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So far off topic, but this is where my buds are. Need help
10-26-2013, 07:36 PM
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Sorry for posting non football here!!!! This is where the people I know hang and I trust you guys the most! Smile


I need some help with vintage Tonka trucks.

Does anyone here have any experience with these and might be willing to assist me?

Thanks Smile

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10-27-2013, 12:12 AM
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(10-26-2013 07:36 PM)monsterx Wrote:  Sorry for posting non football here!!!! This is where the people I know hang and I trust you guys the most! Smile


I need some help with vintage Tonka trucks.

Does anyone here have any experience with these and might be willing to assist me?

Thanks Smile

And what would you like to know?

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10-28-2013, 05:17 AM
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(10-27-2013 12:12 AM)shezdoni Wrote:  And what would you like to know?

Basically, information regarding years and if they're salable in the condition they're in. Or if I should restore them. Does restoring them hurt value like other vintage items?

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10-28-2013, 06:07 AM
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(10-28-2013 05:17 AM)monsterx Wrote:  Basically, information regarding years and if they're salable in the condition they're in. Or if I should restore them. Does restoring them hurt value like other vintage items?

dont know about tonk a trucks ... but its been my experience with coins and antiques that collectors do not want restored items..... painting and cars are another story .... for some reason most people pay more for them when they are restored "Properly"


just my 3 cents

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10-28-2013, 09:44 AM
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(10-28-2013 06:07 AM)phinzphan1372 Wrote:  dont know about tonk a trucks ... but its been my experience with coins and antiques that collectors do not want restored items..... painting and cars are another story .... for some reason most people pay more for them when they are restored "Properly"


just my 3 cents

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Thanks George! Yeah, I was thinking the same thing...But people restore cars, just not sure about TOY cars lol. I'm thinking it might not be worth the hassle of breaking them down and sand blasting all the parts and finding original paint.

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10-29-2013, 02:43 AM
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(10-28-2013 05:17 AM)monsterx Wrote:  Basically, information regarding years and if they're salable in the condition they're in. Or if I should restore them. Does restoring them hurt value like other vintage items?

ok, to answer your questions

1. Tonkas were first made in 1946 to today

2. As far as saleability, yes, they are salebel,;and there are collectors looking for them.

3. As for condition, condition ratings go from c6 to c10

C6= well played with and used, evident overall wearing

c8= Very good, very minor wear, very clean, etc....

C10= basically a Beckett 9.5 grade, mint, no wear, no marks, etc....

A c10 still in the package will sell usually for 3 to 4 times more than a c10 without the package

4. As far as restoring them, don't, most collectors will not buy a restored item, and they prefer them with all the parts, and in as original condition as possible (even if it is rusty)

5. As far as value of them, of course the older stuff is going to bring more money, but a c6 usually starts around $100 with a c10 going for about $350 ( On a good day ) ( and remember this is older stuff say like 1950's to 1960's)

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