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Richfield Miniature Station #403959
Sat Mar 23 2013 03:53 PM
Sat Mar 23 2013 03:53 PM
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Jackson, MO, USA
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sanford Offline OP
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I need some help. Does anyone know anything about this mini-station that my girl friend got for me. It is made of wood and is very detailed. The overhead doors work and the air meter even looks real and is metal.
Is this something that Richfield used as a promotional item or is it just a model that someone built?
Any ideas on value
Any help will be appreciated.?
Tks,
Tony

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Re: Richfield Miniature Station [Re: sanford] #403962
Sat Mar 23 2013 04:16 PM
Sat Mar 23 2013 04:16 PM
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Longview, WA
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Tony, IMO, you have an "one off". An original Model that a Hobbyist took the time to build... Someone like Ed...

If the Richfield Company (either Richfield of NY or Richfield of CA) had had it built for themselves, I can't imagine that it would not have at least one brass plate attached to it, proclaiming who it was built for...

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Re: Richfield Miniature Station [Re: Bob Richards] #403965
Sat Mar 23 2013 04:29 PM
Sat Mar 23 2013 04:29 PM
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richmond , Virginia
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Tony, being as it's made from wood generally says that it means European construction if it indeed "IS A COMERCIALLY MADE PIECE." I kind of doubt it as I'm looking very closely at what seems to be a watch making for a wall clock in the building. I do remember some Doll House stuff in a large scale coming over from both England and Germany in the late 1950's . I also saw some English stuff come into some of the "Better " department stores as late as 1964. I'm willing to say that this is the work of a Custom Doll house builder . Either way, it's a great piece and certainly , I would call it "Collectable ". Ed Shaver


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Re: Richfield Miniature Station [Re: eshaver] #403978
Sat Mar 23 2013 05:18 PM
Sat Mar 23 2013 05:18 PM
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Upstate SC, USA
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Tony,

In the 40s & 50s there were US companies which made gas stations out of wood/pressed board including Keystone. There were imported pressed board pieces from W Germany as well coming along later in the 50s and up through the 70s.

However all of those examples are different from your station. I believe yours is a custom creation due to the way the signs are executed. Typical commercial toys include more minute detail including signage.









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Re: Richfield Miniature Station [Re: carolinaskies] #404004
Sat Mar 23 2013 07:26 PM
Sat Mar 23 2013 07:26 PM
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Jackson, MO, USA
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Thanks guys.
I thought that it was made by someone at first, but the more I look at the detail and fit of things, it really makes me wonder. If someone did build it, they did a fine job.
Now I will have to get a set of Richfield S&P shakers to go out front.


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