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Pre-war Japanese Lehmann Beetle by CK Egawa

Here is a very colorful, high quality pre-war Japanese copy of the Lehmann Beetle. Many of the Lehmann toys were copied or replicated between WWI and WWII by the Japanese. Lehmann was very protective of his patent rights and took aggressive action to protect his company, so it unknown how the Japanese were able to make and market this nearly identical version of the popular German toy. This one is marked at the front with the logo of “CK” which is known to be Kuramochi. But at the rear is a Lehmann-like logo labeled as “trademark” with a large E, that being from a company known as Egawa. Some would say this PWJ version is actually a better toy than the one made by Lehmann due to the bright coloring.

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