Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dillon-Beck PT Boat - Green/Cream (white?) HP

I'm not really a boat collector but every now and then one creeps into the collection. This little gem was bouncing around in a box of miscellaneous toys received as a lot several years back. At first I thought it was a cereal premium from maybe the late '50s or early '60s - Wrong! Faintly visible on the bottom of the hull is the Dillon-Beck logo. After looking in "PLASTIC TOYS Dimestore Dreams of the '40s & '50s' " by Bill Hanlon it's listed as immediate post-war from 1946-48! Cool.  I've posted the color as green and cream HOWEVER, the hull may have actually started out as white and discolored to the cream you see here. I've seen that same color transformation on Marx and Ideal toys as well. The boat measures 4" (10.16cm) L x 1 1/4" (3.17cm) W x 7/8" (2.22cm) H and you can see that it's covered with paint flecks - not part of the original color scheme but probably accidental by a previous owner.. So now my miniature boat fleet is, without planning it, growing - albeit slowly. Let's see what happens in the coming year :-) Enjoy! Der Spielmeister Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina.

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