1930s Tinplate Kuramochi CK Diving Submarine in box

2015-08-07 09.57.53This is a very early tin plate Japanese Diving Submarine made by CK  Kuramochi. It has its original box  with some very nice imagery of the submarine at sea. This example is missing a plug to the rear and a flag at the back. The flag is actually a Union Jack. The general market for tin plate toys is on the increase and especially early Japanese tinplate. Prices for mint examples are many times higher than lesser models.

1930s Kuramochi CK Diving Submarine Price Guide

A near mint 1930s Kuramochi Diving Submarine in box £400-£600 ($600-$900).
This example in original box £100-£150 ($150-$250).

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