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Dinky of the day. (cont...)

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John Steed left us today.

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Daniel Patrick Macnee passed away yesterday in California aged 93, long remembered for his role as Secret Agent John Steed in the 161 episodes of the TV series of The Avengers, although Honor Blackman and then Diana Rigg would perhaps be better recalled by those young Dinky collectors.

Thanks to Jacques for his Dinky contribution, and here are the models from Corgi produced between 1966 and 1969.

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Bruce
A fine look back at the "Avengers", which I loved to watch. And you are also correct that I have much fonder
memories of Diana Rigg than Patrick McNee....as a young teenage boy, awestruck would be a vast understatement!
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Three Dinky Toys of the Day (Month) as shown on the now 60-year old March 1956 cover of Meccano Magazine.

 

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Jan

Nice display of those three models. Nice touch especially including the drawing of the Aston Martin!

I presume next month you will have a Viscount, Ford Zephyr and a Leyland Octopus Wagon gracing the pages of Dinky of the Day! I will try and not steal your thunder!

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Bruce

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Coming across this 'Dinky of the Day', topic, my impulsive action was to add this nice 60 years old one of MM March 1956, using some photos in my stock. It is not my intention to start a monthly MM series, so, Bruce, or anyone, please feel free to do so! Kind regards, Jan  

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Hi all, for the Dutch Saint-Nicolaas (5 December, today) is more important - as presents is concerned - than Christmas. Although globalization makes Christmas a competitor nowadays, the vast majority still celebrate Saint-Nicolaas eve, the night preceding his birthday on 6 December, with presents, surprises and little poems. That's why I can congratulate some of my childhood Dinky Toys with their birthday today. Not all of them survived, but the capital Supertoys and all models I got when I had grown some older had a better chance of surviving. The oldest one dates of 1956 (the repainted Mighty Antar Tank Transporter), the latest (the no. 584 Berliet GAK baché) dates of 1963. The oldest surviving diecast was a present of 5 December 1955, the first issue Matchbox no. 15 Prime Mover - a new model then. This year my older brother found a negative testifying of that 1955 Saint-Nicolaas eve. Zooming in I found the box of it, lying on the table in the midst of other presents! A few years later I received the new, second issue no. 15, the Rotinoff  Super Atlantic Tractor as a Saint-Nicolaas present. The pictures show the birthday toys in a chronological sequence, my Dinkies of this day. I wonder if others can post a similar presentation of Christmas survivors. Kind regards, Jan 

 

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Jan---Christmas presents always create special memories, but even more so when they are something we treasured as a youngster, then all over again when we celebrate spending a lifetime with it. I have many Dinky's I received for Christmas....the first were in 1951 or 1952, and my dad took photos starting on 1955, but unfortunately they are unique slides, taken with a "stereo" 3mm Kodak camera he had, and there is no easy way to copy them into digital format....I need to take them to a special shop and quite a bit to have them done, but will do that this year. I have well over 100 Dinky's surviving my first collecting phase of 1951-1959....I was very fortunate as others had similar collections that years later had disappeared.
Best regards, Terry

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Introduced exactly sixty years ago this month, in December 1958, this impressive French commercial, the no. 36B Tracteur Willème et semi-remorque bachée Fruehauf, which lasted for over one decade, is my Dinky of the Day.

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Jan,

 

May I add this to your post ?

It shows that the Dinky is a model of a real trailer and that it is not a type Savoyarde trailer but a Plateau à ridelles contrary to what Roulet states in his books.

                                 

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The world as seen from my collection room, the snow lashing the windows. And a lot more expected today ...

So this is my favourite Dinky of the day, Dinky Supertoys no. 958 Snow Plow (1961-1965). Kind regards, Jan  

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