Manoil Toy Cars

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2015-06-26 10:38:25

Manoil Toy Cars are model vehicles produced by the American Manoil Manufacturing Company.

Brief history and description

The Manoil Manufacturing Company was founded in Manhattan during the 1920s, and was one of the most popular American metal and plastic toy companies during the Depression Era.

Manoil manufactured a variety of miniature toy airplanes, trucks, military vehicles, motorcycles, and cars, all of which featured elaborate detailing and rubber or steel tires. Some of the many different styles of Monoil toy cars include coupes, sedans, tow trucks, futuristic roadsters, fire trucks and much more.

The company also produced a series of hollowcast toy soldiers (commonly referred to as dimestore soldiers) which were highly collectible during the 1930s and 1940s.

Guide for collectors

Manoil toy cars that are sold as a complete set are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Manoil toy cars which feature futuristic designs or their original paint are also considered to be rare and valuable among collectors. If a Manoil toy car is missing any parts or pieces, it is considered to be less valuable.

Restoration of a Manoil toy car is recommended.

For more information regarding Manoil toy cars, visit Dekes Collection's official website.

Value

Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York sold a lot of five different Manoil toy cars including one toy cyclist, one motorcycle and one side car for $220 in July of 2006.

Classic Edge Auctions in Hershey, Pennsylvania sold a lot of six different Manoil military toy vehicles including one Cannon Car for $170 in June of 2008.

Vectis Auctions LTD in Stockton on Tees, England sold two Manoil No. 703 futuristic wreck trucks, one with a green/silver body and another with a red body for £140 in June of 2008.

Stout Auctions in Williamsport, Indiana sold two Manoil futuristic no. 700 cars and a Barclay beer truck for $90 in July of 2008.

Lloyd Ralston Gallery in Shelton, Connecticut sold a Manoil two-piece yellow coupe for $80 in June of 2007.

Old Barn Auction in Findlay, Ohio sold a Manoil No. 708 Sports DC car for $10 in December of 2006.

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