Vintage Toy John Deere Tractors

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2015-06-26 10:34:13

Vintage Toy John Deere Tractors are models of vehicles manufactured by the John Deere company.

Brief history and description

John Deere tractors are some of the most highly sought after models of farm equipment on the market today. When the company started to mass-produce toy models of their signature green tractors, the toys instantly became a huge hit and are still considered to be highly collectible today.

Antique John Deere tractor toys are typically a 1/16 or 1/64 model scale, and sometimes feature a figurine of a man sitting in the seat of the tractor. Each and every antique John Deere tractor toy is green and yellow (which is the signature colour pattern for the John Deere brand), and were typically manufactured by Arcade.

Guide for collectors

Vintage John Deere tractor "crawler" toys are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors. Vintage John Deere tractor toys that are sold as a matching set are also considered to be both rare and valuable, while tractor toys that come with a figurine of a man in the seat of the tractor are considered to be rare, but not necessarily valuable.

Restoration of an vintage John Deere tractor toy is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a toy may reduce its value.

For more information regarding where to find antique John Deere tractor toys, visit Tri Green Tractor or John Deere's official website.

Value

Antique John Deere tractor toys

Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Florida sold a lot of three antique and metal John Deere tractor toys for $45 in April of 2005.

G.W. McGrew Auction Company Inc. in Seven Valley, Pennsylvania sold:

  • An antique John Deere tractor toy with a figurine of a white man sitting in the seat of the tractor for $110 in December of 2008.
  • Another antique John Deere tractor toy with a figurine of a green man sitting in the seat of the tractor for $70 in December of 2008.

Antique John Deere tractor "crawler" toys

G.W. McGrew Auction Company Inc. in Seven Valley, Pennsylvania sold a green antique John Deere "crawler" farm tractor toy for $125 in December of 2008.

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