AHI (Azrak-Hamway International) Dodge Covered Delivery Truck

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This model is the AHI Dodge Covered Delivery Truck in white.

The model has a four-piece metal body, 51mm in length. It has been molded with the cab and chassis casting having representations of the grille, lights, front bumper and doors cast at the front, fuel tanks and rear wheel guards to the rear. The base is a solid, shaped, recycled tinplate item, the rear deck is folded tinplate and the rear canvas cover is also folded tinplate. The deck and cover are held together by folded tabs and the deck is attached to the chassis by folded tabs. There is no glazing. The original wheels are grey plastic and attached to steel axles with a large flat head on one side and crimped ends on the other. They are held to the chassis by means of the baseplate.

The baseplate has the manufacturer's mark "AHI Brand Toy" in a rectangle with the country of origin "Japan" marked just below it. It is held in place by two machined rivets.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but it would have been between 1950 and 1960.

Item: 2969