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Marx Jeep & Trailer Boise, ID $115

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Blaine shared this jeep/trailer from Marx.

https://boise.craigslist.org/atq/d/boise-vintage-willys-jeep-and-trailor/7470495346.html

“Nice Willy’s Jeep and trailer. Well looked after toy. Trailer is missing it’s tailgate. Everything else is there”

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Toy Jeep Redwood City, CA $15

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It’s a good-sized model for the price.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/clt/d/redwood-city-us-army-jeep/7464452477.html

“Vintage toy army jeep. 7″ x 4″”

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Newest Authenticast Surrey DJ-3A

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eBay has been a bit frustrating lately as there has been a dearth of interesting vintage jeep items to purchase (especially interesting brochures). However, I did spot this Authenticast jeep for sale. The front bumper is broken (which seems the norm), but I do have the broken piece, so I will try to put it back together. Importantly, the straps, fringe and spare tire are all there (these are the three things most often missing).

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Tootsie Jeep and Trailer in Package Bend, OR $50

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Blaine shared this one. It’s not cheap, but it is in its package (with the actual price cutoff for some reason.

https://bend.craigslist.org/clt/d/bend-vintage-tootsietoy-die-cast/7446607166.html

“Vintage Tootsietoy Die-cast Turnpike Collector Series. Green Jeep w/trailer.”

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Ringling Bros. Circus Jeep **SOLD**

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I tried to win this unusual Ringling Brothers circus jeep (here are a couple real-life examples of a Ringling circus jeep and Charlton Heston in one here), but I was out bid (it went for $31.99 and I bid $31). This has some nice details on it as you can see in the pics.

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My “New” Marx Pressed Tin Service Truck

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Thanks to Joe in Mesa for spotting this truck at an antique store for only $50. Usually these are pretty high priced (none on bay right now), so I was happy he found this in reasonable condition. It lacks the tow package and headlights, but I’ll take it none-the-less.

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M-38A1 Toy Jeep Still Made

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John’s mother purchased this plastic M-38A1 toy for him in the 1960s for $.79. He was surprised to learn that it was still being made and sold, though the price is now $17.90:

https://timmeeusa.com/products/jl-timmee-big-jeep-olive

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You can also buy it on a certain online store. I won’t mention them…they have enough money.

As I recall, I eventually got the gun out and painted it white. It’s just a coincidence that 30 years later I bought a very nice restored stock CJ-5, it was also white.

Anyway, I’ll probably pick one up and give it to the shop that is restoring my A1. If I can find a flexible blue paint, I may even paint one in USAF blue like mine.

 
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2 Structo Toy Jeeps Middletown, CT $90/each

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Bill shared these two structo kids’ toys for sale.

  1. Red Structo Jeep:
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  2. Structo Toy Jeep “Doodle Bug”:
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Garton Pedal Jeep Portland, OR $475

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Blaine shared this refurbed pedal jeep.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/atq/d/portland-1950s-garton-pedal-jeep/7353933822.html

“Up for sale is a wonderful old vintage 1950’s era Garton Pedal Jeep. This was restored about 2 years ago and is in very nice shape. This is the Army version. Garton also made an Air Force version. Pedal Jeep is in great working order. It measures approx. 40 in. long x 16 1/2 in. wide x 15 in. tall. (not including the windshield frame). Overall, just a super cool and very rare Pedal Jeep”

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Garton Pedal Jeep North Branch, MN $340

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It needs some work.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/atq/d/north-branch-pedal-usa-army-jeep-rare/7337853531.html

“1950’s USA Army Jeep good condition rare”

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Newest Toy: Sahara Recherches Petroliferes

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UPDATE: After Joe’s comment I examined what I believe was the dash. It was then I noticed that inside the “engine bay” was printed “Hotul”. Here’s the best pic I could get of that. My assumption is that at least part of this jeep was made from recycled material.

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This well-loved toy jeep popped up on eBay. The lettering refers to a French/African oil refining company? I thought it was unique enough that I put a low bid in and one it. Anyone know more about this toy? It’s about 4″ long, so it’s not a large toy.

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Tom and Jerry Comic Car Sells for $290

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This Tom and Jerry Comic Car sold recently for $290! It included the original box. It looks in pristine shape. Thanks to Blaine for spotting it.

https://bid.bidfastandlast.com/ui/auctions/63215/5374043

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Altoy Jeepster Ione, CA eBay

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Thanks to Roger Martin for spotting this altoy on eBay.

View all the information on ebay

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“Luzon Red 1948 VJ Jeepster. Willy’s dealerships would have these on display in the showrooms. Because the level of detail is so perfect, only 150 are known to have been made.

They were made by a company called Al-Toy in the ’40s, right after WWII. The Jeepster Touring Car is considered the last American touring car, and so it has a following all on its own as a collectible.

This particular toy in this condition is hard to come by. Most have broken or missing parts (front bumper, steering wheel, vent window frames, missing hubcaps). This toy is in great shape with no broken or missing pieces. Hand painted Jeepster decals on the fenders and the painted dash gauges.The hand painted white wall tires finish out the incredible detail that went into this toy.

Jeep measures about 15” long 5” wide and 5 ½” high at the windshield. It weighs a whopping 6 lbs. All four rubber tires move freely.

Also included are 3 dealership service pins (10, 15, and 20 years of service). Ships to the lower 48 states only.”

 
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Circa 1945? Danish-Made British Paratrooper Jeeps on ebay

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Anyone know anything about these unusual wood carvings? The buy-it-now price is $140, but the seller will take offers. They don’t look very big, but look pretty interesting.

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“3 model Jeeps with British Paratroopers. Probably made just after WWII when British Soldiers were extremely popular in Denmark. No factory given. Could be kitchen made, or prison work.”

