GDR toys

In the 1960s several manufacturers in the GDR started producing 1/30th scale friction-powered plastic model cars. One of these manufacturers, GEVO, released models of the Skoda Octavia and the Wartburg 353. Other Skoda models and a 1965 Opel Rekord coupé followed.

After the nationalisation of the GDR toy industry in the early 1970s the models were made by the state-owned enterprise Plasticart in Zschopau until 1989. In addition to the Eastern European cars and the Opel Rekord, a model of the Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in the Plasticart range in 1980. The former Espewe models in 1/87th scale, which were produced in Annaberg-Buchholz, were also marketed under the Plasticart name in the 1980s. Source: modelcars.mbeck.ch

Plasticart value and price guide

What's your 'Plasticart' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
All Original Veb Klm Dc 8 Jet Airliner 08/2019 $115.00
1 100th Scale Tu 104 Russian Airliner 09/2019 $129.50
An 12 Flugzeug Modellbaukasten Ex Veb 09/2019 $79.97
Built Veb 1 72 Be 6 Airplane Plastic 09/2019 $54.99
Rare Ddr Veb Baade 152 Tin Toy Plane 08/2019 $89.00

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