Friday, June 24, 2011

Vintage Old Metal Toy Airplanes

June 24, 2011

Today's entry has to do with most of the airplanes that I've bought and sold.

Initially I started with Hubley, then Wyandotte, then Marx, then Tootsietoy.

Most of the item, you'll have to accept the fact that parts of a plane will be missing its' parts.
The positive aspect of this is that you may be able to purchase the listed item for less. 

I usually add missing parts from purchases from Thomas Antique Toys or Classic Tin Toys.

On certain days, you can even purchase parts from other E-Bayers who are not stores.

As the toy market was bottoming out to its' poorest performance,
 I ended up selling parts for more than the plane! Go figure!

Hubley Airplane

Hubley P-38

The Hubley P-38 was manufactured in the late 1950's-early 60's.
 It was Based on the famous Lockheed P-38 that saw action in the Pacific war.

The P-38 is very popular and sells well on E-Bay under normal conditions.

Wyandotte China Clipper

Another popular toy airplane is the Wyandotte China Clipper. 
The China Clipper was a Pan Am domestic airplane that crossed the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii and further West.

Hubley Kiddie

Wyandotte Missing a Vertical Tail

Marx Missing Propellers

2 Wyandottes - Front Plane has Wood Wheel

 Assorted Tootsietoy Airplanes

These airplanes are very small, as you can see from the penny placed in the photo.


  1. Can you tell me where I can get a Canopy and Landing Gear for the Hubley 495. I have one in the box new with no canopy and one of the metal landing gears are bent and I am afraid to bend the white metal back in shape. I had the plane as a kid found this one and would like to make it 100%. Thanks your site is very cool! Please contact me at

  2. Hello Robert,

    Thanks for dropping by.

    You can find replacement parts at:

    Please check to see if the links above are the correct page for your missing parts.

    Both companies and their owners are fine people who I have written about and personally purchased parts from them.

    If you're a old or antique toy collector, and send me good-quality photos of at least 4" x 6" 300dpi JPEG's, I'll write a post about you. Also, you should send a mini-bio with some of your architectural photos or plans to also present.

    Stacey Bindman