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Vintage MARX Tin Litho Playset Garage & Wind Up Car
Marx always had the best, and most detailed graphics on their tin lithograph toys, and this set is no exception. The all tin garage measures 8.25 inches wide, by 9 inches deep, by 6 inches tall. Outside are colorful graphics of girls gardening, and boys playing baseball. There are also full graphics on the inside walls....a bicycle, spare tires, work bench, tools etc. Some of these have lost their tin floors over the years, but this one is intact, with the MARX logo, that says, "Made in the United States of America". The condition is VERY good. The paint is bright and shiny, and there are just a few minor scratches, mostly on the roof. The "automatic door", which is also tin, works great, and opens at the slightest nudge from the car. Included in the set is the MARX wind ip family sedan (complete with graphics of family, groceries, and even the family dog!). This was produced in a few different styles. This one is blue ( as opposed to the easier to find green version) and measures 6&1/2 inches long. It even has graphics on the under carriage. This is the 3 wheel version, so when the car was wound and let go, it would turn and spin. The car has the original key, and it wants to work, but I think it's been overwound, and I don't want to mess with it. You can turn it a little, and give it a nudge, and it will go a little ways. I don't want to force it to do more. One of the rear wheels is a REPLACEMENT, as you can see in the photo. This vintage toy is in great condition for its age. Amazingly, it has no dents, no rust, and very few scratches. The graphics are crisp, and the paint is shiny. I've included a lot of pictures to better show condition. What a great addition to any collection of vintage cars, or tin toys that were made in the U.S.A.
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