Are they authentic? The yellow watch fob below has a manufacturer's stamp on the back indicating it is
a later reproduction. The red pin above has no manufacturer's identification. May be the real thing(?).
You could fill out the form in the back of some Doepke mini-catalogs and mail it in to get one of these
super duper Operator's Licenses. I guess not many kids did, because you almost never see one of
these. It measures 3.75" long by 2.75" wide. This one's dated August 11, 1950 and has the upper two
corners removed. Why? AND, notice the two colors of typewriter ink. Why? Notice also the mention
on the bottom of a "PIE Truck Flat Hauler Truck." What's with that???? Can you tell us, Ben?
Besides the Operator's License above you could also send away for a Fire
Chief's Badge. The badge on the left is an authentic "Model Toys" Fire Chief
Badge. The badge on the right is a commonly found Tootsietoy product. Do
you suppose the same company made both badges?