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Trade Boxes

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Trade Boxes

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Dealers' display cabinets

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Dealers' display cabinets

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--25bm Army Covered Wagon, USA market (1950)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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Dealers' display cabinets

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Dealers' display cabinets

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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--27b and 320 Halesowen Harvest Trailer (1949-71)

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--27c and 321 Massey Harris Manure Spreader (1949-73)

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New arrivals

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New arrivals

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New arrivals

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--33a Simca-Cargo fourgon + 33an Déménageur Simca Cargo

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-825 GMC amphibie type DUKW (1963-1971)

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New arrivals

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--27g and 342 Motocart (1949-61)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)

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Trade Boxes

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-Interior cross hatching

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-796 Healey Sports Boat on Trailer (1960-62)

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Download the pdf file from the link above to see a list containing pre-war and post war trade box numbers for Dinky Toys and Modelled Miniatures Trade Boxes and some sets and individual items (e.g. Station Staff, aircraft) that were produced in the pre-war period.

The pre-war box codes begin with the letter A where A stands for Accessory, since the original Modelled Miniatures range was intended as track-side decoration for Hornby Train layouts.  Therefore many other Hornby accessory items appear in this list

In the post-war production, from about 1951, a short-lived code numbering system beginning 50000 was instituted.

Eventually, by 1955, the trade box method of stock distribution was abandoned in favour of trade packs of, normally, six individually boxed models.  Prior to shrinkwrapping, the trade pack containers were plain thinwall grey cardboard boxes black printed with the name and model number of the contents with no other code reference.

Updated October 2015

Compiled by Al Keeling