VINTAGE JAPANESE SUPERMAN TOY WATCH DISPLAY WITH 4 WATCHES!

$350.00

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VINTAGE JAPANESE SUPERMAN TOY WATCH DISPLAY WITH 4 WATCHES!

$350.00

This colorful piece was a gift from Teru Kitahara, the biggest toy collector in Japan – and perhaps the world.  I visited Teru in Tokyo and he said to me, “What are you after?”  For years I had been collecting and studying the cheapest toys made as soon after World War II as possible in the axis countries.  Natural resources bombed to oblivion by the allies, I was fascinated by the ingenuity of very early, post war German and Japanese toy makers.

I showed Teru some photos of what I was after, he took me to his warehouse and started shouting orders to workers (it was probably 9 at night) and one after another, boxes of gems, a king’s ransom of collectibles was passed under my nose – all I had to do was point and it was mine.  In a lifetime of collecting, this is one of my all-time favorite moments.  My wife, Mom of Mom and Pop Culture, says I never showed so much restraint.  This is one of a number of pieces I was generous given by the great Teru Kitahara on that evening of magical delights.

Very Fine – a few missing – 3 styles shown here.  From the printing on the card I would say 1960’s, perhaps even later, though the watches have, to my eye, a distinctively 1950’s look.  Remember, these are toy watches – they do not run.  Heaven knows what this display would be worth if they actually ran!

You won’t be disappointed in this breath-taking rarity!

Comes with a COA from the Adler Collection / Museum of Mom and Pop Culture.

Up, up and away!.

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