Metosul

Founded in th 1940s by Artur and Alfonso Henriques in Espinho, Portugal as 'Luso Celuloide', meaning 'Portuguese Celluloid', 'Lusitania' is the classical name of Portugal.

Luso Celuloide produced celluloid toys and household products. Alfonso left the company in the 1950s to start his own firm named 'Hercules' and started producing plastic toys (btw none of them in the 87th scale). Roughly in the same period 'Luso Celuloide' became 'OSUL' and starts using plastic instead of celluloid.

metosul carsIn the 1970s the 'OSUL' company starts producing metal car models in 1/43 scale, this time under the 'METOSUL' name. Already many years ago production ceased of these 1/34 models and they are now rare and sometimes difficult to find.

Other collectors also search for:
Micro Machines Yesteryear Johnny Lightning Danbury Mint Lledo Franklin Mint Radio Flyer Wagon

Metosul value and price guide

What's your Metosul worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
metosul volkswagen beetle oval gnr dinky 181 copy Metosul Volkswagen Beetle Oval Gnr Dinky 181 Copy... 03/2021 $181.33
dinky toys 510 france metosul 24 peugeot 204 Dinky Toys 510 France Metosul 24 Peugeot 204... 04/2021 $158.31
metosul 1 50 fire truck mercedes bache bsb porto Metosul 1 50 Fire Truck Mercedes Bache Bsb Porto... 03/2021 $60.94
metosul peugeot 304 break fireman bombeiros 1 43 Metosul Peugeot 304 Break Fireman Bombeiros 1 43... 04/2021 $61.54
metosul 37 mercedes benz 1113 jae truck camion die Metosul 37 Mercedes Benz 1113 Jae Truck Camion Die... 03/2021 $46.19
no pictureSee all sold items on eBay for more prices07/2021$-.--

Metosul forum

"Ask questions or share your stories." - John, Fabtintoys
: (first name only)*
(will not be displayed/shared)*


1 comment
Ford - September 6, 2012
If i'm not rwong The Luso-Celuloide company was founded in 1931, and not in the 1940's; and they Started making diecast cars in the 1960's
Thanks, I'll check it out.