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Last Update: 08.05.2019, 15:39
Last Author: Stefan Naumburg

The Lineol crew for the Tipp&Co Führer's car

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Lineol - 9/110 N fits the TippCo Mercedes

The Tipp&Co "Führer's car" certainly also had a high playful character. It is very detailed and one of the most beautiful and popular vehicles, certainly also because it can be traded as a civilian vehicle. The car was in such high demand that even well-known manufacturers like Hausser and Lineol added their own crews to their range. However, apart from the numerous Tipp&Co and Elastolin figures, only very few examples of Lineol are known. These will be presented in the following.

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Verifications

Julius Schreck together with Adolf Hitler

The specially marked figures were first listed in Lineol's price list in 1935 and for the last time in 1936. The figures have white eyes, and can therefore be attributed to the "Lineol personality figures". "Julius Schreck" served as model for the driver figure. And apart from Adolf Hitler himself, there were also two "officers not yet identified by name" for the rear seat in the Mercedes.

YearArchiveNo.DescriptionPagePagePicture
1935 Pricelist F 9/110 NSS Man, sitting, matching the Führer's car 12
1935 Pricelist F 9/126 FSchofför, matching the Führer's car 12
1935 Pricelist F 9/6Adolf Hitler, sitting with moving arm 9
1936Pricelist F 9/110 FSS Man, sitting, matching the Führer's car 19
1936 Pricelist F 9/126 FSchofför, matching the Führer's car 19
1936 Pricelist F 9/6Adolf Hitler, sitting with moving arm 18


Julius Schreck - Death Indicator

Lineol - 9/126 F Schofför, matching the Führer's car

Lineol - 9/6 Adolf Hitler, sitting with his arm in motion

Lineol - 9/110 N/F SS man sitting, fits Führer's car(TippCo)



Beside the proofs of the manufacturer we find also various covers in different toy catalogues of considerable toy dealers from this time.

YearArchivePageArtNr.CategoryDescriptionPicture
1937 Toy brochure Wahnschaffe-Munker0351 Title page The most beautiful gift for the party: "The Führer's car", faithful replica, 23cm long, with fine clockwork and rubber tires, size 3,-, In nice gift box matching the Lineol figures X
1938 Toy catalogue Wahnschaffe-Munker13117 Cars with clockwork "The Führer's Car", faithful replica in color and design with fine clockwork and rubber tires, ...., In nice gift box matching the Lineol and Elastolin figures,.... X


Wahnschaffe - Munker 1937 - Christmas brochure

Wahnschaffe - Munker 1938 - excerpt from the catalogue



One reason that Lineol had not brought these SS figures onto the market in 1936 is the death of Julius Schreck. He had died of meningitis. The figures are considered to be extremely rare and fetch collector's prices.

The only and correct illustration of the driver's figure in a collector's catalogue dates from 2004:

YearArchive|Page|ArtNr.CategoryDescriptionPicture
2004 Preibsch Toy Soldiers Lineol Band 2125#9/126F NS-Organisation Chauffeur for Mercedes X


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Delivery Units

A crew of Lineol for the Führer's car therefore consisted of at least one driver, optionally with Adolf Hitler and optionally with 2 SS men.

TippCo - Car of the Führer

TippCo - Führer's car with 1 Lineol crew

TippCo - Führer's car with 2 Lineol crews

TippCo - Führer's car with 4 Lineol crews



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Collector's customizations

In fact, there are various variants of these figures as collector's items. Most of these figures are based on the Lineol motor vehicle driver and the adjutant of the army. Below you can see some good figures.

Lineol collector's edition - suitable for TippCo Mercedes

Lineol collector's edition - fits TippCo Mercedes

Lineol collector's edition - fits TippCo Mercedes

Lineol collector's edition - fits TippCo Mercedes

Lineol collector's edition - fits TippCo Mercedes

Lineol collector's edition - fits TippCo Mercedes



Further collector's items can be found in the collector's catalogue "Das Lineol Bilderbuch 2005/2006" (T&P) on page 118 under numbers 517 and 518.

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Literature

  • German National Library of Economics: '' PressFolder20E
  • Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository: Julius Schreck



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