Dinky Toys £8.99

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

There has al­ways been some­thing spe­cial about Dinky Toys that have gone from be­ing child­hood es­sen­tials to to­day’s col­lectable trea­sures. Even the boxes – ei­ther the yel­low type with red and black text or the ones with the blue and white striped tops – are highly de­sir­able in their own right, hint­ing at the charm and qual­ity of the model that is to be found within.

Mec­cano Ltd in­tro­duced its diecast Mod­elled Minia­tures in 1931 – the Dinky Toys name ap­pear­ing three years later – and re­sumed their pro­duc­tion fol­low­ing WW2. Be­fore the in­tro­duc­tion of Corgi Toys in the 1950s, Dinky Toys were top of most boys’ wants list – when the com­pe­ti­tion be­came es­tab­lished, the com­pany had to in­clude glaz­ing for their ve­hi­cles at long last.

En­thu­si­ast David Bus­field presents a use­ful in­tro­duc­tion to the world of Dinky Toys, but be warned, this £8.99 pur­chase could lead to con­sid­er­able more ex­pense! DB Au­thor: David Bus­field Publisher: Am­ber­ley (Am­ber­ley-books.com)

ISBN 978-1-4456-6580

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