Years Produced: C.1931 – 1954 Length: 2 1/2” Weight: .8 oz.
General Notes: All Beetle colors were designed for this & the Baby Beetle series only. Earlier examples have unimproved lips & sometimes no model markings. Soon thereafter, “Beetle” was stenciled on the back. Later the name was gold imprinted on the belly. There are many slight differences with details within each color depending on the individual painter. Also, there are variances of base colors. The #51 Green Beetle will range from a gold/green body coat to a medium metallic green. A quantity of black or white primered Beetles were found after the factory closed. Beware of exotic repaints or those sold as black or white “specials”.
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#3851 in Green Beetle. Has a solid painted body with contrasting wings, hand painted borders & airbrushed spots. The mother of pearl spinners were imported. This is an early specimen with an unimproved lip & no marking on the body.