TIPP & CO was founded in 1912 in Nürnberg, Germany, by Mr. Carstens and Mrs. Tipp. In the 1930's the owners had to flee Germany and the Company was confiscated. Only in 1949, the Company was given back to its legal owners and the rebuilding of the TIPP & CO factory, destroyed in the war, had begun.

Probably the best tin plate VW Bus toy ever produced and manufactured by TCO TIPP & CO, Germany. During its long production era, the large engine compartment door, “barn door”, design was never changed indicating an early 1950s style.  A large variety of body styles, colors, lithograph designs, include the Volkswagen Panel Van, Kombi, Deluxe and Pickup versions. A special VW Pickup is known in Coca Cola and Milk delivery markings. Wrecker VW trucks and a fire ladder truck complete the series.

In the 1960s, POLIUMEX, a Mexican company, acquired the metal dies of the German TIPPCO Busses and started to produce (with license) the tin Busses under the brand name of LEMY. 

  • Manufacturer: TCO TIPP & COMPANY
  • Scale: 1/19
  • Length: 225mm
  • Production Era: 1950s-1960s
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Tin Plate Lithographed
  • Color: Various Colors & Themes

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