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A recent Vectis auction selling the "Guernsey Collection" included 7 models attributed to the SADF. Is there a listing of what models were produced for the SADF?
The items on auction were:
LOT::2530 Dinky No.22c South African Military Motor Truck. Price realised: Â£180 LOT::2531 Dinky No.25b South African Military Army Covered Wagon. Lot not sold LOT::2532 Dinky No.25d South African Military Petrol Wagon. Price realised: Â£950 LOT::2533 Dinky No.25h South African Military Streamlined Fire Engine. Lot not sold LOT::2534 Dinky No.28 South African Military Army Delivery Van - type 3 van. Price realised: Â£460 LOT::2535 Dinky No.30f South African Military Ambulance. Price realised: Â£620 LOT::2536 Dinky No.37c South African Military Despatch Rider. Price realised: Â£190
For full details see the Vectis website! http://www.vectis.co.uk/Page/ViewAuction.aspx?AuctionId=420&DayNo=3
I think these are about all South African military Dinky vehicles concerned. However, if others can expand this list, please do!
Kind regards, Jan
I'd seen some of these before, but not the 30f Ambulance, or the 25h Fire Engine, they are gorgeous. Surprised the Fire Engine didn't sell, I presume these were made late '40's? Were these painted in the UK or assembled and painted in SA? Chris Warr.
Having seen the mention in the April 14 Journal about the article in the Model Collector on the South African Dinky I tried to get a copy but it was published in March and sold out. Have now obtained a copy but as a collector of Military Dinky disappointed that there is no useful mention of the South African Defence Force (SADF) issues except to state that they were not covered by the article! You mentioned the "Guernsey Collection" with the list of the auction items but was No 341 ((No 27m) Land Rover Trailer also part of the SADF issue?
As far as I know, the special SADF models are :
22 c Motor truck. 25 bm Covered wagon. 25 d Petrol tanker. 25 h Streamlined fire engine in army green overpainted on the red. 25 p Aveling Barford diesel roller. 30 f Ambulance. 33 ? Mechanical horse and covered trailer. 34 c Loudspeaker van. 37 c Dispatch rider. 280 Delivery van.
But the SADF also ordered some standard Dinky Toys :
151 a Medium gun. 151 b Six wheel army wagon. 152 a Light tank. 153 a Jeep 161 b Anti aircraft gun on trailer. 162 a Light Dragon tractor. 162 b Ammunition trailer. 162 c 18 pounder gun. 340 Land Rover. 341 Land Rover trailer. 621 Three ton army wagon. 622 Ten ton army truck. 641 One ton cargo truck. 651 Centurion tank. 670 Daimler armoured car. 676 Armoured personnel carrier.
The army green Land Rover trailer is supposed to have been made for the Aldershot training center, not for the SADF. Did Aldershot also ordered some army green Land Rovers ?