Many thanks, Albert. You have given me more knowledge in this one post
than I have accumulated from the several sources I researched. Great! And just now I've found a lead to one of my favorite sources: FORD IN MINIATURE, by long-time Forum 43 member Randall Olson. See pages 15 and 110. More progress! (from page 110): "ECMA/ Jeda 43 - This French company is still issuing handbuilt models marketed under the Minicars 43 banner, and is still considered to be one of the best French handbuilt makers, with models that are a little more expensive than most. The maker issued a very nice 1948 Ford 2 door sedan, convertible and Sportsman, as well as a 1949 Mercury. These models are quite scarce."