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Due to the current ongoing situation, the June 2020 DTCA AGM, did not take place.  We will try to reschedule for later in the year once matters are clearer.

Production of the DTCA special edition Omnisport model has also been postponed.

 

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-965 Euclid Rear Dump Truck (1955-69)

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-936 Leyland 8-Wheel(ed) Chassis (1964-69)

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Jonathan- A couple more very nice adds....especially that Postal Gift Set.....so special, and so nice, and you are right.....a display unto itself!
And scoring a nice Transformer is perfect for your Nicky model. But I really think you need one more display; you’re too young to give it up right now, plus you are on a roll!
Best regards,
Terry

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Jan

Once more you have found an extraordinary model in excellent +++ conditions.

CONGRATULATIONS

Question : is the base of the early open type or the later closed.

All the best.

Jacques

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Jacques, conform the change per 15 December 1939 on drawing job10716 it is closed in the mean time and provided with the spraying boss. As soon as the light permits I will take and post some pictures.

Funny that the seller offered to add four 'correct' black tyres in order to replace the 'incorrect' white tyres, whereas this is obviously the most important and distinctive feature of this example, which I have never seen before - except the pendant Reconnaissance Car wink. Kind regards, Jan 

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Some recent happy additions: no. 320 Halesowen Harvest Trailer, a later (but pre-plastic main wheels) edition, lighter brown with red racks, plastic jockey wheel and ‘320’ cast in underneath; no. 998 Bristol Britannia Airliner, a late one with red striping, metallic grey finish and in final box; French no. 25o, Ford camion laitier [milk truck], latest edition with open lettering; no. 70c Vickers Viking, an early grey example with pointed propeller pins, and the latest no. 415 Mechanical Horse with Open Wagon, without the ’20’  transfer behind. I may add some more details in the individual model topics. Kind regards, Jan 

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This model arrived yesterday, and I certainly never thought I would have an example given how rare they are (though availability of the Atlas replica may have hurt values some).

How it wound up looking the way it does is hard to guess, though. Perhaps someone's disastrous attempt at cleaning it? However, I'm glad to give it a home anyway!

 

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It's strange what some people do to their toys!  Perhaps someone wanted to make a rare Baked Beans version?  Apart from the transfer damage it looks to be in lovely condition.

It must be nice to fill one of these "holy grail" gaps - I've just resorted to using Atlas fill-ins for this and the Weetabix.

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Fred, perhaps you're right, they wanted a "baked beans" version?

As this photo shows, Atlas has actually produced such a thing. They also changed the color of the cab and chassis; I have no idea if this has any basis in Heinz history or was purely speculative ...

 

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Is that green-cabbed Guy an actual Atlas issue, or a "code 3" that has been cobbled up by a creative aftermarket source, together with an all-red flatbed made up from the leftovers?

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It is an actual Atlas issue ...

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Hi everybody.

Today additions : A Simca Aronde P60 with concav hubs and a pretty Frazer Nash. Unfortunately, I discover that the windscreen is not original. crying

Kind regards

Richard

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Some modest new arrivals. I was interested to receive this type of box for the De Soto, as I do not have many of the type with no pictures of the model.

 

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Mine is modest too, Jonathan, not in size but in price. I would never have thought ever to buy a 'ridiculous' model like this, besides, with a lot of plastic. Still, I have some admiration for it as the first Dinky Leyland eight-wheeler with double rear wheels - and it was practically mint and boxed, and very cheap after all. Kind regards, Jan 

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Jan -- I purchased my Leyland Eight-Wheeled Chassis from a London newsagent, during my first visit to Britain in 1972. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was one of the only Dinkys in the shop. (Not a big seller, obviously.)

It's not that ridiculous, though, apart from the "five ton weights" perhaps. As you probably know, they did drive these chassis around in this form, at least from the factory to the coachbuilders where a body would be fitted.

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Today's arrival ...

 

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But where's the little yellow box I am used to seeing?  Just kidding....very nice Jonathan!  I'm assuming it's still safely sealed in its package....

    Best regaled,  Terry

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Yes, Terry, this poor racing car will not only never be played with, it will also never be removed from its plastic prison. Thank heavens this horrible style of packaging never spread beyond the racing cars!

Of course, they are now rare because most were torn open and the cardboard quickly discarded.

 

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Eight French Dinky Toys have also been packed in blisters, they are so rare that I have not yet found pictures of all of them and I have never had one in hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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