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Help identifying an old toy car

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by hedg12, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. hedg12
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    A friend found this while metal detecting at a construction site. Can't find any markings on it so I thought I'd put it up here, since I know a lot of you guys are knowledgeable about this kind of thing. Anyone have any ideas about who might have made this & when? Thanks 1144.jpeg 1145.jpeg
     
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  2. NoSurf
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    Any pics of the underside?
     
  3. hedg12
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    I'll see if he'll send me one.
     
  4. hedg12
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    He says he can't find any markings on the bottom, but I don't know how well he's cleaned it yet.
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  5. NoSurf
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    The way it's made makes me think it's similar to something made by Tootsie Toy.
     
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  6. hedg12
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    Thanks, that will give him a place to start.
     
  7. NoSurf
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    Hopefully some of the Toy collectors will take a look and give some input.
     
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  10. choffman41
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    That was some pretty forward thinking in 1941. Sotheby's sold the real one in 2011 for $935,000.00 Guess yours ought to be worth at least half that.
     
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  11. BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    Beat me to it! I found a bunch of my old Tootsie cars and trucks in my parents basement after they had passed away and we were getting the house ready to sell. My brother and I must have put a million miles on toy cars and trucks back in the 50's. Tootsie toys were always our favorites. I have 40 or 50 of them in a showcase that my grandsons bug me to let them play with. Ever try to say no to a big eyed 3 year old? I can't, they tell me it's a special treat for them and they are really careful with them. I see some of them on eBay that bring big money.
     

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