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One can never have too many of the wonderful Taxi with Driver, Jonathan! Continuously upgrading them I sold the still very nice one below at Houten last week.

Talking horse boxes, the other day I found a lovely replacement at last for a Dinky Horse Box which I sold three years ago already. This one is really nice, bright and almost without chipping: as new.

By the way, attending today a horse event in which my daughter and her daughters take part. They all have been horse-mad ever since they were born! Kind regards, Jan 

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Lasrt week I got my first Range Rover ambulance.

Note that the stickers on the doors are black (usually they are red) as the one on the roof.

The  steering-wheel is metallic grey.

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An another view !

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Johnny

Congraulations for discovering the pack of six french crates. I have now recorded it in the Dinky Toys Encyclopaedia but could you please be kind enough to provide a good picture of this rare pack.

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Jacques -- it is sweet that we keep discovering things about Dinky Toys. I noticed that the pack of six crates was not recorded in the Encyclopaedia, only the pack of ten. That surprised me because as far as I knew, the pack of six is the common version and the pack of ten is the rare one!

I wonder when they changed the number of crates. Or is it possible that the pack of six was for export, and the pack of ten for France?

Here are some more pictures of my packs of six.

 

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When these accessories were sold in Britain, they were in packets of six, except for number 851 which had eight items - two each of 846 oil drums, 847 barrels, 849 packing cases and 850 bottle crates. Note that 848 luggage trunks were not sold in Britain, neither were 844 and 845, barriers and oil pipes (for the Unic Saharien).

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Johnny and Kevin,

 

Thank you for your pictures and informations. The pack of six is now listed in the encyclopaedia. I have no idea about why or when there were two different packaging. All I know about these accessories is that they were made at the Calais factory. Bobigny never made any plastic parts.

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These plastic accessories were hard to find in the U.S., and I have wanted the 844 barriers (the rarest set, in my opinion) ever since I saw them in a catalogue as a child. They would have had lots of "play value." Sadly if I ever do get any they will stay sealed in their plastic bag these days -- ah, for the innocent days when one could actually play with Dinky Toys.

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A couple of nice recent finds:

French no. 24h Mercédès 190 S.L., the early version with old reference number and without plastic windows, the last no. 24 introduction, I presume, of June 1958. Some more details later on.

And a fair no. 23a (Small Open) Racing Car, in silver with silver wheels and continuous red stripe on top, crimped axle ends and central cross strengthening bar inside. This one making the sixth postwar variation. Kind regards, Jan 

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This morning came this Holden special sedan.

Note the red seats which are very uncommon. Never seen before.

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Seeing your red seat version of the bronze car made me check my examples - my bronze one has the normal very pale bluish-green seats, but my turquiose car has red seats. It also has bronze paint under the bonnet and boot lids, all original.

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These last two days arrived two models.

Here they are .

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A few new deliveries this month. Unfortunately the Terex was not 79p any more ...

 

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And more new arrivals ...

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Hi Jonathan, that's quite an interesting bunch of nice additions. The bright red immediately post-war British Salmson Two-Seater is lovely, with its original white-greyish medium size tyres! It must be a dilemma wether to leave the wind screen bent down as it is, or lift it up into its correct upright position, with some risk of breaking it. The tyres of your models are remarkable anyway. The correct medium white tyres on the Autocar Chausson are my favourites, even though they are hardly realistical. The fine tread tyres on the yellow Sunbeam Talbot are not very common and the lonely odd left front tyre for the grey Salmson begs for replacement. The British fine tread white tyres on the French Traction Avant look special indeed. They are almost a decade older than the model itself. If only one knew the history of such a model ...

The Terex must be a milestone for you indeed, as it was for me. Yes, three times at least the value of a regular Euclid. But, one can have some collector's luck, sometimes. Kind regards, Jan   

 

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Jonathan——What a nice, mixed batch of new acquisitions! You have been heard at work.....not easy to find a Terex like that....and yours appears to be very nice condition. I really like the red Salmson, especially an early postwar with the smooth wheels and white tires....very sporty!
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Several days ago I received what ought to be my last-ever acquisition, as I have no more display space nor room for another cabinet. (But of course I say "ought to be" because I've made that promise to myself before.)

This is an item I've wanted ever since I saw it in 1961 in a Dinky catalog as a five-year-old -- the French #845 Barriere Vauban. My local stockist did not have any and could not get the item. (As many will know, the longtime U.S. distributor H. Hudson Dobson ceased trading that year. Subsequent distributors in the 60s did not import the entire Dinky range -- and especially not most French models -- so '61 would have been the last year the barriers were imported. Suffice it to say they turn up very rarely in the States.

I obtained my barriers from a Canadian seller, and now have twenty -- two packs worth. They did not come in the original sealed plastic packets, so the value is of course lower, but on the other hand now I can play with them as I always wanted to. A dream fulfulled many many many years later!

I present a comparison between the plastic Dinky barriers and a current Norev production, which is the same barriers modeled in metal. I had not expected the difference in scale -- the Dinky barriers are 30mm high whereas the Norev is only 25mm high. Assuming that the 12-bar barriers modeled by both Dinky and Norev were the same height as the 14-bar Vauban barriers still sold today, I calculate that the Norev model is 1/43 scale, while the Dinky, surprisingly, is 1/42nd.

