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Boxes - Lidded and end-flap. Excellent to Mint Condition After Many Decades (cont...)

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Terry, I have always been a box maniac, that is to say, mainly an admirer of the designs, how simple or complicated they may be. The designers of the plastic kit box pictures are real artists and I have kept every box of the dozens of plastic kits I made in the 1960s. In some cases the model collapsed in the course of the years, but the box remained. Packing them into each other saves a lot of space and prevents them from getting discoloured or faded. A little off-topic a few of them below.  Kind regards, Jan 

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Jan---Thanks for sharing those other boxes. I also made lots of plastic models in the late 1950's through the 60's, and you are right, many came with very nice, colorful illustrations like those you show. So nice that you saved them.
Best regards, Terry

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Terry, we, my younger brother and I, always kept the boxes to store them in, after play (ideally, we had to) and then they went into an old shoe box in the cupboard. But after doing so dozens of time, the boxes deteriorated soon and perished in the end. Only the boxes of the later, less played-with, Dinkies survived, and often in a very good condition. We didn't know then either that nowadays we would appreciate these dated contemporary designs so much, and the obvious contrast with the fact that we only see items packed in hard-to-open throw-away plastics at present.  

I thought you might like to see the box below for the 564/964 Elevator Loader. I had two of this common model already but bought this one especially for the nice and complete box (and sold the one replaced). No less than five packing pieces were needed to keep this complicated and hard to control model in place!

For Bruce: the Dinky Toys box lid of this model with the dual number bears the quality control stamp HW 5 55. Kind regards, Jan 

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Jan

What an absolutely stunning box and internal packing for that mint Elevator Loader!  Seeing the quality of the box, it is unbelievable how it has remained in such mint condition after the passage of fifty one years! Truly unbelievable.

Thank you too for the Inspection Stamp details that have been added to my data base.

Kind regards

Bruce H.   (150)

20161911/1044/1538

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Jan---Wonderful to see not only the beautiful box, but also those precious inserts so nicely preserved......what a treasure you have there!
Best regards, Terry

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