Dinky Toys 504 1st Cab Foden Tanker


I am now making available for sale my whole Foden collection built up and constantly upgraded over the last 25 years.

This is a hard to find early issue Foden 1st Cab Tanker, in violet blue cab and chassis, with a blue tank and ridged wheels and silver cab flashes. It has a mount block at the rear which supports a large unpainted hook. It naturally has the tank slits for mounting the tank and also has the early black herringbone tyres. This was the first issue with silver flashes and lower production was made of this first release until the next model came with a blue flash to the cab sides.
It continues to have no casting support for the chain posts underneath as this was not introduced until January 1952. The spare tyre has a riveted mount and no screw and nut.
It has no flats to the tyres which are now nicely hardened and a full ’20mph’ transfer on the rear left wheel arch.


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Item Condition
Item Condition

Very Nearly Mint - Minor imperfections.
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Item Condition

The model is superb in very, near mint condition. Just one or two tiny marks only and one tiny touch in on the final rear edge of a wheel arch.
The wheels, tyres and base are very nice. It has shiny axle rods and superb herringbone style tyres.
So often Foden & Guy lorries as premium pieces can come with touch up and repainted areas. This model has one tiniest added touch to a rear wheel arch only.

Not an easy variation to find in such nice condition.
Fully light tested and one small touch in only.

Box Condition
Box Condition

Excellent Plus - Minor edge wear, starter tears or heavy pricing. Could also be graffiti or tape residue, but good overall.
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Box Condition

The correct early brown box is very nice, with a correct full wrap over red and white top and sides label. There is some age grubbiness now with minor surface loss but it is a strong box. There is a faded ‘Blue B’ to one end.

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