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Major Crossings, Long-Distance Flights, and Records
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Spirit of St. Louis
Spirit of St. Louis N-X-211
Katz Toys
United States
1927-1930
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground,
the propeller turns
31.5 x 31.5 cm
Charles Lindbergh’s crossing of the Atlantic Ocean
on May 20 and 21, 1927, inspired French, American,
and German toy manufacturers.
Major Crossings, Long-Distance Flights, and Records
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Spirit of St. Louis
Spirit of St. Louis
Bing
Germany
1927
Lithographed tinplate, painted tinplate
Wind-up mechanism in
one of the planes
The propeller turns
26 x 80 cm
The flight of the Spirit of St. Louis inspired Bing
to develop a series of merry go-rounds.
Major Crossings, Long-Distance Flights, and Records
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Amy - Queen of the Air
« Amy – Queen of the Air »
Günthermann
Germany
1931-1932
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground,
the propeller turns
Hook for hanging
37 x 32 cm
In May 1930, Amy Johnson flew from Croydon, Great Britain,
to Melbourne, Australia at the controls of the Gipsy
Moth G-AAAH Jason. Günthermann marked the event with
this toy airplane equipped with a spare propeller, which
served as a brake and stopped the propeller during the
rewinding of the mechanism.
Seaplanes
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Aquaplane, 39
Aquaplane, 39
Chein
United States
1930s–50s
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
The propeller turns and
drives the seaplane on
the water
19.5 x 22 cm
The American company Chein offered small seaplanes
with open floats.
Seaplanes
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Atlantico 1231/1230
Atlantico 1231
INGAP
Italy
1933
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
The propeller turns and
drives the seaplane on
the water
Hook for hanging
42 x 38 cm
   1230
   INGAP
   Italy
   1933
   Lithographed tinplate
   Wind-up mechanism
   The propeller turns and
   drives the seaplane on
   the water
   Hook for hanging
   27.5 x 33 cm
INGAP offered these large seaplanes with very handsome lithography.
The hood is decorated with a fish head. The hood is decorated with
a fish head. When its removable floats are taken off, the
Atlantico 1231 can roll on the ground.
In Germany
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Pocket Airplanes
Pocket airplanes
Distler
Ca. 1933
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground
12.5 x 10 cm
In Germany
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, D-ANYF
D-ANYF
JNF
Late 1930s
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground, the
three propellers turn
Hook for hanging
51.5 x 38.5 cm
JNF also proposed this large model of the Junkers JU 52.
In Germany
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, D-DLAG, Lufthansa
D-DLAG, Lufthansa
Märklin
1936-1937
Painted metal sheet
Hooks for hanging
70 x 55 cm
Here the Junkers JU 86.
Tipp & Co.
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, PH-KLM Amsterdam-Batavia
PH-KLM Amsterdam-Batavia
Tipp & Co.
1933
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground,
the central propeller turns
Hook for hanging
Battery-operated lights
41.5 x 39 cm
Gyroplanes
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Sifflet autogire
Gyroplane whistle
C. Rossignol
France
1930s
Lithographed tinplate
Air-powered
7 x 13.5 cm
In France
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, R.537
R.537
GR
1933
Lithographed aluminum
sheet
Rubber-band motor
The propeller turns
51 x 46 cm
This very light plane made of aluminum sheet move along
hanging from their trolley on a tightened string.
In Italy
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Pastiglie Minerva, De Coster-Torino - Victoria Chocolats Biscuits
Pastiglie Minerva,De Coster-Torino
Victoria Chocolats Biscuits
Metalgraf
1932
Lithographed tinplate
Advertising push toys
12 x 14 cm
Little advertising planes.
In Japan
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, TWA NC223Y
TWA NC223Y
Kuramochi
Ca. 1935
Painted tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground,
the propellers turn
39 x 29 cm
In Japan
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Fokker, NRº 329
Fokker, NRº 329
Nomura
Exported by E.T.Cº
1935-1940
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground,
the central propeller turns
44 x 37 cm
Elsewhere
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, E-43
E-43
Matarazzo
Argentina
1946-1952
Lithographed tinplate
Push toy
29.5 x 25.5 cm
The Argentine toy industry developed during World War II,
driven primarily by Matarazzo.
Elsewhere
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, De Havilland Comet
De Havilland Comet
Rico
Spain
1939-1955
Painted tinplate
Wind-up or friction mechanism
Rolls on the ground
32 x 21.5 cm
Little Planes Have Left for War
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Heinkel He 70
Heinkel He 70
Lehmann
Germany
1936-1938
Lithographed tinplate
Push toy
14.5 x 11.5 cm
Lehmann offered two models of the Heinkel He 70:
one with German and one with British roundels as
well as their respective camouflages. Although this
toy is very realistic, it was designed without a
mechanism.
Merry-Go-Rounds and Airplane Games
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Carrousel à trois avions
Merry-go-round with three planes
Wilhelm Krauss
Germany
Ca. 1935
Lithographed tinplate
Toys operated by hand
or by a steam machine
24 x 17 cm
These toys are meant to be powered by a steam machine.
Merry-Go-Rounds and Airplane Games
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Aérodrome
Aerodrome
Hoch & Beckmann
Germany
Ca. 1955
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
25 x 51 cm
The planes fly on top of each other in opposite directions,
and a hand lever makes it possible to tilt them.
Two planes are parked.
Merry-Go-Rounds and Airplane Games
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, International Airport
International Airport
Kokyu
Japan
1960s
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
17.5 x 24 cm

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