Tinplate gold mine

I recently spotted this fantastic Tinplate Karmann Ghia listed on ebay with a starting bid of just 99 US cents!

Manufactured by the Japanese company Bandai in the mid 1950s, This ‘Automobiles of the world’ series tin toy Vintage Volkswagen looks to be in mint condition and includes the original box and printed product list of the other cars available in the series. I think this was quite a rare toy when it was produced especially in this great colour combination so that would make it extremely rare now I guess. I did contemplate bidding for it but it soon got way out of my league.

The winning bid, $2,369.20

One comment

  1. Darryl

    I have one of these minus the windshield and box, the rest is minty. Whoever broke the windshield at least broke it and bent it down so you really didn’t notice til you looked the piece up.

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