1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 Tonka Gambles Private Label Semi
An example of the 1955 round fender version
The 1955 version still had retractable landing gear
Value: A 1955 Gambles semi in very good condition, cab and trailer straight, no dents, normal played with paint scratches, reproduction rear door handles and mud flaps, reproduction decals on both cab doors, no box, sold on eBay for $562 USD in late March 2008.
Value: A 1955 Gambles semi in very good original, unretouched, complete condition, played with paint scratches, major paint loss on 5th wheel and saddle tanks, very good plus decals, no box, sold on eBay for $324 USD in mid January 2014.
1956 Gambles semi. Note the landing gear changed
from retractable to fixed in 1956
1957 Gambles round fender version. Note the single rear axle on the trailer
Value: The 1957 Gambles semi featured above, original, unretouched, missing one headlight and one mud flap damaged, no box, paint and decals as seen, sold on eBay for $1246 USD in late March 2008.
1958/59 square fender version. Click here to see a 1958/59 Gambles
store ad featuring this truck for $4.99 USD.
Value: A 1958/59 semi in clean excellent condition, very minor paint scratching on the cab and trailer, complete decals and only missing a door handle, no box, sold on eBay for $348 USD in late August 2007.
Value: A 1958/59 semi in original, unretouched, very good plus condition, tired paint with a number of scratches, missing 2 wheel covers, excellent decals, no box sold on eBay for $255 USD in mid August 2013.
Value: A 1958/59 semi in original, unretouched, very good condition, tired paint with a number of scratches, missing both door handles, excellent decals, no box sold on eBay for $225 USD in early April 2014.