1969 Tonka Cyanamid Private Label Pickup

Tonka Private Label Cyanamid Pickup
Cyanamid was a mid-western fertilizer company and I believe still in business today. Manufactured in 1969 or 1970 the trucks were given to their better customers as a promotion and never available anywhere else. The shipping carton also doubled as an accessory building. The truck featured is from the Patrick O'Neil collection.

Tonka Private Label Cyanamid Pickup

Grille appears to replicate Dodge pickup trucks of the era
Tonka Private Label Cyanamid Pickup

Detail of the rear of the truck.

Tonka Private Label Cyanamid Pickup
The Cyanamid truck is difficult enough to find, as is the carton. Seldom found is this heavy paper sheet featuring a green shingle roof (on the left) that was to be attached to the carton for added realism and a fertilizer tower/loading chute that could be cut out and assembled to the building.

Also included as a promotional item with the truck were six bags of Cyanamid brand "fertilizer". Each bag, a miniature replica of a fifty pound bag of fertilizer, measured approximately 3 1/2 inches in height and 2 1/2 inches wide.

It should be noted the bags actually contain common table salt which is cautioned on a green and white label adhered to the bottom of the carton.
Tonka Private Label Cyanamid Pickup

Value: A near mint plus, original, unretouched pickup, with the box, 6 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $409 USD in early November 2007.

Value: An excellent plus original, unretouched pickup, several paint nicks, decals very good plus, with the box that has the window and door cut out, no bags of fertilizer and no roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $104 USD in early February 2008.

Value: A near mint plus, original, unretouched pickup, with a near mint box, 6 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $450 USD in mid November 2009.

Value: A near mint plus, original, unretouched pickup, with the box, 6 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $270 USD in late March 2010.

Value: An excellent plus, original, unretouched pickup, with the box only, sold on eBay for $250 USD in mid September 2011.

Value: A near mint original, unretouched pickup, with an excellent plus box, 6 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $137 USD in late November 2012.

Value: A near mint, original, unretouched pickup, with an excellent plus box, 6 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $560 USD in mid June 2013.

Value: An original, unretouched pickup in excellent condition, decals on rocker panels very good, with a very good plus box, missing 3 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $196 USD in early November 2014.

Value: A near mint, original, unretouched pickup, with a near mint box, 6 bags of fertilizer and roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $305 USD in early November 2015.

Value: A very good plus (paint and decals), original, unretouched pickup, with its good box, no bags of fertilizer or the roof/tower/loading chute insert, sold on eBay for $71 USD in mid April 2016.



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