Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Marx Unknown Set#: Pt 1 Ranch House

Good grief, in just a few hours 2014 will be over. I swear Jan 1st of 2014 was just a few weeks ago, man how time flies! The hectic post-Christmas haze is nearly over and we couldn't end the year without at least another vintage paper post!

From January 2011 to September 2012 Toys and Stuff featured the Marx #151 34 pc RAILROAD and VILLAGE CONSTRUCTION SET and just a few weeks ago I managed to pick up several more buildings made from the same stampings but with different graphics so I might as well post them. The first building is the very mid-century modern Ranch House which measures 7 5/8" (19.4cm) L x 3 1/8" (7.9cm) D x 2 1/2" (6.4cm) H. What I like about this version of the house is all the action. Check out the house we originally posted:


Now look at today's subject - there's people tending to the lawn, a barbecue goin' on - there's life! The graphics date this to late-'50s - early-'60s. 
(Note that for these photos I had to borrow the roof from my earlier version as this one didn't come with one) 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Royal Lighted Village Catalogue No. 203V - Pt 9 Royal Village Municiple Airport

Here's the last building in our series of the Lighted Village produced by the makers of Royal brand Christmas tree lights. We hope you've enjoyed this look at 1950s Americana and perhaps you can make your own village using the scans provided. The last building in the series is an airport hangar which is actually kind of unusual for paper villages. Built-Rite (Warren Paper Products) makes a large cardboard hangar but other than that I know of no other. This building measures:

Building w/o roof: 4" (10.2cm) W x 2 1/4" (5.7cm) D
Front & back walls: 2 3/4" (7cm) H
Side walls:  2 1/4"(5.7cm) H
Roof piece: 6" (15.2cm)  x 3 5/8" (9.2cm)

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ertl 1993 'Batman Adventures' Batman

Last week we skipped the Ertl Batman comic book/figure sets so we'll pick up the thread again this week. From 1993 here's the 1993 'Batman Adventures' with Batman figure set. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Royal Lighted Village Catalogue No. 203V - Pt 8 Royal Village Garage

One of the buildings I like best in any paper village is the service station/filling station/garage and this one is no disappointment with it's unusual domed roof. The building measures:

Building: 3 7/8" (9.8cm) W x 2 1/4" (5.7cm) D
Front wall: 4 3/16"(10.6cm) H
Other 3 walls: 2 3/4" (7cm) H


3 7/8" (9.8cm)  x 2 1/4" (5.7cm)

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina