(Japan). No details of publisher. circa1930. Stock ID #170397
Printed in blue each of the 9 models of children's car offered in this 11 page catalogue is illustrated on its own separate page complete with its dimensions in English. Original wrappers bound with light pink cord ties, 13 x 19.3cm. An additional advertisment for child's tricycle from Osaka Kodomo Jidosha Seizosho (Osaka Children's Car Manufacturing company) and a price list, with prices neatly inked in, apparently for the trade catalogue itself are loosely inserted. The inserted leaves are both in Japanese and worn along the upper edge. Some very light foxing wrappers and a couple of minor marks light vertical fold, very good copy. A delightful scarce item of ephemera. This delightful export catalogue of children's toy motor cars published in English. It seems that these rather luxurious toys named Kamome-go (Seagull series), were exported from Japan to the West, most likely the United States. There are nine types of pedal powered vehicles in preferred colours of red, green black gray, blue or olive; each with a steering wheel and a horn for the child to beep! The prices range from 2.7 yen to 7.3 yen. The toy cars were styled on American vehicles available at the time. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 170397).
Price: $350.00 AU