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This year I have created an online digital version of our my sales book. Please read on the view the December 2022 sales book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dinky model version of the Morris Oxford was based on the original Morris Oxford MO produced between 1948 to 1954. There were two versions of the original car, both were four seater, the saloon and the traveller estate car.
First released in a trade box of 6 models in 1947, this model with seven other models, became affectionally known as the 40 series by Dinky enthusiasts. This was the first model released in this series and was renumbered in 1953-54.
First released in a trade box of 4 models in 1948 the early model was released, I believe, in just one colour scheme, a tan body with green shutters and red ridged metal wheels with no glazing.