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Yesterday morning came these Dinky :


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Yesterday morning came these Dinky :


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'Is that one correct, Jan?' my wife commented on seeing the plastic propeller and plastic windows when unpacking this addition. 'Yes', I replied, 'it is just within the end-1959 time slot I set for collecting British Dinky Toys, also connects very well to my maritime collection, and I am extremely happy with it!'.


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Last friday arrived this 1st english version of the lorry mounted crane !

I immediately compared with the one I already had ! 

Continuation in the right topic !wink

Friendly yours

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This morning I got that Alfa Roméosmiley

A new topic is on its way !wink

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Kia Ora all,

On Sunday, I attended a local toy fair.  I picked up this French Dinky 562H Citroen 2CV Wagenwacht.   I was brought in by a member of the public along with many other played with toys.  What is curious is how it got to New Zealand, but we did have a number of Dutch migrants arrive here in the 1950s.  Any French Dinky is very rae in NZ although Islands such as New Caledonia and Tahiti are not far away and they did get French Dinkys over the years.

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Nice Ron, that must certainly have been imported by a Dutch emigrant/immigrant. In the post-war time, until the mid-1960s a lot of Dutch left for Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In my days as a map librarian I received loads of obsolete maps of those countries, when the special Dutch emigration bureau definitely closed down, in the course of the 1980s - I presume. This weekend I happened to come across a real one. I posted the photo in the relevant French 562H thread. Kind regards, Jan  


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My ex-shop display case has almost no room for more models, but I might as well practice an upload. The new entries are the plain Morris Bullnose and Ford Model T, obviously not successful offerings for Meccano Ltd. (as demonstrated by my recently acquiring these mint/boxed examples for $20 each).

Readers will know of the variants Dinky came up with to get more out of the moulds, but might not realise that the baseplate and wheel tooling was also modified to create the woeful U.B. Taxi and Happy Cab!

 

 


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Hello Jan

Referring to your Post #574 above, it is so refreshing to see a wife take such a keen interest in your collection - or was she just being polite!  No, I think she was genuine, and how I miss having that sort of reaction when everyone in my family keeps asking me when am I going to start selling! 

Back to your 986 - what a splendid addition to your collection. Can you tell me the factory inspection stamp please, to add to my growing data base? It is surprising that Meccano did not stretch the model a little further with a different sort of load, as they certainly would have known the different loads the Antars working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electricity Scheme here in Australia would have been hauling as this project achieved world-wide publicity between 1949 and when it was finally completed in 1974. A different load would certainly have covered the development cost for the unique trailer.

I too have been unable to locate a company by the name of Scimitar, which for propellers describes the unusual shape as they are reminiscent of the scimitar sword.

Welcome to the world of the 986!!  Now, all you need now is a mint example without window glazing!!

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Hi Bruce, in the years of a busy and expensive family life my wife wasn't always amused (eufemism), but now, seeing my fundamental approach, the increasing quality of my collection and wonderful displays and last but not least my personal happiness with this wide hobby, she says: 'buy what you like, as far as we can afford', and she knows virtually every model (as did my children when they were still at home) because they are all on visual display in my study/hobbyroom. 

I showed the inside box with stamp already in the relevant thread, but I will repeat showing it here with all pleasure. 

Knowing my preferences for non-glazed models my wife was surprised too, but this one was so clean and affordable that I could not let it go. It's not impossible that I sell it if ever I find a window-less example of comparable quality. Kind regards, Jan 


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Greetings Jan

I completely forgot that you posted the above image in the 986 Topic!  However, I still think you have a wonderful partner who appreciates so much what you value and enjoy. I wish too that I had a "man's den" in which I could display my collection and just sit back and admire them. As it is, my models are in a number of plastic lidded crates and I almost get a hernia each time I move them around seeking out a particular model or two! I tend to look at that chore as a "labour of love"!!

Notwithstanding anything, as the old Crusader said to Indiana Jones, "You chose wisely!"  Your 986 is an excellent model and  It is very pleasing that it is so clean and affordable and that it has now gone to a home where it will be safe and secure for many years to come!

I bought mine in 1999 at our local club's swap meet, and it is still one of my favourites!  (Actually on reflection, I have many 100s of "favourite" models and trying to decide which is actually my favourite is nigh impossible! Although I must admit at the very top of that list are my 90 models I have had since my earliest days, 99% of which were given to me by my very generous parents, even if most show the effects of serious and protracted playing on my small network of tarred roads.)

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Two of a kind.

At a local Toy Fair, I bought a 25S 6-wheeled lorry.  Not in very good condition, but complete except for the front of the canopy. Then two days later, I won a Lot on the local trading site also a green 25S in Almost mint condition except the canopy is a bit knocked around.   What amused me was the '20' (mph} signs on the rear - both are put on crooked and in different positions. Both have thick axles, etc.

Ron F

 


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But you can't beat this one, Ron. Whoever of the ladies at the belt did apply this one must have been ill or in love! Kind regards, Jan 


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Good sales at the Houten Fair, yesterday, allowing me to buy a fine, almost mint no. 29c Double Decker Bus in green & cream, without advertising, with roof box, without catalogue number cast underneath, smooth tyres and with rounded axle ends, so a ca. 1952-1954 example. A welcome addition to my DT DD fleet. Especially a nice companion to the same coloured one, but with advertising, without roof box, with 290 cast underneath and fitted with treaded tyres, so ca. 1958-1961! Kind regards, Jan 


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Hello Jan,

Indeed very nice Namac show Houten Netherlands last weekend. Saw the bus also at the dealers (JS) table, excellent condition. I have a similar one, no advertising, no number but color is red with cream. Bought one as a young boy at the local shop. No box and believe these were only sold from tradeboxes.

