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Spring Sales List 24

Over a period of time, like any sales stock outlet, there are items that, for whatever reason, don’t move. It may be unpopular, down to condition, too expensive, or it could be that there is less demand, tighter budgets, loss of interest or even in the case of collectors, the collection is too big and the wife/partner says where are you going to put the next model!

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The story behind these two Dinky Prototypes of the 38 series.

After collecting for 15 years and therefore in the prime of my own collecting, Christies Auctions in London announced a series of three auctions to cover the ‘Remy Meeus’ collection. The first was held on 24 September 2001. The second on the 19 December 2001 and finally 28 June 2002.

Though my knowledge may not account as well as others I believe Jean Vital-Remy was a Belgian stockbroker who built a vast collection of Dinky related models including Dinky, French Dinky, South African issues and the scarce but crude Indian Nicky toys.

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New Just arrived.

A superb range of mainly Corgi just arrived including many rare gift sets including No25 Shell Garage, 36 Tarzan, 7 & 14 Daktari, 8 Lions of Longleat, 38 Monte Carlo, 40 Avengers Green Bentley red wheels, also 11,13,16,22 & 31.
How about the rare 277 Monkeemobile with headboard plus many others. A nice range of Military Corgi.
Also some rare South African Dinky Military.

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Summer Sales List 2023

The plan was for me this year to slow down a little and help more in the garden and so forth. However, much to my wife’s dismay three great collections have come across my bows in recent months which I could not resist. My own collecting days stopped 3 years ago when I started to sell off my own models. I am now getting just as much pleasure helping you all build your own collections and have the fun of handling many more models due to all of you! I have the best of both worlds.

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Three Dinky Toys Rare Leyland Lorries

Large lorries produced by Dinky Toys have always been popular with collectors however the attention has often been concentrated on Foden & Guy lorries. Although each of these brands had various styles and colour variations producing some real rarities the Leyland lorries produced some gems when it came to rarities. Not forgetting Bedford and the smaller Leyland Comet Wagons I am going to identify on the rarities produced from the Leyland range.

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Dinky Diecast Toys

If you are looking for an incredible treat, whether for yourself or a loved one, you cannot go wrong with dinky diecast toys. If you have never experienced the thrill that comes with owning one of these toys, you are definitely missing out. The nostalgia of the cars and other models that are available is incredible, and we will reveal everything you need to know below.

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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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