Categories: Art & Memorabilia
Auction type: Deal Tank
3 bids, 12 comments

Item Details


  • Seller: vo152
  • Location: United Kingdom PH3 1RA
  • Lot #: M-0032997-DT

Available for auction is a sign for the 'big kids' out there - a genuine 1960's Tonka Toys illuminated shop sign! This sign is everything a sign should be - fun, full of character and one that makes you remember all the good times and the good things in life from the past.  



The sign works perfectly and looks equally as good with the light off.  It has age, it has scuffs and scratches, but it is charming and there are no cracks in the screen or structural damage that prohibits the function of the sign.  If anything, the scuffs and scratches add to the patina and character.



The sign measures just over 26" in length, just over 14" in height and just under 4" in depth.  The casing is aluminum and quite robust. According to the seller, it has been in the UK since it was first used as the previous owner inherited the sign from his Grandfather who owned a toy shop in a small village in Devon, England.  It was quite an advancement as it was the first illuminated sign the village had.



The sign has a UK style plug attached and operates on UK voltage, but this can be overcome with a power converter for use in the USA. This is a wonderful and nostalgic sign for any grown up to display in the garage or perhaps even in the kids bedroom.  Its possibilities know no ends. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.


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  • vo152 (seller) 7 months, 2 weeksago

    @AdamoPitaliano I very much appreciate that. Thank you and may I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year when it comes.

    Best regards

  • AdamoPitaliano (registered bidder) 7 months, 2 weeksago

    @vo152, if anything changes please reach out. Merry Christmas

  • AdamoPitaliano (registered bidder) 7 months, 2 weeksago

    Completely understand sentimental value, it keeps me from selling a dozen cars that don’t get driven enough!

  • vo152 (seller) 7 months, 2 weeksago

    @AdamoPitaliano I sincerely appreciate your interest in this sign but in all genuine honesty I am somewhat regretful I typed that amount in. For me there is significant sentimental value attached but the offer I have given you is beyond my comfort zone. If the postage cost is a concern I fully understand, however I simply cannot justifiably reduce it any further.

    Kind regards

  • AdamoPitaliano (registered bidder) 7 months, 2 weeksago

    Thanks for the counter offers on this neat old sign. I’d take your last counter, if it included shipping to Eagle, Idaho, USA.

  • $1,000 offer from AdamoPitaliano 7 months, 2 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $1,000

  • $850 offer from AdamoPitaliano 7 months, 2 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $850

  • $700 offer from Bankrep40 10 months, 3 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $700

  • vo152 (seller) 10 months, 3 weeksago

    Hello everyone,

    As we approach the final hours of the auction I just want to thank everyone for the interest that has been shown and for all the bids that have been placed.

    I wish you all the very best.

    Kind regards

  • vo152 (seller) 10 months, 3 weeksago

    @thomasparke77 I just want to welcome you to the auction and to say a sincere thank you for the bid you have placed.

    Kind regards

  • Bankrep40 10 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $400

  • thomasparke77 10 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $300

  • vo152 (seller) 10 months, 4 weeksago

    @Bankrep40 Thank you so much for yet another bid! I hope you have a great week ahead.

    Kind regards

  • Bankrep40 10 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $250

  • vo152 (seller) 11 monthsago

    Hello everyone and thank you for viewing this auction.

    I just want to let everyone know that worldwide shipping of this special sign is available. As of yet I have not packaged the sign as it is currently in storage, however I have listed below an estimated cost of the shipping based on the dimensions:

    UK - £50
    Europe - €100
    U.S.A. - $150

    The price may vary slightly (possibly less and possibly a little more). I am always keen to make sure items are very well packaged and as a result the shipping estimation may change slightly. I always use UPS where possible and each item is fully insured against damage or loss. Furthermore, I do not charge for the actual packaging of the items as I have an abundance of packaging material in storage. The only cost would be for the actual courier itself.

    If anyone has any questions please just let me know. Due to my current working and personal commitments and the time zone difference, there may be a slight delay in my response. However, I will always reply to any message as soon as I can.

    Thank you once again to everyone for the interest you have shown and I wish you all the very best of success in the auction.

    Kind regards

DT: 1960's Illuminated Tonka Sign
Buy Now: $2,600 Current Offer: $1,000
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