1950s Bandai Tin Litho Friction Mazda Three Wheel Truck - Japan - Very Rare
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1950s Bandai Tin Litho Friction Mazda Three Wheel Truck - Japan - Very Rare:
Rare toy alert!! Listed here is the very rare 1950s tin friction toy from Bandai called the Mazda ‘Three Wheel Truck’. This is in Carter’s book of rare toys. Even at the very best toy sales, you will seldom see this item. Another example of this toy was listed for $3,800 (that one had its box). Collectors should find my low starting price and more appealing. What a find you have just made!
Approx. 9”long x 3.5” wide x 4” tall
Theoverall condition is very good. The friction motor works perfectly and nothing is missing or broken on the toy. There are some small spots of surface oxidation in the bed of the pickup, around the fender, and on the rear. Other than these few small spots of oxidation, none of the litho is missing.There is some slight discoloration to the ‘chrome’ moldings around the windshield, headlights, fender, etc. The‘chrome’ molding around the windshield has a slight bend (hardlynoticeable). There is mild discoloration throughout commensurate with its age. I have tried to capture everything in the pictures so please take a look at those. The windshield fine but a littledusty. The inside of the cab is fine but dusty. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I will reply ASAP.
My Other Listings (please read!):
I am currently saleing off several toys that will have end dates of either 31Mar2013 or01Apr2013. Included are many vintage high quality and scarce items (cast iron, tin, pressed steel, battery operated, friction, windup, remote control, cars, trucks, farm implements, airplanes,etc.). None of the items have a reserve and I tried to keep the starting prices as fair as possible. If you like toys, please take the time to check out my other listings (keep checking because I will be listing these over several days). I am happy to combine shipping. If you are offerding on multiple items please contact me prior to winning them so I can adjust the shipping costs before invoicing you (if you win multiple items).
All items will be shipped with extreme care (lots of bubble wrap and appropriate box size). I insure all items over $100. Lower 48 state US shipping and handling will be a flat rate of $10 (unless combining shipping with other items– see above). I will ship internationally and the shipping charge will depend on your location. Prior to offerding internationally, please research the shipping costs (including import taxes, etc.) and take these costs into consideration prior to offerding.While I cannot assist you with the research into any import taxes, I am happy to provide approximate shipping costs if you contact me and request this information.
This is just a hobby for me, but I still take description accuracy and customer service very seriously so please feel free to contact me with ANY concerns. I try to use the appropriate amount of pictures to enhance my descriptions so please also take time to review them carefully.
Good luckand happy offerding. Enjoy!