TONKA TOYS For 1959. Part of a Child's World. Trade Catalogue.

TONKA TOYS For 1959. Part of a Child's World.

Mound, Minnesota: Tonka Toys, [1959]. 1st Printing. 16 pp. 17 color images, depicting 46 trucks + 8 accessories [e.g., No. AC311 - Boat Trailer]. Oblong format: 3-1/4" x 5". Printed self-wrappers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Hint of age-toning, Nr Fine. Item #47171

These toys, originally manufactured under the company name, Mound Metalcraft, officially became "Tonka Toys" in 1955. Popular ever since, in 2001, Tonka trucks were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York.

Here we offer one of their early trade catalogues, depicting their product line for the late 50s. Me, I was 7 in '59, and I distinctly remember wanting, though not getting, a dump truck [$3.98, p. 3].

Rare- we find no copies of this year on OCLC, though The Strong is shown as having a single 1958 catalogue, 10 pages in length.

Price: $145.00

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