c.1940 Marx, Black & White Tricky Taxi in Original Box

c.1940 Marx, Black & White Tricky Taxi in Original Box

Fantastic black and white example of Marx's classic tin litho Tricky Taxi. In beautiful excellent+ to near mint working condition complete with old key and original box. 

Advertised as "the daredevil metal taxi with sturdy clockwork motor, it whirls and dashes about" but supposedly will make an abrupt turn whenever it nears the edge of its running surface. It didn't always work out that way which is probably why, although fairly easy to find in well used condition, pieces looking like the one below can be as scarce as some of the older vehicles.

Awesome two tone coupe with embossed chrome plated V-style grille assembly accentuated by its low, streamlined front hood and sloping rear trunk. The rear tires, one rimmed with rubber and the other tin, along with a third vertically placed tire, are responsible for moving it randomly in every direction. The two front tires are dummies.  Lithoed with a pre-1939 Marx logo on the back, along with LM license plate and patent number. The key, although old, is probably not original to the toy.

The box is a simple text style. Two panels declare the vehicle's table top trick abilities. The toy name, and company name and address are printed on the remaining box panels. A post-1939 style logo was used on the box.

Size: 4½".

Sold: May 2006

Price Sold: $ 153


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