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C.1950 Tipp & Co., No. 595 "silver Racer" In Original Box For Sale

C.1950 Tipp & Co., No. 595

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Toy Name: Tipp & Co., No.595 Silver Racer in Original Box
Year: c.1950 Description: One of the all-time most popular, as well as most ingenious clockwork tin litho toys ever conceived was Tippco's Silver Racer, made in West Germany. Even after more than 60 years it's still highly desirable in any condition, yet is seldom found. Super high grade working examples are especially tough to find and the original box is practically non-existent. Reproduction boxes way outnumber originals.

After many years this is the first high grade example of the Silver Racer with its original box I've found. The toy grades in incredible near mint- condition and all functions work beautifully! The box is complete and all original. It conservatively grades good+.

The uniformed driver and co-pilot were produced in two variations; 1) as in this example with orange helmets, yellow and black jackets, brown trousers and black boots, and 2) yellow helmets, orange and yellow jackets, gray trousers, and brown boots. Although both are difficult to locate, this example which is variation #1 is much scarcer as compared to #2.

The toy consists of a full-figure uniformed driver and motorcycle with an attached third-wheel side-sled. A matching uniformed daredevil co-pilot stands crouched and upright on the sled facing straight ahead. As it moves forward the co-pilot swings down in front of the third wheel and extends out into empty air. His weight, now shifted far over to the left appears to force the cycle to counter-balance by also turning sharply left. This suggests that hair-pin turns which would normally be impossible to negotiate are easily accomplished. The cycle completes the turn. Then the co-pilot moves back up into position directly above the sled which appears to straighten out the cycle's front wheel.

Of course, the ingenious part is that it's all an illusion. Sure, the counter-balanced weight of the co-pilot probably has some effect, but the cycle turns left primarily because its front wheel is connected indirectly to the moving figure with a metal rod. The synchronization is perfect which makes the illusion perfect!

But there are other characteristics which enhance the illusion and add to the realism.
  • Ultra-high quality - Notice how the right and left halves of both the driver and co-pilot line up precisely and realistically.
  • Technical lithography - Colors were purposefully designed to draw your eye to the action, while subduing the actual mechanicals. For example the motorcycle's highly embossed surfaces were contrasted in metallic blue and silver, and the uniformed figures are boldly colored black and yellow. These colors cleverly draw your eye away from the neutral gray metal rods which are responsible for making everything work.
  • Exceptional design - The attached key was "hidden" underneath the sled, while the tiny unobtrusive start/stop switch can barely be seen on the rear of the sled.
The box features a different full color illustration on the front, top cover, and rear panels. The front shows the co-pilot crouched parallel to the top of the sled ready to make his move. The top has the iconic image of the leaning co-pilot extending out beyond the edge of the sled. While the rear panel has the perspective from the back of the motorcycle just as it completes its turn. The side panels were simplified with white line on blue background illustrations.

Size: 8" long, 5½" tall, 6¾" wide (co-pilot leaning). Condition: Superb exceptionally outstanding example. Near mint-. Amazing bold color, luster, and gloss. No major scratches, dings, dents, or rust. No tire rim wear. The only signs of wear include the following; a tiny scrape (caused by movement of the gear) on the floor of the sled just in front of the co-pilot's toes, a small scrape on the co-pilot's left rear buttock (caused by movement over the metal guide rod, and lastly the tiny areas of discoloration due to handling and use on the silver underside of the sled and front curved edge. That's it! And again the toy works great; with everything functioning exactly as it was intended.

The box grades good+, maybe slightly higher. It is complete, but because it's such a thin wall box it easily sustained damage over the years. Tears, wear, creases, aging, and a small missing sliver from the front upper left cover corner exist. Only the exterior print is missing. The actual box cardboard is still in place so there is no hole. Colors are strong despite isolated light stains, faint color fading (rear panel), seam tears, yellowing, and cracking throughout. Corners and edges are well worn. Only after close inspection did I notice that one panel on the inside cover was relined (directly underneath the top cover illustration). The interior surface color of this added piece was perfectly matched to the original panels. This piece was probably added due to all the cracking and tears present on the top cover. The interior edges were glued into place so the edges seem stiff. Some overlapping of the paper probably occurred on the top right corner (see 1st box photo above the head of the co-pilot). The repairs seem to have been made by removing the corner staples, gluing the single panel of interior paper into place, and reinserting the staples. Only problem was that the staples weren't lined up (should be the same height on every corner) so additional holes were made on two of the four corners. This has been corrected. Despite these things the box is very presentable and the fact that it exists at all is incredible. No repairs were made to the box bottom. It's only slightly age discolored and lightly faded on the base panel.
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