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  • #2
    Scored this on the last Saturday of October. Wife and I went down to Princeton, Indiana for a large antique flea market. It's held at the county fairgrounds and features about a dozen large buildings worth of vendors selling anything imaginable. I saw this Plymouth which I think represents a '58 for $3. Figure ya can't go wrong with Made in USA 50+ year old toy for that price.


    • #3
      Looks like Christine's sister to me....

      Could use a fresh coat of paint though...
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      • #4
        One of a small number of 3 inch Tootsietoy models in my collection that are not from my childhood days. The Plymouth I got a few years ago from a fellow collector in PA. These old Tootsietoys are one of my weaknesses that I still need to "feed" when I see one available at a reasonable price. Just added a '57 Ford covertible to my collection last month from the same friend.

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        • #5
          they look like a pair of before and after pictures for a paint shop promo.


          • #6
            Originally posted by pegers View Post
            they look like a pair of before and after pictures for a paint shop promo.
            Uh oh better get Maaco.

            Even back in the old days when it seems there were a lot of Tootsie and Midgietoy type cars around in boxes at shows and markets, I don't recall ever seeing this one amongst them before.


            • #7
              I don't have any of the 3" Toostietoys. Mostly Jam-Pacs, with a few 1:32/1:43 that are from the postwar era into the 1950s. And a few here and there from the 1970s-2000s (when they were all plastic, but still made in America). That Plymouth looks great! Tootsietoy, for the 1950s and 1960s did a good job with casting detail. Of course, Lesney beat them out of the water, with even the tiniest badges clearly legible.

              Given Tootsietoys really require no disassembly; I've been thinking about restoring/detailing my quite chipper collection of them. Except there is one Mack L Wrecker that is giving me a nightmare figuring out how to remove the broken off stump of the wrecker boom (reproduced replacements are available), which unusually has been pressed on with a cruciform die.
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              • #8
                have FIVE on me
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                a few came from a 1/4 box I got for $15 at a garage sale
                a couple came from toy shows
                that box just snowballed into me collecting these Tootsietoys all shapes & sizes