Metosul

Founded in th 1940s by Artur and Alfonso Henriques in Espinho, Portugal as 'Luso Celuloide', meaning 'Portuguese Celluloid', 'Lusitania' is the classical name of Portugal.

Luso Celuloide produced celluloid toys and household products. Alfonso left the company in the 1950s to start his own firm named 'Hercules' and started producing plastic toys (btw none of them in the 87th scale). Roughly in the same period 'Luso Celuloide' became 'OSUL' and starts using plastic instead of celluloid.

metosul carsIn the 1970s the 'OSUL' company starts producing metal car models in 1/43 scale, this time under the 'METOSUL' name. Already many years ago production ceased of these 1/34 models and they are now rare and sometimes difficult to find.

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What's your Metosul worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
metosul 11 volvo p1800 die cast 1 43 portugal Metosul 11 Volvo P1800 Die Cast 1 43 Portugal... 06/2021 £134.07
dinky toys 510 france metosul 24 peugeot 204 Dinky Toys 510 France Metosul 24 Peugeot 204... 04/2021 £111.41
metosul 9 mercedes benz 190d die cast 1 43 Metosul 9 Mercedes Benz 190d Die Cast 1 43... 06/2021 £90.41
metosul 2 citroen ds19 die cast 1 43 portugal Metosul 2 Citroen Ds19 Die Cast 1 43 Portugal... 06/2021 £90.41
metosul 18 volvo p1800 police die cast 1 43 Metosul 18 Volvo P1800 Police Die Cast 1 43... 06/2021 £53.92
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1 comment
Ford - September 6, 2012
If i'm not rwong The Luso-Celuloide company was founded in 1931, and not in the 1940's; and they Started making diecast cars in the 1960's
Thanks, I'll check it out.