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.
In 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.
What's your Metosul worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Metosul 10 Mercedes Benz 200 Taxi 1 43 Scale Portugal||08/2021||$44.99|
|Metosul Diecast Leyland Atlantean Double Decker Bus||10/2021||$34.06|
|Metosul Portugal Volkswagen Vw Rabbit Kafer Black Car||09/2021||$35.42|
|Original Metosul No 20 1 43 Citroen Ds 19 Silver Mint||08/2021||$27.25|
|Rare 37 Mercedes Benz Metosul Military E G T Servico||09/2021||$6.50|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||$-.--|