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Re : New arrivals

Nice Standard Atlas Ambulance - Nicky Toys, or a repainted Dinky?


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This is the Nicky ambulance ...


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I thought so, ironically they are far more rare and valuable than the original, despite the lower quality. A good find indeed!


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That’s what I call a very nice mixed lot of Dinky Toys.....there is a little bit of almost everything there: old, new, commercial, military, cars, trucks...... you covered a lot of ground collecting wise! Nicely done and now the need is even greater for expanding your display area.....
Best regards, Terry


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And what about my mixed lot of Dinky Toys? wink

Not the first time that a friendly former colleague of mine thought of me with old Dinky Toys. I collected these over thirty Dinky Toys (one Lion Toys included) this morning. Unfortunately they will not fit in my collection, as he was aware and as you may understand, but it's a very friendly gesture after the many years we shared as old books specialists. I have all freedom to use them for the benefit of my collection: sell, swap, restore etc. Kind regards, Jan 


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Jan. It is certainly a friendly and collegial gesture. He was aware of the playworn condition and therefore very thoughtful of him to give you also a few jars of paint to restore the models wink . After all, every worn-out Dinky Toys is entitled to a new life and some have the ability to restore them as new. You have proven that you can. I expect to see them back as new again.

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Speaking of newer Dinky Toys, I forgot to include this one. I had the set it came in already but could not resist adding another at a low price, since this version can't be common.

As for the Nicky Toys, I have collected what I can -- mostly acquired prior to the drastically ascending prices -- since they have a certain charm despite the horrible quality.


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Well Jan, you have quite a collection there! This is how I like to buy my Dinkys - played with but (as far as I can see) essentially sound examples. I don't recognise the blue car with the white roof, next to the paint tins. Is it a Vedette?


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Hello, it is the French no. 24Z Simca Versailles, issued in 1956. I must admit that the one on the right must have experienced a much more exciting life than its counterpart on the left.


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Thanks for your response Jan.

What nice friends you have!  It's a lovely model that I had not really noticed before and one I shall look out for.

I recently bought a repainted Chambord but that's obviously later than this. Yours is in very good condition considering how fragile the quarterlight frames appear. 

You mentioned you were an "old book specialist". From that I understand that you were an antiquarian book dealer (correct me if I'm wrong). For many years I have been associated with an antiquarian book dealer here in Folkestone who attends among others the fair at Mechelen. ☺


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The provenance of both is very different. I bought the excellent one from a collector in Bangkok, of all places ... I visited him there exactly one year ago and I bought about ten lovely models from him, all as far as I could afford, of course. He hoped to sell many more to me.

And the play-worn example, yes, I got so many for free in the course of time from colleagues and friends. On the one hand my colleagues thought I was mad, playing with Dinky Toys (as I am indeed), but on the other hand they admired my perseverance with this odd subject. This man was the head of the manuscripts department, the same as I was the head of the early maps and atlases department. We often called ourselves with some self-mockery 'waste-paper specialists'.

Interesting to know your related profession and interest (that is, besides Dinky Toys!).

Kind regards, Jan 


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