Category: Dinky Toys

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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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 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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Dinky Toys 40g/159 Morris Oxford

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.

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Dinky 40A/158 Riley

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.

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Dinky 449 – Chevrolet El Camino

The El Camino was launched with an upper turquoise body and off white side panels, with a red interior and a superb detailed silver radiator and red tail lights at the rear. It had a black gloss base plate and, throughout its production, the silver spun hubs.

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Dinky 422 30r Fordson Thames Flat Truck

The Fordson Thames Flat Truck was released by Dinky in 1951 based on the real truck produced by the Ford Motor Co through its UK production division. I have included a photo of the real truck and it is easy to see the Meccano designers eye for detail.

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