Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Tin Airplane

I love going to restaurants where they have all sorts of old toys on display, don't you? If anyone is starting one of those type places, call me, because I've got lots to offer!
One is this wonderful Depression-era tin airplane. It's wheels still move, and all the glass is still in the windows. Some of the writing has been rubbed off from play and rubbing against other things in one of my dad's many boxes of miscellany in the basement, but you can still read that it says Doug Corrigan's Jalopy. I wonder if it was a promotional toy? My dad still likes to collect promotional toys like Hess Trucks.
It looks great on display with many of his other toys at my sister's house. If I had a place and good way to display them I'd steal them all from her!
For more Vintage fun, visit Suzanne @ ColoradoLady, our Vintage Thingies Thursday hostess!
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15 comments:

LV said...

That is a neat vintage keepsake. I also enjoy going to places that have things like this around. The Cracker Barrel here has a lot of those type things.

Olive Cooper said...

Neat airplanes. You have great collections. Happy VTT. ♦olive

Gayle said...

Love the plane and yes it is fun to see toys on display. Stop over to atmuldoon.blogspot.com to see another vintage toy.

dogsmom said...

Only bad thing about those restaurants is they don't let you play with the toys on display!

Bossy Betty said...

So great! Love seeing old toys like these.

Coloradolady said...

What a great toy! I love vintage toys too and only have a few, if only my parents would have held on to the ones I did have. Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

I love old toys like that, but that's one thing I don't collect.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cool! I love that it says Jalopy on the wing.

Anna said...

What a fun piece. I have a lot of my parents' childhood books, but almost no toys. Thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cool collection! my sons would love to play with these.. my eldest son loves to collect this kind of toy.. thanks for sharing..

Maureen said...

I love old toys. So do a lot of other people. People pay a lot of money to acquire toys from their childhood.

Pam said...

Great airplane. It is in very good shape for its age. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ann said...

Oh I dearly love that plane. Such a cool item, with all the windows intact. Happy VTT

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a wonderful vintage toy plane! Love that!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Lisa said...

Beautiful airplanes.