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Philip Lepley and Barbara Bureker, Battle Ground WA   

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From the late 1940s, the Marx Jumpin’ Jeep was Marx’s answer to the Post WWII celebration of the US Armed Forces. Just check out the number of WWII toys which became available in the late ‘40s and early ’50s.

According to “Greenberg’s Guide to Marx Toys”, this toy was advertised for 79 cents in the 1947 Sears catalog, and 77 cents in the 1948 Montgomery Ward catalog. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a few of these at the late ‘40s prices!

Wind up the jeep and watch it go. It goes forward, then backs up, and goes forward in a different direction. Marx called this action “eccentric”, and incorporated it in many of the windup character vehicles it began producing in the late 1920s.

Size: 5 ½ inches long at the radiator; 4 inches tall at the driver’s head; 3 ½ inches wide at the back tires

Condition: Lithography and paint is very good. This toy has been played with (see the wheels), but has been taken care of. There is little evidence of wear—just a couple of nicks and scratches. Most of the wear is on the wheels. And it works very well.

The box does have damage. All of the flaps are present, but they have been taped. One flap has fallen off, and another is about to fall off. The images on the box are good with some creasing and a tear or two.

This was a popular toy in the late ‘40s and it is still a popular toy today. Got yours?

Item ID: 2123

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Marx Tin Windup Jumpin’ Jeep with Box

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Philip Lepley and Barbara Bureker
Battle Ground
WA
  

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