I have a neat Occupied Germany Tinplate WW2 Military Police Jeep
This example measures 4.5" long x 2.25" wide (approx. 1/35 scale) and was made by GOSO
(so marked on the rear and each tire). It is made from folded, lithographed tinplate with pressed-on rubber tires. It has a clockwork motor that drives the front axle. Based on the bumper markings (USA NURN
) I'm guessing GOSO was one of the timplate toy companys in Nurnberg, Germany. The rear has a printed license plate that reads US ARMY P-1949
indicating a likely vintage of 1949. The underside is marked MADE IN U.S. ZONE GERMANY
. This jeep does not appear in the AAW Volume III section on toy/model jeeps
Condition is VG-EXC
as old tinplate goes. The body shows minor "tweaking" that can probably be straighted by careful twisting. It has a small area of surface crazing to the left/front hood (as shown in the pic). All things considered, this little jeep is in remarkable condition considering the age and materials.
It is missing the three composition occupants, the spare tire, gas/water can and clockwork key. Still, it displays wonderfully as-is.
piece for your miniature jeep collection and a cool example of Occupied Germany toy manufacturing from the Stadt der Reichsparteitage
that ultimately hosted
the War Crimes trials.
Price is $90 which includes Priority Mail Postage in the Lower 48
. Please PM direct if you are interested. Thanks for looking!