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August 6, 2023

1954 Tonka Jewel Tea Co. Truck and Trailer Pressed Steel

1954 Tonka Jewel Tea Co. Truck and Trailer Pressed Steel

$1,293.75 IL Sales Tax 8%

1 in stock

This is a 1954 Tonka Jewel Tea Co. Truck and Trailer Pressed Steel toy. This marks the first year of production for this toy, as indicated by the straight cut metal at the base of the doors on the cab. The toy measures 24″ long.
The toy is essentially 100% original, with the exception of the repainted fuel tanks behind the cab. It has minor paint scratches and scrapes but is in overall very fine condition for a 74-year-old toy. This is a must have for any vintage Tonka or private label collector and has been a part of my personal collection for many years.
The Jewel Tea Company operated a door-to-door delivery business from 1899 to 1981 delivering groceries and other household items from their catalog. Tonka partnered with companies like Jewel to create private label toys.

1 in stock

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1954 Tonka Jewel Tea Co. Truck and Trailer, Pressed Steel

This is a 1954 Tonka Jewel Tea Co. Truck and Trailer Pressed Steel toy. This marks the first year of production for this toy and is indicated by the straight cut metal at the base of the doors on the cab. The toy measures 24″ long.
The toy is essentially 100% original, with the exception of the repainted fuel tanks behind the cab. It has minor paint scratches and scrapes but is in overall very fine condition for a 74-year-old toy. This is a must have for any vintage Tonka or private label collector and has been a part of my personal collection for many years.
The Jewel Tea Company operated a door-to-door delivery business from 1899 to 1981 delivering groceries and other household items from their catalog. Tonka partnered with companies like Jewel to create private label toys.

Step back in time with the 1954 Tonka Jewel Tea Co. Truck and Trailer, a remarkable representation of mid-20th-century American toy craftsmanship. This pressed steel toy set is a faithful reproduction of the trucks used by the Jewel Tea Company, known for their door-to-door service delivering household products.

The truck and trailer are constructed with high-quality pressed steel, featuring the iconic Jewel Tea Co. branding and color scheme. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this model, from the realistic truck cab design to the intricate detailing on the trailer. This toy set not only captures the essence of the 1950s American delivery trucks but also embodies the robust and durable construction Tonka is known for.

Perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of vintage toys, this Tonka truck and trailer set is a splendid example of the quality and style of mid-century American toys. It’s a nostalgic piece that not only evokes memories of a bygone era but also represents the enduring appeal of well-crafted toy vehicles.

Ideal For:

  • Vintage toy collectors and enthusiasts, especially those with a focus on American-made toys.
  • Fans of the Tonka brand and pressed steel toy vehicles.
  • Collectors interested in Americana or mid-20th-century memorabilia.
  • Individuals seeking a unique and historically significant item for display.

Additional information

Weight12 lbs
Dimensions22 × 14 × 12 in

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