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Jeep Toy Collection Westland, MI

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Seller is selling these toys at price levels of $10, $25, and $35. The seller is also selling the cabinet.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/tag/d/westland-25-year-collection-of-jeep-toys/7316551139.html

“25 year collection of jeep toys,many different sizes,pictures show a lot of them,the willys are banks ,the back door opens up,the glass ones are carved of a jeep,prices are $10.00,$25.00,and $35.00,cash only,located in westland,mi,cabinet is for sale in another ad,”

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Western’s 1947 Aluminum/Steel Kid’s Pedal Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys

UPDATE: The University of Washington’s Digital Collections includes the below photo with a more accurate date (1947) and description. According to the UW Library, pictured in the top photo is Joe Woolfe and his grandson

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Previously Posted February 11, 2019: These images were posted on Facebook and the toy jeeps attributed to Boeing. However, as a commenter pointed out below, these were actually produced by Western Toy Company in 1959. Here are some other examples.

(02/11/2019) These jeeps are pictured in front of the old Seattle Art Museum (we did field trips there in high school) which is inside Volunteer Park in Seattle, Washington.

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Al-Toy Jeepster Butler, PA $999

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Here’s a rare Jeepster Al-Toy for sale.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/tag/d/butler-1949-promo-car-willys-jeepster/7256548112.html

“1949 Promo Car Willys Jeepster Cast Toledo Bronze Co Al-toys RARE 15″ Unrestored told they only made about 350 of these! guess costs were too high to produce & sell, were never sold retail, were made for dealer promo’s pretty rare piece!! a must for the serious collector! have only seen a couple of them for sale at 3000-3500 heres a nice unrestored example!

have some other high end toys listed!”

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Auto Mix FC-170 Tow Truck and VW Beetle Vinyl Toys on eBay

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Andy spotted this rare combo of vehicles still in their blister package. It’s currently priced at $149.99. The pics aren’t the best.

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“Product Name: “JEEP TOW TRUCK WRECKER (WITH ORIGINAL HOOK!!) + VW BEETLE” ULTRA RARE!
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN ORIGINAL BLISTERCARDED CONDITION!
Colour: Red + Blue.
Note: No deformation. New!. Original from the late `60ties to early `70ties.
Produced by: NP, Norddeutsche Plastik, Germany.”

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1950s Hinde & Dauch Paper Jeep Trailer on eBay

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Apparently, this Hinde and Dauch cardboard trailer was part of a package that included a jeep? Anyone know more about it?

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“DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: A very rare toy, This was made by Hinde & Dauch Paper Company in the early 1950s, Sandusky Ohio You can google the information, The body is made of paper cardboard and measures 10 1/2” long, 5 1/2” wide, 3” tall. The wheels are wood, It’s in very good condition with some scuf marks. Please see picture and judge for yourself on the condition.”

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Kempro MB Wood Model Kit on eBay

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Bidding starts at $40 (down from $50). Though the illustration on the box suggests the is a slat grill MB, the grill in the box is the standard looking grille.

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“Rare Chicago Kempro All Star Jeep Model Kit Wood. Condition is “Used”. Box has staining as shown. Appears complete but see photos and ask any questions. Box measures 14×6.”

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Toy Pressed Steel Jeep **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** for $12.00 on eBay (plus $15 shipping).

Anyone recognize this toy? It is in rough condition.

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“Vintage 1940’s Era Pressed Steel Willys Jeep, Metal Wheels. Condition is “Used”. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Couldn’t find the makers mark it may have deteriorated over time, I am not an expert on steel pressed toys it looks like it was modeled after the Louis Marx Pressed steel jeeps but it is 6.5″ long and i have been told that Marx Jeeps were 11″ long. The steering wheel is missing and the pop-up window is missing”

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Marx Lumar Fire Jeep Massapequa, NY $50

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Roger Martin spotted this Marx Lumar fire jeep. It’s a little rough, but still a hard version to find.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2878558719133941

“Antique Lumar metal hero truck, clean and solid condition,12 inch long ,from 1940s-50s”

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Toy Jeep from Hobby Lobby?

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Blaine shared this ‘toy’ jeep he saw on Collectors Weekly. Neither of us had seen it before, but a commenter on that site said it was an “Art Decor piece likely sold at Hobby Lobby.” Anyone know if that’s the case?

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/88947-jeep-tin-toy?in=216-activity

“It’s a vintage Jeep Tin Toy that I recently bought. The writing on the hood is “U.S.A. 252678548”. It measures about 11 1/2 inches long, about 4 inches tall, and about 5 inches wide. On the bottom, it has “52” stamped on it. On the hood, it has a star.”

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Leddy Willys MA Model + Ford GA Model **SOLD**

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This combo sold on eBay for $62.89. It features what appears to be a Leddy Willys MA model jeep + a built Ford GPA (possibly a Leddy model also). I was about to make a $110 bid to buy both just before the auction ended, but then I noticed the model box had no top. I thought that hurt the value, so declined to bid. I may regret that as the chances of finding another Leddy MA model probably isn’t very good.

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GEE-I Jeep w/Box Chicago, IL $50

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Roger Martin spotted this GEE-I Jeep with its display box. Shipping is only $10.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/159410239058143

“VINTAGE 1940’s THE BRAMD NEW GEE-I JEEP PUSH BUTTON CONTROL ,SOLID RUBBER WHEELS,FORWARD REVERSE NOT TESTED DONT NO IF IT WORKS. VIBRO-ROLL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURE OF QUALITY TOYS PITTSBURGH PA. WITH ORIGINAL BOX WITH SOME SHELF WARE”

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