This delightful 1930's vintage Western German 169 Express lithographed tinplate penny toy truck from "GELY" from "GEORG LEVY" will bring you back to the 30's and is considered very rare. The truck is red and yellow lithographed on joined tinplate. The word Express is featured on the side. Driver is visible from windows. It has spoked tinplate wheels that move on their axles. The number plate reads "G.L.169". The car is in very good vintage condition. Light wear to unpainted tin (front and rear bumper bars, and hubcaps), with light dings and dents, and is in excellent for its age in original condition and paint. Originally a wind up toy. Missing wind up mechanics, turn key and base.
6cm H x 6cm W x 15cm D, 40g
Red and yellow
History Of Georg Levy
GeLy was founded in 1920 by George Levy, who had previously worked at Kienberger. They produced Pennytoys such as cars, trains, figures, animals etc. Levy emigrated to England in 1930's and sold the company which was renamed Nürnberger Blechspielzeug-Fabrik until 1971.
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