Glam Toy Products, UK.

Despite extensive research, I can find very little information on this company anywhere even on the internet which has a few references.

Glam Toy Products, sometimes called ‘GLAMTOY’ are said to originate from the early to late 1950s. They are free-wheeling, of tinplate construction in general, but some other toys were sourced from other manufacturers of the day, so not everything made by "GTP" was tinplate.

They were made in the United Kingdom and they are most well known for making a series of 4 cars based on emergency vehicles like Fire, Police and Ambulance cars, all based on similar toys made in the USA.

Glam Toy Products appear to have operated out of SOUTH WALES although they marked their toys "Made In England" usually on the rear above the bumper line. One source reports “Glamtoys Limited. Port Talbot, South Wales. Founded in 1935. Dissolved 1953. Produced small tinplate vehicles etc. for Woolworths.”, so it appears they have been around a lot longer than thought and possibly ceased business earlier than thought. [Kevin Dockerill has confirmed the entry comes from ‘British Tin Toys’ by Marguerite Fawdry which states "Glamtoys Ltd 1935-1953. Port, South Wales. Manufactured cheap small racing cars, trains, clicking frogs and animals for Woolworths" and is accompanied by an illustration of the frog clickers and what is described as a coronation scene. It is thought the "Port, South Wales" is a typographical error and should read "Port Talbot, South Wales."]

GTP made locomotives, service vehicles, garages, boats and planes as well as the cars in various liveries and colours (Ambulance, Fire, Police, Post Office Telephones; two tones, blue, red and green being commonly used) - all the toys I have seen carry a GTP 5xx number on them (including the boats). They appear to have been sold via major retailers such as Woolworth's, during the 1950s.

Models known to me are as follows:

GTP-506
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate 4 door saloon car in Red and Green (103mm).
GTP-508
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate Police Car in Blue and Cream. Early(?) versions have a siren/bell mechanism (103mm).
GTP-509
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate taxi in Black and Cream (103mm).
GTP-510
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate Ambulance in Red and White (103mm).
GTP-527
Streamline Locomotive, tinplate locomotive - similar to Mallard, in Red, Yellow and Green (178mm).
GTP-531
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate taxi in Yellow and Red. A bigger toy than other sedans with tin grille and bumpers (130mm).
GTP-532
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate ambulance in White and Red.
GTP-533
Car, free-wheeling, Monte Carlo rally car in Green and Red.
GTP-535
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate Fire Chief sedan in Red and Yellow. A bigger toy than other sedans with painted grille and tin bumpers (128mm).
GTP-536
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate chauffeur driven sedan in Red and Yellow. A bigger toy than other sedans with tin grille and bumpers (130mm).
GTP-538
Speedboat in Blue, Red and Tan.
GTP-550
Bus, free-wheeling, tinplate School Bus - Children's School Bus, multi colour (123mm).
GTP-552
Bus, free-wheeling, tinplate Tour Bus - GTP Tours, multi colour (123mm).
GTP-555
Bus, free-wheeling, tinplate Tour Bus - Starline Coaches, multi colour (123mm).
GTP-561
Van, free-wheeling, tinplate Royal Mail van in Red (105mm).
GTP-563
Van, free-wheeling, tinplate icecream van in Yellow and Blue.
GTP-564
Van, free-wheeling, tinplate mobile shop in Blue (105mm).
GTP-566
Van, free-wheeling, tinplate GTP Circus/Big Top Circus mobile home(?) in Red and Green (105mm).
GTP-568
Locomotive, tinplate locomotive - GTP Express, in Red, Yellow and Green (125mm).
GTP-570
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate 4 door in Blue (103mm).
GTP-571
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate four door saloon in red (103mm).
GTP-574
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate two door saloon in pink and blue (103mm).
GTP-576
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate two door saloon in green (103mm).
GTP-577
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate four door saloon in POLICE livery (103mm).
GTP-578
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate taxi in red and yellow (103mm).
GTP-584
Garage, operating door, tinplate Automatic Garage in Orange, Yellow and Blue.
GTP-586
Car, free-wheeling, tinplate 4 door sedan in Light Green over Dark Green - ARMY STAFF CAR (with Union Jack).

Should you have any further information on the company or its range, I would be pleased to hear from you via the comment link on this page.