Glam Toy Products GTP-534 4 Door Sedan Car - Police

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This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-534-b 4 Door Sedan Car in Yellow, Blue, and Red Police livery. I have coded this version of the model as "b" as this version has a tin grille that is actually part of the base plate. I am assuming earlier versions do not incorporate this separate grille.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 128mm in length, making it larger than the other sedans (103mm). It has been shaped with rudimentary representations of the body lines. There is no glazing - all the features are litho-printed onto the body. At the front are representations of the windows, windscreen wipers, driver and passenger, and head lights; the bonnet is red and has yellow body trim. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors and the door handles are not present (being covered by printing "Police - No. 5 Car"). The lower sides are in blue with "trim" on the blue, covered front wheel arches and over the blue, covered rear wheel arches. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profiles of the (male) driver and passenger. The roof is blue with printed "Police" in blue lettering on a white background. The rear does not bear the legend "Made in England" as on other models by this manufacturer, but carries a small "Made in Gt. Britain" legend just covered by the rear bumper (black lettering on the yellow body colour). Above this, also on the blue boot lid is the white number plate with red lettering reading "G.T.P. 534". The boot is also emblazened with the word "Police" in blue lettering on a white background.

The original two part, pressed tin wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles with crimped ends.

The base plate is a single piece, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The base plate also incorporates the front and rear bumpers which are folded up to grip the front and rear edges of the body and forms the front grille on this version of the model. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body and it does not appear to have been plated or painted. There are no manufacturer's marks or country of origin details on the base.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but believe it to be between 1950 and 1959.

Item: 3750

 


This model is the Glam Toy Products GTP-534-b 4 Door Sedan Car in Yellow, Blue, and Red Police livery. I have coded this version of the model as "c" as this version has a tin grille that is actually part of the base plate and has been plated or painted so that the grille is also silver rather than plain metal.

The model has a one-piece, pressed metal body, 128mm in length, making it larger than the other sedans (103mm). It has been shaped with rudimentary representations of the body lines. There is no glazing - all the features are litho-printed onto the body. At the front are representations of the windows, windscreen wipers, driver and passenger, and head lights; the bonnet is red and has yellow body trim. To the sides there are the outlines of the doors and the door handles are not present (being covered by printing "Police - No. 5 Car"). The lower sides are in blue with "trim" on the blue, covered front wheel arches and over the blue, covered rear wheel arches. The front windscreen and both front side windows have the profiles of the (male) driver and passenger. The roof is blue with printed "Police" in blue lettering on a white background. The rear does not bear the legend "Made in England" as on other models by this manufacturer, but carries a small "Made in Gt. Britain" legend just covered by the rear bumper (black lettering on the yellow body colour). Above this, also on the blue boot lid is the white number plate with red lettering reading "G.T.P. 534". The boot is also emblazened with the word "Police" in blue lettering on a white background.

The original two part, pressed tin wheels are still on the model, mounted on steel axles with crimped ends.

The base plate is a single piece, pressed tin unit with a strengthening panel down the centre. The base plate also incorporates the front and rear bumpers which are folded up to grip the front and rear edges of the body and forms the front grille on this version of the model. It has been press fitted to the body and the edges rolled to hold it over the edges of the body and it appears to have been plated or painted silver thus giving the grille and bumpers a silver finish. There are no manufacturer's marks or country of origin details on the base.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but believe it to be between 1950 and 1959.

Item: 3756