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BROOKLIN AND WEBER’S

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BROOKLIN AND WEBER’S

Mitch Stenzler had been collecting automobile memorabilia, gas station pumps and fixtures, antique toys and model automobiles since the early 1970's and this hobby quickly grew into a business. Weber's was actually a collection in itself, a product of a jewelry store established in 1917 by J. Weber, an immigrant from Germany. In 1984 Mitch's wife, Sonya, arranged a unique 50th birthday surprise. She knew that Mitch had been collecting...

BROOKLlN AND THE 1953 PONTIAC PICK-UP

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BROOKLlN AND THE 1953 PONTIAC PICK-UP

BROOKLIN VIDEO I John Hammick and David Angel have created in 1992 a video tape cataloging BRK1 through BRK9 and featuring some rarely seen models. This video is extremely well done, right from the start, where nothing is said for the first few minutes, just a parade of Brooklin. This video begins at the beginning, with an interview of John Hall. It's a fascinating story of John's first models, actually...

BROOKLlN AND THE 1953 PONTIAC SEDAN DELIVERY

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BROOKLlN AND THE 1953 PONTIAC SEDAN DELIVERY

The first standard 1953 Pontiac Van (BRK31) appeared in 1990, after a few special models had been released. It is painted orange, different shades exist, with a blue sun visor and interior and Gulf Oil decals. Approximately 30 models are known without sun visor. A baseplate error is noted with 300 of the Gulf Oil vans released with the "1 of 500" designation on the baseplates that were intended for...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1954 DODGE ROYAL 500 CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1954 DODGE ROYAL 500 CONVERTIBLE

The standard 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible Top Up (BRK30) was released in 1990 and deleted in February 1993. It is finished in yellow with a black top in the up position, black interior, green license plate and whitewall tyres.   LEUKAEMIA RESEARCH FUND In April 1996 a Dodge Royal 500 was released sponsored by Roger Perrie for the benefit of the Leukaemia Research Fund in Steeple Ashton near Trowbridge,...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1953 KAISER MANHATTAN

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1953 KAISER MANHATTAN

The first edition of the 1953 Kaiser Manhattan (BRK29) was released in May 1989 and deleted in 1995. It is finished in blue with grey interior and orange license plate. The second edition, identified as 29A on the box, was released in May 1995 and deleted in November 2002. It is a two-tone version in lavender blue metallic with light grey roof, interior is light grey and the license plate...

BROOKLIN AND HUGGETT ELECTRICAL

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BROOKLIN AND HUGGETT ELECTRICAL

The Huggett Electrical building in Bath was used by John Hall when he moved the Brooklin factory from Brooklin, Canada to Bath, England in October 1979 and he established a very good relationship with the owner of the company. This led to the idea of making special Brooklin models to be given as Christmas gifts to customers of the Huggett Electrical company. In 1984 the first special model was produced....

BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER

The standard 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser (BRK28) was released in 1989 and deleted in January 2002. It is finished in desert tan with beige interior and green license plate, a pink shade color exists. This version has twins headlights and a different grill from the C.T.C.S. model. The decals on the back sides show “MERCURY”. Tyres are whitewall.   CANADIAN TOY COLLECTORS SOCIETY The introduction of the 1957 Mercury Turnpike...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM

The standard 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (BRK27) was released in 1988 and deleted in March 2001. It is finished in silver with maroon interior and blue license plate. Tyres are whitewall. Early models are known without silver dashboard.   PACIFIC COAST TOY SHOW The Brooklin special produced for the 1992 P.C.T.S. was the 10th sponsored for that show, so Ron Peters chose a model, color and detailing that was very...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD VAN

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD VAN

ROCK COUNTY EMERGENCY The differences between the BRK26 Station Wagon and the BRK26A Nomad Van, besides the removal of the rear side windows, are the elimination of the full-width grooves in the rear half of the roof and significant re-structuring of the rear tailgate into a rear door. The rear window is smaller, the vertical trim bars have been removed and a top-edge rain-drip channel has been added. All these...

BROOKLlN AND THE 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD

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BROOKLlN AND THE 1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD

The standard 1955 Chevrolet Nomad (BRK26) came after the C.T.C.S. version in 1987 and was deleted in January 1999. It is finished in a light blue color with white roof and white interior, a lighter shade of blue exists. On some models the C.T.C.S. base, with “1 of 375” engraved, was used in error. Tyres are whitewall.   CLASSIC CHEVY OWNERS CLUB The Classic Chevy Owners Club, in West Germany,...

THE BROOKLIN VIDEOS

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THE BROOKLIN VIDEOS

John Hammick and David Angel have created three video tapes cataloging the early Brooklin models and featuring some rarely seen models. The first video covers BRK1 through BRK9, the second covers BRK10 through BRK22, the third covers BRK23 through BRK46 as well as the BRK16X. Each video was produced in 500 pieces with a special model included in the box. A limited number of these special models were made in...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE CONVERTIBLE

The standard 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible has appeared in various shades of gunmetal grey, black and black metallic, all with silver grey interiors. Most of these have rear seats darker than the front seats, but some have the same color seats. The base is silver and tyres are whitewall. These models were produced in 1987 and deleted in April 1994. At the same time Brooklin switched the standard to a...

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