Marx Linemar Tin Lithographed Windup Disney’s Three Little Pigs “I Built My House of Straw” Hopper in Box *SOLD*
Marx Linemar Tin Lithographed Windup Disney’s Three Little Pigs “I Built My House of Straw” Fifer Pig Hopper in Box
This is a rare tin, lithographed, windup Walt Disney’s Three Little Pigs “I Built My House of Straw” Fifer Pig hopper in box that was manufactured in Japan by Louis Marx & Co. of New York City, New York under their Linemar brand.
When wound with its dedicated key this working Fifer Pig hops away. This little pig comes near mint in his original box that is in great condition and still has the packing fluff still in the box.
This piece is in excellent to near mint all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and display. This is approximately 4 ½” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Louis Marx & Company/Linemar of New York City, New York:
Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from about 1919 to 1980 founded in New York City by Louis & David Marx. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, “One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?” Arguably, Marx was the most well-known toy companies through the late mid-20th century. Best known for their lithographed tin windup toys Marx was also one of the big four among American electric train manufacturers. Interestingly, Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression.
Linemar Co. Inc. or more simply Linemar toys was the trade name under which Marx toys were manufactured in Japan, then sold in the United States and other countries. The reason to make Linemar toys in Japan was to keep costs down. Under the Linemar name, Marx produced The Flintstones and other licensed toy vehicles (Linemar Tin Toys 2015). The Linemar line also included airplanes that were produced in the colors of KLM, Pan Am, and other airlines.
|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 6 in|