Monday, December 3, 2012

Skyline #M6 Set of 3 Billboards

Today is the last in our look at the series of tin-litho structures made by Skyline during the late '40s early '50s. It wasn't a very expansive line of buildings but it was quite nice and offered some alternatives to Marx and Lionel buildings of the period. In fact, the billboards are quite unusual in that tin-litho billboards simply weren't made by toy train manufacturers, plenty of plastic and paper billboards were made, but not tin-litho. Also, the litho'd lattice-work beneath each billboard picture is quite true to billboard design of the early-to-mid-1900s.
This last installment features set #M6 - 3 tin-litho billboards lettered for 'Pan American World Airways', 'Pepsi', and 'Atlantic' oil. The billboards measure 5 1/4" ((13.3cm) L x 3 3/8" (8.6cm) H. This is the only Skyline set I own that has the original packaging, albeit rather beat up. Enjoy!