It is a pity that Dinky never modeled a trailer to carry the barriers around, since not many will fit into a van!

 

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Hello Jonathan, sorry to hear you feel forced to end collecting because of space restrictions. If you wish to continue 'the joy of collecting' you might consider to confine yourself to upgrading the quality of your collection, replacing poorer items by better ones - as I do more and more. Just a suggestion. Kind regards, Jan 

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Jan, thank you for your kind words. I tend not to upgrade models because I am really bad at selling anything -- with no shows/swapmeets here, the only way of letting models go is via eBay, and I dislike the process of packing and shipping items -- and I would only wind up storing duplicates. (It has already happened in a few cases.) Also, the models where Ihave had to accept less than mint are the very ones where it would be the most expensive to upgrade.

Fear not, however -- my collection has not been fully catalogued for years, the boxes need to be put in order, there is always photography to experiment with, and plenty else to do. Unlike you and so many others here, I am not a very organized collector    :)

Anyway I will never be finished with Dinky Toys, that is for sure!

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Jonathan, so beautifull and hard to find, your bus with MECCANO publicity cheekyyes

Is that normal that the pub is only on the right side ?

This morning arrived a Renault 4L .

This model is the first version made in a little quantity : no letters under the left front wing.

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Richard, I like your early Renault!

Regarding the Routemaster, I have never seen another like it, so I don't know what is normal for the transfer. Toward the end of Dinky, there were many variants of the Type 3 Routemaster produced, some documented and some not. For example, in addition to the ones JD lists in his Encyclopaedia, there are others shown on this defunct web page:

https://web.archive.org/web/20100123215152/http://routemasterbus.home.att.net/dinky.htm

 

 

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Just arrived from the printing company: the printed and bound catalogue supplement over 2018, the fourth in succession. I am extremely happy with the professional printing quality and finish! Kind regards, Jan 

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Jan. Looks great. If you have built up such a valuable collection over the years and described so many details of each model, with photos added, it also deserves to be kept in a book. Congratulations on the result. You have made a nice work of it again and you can be proud of the result.

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Jan, very beautiful books !yesyes

A new arrival is a Citroën 2 cv ref. 558, in beige colour.

I already had this item but with paint chips and without box. It's better now ! smiley

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Richard

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Another version of the Jeep added, the final one, no. 153a or 672, with round axle ends, for the US-export market only, ca. 1953-54. After some careful cleaning this bargain resurrected from its over sixty years old layer of dirt and dust as an excellent example. Regards, Jan 

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Well done Jan.

It's always a real pleasure to clean a new arrival which is dirty and to discover that it's a very decent model !

It was not necessary to clean a lot these three last pensioners :

one Studebaker coupé commander (french version) and two Sunbeam Alpine ref 107.

The sunbeam are completing my team : 

The blue model has no rear red lights and the seats are in a pale cream colour.

The red model has transfers with thick numbers.

I will post few photos in the right topic.

Kind regards

Richard

 

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A few new arrivals, mostly upgrading models I already had. I believe the Bedford has been at least partially restored (and shouldn't it have grey tires?), but it's still nicer than my other one.

The El Camino with trailers is another favorite model of mine, which of course I had, but I couldn't resist the rare export box of this sample.

 

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Jonathan—More nice additions! You keep finding very versions of models you need or want, which has to be very satisfying. Without better photos, I can’t comment much on your Bedford van, if it has been restored or not. That version, with the Ketchup or sauce bottle, is quite rare and very pricey in excellent original condition. All the ones I have seen do wear the grey radial treaded tires. I am posting a pretty good photo of mine, so you can clearly see the side logo. I have heard that the repro decals do not include the small pickle or gherkin shown. But it does show very nicely!
Best regards, Terry

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Thanks as always for your comments, Terry. The decal on the Bedford does have the pickle, but I remain suspicious of the model. Still, it is nicer than my other sample of the ketchup version, which has more chips and suffers from fading of the red on the cab and chassis. That other sample and my beans version both have the gray tires.

As for the tow truck, this nice gray one will replace a battered red one I had previously!

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Hello Jonathan and Terry, I may have seen one with black tyres, but I cannot say if they were original or not. The ones on your Bedford, Jonathan, are most unlikely original, as these black tyres with round tread disappeared about 1953-1954. For this 'bottle' model both early round and the 1957/58 introduced block treaded grey tyres are the standard.

By the way, I just returned from the UK. As other participants will no doubt agree, we had a wonderful DTCA weekend in Derby in the last few days. At the DTCA members' fair I bought two very nice additions from Bob Burnett. He had really nice stuff taken with him this time, at very affordable, almost 'lower than fair' prices, and others had fine models too. I had my new catalogue supplement and one of my new articles series in the Dutch AiM magazine on display. In Birmingham I visited a nice obsolete toys shop and last but not least the just opened exhibition of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath! 

A snap shot attached: an excellent brown/dark olive green US export example of the no. 152b Reconnaissance Car and a near mint post-war issue of the no. 60r Empire Flying Boat 'Cambria'. Kind regards, Jan

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