Jul 21, 1999 · Before Mr. Katz introduced the Corgi line in 1956, most die-cast metal toy cars were fairly crude. Many companies simply painted the zinc-alloy forms …
>According to Autoweek, Arthur Katz, who introduced Corgi cars back in 1956 to >the public, has died. he was 91. > >Scot. Here’s some info on this from the British Car Mailing List: > LONDON (AP) — Arthur Katz, who created the Corgi toy cars beloved by a >generation of collectors, has died in London. He was 91. Katz died June
Jul 03, 2016 · As model maker Corgi turns 60 this week, LOUIS BARFE charts the toy giant’s success SIXTY YEARS ago this week, one of the best-loved names in British toys hit the shops.
Author: LOUIS BARFE
For Arthur Katz, it was the start of something big. Where Hornby was almost a figure of Britain’s second industrial revolution, Katz was part of Germany’s toy-making aristocracy.
Sep 17, 2013 · The Mettoy (Metal Toy) company was founded in 1933 by German émigré Philip Ullmann in Northampton, England, where he was later joined by South African-born German Arthur Katz…
Buses, cars, lorries and vans streamed off the production lines in Arthur Katz’s factories. It was as though a meglomanic motor tycoon had realised a vision of centralising the manufacture of all
The Corgi Toys line was started by Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in Great Britain. Mettoy was founded in 1933 by Philip Ullmann in Northampton, England, where he was later joined by Arthur Katz. Both decided to market a line of toy vehicles as competition with Dinky, a dominant player in the diecast market.
Jul 23, 1999 · Arthur Katz; Created Corgi Toy Cars. Arthur Katz, 91, creator of the British collectible toy cars called Corgi. Born in South Africa, Katz was educated as a toy maker in Nuremberg, Germany, where he moved at the age of 12. Fleeing the Nazis in the 1930s, Katz moved to Britain.
Kiddie Cars: Once upon a time, it was believed that little cars helped sell big cars. Starting in the 1920s, Citroën actively assisted toy manufacturers, freely supplying technical details to toymakers and acting as a distributor, selling little cars in its dealerships.
Corgi Classics Limited is a famous die-cast model manufacturer which has its origins in the Corgi Toys brand introduced by Mettoy in 1956. Known for its British and North American vehicle models, the company has arguably become one of the best die cast makers on the market. The Corgi Toys era: 1956 to 1995 Corgi Toys was launched in 1956 as a new range of die-cast toy model cars by Mettoy
The set includes the Volkswagen Racing Club Truck and Maserati Race Car (no trailer). Truck is in really nice condition with only a couple of touches of wear to the paint. The tow bar is broken. The race car is complete and has excellent paint.