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The Jan Werner Dinky Toys Collection

As a continuation of the modest collection of surviving childhood toys, I resumed collecting Dinky Toys in 1979. Toy shops, antiques shops and toy fairs were the main sources for finding obsolete Dinky Toys in those days. Cars, aircraft, ships, etc. of the ‘Golden Age of Dinky Toys’, 1934-1959 define the collection. As a background and inspiration, my interest in the general history of this era, the history and development of Meccano, of the factory, of designing and production techniques etc., gradually became more relevant than the initial happy childhood memories.

Collecting itself is just one of the many aspects of my Dinky Toys fascination. I am particularly fond of researching and discussing their history, both verbal and in written text. Optimal display and preservation facilities have my special attention. Gradually improving my photography skills offers a rewarding visual tool, both in a practical (registration, image exchange) and ‘artistic’ (photobooks, calendars) way. The continuous updating of my extensive private Dinky Toys catalogue gives me a lot of satisfaction. The collection comprises about 600 items, which are on permanent display in self-made display units.  At present I am improving quality rather than quantity.

Kind regards, Jan    

Collection Started: 
Thursday, December 6, 1979