Lionel 1100 Mickey Mouse Handcar

Lettered for Bloomingdales.

We have had this little oddity for about 30 years. These Lionel handcars come in different colors with the red shown here being the commonest. It is just a regular Lionel catalog number 1100 Mickey Mouse handcar, but the back side is rubber stamped Bloomingdales.

Lionel made a few hundred thousand of these handcars between 1934 and 1937. I have never heard of another handcar with this rubber stamping, so this may unique. Or, maybe no other collectors have looked at their handcars and remarked on the lettering. Either way I doubt this handcar is worth much more than a normal handcar without the Bloomingdales stamp. This doesn't mean I am willing to sell it or trade it though.

Mickey Mouse handcar
Photo showing front of handcar.

Lionel handcar
Photo showing rear of handcar. Bloomingdales lettering is on left side.
It is hard to get a good picture of the rubber stamping because it is not very easy to read in the first place.

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