1960’s Tin Ambulance Van made in Japan. Double axel and working gear box with opposing detailed litho and plastic tires. In very good condition with minor playwear. Measures 3 ¼” long x 2”wide Marked with a Y in a circle and MADE IN JAPAN under bumper.
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.
more info on tin toys at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_toy