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Rob--I think you got a very good deal on that Oldsmobile; I have seen other versions of those two-tone 39 series sell for twice that, and yours is in very nice condition.....very nice!

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HI,

Just arrived in the weekend was #170M Ford Fordor US Army Staff Car. Nice and mint but no box. I assume it is #170 and not #675 as it has untreaded tyres. I already have a 139am which has the early baseplate pressing. Got to have some excuse (or do you?) to buy another Dinky Toy?

Ron F

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Hi Ron, congratulations with such a nice addition. I understand your 'excuse', as I experienced the same for my Daimler Military Ambulance!

Kind regards, Jan

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Hi Ron and Jan,

Very nice to see the different baseplates on the military export models. And the condition of your latest acquisition, Ron, is superb!
Friday the light blue 36c Humber and 36d Rover arrived. One of the few bright colours on the 36 series post war.

A picture of my 36 series in light blue. Complete, apart from 36f British Salmson 4 seater. I have never seen a 36f in light blue, but perhaps it is out there...

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Rob

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Ron, Rob, & Jan
All very nice additions! Rob, I really like that light blue color and you are quite right in that most of those post-war 36 series colors tend to be darker.....very nice!
Regards, Terry

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I've had a couple of new arrivals recently, and both were the French Buick Roadmaster. I already had a salmon and black version, bought in 1959 directly from the French factory (after H.Hudson Dobson said we could not do that!) So the next one is the butter yellow with dark green roof, then more recently the light blue with cream roof. In my opinion, this was one of the very best castings that the French factory every produced, with superb detail and painting....the front grill alone is just wonderful!
Regards,
Terry

The earlier salmon and black Roadmaster

Next was the butter yellow and dark green Roadmaster

And most recently the light blue and cream Roadmaster

And finally, all three Roadmaster's together.........

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Real beauties, Terry! If I only had one ...
Kind regards, Jan

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Hi all,
Lovely additions all round.
Rob, those light blue 36 series are fantastic, I had never even considered collecting this series by colours, you are a brave man!
Chris Warr.

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Hi all from Aotearoa (aka New Zealand),

Just arrived this morning is this Breakdown Lorry Commer Chassis. I was interested in the yellow box as I think it coincides with the likes of the Mighty Antar and Centurion tank of the mid- 1950s Indeed, the date stamp is 10 56. Not to be confused with the later yellow box that usually came with the glazed version? Presumably the blue striped one came after this issue?

Ron F

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Hi Ron, nice addition that is! I like this familiar 'basic' colour better than most other colour variations. I agree with you that this box is of the '1956 generation'. Later yellow boxes have the brand name in italic lettering.

The blue striped box precedes this one, because that one occurs both with the early 25x and later 430 catalogue numbers.
Kind regards, Jan

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Very nice buick Terry.
This car is probably my favorite in the french dinky range !
Richard

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I had been waiting for this little item to arrive a little bit too long, But it finally arrived.

Boxed 782 Petrol Pump Station Shell

And what I envisaged when I bought it

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I have just won the lot below. I can't pick up until Monday and am doing some research in the interim. I can't find anything on Google on the Vauxhall Viva in the US Export Box. How limited were these any one know?

The Fab 1 box is missing part of one flap and the whole inner is missing, but being a Fluorescent Pink it is a good acquisition even though I am not keen on the Gerry Anderson Dinky's.

Apologies for the non Dinky Photo Content, I will post more detailed pictures in due course.

Cheers

Dave

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Dave

The 136 Vauxhall Viva was sold in the United States in a gold Export box. I think the model was also sold in the US in a yellow Export box.

Below is a scan of a dealer's aid leaflet, that provides retailers in the United States with the display stands that were available, in this case two types that could be ordered together with the Dinky Toys that the stands can accommodate. You will notice that 3 Dinky 136 Vauxhall Vivas were included in the bulk lot for one stand only , the DA 55 Display Stand. This stand was designed to hold the entire range of Dinky Toys available in the US at that time.

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Bruce (150)
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6 June 2015

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micromodels wrote:
"Hi all from Aotearoa (aka New Zealand),

Just arrived this morning is this Breakdown Lorry Commer Chassis. I was interested in the yellow box as I think it coincides with the likes of the Mighty Antar and Centurion tank of the mid- 1950s Indeed, the date stamp is 10 56. Not to be confused with the later yellow box that usually came with the glazed version? Presumably the blue striped one came after this issue?

Ron F"

janwerner wrote:
"Hi Ron, nice addition that is! I like this familiar 'basic' colour better than most other colour variations. I agree with you that this box is of the '1956 generation'. Later yellow boxes have the brand name in italic lettering.

The blue striped box precedes this one, because that one occurs both with the early 25x and later 430 catalogue numbers.
Kind regards, Jan"

Hello Ron

Nice acquisition. The 25X and 430 are starting to acquire not so reasonable prices these days. Not to mention that they are a truly great model!

Ron and Jan

Actually, the 25X/430 had a very interesting and varied box lives.

Firstly it came in a plain orange box with details printed on the ends.
Next came the same box but now with an orange, white and black label that incorporates both of the lid

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Dinkinius wrote:
"Dave

The 136 Vauxhall Viva was sold in the United States in a gold Export box. I think the model was also sold in the US in a yellow Export box.

Below is a scan of a dealer's aid leaflet, that provides retailers in the United States with the display stands that were available, in this case two types that could be ordered together with the Dinky Toys that the stands can accommodate. You will notice that 3 Dinky 136 Vauxhall Vivas were included in the bulk lot for one stand only , the DA 55 Display Stand. This stand was designed to hold the entire range of Dinky Toys available in the US at that time.

