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YellowRose
07-09-2016, 04:03 PM
A guest of our Forum, June Guzzetti, has asked us for an indication of what the value of this Japanese made 1960 Squarebird "Golde Top" model might be. I know that a number of you collect models, so you might be able to advise her. She should be able to view your comments as a guest. Here are the pix that she sent me.

newyear
07-09-2016, 05:18 PM
Hi
I'm looking through a book I have called Tinplate Toy Cars of the 1950's and 1960's from Japan, printed in 2008.A 1959 Buick by TN(Nomura) is valued between $1000 to $1500 but as always these are mint examples with the original box which is also in pristine condition
A 1959 Ford Fairlane is valued between$500 to $750
I would imagine a Golde Top Squarebird would be quite rare...looks like it has 1958 wheel trims
The "Holy Grail" is apparently a 1958 Edsel Citation by ATC valued at $3000 and upwards



There is this example on Ebay with a BIN price of $115

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Bandai-FORD-THUNDERBIRD-1958-VINTAGE-TIN-FRICTION-TOY-CAR-JAPAN-Item-701-/361638623504?hash=item5433577910:g:4C4AAOSw-KFXgFtd

Plenty on You Tube about Japanese tin cars,like this Rocket Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b89LnSJouBg