|Giftcraft (7 Views)||M60 Home Toy Gallery|
Gift Craft, of Chicago, Illinois was the distributor of this awkward blue fastback 2-door sedan. Gift Craft was a distributor, but the actual manufacturer is not known. Dave Leopard suggests the car is modeled after the 1946 Nash. When held in the hand, this postwar "ugly duckling" is as unattractive as the photo shows, but nevertheless it has a charm all its own. With very good original paint it is a nice collector toy. The red sedan is one of the mystery cars in the museum collection. The wheels are cast en bloc with the rest of the car so it does not roll but rather scoots. Dave Leopard suggests this possibly to be a '41 Nash but nothing more about it is known. Both cars are 4" long.
An interesting aside about the Gift Craft company was that it sold a knock-off OUIJA board called the Swami in 1940 when OUIJA board copies were flooding the marketplace. The Swami featured a flying carpet scene and a genii consulting a crystal ball. I don't know if anybody in Gift Craft management consulted the Swami about the future of the company.
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