1961 Tonka Doughboy Private Label Farm Stake
Featured above is an original, unretouched MIB 1961 Doughboy Farm stake truck. That's the original
protective wax paper wrapped around the roof. From the Patrick O'Neil collection
Included in a plastic bag and shipped with the truck were two white cows, ten thimble sized containers of water-based paint and one brush. There was also an order blank that offered 9 more cows, more paint and another brush. I wonder how much paint ended up on the cows and how much ended up on the truck? From the Patrick O'Neil collection.
The Tonka "T" in the front bumper clearly identifies this truck as a 1961 model. Restored by the webmaster
The trailer hitch was changed from a wire embedded in the floor to one that was stamped from the rear of the chassis beginning in 1960
Value: A clean, unretouched, Doughboy farm stake, in excellent condition, excellent paint with very few scratches, excellent plus decals, has 5 of 6 racks that are green (look to be from the Green Giant farm stake truck) instead of red, excellent carton, no accessories, sold on eBay for $252 USD in early May 2008.
Value: A clean, unretouched, original, Doughboy farm stake, in excellent condition, some scratches and nicks in the paint, excellent decals, excellent carton, no accessories, sold on eBay for $355 USD in mid February 2009.
Value: A clean, unretouched, original, Doughboy farm stake, in near mint condition, small chip on right front corner of rack, protective paper still partially wrapped around roof, mint decals, very good carton, has 1961 look book and coupon to order additional cows, no paint and no brush, sold on eBay for $1625 USD in late November 2013.
Value: A clean, unretouched, original, Doughboy farm stake, in excellent condition, paint chips mostly on roof, grille and bumper oxidized, mint decals, no carton, sold on eBay for $178 USD in mid May 2014. NOTE: With a little TLC, this truck could be near mint.