this was made by the US Metal Toy Mfg Co, Made in USA, but I promise you that the mark is clear in real life. This horn has it all for Halloween; the witch on her broom flying just below the bat-enhanced full moon, the arch-backed black cat on the picket fence, and the children dressed as ghosts for trick or treat, seeming terribly surprised by a jack-o-lantern. Very, very good condition, with only the most minor of paint loss, the color is still sharp and bright all over. The white plastic mouthpiece has some tiny nicks and scratches, and I believe that the yellowish tiny stains would be removable with peroxide if the owner wished to do so.

AT101 $35.00
Material: Tin Lithograph
Condition: Very Good
Color: Red, white, black, etc.

Size:
•Depth: NA"
•Width: Bell, 1 13/16"
•Height: 7 1/2"