You will love this 1945s Jane Francis red metal toy pick up truck made in USA. This truck measures 5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches with black rubber tires and was manufactured by the Jane Francis Toy Company of Wilkes Barre, PA. They began stuffed toy manufacturing in 1942 and then in 1945 began producing highly stylized and art inspired line of die cast toy cars and other vehicles. The company stopped making toys in 1949. These toys are very collectible and sought after. There is some paint loss and some play wear but overall is in good condition.
Provenance: -Five Brothers Rare Toy Estate, The core of the collection was actually established in the 1950s by the father (from Indiana) of the adult sons who are consignors to the May sale. As time went on, each of the five brothers set out on his own individual collecting path. Each took a different approach to building his collection, but the one important thing they had in common was a love of vintage American toys, primarily of the boomer era. The time-span for the toys is heavily focused on the 1950s and 60s, with a few from the 1970s