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.

Metosul value and price guide

What's your 'Metosul' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date sold Price
Volvo P1800 Jae Die Cast 1 43 Portugal 05/2019 $338.86
Renault Floride Gnr Bt Die Cast 1 43 05/2019 $263.83
Morris Mini Cooper Japanese Police Die 05/2019 $257.58
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Grey Red 05/2019 $193.96
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Policia Die 05/2019 $193.96
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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
►reply: Thanks, I'll check it out.