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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6 June 2015

Dave

Further to my last Post, the 136 Vauxhall Viva was sold in the plain yellow window box destined for the export market.

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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Both models below arrived from the States, for very reasonable prices. Still, we, euro countries experience quite some trouble with buying from the States and GB, the exchange rate of the euro being so low at this moment. Well, there were also more favourable times, when the GBP almost equalled the euro and the dollar was nearing 1.5 euro, and they may return some day.
The reason for buying a model that is beyond my time slot of 1934-1959 (the 1961 Fire Engine) is explained in its newly created thread, 259 Fire Engine (1961-1970). The final issue of the 25h/250 Streamlined Fire Engine (silver bell, treaded tyres, shiny base plate, italic brand lettering on box and treaded tyres pictured there) was just filling in an omission, a wanting variant of this iconic model. Both models to be rated as 'excellent', with some minor chipping. Box of 259: 'poor', box of 250: 'good'.

Kind regards. Jan

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Greetings all!

A recent arrival has been my French Dinky Toys 527 Alfa Romeo "1900 Super Sprint" in its original box,

that becomes the companion to my British Dinky Toys 185 Alfa Romeo 1900 "Super Sprint". Notice the difference with the location of the inverted commas on the boxes of both models.

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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11 June 2015

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Jan those fire engines are stunning. Bruce as an Alfa owner I am incredulously jealous of those two beautiful vehicles.

Dave

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Dave

Thank you very much for your compliments on my Alfas - very much appreciated.

I had a UK version in red but sold it several years ago, much to my regret these days.

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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janwerner wrote:
"Both models below arrived from the States, for very reasonable prices. Still, we, euro countries experience quite some trouble with buying from the States and GB, the exchange rate of the euro being so low at this moment. Well, there were also more favourable times, when the GBP almost equalled the euro and the dollar was nearing 1.5 euro, and they may return some day.
The reason for buying a model that is beyond my time slot of 1934-1959 (the 1961 Fire Engine) is explained in its newly created thread, 259 Fire Engine (1961-1970). The final issue of the 25h/250 Streamlined Fire Engine (silver bell, treaded tyres, shiny base plate, italic brand lettering on box and treaded tyres pictured there) was just filling in an omission, a wanting variant of this iconic model. Both models to be rated as 'excellent', with some minor chipping. Box of 259: 'poor', box of 250: 'good'.

Kind regards. Jan"

Jan

Great acquisitions. (I loved your photo of all the models with the tin plate ladders on the photography thread.)

You are not the only country where buying items overseas is quite expensive. For Australia, buying from the UK and the EU is more expensive considering the exchange rates applicable to both currencies as too the US especially the latter as their postage costs have become astronomical coupled with the falling Australian dollar.

No doubt one of these days you may be able to secure a better box for your excellent 259.

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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Hi Guys

Just back home from south west and I found these little things in my mail box :

The Simca 5 is repainted over an original blue ! But I like it any way, and for 24

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Offered on eBay like this one month ago, dirty, dull, stained, possibly chipped and scratched on the tilt, rusty? A twilight photograph without any contrast or brightness.

Still, my X-ray eyes said it might very well be much better than this.

And this is how it came out after thorough but very carefully cleaning this afternoon, excellent to near mint, looking like new:

Kind regards, Jan

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I have had a few like this over the years Jan, it really makes you feel good!!

Dave

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Thanks Dave, I fail to understand why some dealers do present their trade like this. Obviously the price I paid for this item was for the neglected model as shown on eBay and not for the extremely fine model that emerged at the end of my miniature car-wash!
Kind regards, Jan

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Jan--
Just beautiful.....a real gem, and so neat that you found it "hiding" on eBay. To say it cleaned up nice would be the understatement of the year. And I really like that color combo............

Regards,
Terry

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Beautiful Truck Jan. Congratulations to your eyes.

Almost same story for this Ford I recieved this morning !

See you soon !

Richard

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janwerner wrote:
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Offered on eBay like this one month ago, dirty, dull, stained, possibly chipped and scratched on the tilt, rusty? A twilight photograph without any contrast or brightness.

Still, my X-ray eyes said it might very well be much better than this.

And this is how it came out after thorough but very carefully cleaning this afternoon, excellent to near mint, looking like new:

Kind regards, Jan"

Jan

What an exquisite acquisition! Please excuse me for being over exuberant but that was a fantastic buy! Full marks to you, and full marks to the eBay seller for posting a crappy picture that drove others away!! :laugh:

Here is the eBay photograph for the 182 Porsche 356A I won quite a few years ago. Green? Funny looking coloured hubs? Even with the seller not answering my emails, I still threw caution to the wind!

And this is what arrived with no cleaning required!!

It makes the acquisition all that better when a model arrives in a far better condition than expected! Of course there are times when the opposite is true!

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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17 June 2015

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Richard wrote:
"Beautiful Truck Jan. Congratulations to your eyes.

Almost same story for this Ford I recieved this morning !

See you soon !

Richard"

Richard

Another great acquisition. I wonder if your local postman will be seeking a change with his employment conditions considering all these parcels he has to carry that come your way! But there is nothinbg like opening a parcel containing a great model!

Keep it up - your postman probably needs the exercise anyway!

Kind regards

Bruce (150)
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17 June 2015

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Richard-
Very nice French Ford! I just bought the same one a few months ago, and was delighted with it. I reall like the metallic blue color. Have you got most of the Ford series now?
Terry

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