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Anything in London of interest?

I will be in London the first week of May. Are there any museums or other exhibits (or shops) that would be of interest to a Dinky collector?
How about Southampton?
Thanks!

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Hi Robert;
Yes, there is one shop in the antiques area of the Camden Market.
My favorite one was near Oxford street, but unfortunately, it's closed now !

Richard

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Maybe try the V&A museum of Childhood in Hackney.Also,although I have never been, there is a shop in Winchmore Hill called Past,Present Toys.
Have a look and see if there are any Swapmeets in or around London,Sandown Park is sometime in May and only a short train journey out of London.
Sadly not sure there are any collector shops left trading in London now?
Hope this helps,regards,Finja.

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You also, can try the Portobello market in Notting Hill, but it's only on saturday morning.
I have found there a lot of Dinky Toys.

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In the Southampton area there is Bob & Sue's Models in Dibden Purlieu. They sell both new and obsolete items, including Dinky Toys.

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Hi Richard,
If you're here on 7th May, this is probably closest. Never been so no idea if it's any good.
He doesn't say, but I presume it's evening time.

Wed 7th - Joe Lock Model Railways - Toy and Train Collectors

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Hi Robert 1.

If you are in Southampton and have a car, the Beaulieu (pronounce bioulee) National Motor Museum **** is not far. In London there is the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. If you are interested in industrial archelogy, on saturday morning you can visit the Kew pumping station which has two of the largest Cornish engines of dia 100 in. and 98 in. (these are very impresive things that you can not see in America) and the great green house at Kew gardens just across the river. Also the engine room of Tower bridge under the bridge on the south side.

Barry Potter's toy fair on May 4 will be in Horwich, God knows where that is but certainly nowhere near L'don. There will also be swapmeets on the same day at Newton Abott and Worthing and on the 6 th. in Rugby.

There is not much about Dinky Toys in all that, I do not know about any Dinky dealer in L'don or any museum. There used to be a dealer in Greenwhich but he moved or closed some years ago.

Have a good trip.

Jacques.