Archive for the Toys Category

Tin Toy Nazi Battle Flag

Posted in Toys with tags , , on May 9, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis flag is a tin example from the 1930’s. I looked for it to replace the missing one from my Arnold 1938 tin submarine. Perfect.

rsz_tinflag1 rsz_tinflag2


Arnold Submarine Tin Toy Box Post 1945

Posted in Toys with tags , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_GermanyThis is the box used to market the Arnold clockwork tin toy submarine similar to the one pictured above. The only difference between this toy and the 1938 model is that this one has a white star on the conning tower in place of the swastika on the earlier toy. This carton is in overall good condition with some cardboard loss on one of the ends.

rsz_subbox1 rsz_subbox2 rsz_subbox3 rsz_subbox4

Unknown Japanese Tin Tank 1960’s

Posted in Toys with tags , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis tank is marketed as a “Sparkling Tank” although I can’t work out what that would refer to. It is clockwork and the mechanism still works although it’s a bit sluggish. As the tank moves along the commanders head pops up and down through the turret hatch. Cheesey.

rsz_tintank1 rsz_tintank2 rsz_tintank4 rsz_tintank5 rsz_tintank6 rsz_tintank3