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Re : New arrivals

Hello friends.

Here are my three last arrivals :

Renault 4L with Dunlop tyres (probably the last version)

Opel Admiral red with black roof. Not sure that this conbination is original. One model was sold by Collectoys in february 19 and perhaps, it's the same which come back in auction. But it's look very nice !

Mercedes racing car. A red pre-war version. The tyres are very tired ! do you think that I have to change these old tyres by new ones ?

Kind regards

Richard

 


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Richard --    I have never seen nor heard of the Opel Admiral with a black roof, but nonetheless this model of yours does resemble a prototype that J M Roulet mentions and pictures in his various French Dinky books. It is a modified version of the 513 dressed up to look like an Opel Diplomat. The prototype had a black roof, bronze paint, a driver and passenger, and English Dinky-style wheels.

 


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Hello Richard, I like the pre-war Mercedes Benz Racing Car. It's quite good for its age. Perhaps the axles need some straightening and it would benefit from having replacement tyres. But those replacements should preferably be original herringbone tread tyres and they are harder to find. Kind regards, Jan 


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Richard—-Your pre-war Mercedes does look very nice and I see no visible fatigue. If it were mine, I would follow Jan’s suggestion, and try straightening those axles and find some herringbone tires. You might be able find another vintage Dinky with those same tires as a “donor”.......I did that several years ago with the Auto Union Race Car, and was very pleased how much nicer it looked, but still original. Good luck with that!
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Thank you Jan and Terry for your freindly advices.

The tyres are so deformed that they give the impressing that the axles are bent but there are not.

I fear that all the vintage herringbone tyres that I can find on an old Dinky would be dry and will break as soon as I will try to remove them.

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Jan, lovely arrivals and thanks for the account of the DTCA for those of us who are so distant.

This arrived yesterday -- not sure what I was thinking because I have no room for it!

 


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In the Birmingham toy shop, mentioned in post 1171, I was impressed by the models they had for sale, varying from near mint to all sorts of play-worn - and their fair prices. After having returned home I regretted not having bought any toy, especially the shiny near mint red/grey 1st type Foden Wagon. Everthing was fine, except for a stain on the box label and the non-contemporary black block tread tyres. So I contacted the shop and we agreed on a very low price, the model being sent over to me immediately. It arrived and here it is. The rest of the story to be posted soon in the no. 501 Foden Wagon thread. Kind regards, Jan 


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Jan—So very nice! Those first version Foden’s have always been dear to me. I did not get one until much later in my collecting career, and then quickly decided I needed to have one of each model. As you and many have noticed, the US catalogs, from 1955 on, for several years, continued to show only the first type, which was very confusing to me as a young boy, as we did not know any of the history. I also really like this particular color combination.....very nicely done, and nice that you were able to re-consider buying it!
Best regards, Terry


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Thank you for your comment, Terry. The rest of the story to be found in the Commercial Vehicles > 501 thread!


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Hi all,

It has been a long time since I posted on the Forum. I think this special new arrival deserves its post. I just received a very nice 280g Bentalls Van. Virtually fatigue free. Looking at the photos of the other known examples, which I could find, this one is among the best. I bought it direct from the grandson of Arthur Williams, an avid train and Dinky Toys collector who died in 1979. Sofar I have bought 69 Dinky Toys from this collection. Many rarities and many pre war. I have written an article on it and with the help of Jan Werner for photograpy next week, I hope it will be published in The Journal later this year perhaps. 

This Bentalls Van will be one of the highlights.

Kind regards,

Rob


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So, Rob, you managed to buy it in the end! Wow, congratulations.

Perhaps it's advisable to count your Dinky Toys before I leave next week ...

Kind regards, Jan 


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Hi Jan,

Thanks! I will count them next week... smiley

Kind regards,

Rob


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Rob—Congratulations on what for many would be the buy of a lifetime....at least as far as Dinky Toys are concerned! It is amazing what his grandfather had with those trains!
Best regards, Terry


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