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Located in Farmingdale, New York, Columbia's Telecommunications Group was part of their Record Company holdings. They made various items from diecasts to electronics.

Their diecast vehicles were offered in sizes ranging from 1:18 to 1:64 scales.

Their 1:64 range of (6) vehicles came in a card board window box. Inside a plastic box enclosure with the casting mounted to the black plastic base with a single screw. The base of the casting has no maker identification, only the model name and licensing information. The outer card board packaging states the model trademark information and used under license by Columbia Telecommunications. Available castings were a 2005 Cadillac XLR, Chrysler 300C, Corvette, Denali Yukon, Tahoe, and a monster truck.

They also made some RC cars as well.



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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/hobbydb/subjects/columbia-telecommunications-group-inc-company
 

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Here is a loose version of the 2005 Corvette. In this overhead view you can see how narrow the casting is in comparison to the 1;1 and even other diecasts.


Columbia 2005 Chevrolet Corvette (C6) Coupe
by Milton Fox, on Flickr


From the side the body design is much better and closely follows the 1:1 design cues. Except for the gap above the front wheels.


Columbia 2005 Chevrolet Corvette (C6) Coupe
by Milton Fox, on Flickr


The base has no information to indicate this is a Columbia distributed casting. The base casting detail is rather simplified. And there is centrally located mounting hole for the packaging display platform. The tires are rubber like and have a tread pattern though!


Columbia 2005 Chevrolet Corvette (C6) Coupe
by Milton Fox, on Flickr
 
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