I am not sure this belongs here, but cannot quickly decide where else to post it. Another Dinky collectory, restorer, and good friend, recently saw a posting on eBay from a chap in England, selling what purports to be somewhat unique road signs, made by folks at Mecanno and unauthorized. I am attaching a couple of photos that he sent me, and he as a few more I will get later. The quick summary is they appear to be related to the 772 International Road Signs made from around 1959 through 1963 or so. They have the same inscription cast into the base and are also the same height, and other casting details appear to be identical, but for the wording....which is simply "no waiting". They also appear to be painted a unique color. The chap selling them says he heard that were made by Meccano employees and given to other employees and were never listed or sold. The ones he is selling are not very expensive, so there is no attempt here to cash in on something very rare, etc. Since it appears to be a genuine Meccano piece, at least at first glance, it is interesting, and if true, is another tidbit of interesting things Meccano.
I looked in Jacques encyclopedia for some mention, but found nothing. Has anyone else heard of these before? If they are some type of Dinky "forgery", why, as they are not expensive.......doesn't make sense to me! I might get one just for interests sake, and if not, will closely examine and photograph my friends. Over the years I have learned that with Dinky related items, almost anything is possible! What do you think?
Best regards, Terry