Vintage Plasticville Greenhouse

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 06,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction

Vintage Plasticville Greenhouse -#1804-149 – in box

Plasticville is a small piece of "Americana" that has become a traditional favorite of collector’s worldwide. Bachmann Bros. began production of Plasticville structures & accessories in 1947 with a humble fence designed to be used underneath a Christmas tree. In the following years they would produce many other Plasticville items that were designed to be used with the most popular electric trains of the period: Lionel (O Gauge) & American Flyer (S Gauge).

Plasticville featured "Snap-together" construction with "No Glue Necessary," and these attributes made them a favorite choice of parents who gave these kits to their children along with the electric trains for the holiday season.

1952 was the year that Bachmann received their patent for the interlocking system that is used to hold the walls together. Indeed, the production of Classic Plasticville spanned the years 1947 to 1979 and continues to this day.

Aside from just a few other minor manufacturers, Plasticville buildings are the only structures that were the contemporaries of these post-war electric trains. If properly cared for, all of the items produced as "Plasticville" make a worthwhile investment that will hold their value as much as the trains they were intended to accompany.

Measures: 6” wide x 4” deep x 3 ¼”tall with roof.

Condition: complete unbroken -White base, grey side walls, white doors, two rows of red flowers and two rows of yellow flowers. No glue, breaks or cracks, complete kit with original box which is also in very good condition, no tape / stains/tears. Also include is the small folder.

Accessory: 4 sets of flower rows, and 2 people are in good condition.

This would be a wonderful addition to your Lionel, Marx, or American Flyer O or S scale layout.

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