We think that the J. Chein & Company toy manufacturer made some of the best American stamped and lithographed tin toys ever. Eventually it would be supplanted by toys made in Japan.
To the right, a J. Chein church bank featured in a previous auction at SeriousToyz.com. This just cries out for "putz-ification"! You can read more about the company here http://abt.cm/1tPugtv
Followed by a fabulous promo still for WWII pin-up girl Betty Grable, circa early 1950's. Click on the photos.
Courtesy of Croton's own Tom Faranda's Folly: 89 year old D-Day vet decides it's time for another jump http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2014/06/89-yo-d-day-vet-decides-its-time-for-another-parachute-jump.html
A fabulous piece of Macy's store architecture, 1947 https://www.flickr.com/photos/65359853@N00/4607042801/in/pool-1414874@N24
Want more vintage--and Mickey Mouse too? Go here http://bit.ly/1k2gjTt
YouTube clip, Betty Grable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz9COBAoKhA
Historical News from Heritage Auctions http://bit.ly/1nYlg81