Just today received a new Dinky model for my collection, and a special one at that. That would be the #25k Streamline Fire Engine with Firemen, made from 1938-1940 I believe. This one is in excellent condition and suffers from some fatigue only in a couple of the wheels....the main body and ladder are in wonderful condition, with the paint only wearing thin on the raised edges, but otherwise it is bright, shiny, and free of scratches. All of the white tires are original, with one of them cracked.
To me, this has always been somewhat of a special model, with those 6 firemen staring out of the windows. Looking closely, the detail on their faces is quite remarkable, and their golden helmets still have some color.
I am also posting my other versions of this long term Dinky model: the immediate post war one with black wheels, #25h, the next version, with red wheels, and finally the last version, #250, introduced around 1954, with domed axle ends, silver colored ladder, and a plain baseplate (the earlier ones all had the simulated driveline detail).
Best regards, Terry