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My Playart Diecast Scale Model Toy Bus Collection
Playart
Playart
Producer scale toy/model diecast buses as well as other small various scale die cast toy vehicles.  Made in Hong Kong, it is unclear where the company was headquartered.  Playart toys were sold under a number of names in the United States including:  Peelers as sold in Woolworth stores, Road Mates as sold in Sears stores, Freewheelers as sold in McCrory stores.  Playart models were also distributed as Charmerz (for New York distributor Charles Merzbach - per Wikipedia).  Some models can also be found packages marked Playart and Die-Cast Metal, these packages feature dual language printing that appears to be French.  These buses feature metal and plastic parts and are comparable to toys like Hot Wheels and Matchbox.  
 

Scania CR112 Coach
The Scania models are 1:87 HO scale and feature three opening sets of doors.  All the models I have observed have leaned to the door side of the bus.  
 

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Model #:  7948S 79E    Type:  Swiss PTT Postal Bus
Notes:  Bus sides read PTT, Schweizer Reisepost, Postes Suisses - Service Des Voyageurs, Poste Svizzers - Servizio Viaggiaton and the PTT logo.
 

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Model #:  ##    Type:  Swiss PTT Postal Bus    Variation:  Raised 5 spoke wheels, light blue windows.
Notes:  Bus sides read PTT, Schweizer Reisepost, Postes Suisses - Service Des Voyageurs, Poste Svizzers - Servizio Viaggiaton and the PTT logo.
 

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Model #:  Unknown    Type:  Pan AM - Pan American World Airlines
Notes:  This model can be found with blue windows.
 

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Model #:  Unknown    Type:  Hertz Courtsey Bus
 

MCI Motor Coach Industries MC-8
The MCI models are 1:156, close to N scale.  These models appear to be an identical casting of the Tomica MC-8 Greyhound.
 

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playart mci motor coach industries mc-8 greyhound city bus americruiser sears road mates no 7234 die cast n gauge 1:160 1:156 scale model intercity coach playart mci motor coach industries mc-8 greyhound city bus americruiser sears road mates no 7234 die cast n gauge 1:160 1:156 scale model intercity coach
Model #: 7234  Type: Greyhound Americruiser
Notes:  Model appears to be an identical casting of the Tomica MC-8 Greyhound.
 

Small Double Decker Bus
 

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Model #:  7101    Bus Model:  Double Decker Bus    Type:  Die-Cast Metal Fastwheels
 

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vintage playart sears road mates die cast metal double decker no 7162 scale model bus toy vintage playart sears road mates die cast metal double decker no 7162 scale model bus toy
Model #:  7162    Bus Model:  Double Decker Bus    Type:  Sears Road Mates
 

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Model #:  Offical Souvenir    Bus Model:  Routemaster Double Decker Famous London Bus
Type:  London Transport Museum
 

Large Double Decker Bus
This toy is very similar in size & style to the Matchbox K-15 Super Kings Double Decker Bus - The Londoner.  Many dealers incorrectly identify this toy as a copy of the Matchbox bus.  However, when both toys are compared side by side it is clear that they are different castings.  There are a number of variations of this model, all are scarce.
 

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Model #:  7966    Type:  Visit London Zoo
 

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Model #:      Type:  China Motor Bus
 

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Model #:      Type:  Red & White