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Jonathan. Again a beautiful acquisition. I love these white tires with a clear Dunlop print. Indeed Meccano had something with Dunlop from the beginning to the end of production. I have a Citroen DS 19 made in France and DS 23 made in Spain (sales number 530).  Both have black Dunlop tires, but the big white ones of yours are more beautiful.

Happy New Year to everyone too.

Jan O

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Jan -- Dunlop tires also featured on the 407 Transit "Kenwood" and "Hertz" models from Binns Road, and possibly other Transit variants. I believe also on the Lincoln Continental, which had the same style of wheels.

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Jonathan---Several more very, very nice acquisitions....especially that Roadster!  It is wonderful that you have been able to find these very special pre-war models.  You have had a great collecting year in 2019....congratulations!
    Best regards,  Terry

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Can I echo Terry's comment about the roadster - it's a beauty. I also admire your Town Car from an earlier post. I have one but it's missing the right rear wing though otherwise not too bad.

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Thanks, gents! 2019 was indeed a naughty year for me -- I will never say never but I'm probably almost done now and will rightly spend more time on improving my displays, dusting, and generally being more responsible! There are, however, several items I bid on during 2019 that I might still win -- we shall see about that!

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You may find a 30B Rolls-Royce with Dunlop tyres. In this case it is a rare model assembled in France with french Dunlop tyres. This also applies to the 30A Chrysler Airflow and the 30G Caravan.

Meccano had priviledged contacts with some compagnies such as Dunlop, Esso, Crawfords, Kodak etc ... Dunlop was one of their favorites and Dunlop tyres were used in England, in France and in Spain but there were also Dinky Toys fitted with Pirelli tyres. Those were assembled in Spain by Poch.

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A very nice find for my last acquisitions of 2019 -- and for quite a while, perhaps? -- that arrived in today's post. These are new Dinky Toys that the seller had indirectly obtained when a small toy store in Illinois closed down (some time in the 70s, I think). They come from the range that was distributed in the U.S.A. by A.C. Gilbert during 1963, and were being sold from the A.C. Gilbert display case that I also obtained.

A specially pleasing touch is that the prices written by the shopkeeper in pencil on the boxes correspond exactly to those listed by Gilbert in its 1963 catalogue. I plan to stock the display with these new models as well as others that were part of the '63 range in the U.S. -- it will look just as if I had walked into the store (I wish) via time machine.

The models themselves are of course well-known, but the two Fairlanes are interesting because -- as my photo shows imperfectly -- they were obviously released after the RCMP version, so they have the open driver and passenger windows as well as the holes that were punched in the interior for the Mounties.

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Jonathan--How fitting that you closed out 2019 on such a high collecting note.....and I love your new display cabinet.  You now have likely one of the nicest set of original Dinky Toys display cabinets, which are always special.  Congrats once again, and I can't wait to see them in person this coming April!
     Best regards,  Terry

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Jonathan

Very good looking display, I am longing to see it full of your Dinky Toys.

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Thank you for the comments, gentlemen! I had to order a new table to support it in my small toy room, but I am hoping the table will arrive next week. I am eager indeed to stock the display with models!

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Some more new models that arrived today. I hadn't particularly planned 2020 acquisitions but these models are the second-to-last step in a special project that will be unveiled soon ...

 

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Two more models arrived today for my mystery project. I underestimated what I need and am still lacking three. Two on the way to me and the third I am still hoping to purchase.

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Hello boys.

During the Christmas period some Dinky Toys arrived. Have a look :

 

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A lot of beautiful happy acquisitions above, congratulations!

Mine are on land, at sea and in the air this month, and various in scales:

No. 25c Camionnette Citroën 1200 kg (1954-1957), 1:48

No. 870 Le paquebot France (1962-1971), 1:1200

No. 999 D.H. Comet Airliner (1954-1965), 1:192

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Jan--What a nice, well-rounded collecting month you have had....literally covering all bases!  We await your further comments.....I am guessing that the Comet is another variety to add to your already nice assortment, and glad to see you are inching your way into more French Dinky's.....

     Best regards,  Terry

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New arrivals today. And then finally, with one that is in the post, my project will be complete.

 

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You make me curious, Jonathan. If I may ask you, what did your 'project' encompass, what was your objective? Kind regards, Jan

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Jonathan---Well,I'll admit you've succeeded in making all of us very curious as to what you're up to......I admit I have no idea, so hopefully it will all come together soon.  In the meantime congrats on more new Dinky models!
      Best regards,  Terry

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Gentlemen -- I must admit that I've naughtily taken the opportunity to create suspense, and I hope the end result doesn't disappoint. It's a project that may have been of special interest only to me!

Anyhow all will be revealed when the last Dinky Toy completing the project arrives -- by the end of this week I hope!

 

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Jonathan----You are such a tease....but am guessing and hoping it will be well worth the wait!
     Terry

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