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Alfa Romeo P2 Tinplate Toy by CIJ

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£ 4,500

C.I.J. (Compagnie Internationales des Jouets)

A second series example of the Alfa Romeo P2 racing car toy by CIJ, repainted from its original colour of white to blue

Offered in well used condition with some previous repairs evident, front axle requires re-fixing to the car.

Length overall: 21 inches (54 cm).

These CIJ tin plate clockwork toys rank amongst the best of the quality toymakers of the day, CIJ produced these child’s toys between 1924 to around 1935

Originally produced as a celebration of the hugely successful Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car evolved by the gifted Vittorio Jano in 1924, the original colours of the first series were intended to be representative of the racing countries – red for Italy, green for Great Britain, white for Germany and blue for France, amongst others. The second series of the toy was released in 1930, this time with treaded Pneu Michelin tyres.

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