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    Tom Corbett Sparkling Space Ship Toy in Original Box (Louis Marx and Company, 1952). This terrific lithographed steel wind-up toy is the Tom Corbett Sparkling Space Cadet Ship 2-Polaris, produced by Marx in 1952. Tom Corbett was the subject of a television series that ran from 1950 until 1955; he also appeared on radio and in novels, comic strips, and comic books, even records. This toy comes with the original box, illustrated on all sides. The Space Ship is in working order with a strong wind-up motor; when wound up and the switch is moved to the "on" position the motor propels the ship forward, the space weapon sound is heard, and sparks are seen coming from the rear exhaust. The colors are rich and bright. Tom Corbett and his fellow space rangers are seen in the control room at the front of the ship and on two sides of the box. The ship dimensions are 12" x 4" x 3.5".
    The box is in nice, presentable condition. It is missing one outer flap and one inner flap with printed "Directions" from the same end is separate from the box. The box shows edge wear and the paper board has darkened a bit with age. Box dimensions are 12" x 4.25" x 3.5".
    Some of the black paint has worn from the wheels and there are a couple of spots of minor surface wear to the light blue underside of the ship. The upper portion of the ship shows only the slightest surface wear or rubbing. Box condition is Very Good; toy condition is Fine+.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
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