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An Introduction to Spot-On Toys

In this article I provide a brief history of how Spot-On Toys came onto the diecast model scene. However, a far more in depth article can be read from ‘The Ultimate Book of Spot-On Toys’ by Brian Salter which covers in depth the history of Triang and Lines Bros. The Spot-On trade mark was registered to Triang based in Merton Surrey, this was in December 1958 and in the following year ‘Spot On Models Lt’d was incorporated on the 12th February 1958.

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An Introduction to Corgi Toys

In this article I provide a brief history of how Corgi Toys came onto the diecast model scene. The man behind and his vision and when the company Mettoy commenced the brand 'Corgi Toys' and their first model produced in 1956. They became known as 'The ones with the windows' because all their models came with attractive moulded window encasements.

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An Introduction to Dinky Toys

In this introduction to Dinky Toys from myself Phil Silvester, I cover the history and humble beginnings of the now infamous brand, identify the difference between pre and post war models and the confusion surrounding them and l take a look at the current collectors market as we move into 2020.

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About Diecast Gems

Welcome to Diecast Gems, one of the leading worldwide vintage diecast models on-line stores.

This is an online shop specialising in high quality vintage diecast models featuring brands such as English Dinky, French Dinky both Pre-War and Post-War, Corgi, Spot-On, Matchbox, European diecast and other leading brands when stock available. This includes cars, commercial vehicles, Emergency vehicles, Farm, Military and TV & Film memorabilia.

Our speciality is rare models in excellent condition, preferably with boxes and we light test each model, which is much appreciated by collectors. We also offer a worldwide service subject to some restrictions.

We are always interested in purchasing good quality rare models or selling a model on your behalf.

Please feel free to browse this website and get in touch if we can help you further.