c.1948 Courtland, No.2050 American Dairies Milk Trailer Truck in Original Box

c.1948 Courtland, No.2050 American Dairies Milk Trailer Truck in Original Box

Super beautiful and super scarce mechanical tin litho American Dairies Milk Trailer Truck in original box. It's one of the most colorful trucks manufactured by Courtland and the first example I've found in 10 years. Extraordinary near mint condition complete with original (and correct) box. Also includes original Courtland paper guarantee. 

Fantastic late 40's design featuring a handsomely embossed tinplate "layered" tanker trailer. Each layer was embossed to make it stand out and give it depth. On top is the domed white cap which includes three red, white, and blue hatch covers. "Grade A Milk" was lithoed on both sides. Sandwiched In the center is a layer of red with "AMERICAN DAIRIES" lithoed in large, white capital letters. The bottom layer was also lithoed in white with "Pasteurized Vitamin D Homogenized" elegantly printed across it. The rear of the trailer is all white lithoed with blue and red text. A nice touch are the DANGER and AIR BRAKES warning to other drivers. 

The cab section is classic Courtland with embossed fenders and front hood lithoed in cherry red highlighted with a large black and white grille up front. Courtland logo on both doors, a simple front bumper, and topped with a deep blue plastic roof. Wow.....this is what toy collecting is all about!

The original box was printed with the Courtland logo, name, and address on every panel. Their well known "guaranteed for life" slogan was also printed across two of the panels. The endflaps include this same information with one addition; it's the original company stamp to indicate that this was the matching box for this specific truck. 

The original "Motor Guarantee" form is also included. One side tells how to replace the motor for free (with 15ยข) needed for handling costs. The back side of the form has a double hand schematic for removing the motor. I don't recall seeing this before.

Size: 13". 

Sold: Oct. 2007

Price Sold: $ 522


 

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