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#327 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 09, 2012 (9:49 am)
I see. I had to go back to see the difference. He probably had the yellow cab with the green body that's only worth around $16 per the other wreckers offered.
#328 of 366 Re: . [lemko]
Sep 09, 2012 (6:04 pm)
The normal wrecker is extremely common. I guess that makes the rare one even more special.
#329 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
Sep 11, 2012 (12:01 pm)
Wow that's crazy money for a toy.
Sep 24, 2012 (3:24 pm)
Here's a cute little piece I found lately. Visited a local collector who is clearing out a massive model railroader estate. Bought a couple Matchbox out of the lot, and examined piles of neat vintage plastic buildings - I would have taken a lot of them off his hands, but I just don't have the room nor the real interest. However, he gave me this 60s vintage HO scale service station, no doubt of West German origin. Perfect for some of my HO scale fintails:
#331 of 366 Two for fintail
Sep 26, 2012 (9:56 am)
Check this out - a lithographed tin Mercedes with a miniature Telefunken radio!
#332 of 366 You've got to get this one, fintail!
Sep 26, 2012 (9:58 am)
This "remote control" fintail appears to match the color of your ride!
#333 of 366 Re: You've got to get this one, fintail! [lemko]
Sep 26, 2012 (10:06 am)
I have a tin fintail like the one with the radio, made by Bandai in the early 60s.
The remote control model is by GAMA (German), I believe. That one looks like my color, indeed. Nice.
Dinky made a fintail in something close to my color, too:
#334 of 366 TootsieToys?
by steve_ HOST
Sep 26, 2012 (10:46 am)
Someone is dumping a big lot of them in the UP on craigslist. No idea if any are pre war or otherwise collectible.
#335 of 366 Re: TootsieToys? [steve_]
Sep 26, 2012 (10:56 am)
Looks mostly postwar, some 1930s material. Always be leery when a seller proudly claims to be using material from a 2004 collectors guide - they probably aren't connected to market realities.
#336 of 366 Re: TootsieToys? [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 26, 2012 (11:54 am)
I figured the $7,000 book value was way pie in the sky. Otherwise, they'd eBay them.