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Identifying old LEGO bricks

JkhayesJkhayes IllinoisMember Posts: 3
edited November 2016 in Everything else LEGO
does anyone know what sets (maybe 1960's or 70's) lego stamp was small and didn't stamp the same direction?  I have red/white/blue bricks with this small stamp. 

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  • JkhayesJkhayes IllinoisMember Posts: 3
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    If you're after that kind of information, the person I look to for that would be @Istokg.
    Jkhayes
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,479
    VorpalRyu said:
    If you're after that kind of information, the person I look to for that would be @Istokg.
    Or @LusiferSam
    JkhayesVorpalRyu
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,326
    edited November 2016
    Those are USA Samsonite LEGO parts.  It appears that Samsonite, the LEGO licensee for USA and Canada, retooled their molds after they were starting to wear out.  They weren't picky about which direction the LEGO logo was facing.  Also, these are the smaller Samsonite LEGO logo... the regular sized font used on European parts was also found on some Samsonite molds, and when they were retooled, you would find a mix of Samsonite and European logos on the same bricks... often facing in different directions.

    These odd bricks were found in Samsonite LEGO sets from 1961-72.  They had the quality of factory seconds.
    stluxLegogrambookmumVorpalRyu
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,392
    That answers a wonder that I had. I have a pile of 1970s bits that I always assumed I inherited from my older cousins who lived in America for a couple of years in the 70s. Some of the bricks are like that so they most likely did come from America. Now I know. 
  • JkhayesJkhayes IllinoisMember Posts: 3
    Thank you lstokg. I can assume they are from my set #004.
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