Monday, 1 August 2011
Tin toy Vespa from Japan
This is the famous tin toy Vespa GS from the japanese firm "Bandai". From the 50's and very collectable. Just for sale at an internet auction here in Sweden.
It's about 22 cm long, or 9 inch.
By the photos it seems to be genuine. Nowadays there are some suspicious looking items that are new but has been given a "patina treatment" to look old. Some people has no doubts of making fake toys. I haven't yet seen a fake Bandai Vespa GS, but wherever the demand is bigger than the supply, there is a risk of villains trying to make an extra dollar.