GERMANY PRIMARILY INTRODUCED, MANUFACTURED AND EXPORTED TIN TOYS THROUGH THE LATE 19. CENTURY OTHER EUROPEAN MANUFACTURERS AND U. MAKERS CHIMED IN DURING THE EARLY 20.CENTURY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POPULARITY AND ECONOMIC BENEFITTHEN AFTER WORLD WAR I , U. TOY MANUFACTURERS BECAME MORE POPULAR AND WERE THE MAJOR MAKERS. ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN AND RECOGNIZED U.
THE MARX COMPANY BECAME THE 1. INDUCTEE IN THE TOY INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME IN 1985, WHICH RECOGNIZED LOUIS MARX AS THE HENRY FORD OF THE TOY INDUSTRY , NOTING.The first to mass-produce mechanical toys in the U. And many of his early wind-ups are valued collectors items. IN 1952, WHEN MARX WAS ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS THE BIGGEST TOYMAKER FOR A NATION OF BOOMING KIDS, THEY PRODUCED THE ARMY STAFF CAR , A POPULAR OFFERING POST WORLD WAR II THIS IS A WORKING ORIGINAL EDITION OF THAT TIN WIND-UPTHE BASE CAR APPEARS AS A HUDSON STYLE VEHICLE OF THAT PERIOD. THE REPLICA IS 11 INCHES LONG AND HAS THE LITHOGRAPH PRINTING OF SOLDIERS IN A STAFF CARIT IS WIND-UP POWERED WITH A FIXED KEY AND A LEVER IN THE REAR TO CONTROL THE POWER ON AND OFFIT IS ALL TIN WITH RUBBER WHEELS AND PLASTIC LIGHT HOUSING IT HAS A SIREN THAT IS AUDIBLE AND ACTIVATED BY THE MECHANISM WHEN THE WHEELS ARE TURNING... BUT NOT AS AUDIBLE WHEN ROLLING ON THE FLOOR WITH FRICTION NOISETHERE IS A BATTERY COMPARTMENT UNDER THE TRUNK AREA FOR THE ORIGINAL ROOF LIGHT.. THE FINISH IS CONSIDERED VERY GOOD WITH SOME SURFACE SCRATCHES AND MINOR DINGS, BUT CONSIDERED TO HAVE SURVIVED VERY WELL OUTSIDE OF A BOX THE INK SHOWS NO FADING AND THE LETTERING IS EXCELLENTTHE CAR APPEARS COMPLETE WITHOUT ANY MISSING PARTS, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL PAINTED LIGHT BULB IN THE LIGHT HOUSING WHICH DOES NOT WORK(A NEW BATTERY WAS INSTALLED WITH NEW BULB AND DID NOT WORK). THE UNDERBODY LOOKS VERY CLEAN.
THERE IS CORROSION ON THE WINDUP/CLOCKWORK MECHANISIMWITH THE USA LICENSE PLATE ON THE BACK AND THE MARX LOGO DIRECTLY ABOVE IT, SIGNIFIED THE EPITOME OF THE POST WAR AS THE ALLIES FORCES REIGNED SUPREME IN MILITARY VICTORY AND MARX WAS KING OF THE BOOMERS TOYS. SEE OTHER TIN TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES IN MY STORE.. LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
New- Item is new and unused. It is usually old store stock, or manufacturers excess, that still has tags and/or packaging (box, plastic etc)tags and packaging may have shelf wear or damage, but item is unused. NOC- New on Plastic & Card.
MINT-Item is new or looks new without blemishes. VGUC Very Good Used Condition. Item looks visibly good and/or works good or very good, but may have minor scratches, blemishes or wear (CHECK ALL PHOTOS). This item itself has some obvious condition issues (missing parts, pieces, torn spots etc), but is probably a VINTAGE (OLDER VERSION), POPULAR, OR. HARD TO FIND, and normally listed for those reasons only.
Typically listing damaged items is not a policy as there is a desire to provide only good GOLDEN GIFTS. The item "RARE Vintage 50's Louis Marx Toys 11 Tin Wind Up ARMY STAFF CAR" is in sale since Sunday, November 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Vehicles". The seller is "goldengifts7" and is located in Lanham, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.