I also bought a very interesting pre war item from the same dealer so had a lucky day too.

John.


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Yesterday, I received the very hard to find Unic Sahara tractor with it's box, without any reference number on the top !

It's the latest version with the trailer without holes.

And 2 Lorry mounted crane arrived this  morning.

friendly yours 

Richard


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Two recent arrivals are: 40E Standard Vanguard saloon wit rear axle clip (found in New Zealand) and a 555 Commer Fire Engine with extending ladder.  Both are in good condition.  I assume the date stamp represents 11/52?  If so the ladder should have been brown?  Could be a swap over at some time in its history.

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Hi Ron, looking at my own early Fire Engines it appears that I also have an example (on the right) with silver ladder and with the stamp MK 10 2 inside the box lid. However, my brown ladder copy also bears that stamp inside, albeit that the '2' is stamped upside down. I think this is of no importance, just a wrong setting of the stamp (could others please check their brown ladder examples on this possibly inverted stamp?). Anyway, this underlines that the brown ladder production run was very short indeed, apparently discontinued in the same month of October 1952 (or slightly before) and that silver ladder examples do occur in 10 2 boxes (if mine is the correct match). Looking at your example, the darker grey of the hose reel points at an early example, and one may expect '555', and 'Dinky Toys', and not 'Dinky Supertoys' underneath. In that case your Fire Engine may most probably match your box too. Congratulations with both additions! Kind regards, Jan 


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Hi all from Enzed,

Just arrived in separate parcels are these two Dinky. The good old Leyland Comet Portland Cement wagon with a 933 box (date code D 11 55) and 787 Lighting Kit for buildings.  Is this the smallest Dinky Toys box?

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Hi Ron, never seen that tiny box! Perhaps the spare tyres boxes can compete with it, but - despite being accessories too - they are admittedly of a slightly different kind compared with the familiar Dinky Toys boxes. Kind regards, Jan 


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Ron and Jan - The 933 box is not very common - only 26 have passed through Vectis since 2004.  And that little 787 - it is a great little box of tricks, of which I received mine on 12 June 2013 together with 13 other models - Christmas came early that year!

Jan

I think there is a smaller tyre box, but will have to check my inventory!  Actually, the 787 has been "misplaced" several times but at least I know where to look when next I go in search of it!The stain on the right has been caused by the staple - curses!

But now we come to my "new Arrival".  Well actually, it is not a "new" arrival, but a returning "New Arrival".  It is my 282 Duple Roadmaster Coach I received for Christmas 1953 together with a 281 Luxury Coach in fawn with orange side flashes and green hubs.

The above is a colour slide taken circa 1955/56. One can see the 282 hiding behind the 901 Foden Wagon with a Meccano cylinder load, and the 281 to the right behind the Pullmore Car Transporter.

The above just in case you missed it!

I collected the 281 in 1986 together with most of my Dinky Toys from my Mother's home and brought them back to Papua New Guinea with me - but the 282 was missing. The 282 finally came home when my brother presented it to me during a "cousins reunion" last weekend together with a number of other Dinky Toys following a de-clutter of their home!  So far I have recovered about nine Dinky Toys since October 1999 from the same source! But it is nice to have this one back, even though it is a little the worse for wear, as when I last saw it, it only had a few very small chips, together with that funny black blob on the roof.

Yes, it is nice to have a "prodigal coach" back again!

Kind regards

Bruce   (150)

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And the following is a nice enlargement of my dear old 282 Duple Roadmaster Coach, previously missing, not forgotten, but found again!


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Bruce----What lovely scenes those years old slides show. I also have some, but they are unusual 35 mm stereo slides, mounted in cardboard, so not at all easy to scan or reproduce. I have several of my early collecting days, and I need to take them to a professional shop to scan or copy. Thanks for sharing!
Best regards, Terry


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Terry

Thank you for your kind words.  I am glad you never specifically mentioned the Duple Roadmaster Coach that is my "new" old arrival, as I made an unforgivable mistake that when I received this Dinky Toy in 1953, it was in fact a 29h.  I guess it was a case of "lusim tingting" which is Melanesian Pidgin English for losing one's mind, when I incorrectly referred to the bus as a 282.  Just goes to show my proof-reading has much to be desired not to mention that it is with some relief that my Posts are not often read by many, especially those who know better!!!!blush

But I must thank Dad for allowing me to "borrow" his camera and use a valuable frame to photograph my toys in action! Thanks again old friend for your kind words.

Kind regards

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Dear friends.

I went away for few days and when I came back yesterday night, you will see hereunder what I have found in my mailbox !

surprise

kind regards

Richard


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A wide mailbox you have, Richard, and nice stuff came into it! Which is the difference of the Unic oil tubes truck compared with your other examples? Kind regards, Jan 


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Very nice haul you got there Richard......that must have made your day! Nothing quite like coming home to packages of Dinky's awaiting you! I am expecting one myself in the next few days.
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Thank you Jan and Terry for your nice words.

Jan, it's the first type, with the convex hubs on the front axle.

I will post this afternoon a photo with my four examples together.

Kindly yours

Richard


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I know that it's not the right topic, but to answer the question of the smallest box : isn't this one ?

Richard

 


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and with the vehicles :


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Hello friends.

Yesterday morning I got these two Peugeot.

The 404 is coming from the Netherlands !

Jan, did you already see the 404 with white tread Dunlop tires ? 

I am suspicious !!

Kind regards

Richard


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