Watching the pennies
CASH IN THE ATTIC
Spot-On die-cast models were introduced in 1959 by leading British toymaker Tri-ang. They were hoping to cash in on the booming die-cast market dominated by Dinky and Corgi Toys. To differentiate their models from competitors, Tri-ang made their cars and lorries to the same scale (1:42) so that they look correctly sized when placed together. They were produced in Dublin until 1967 when Tri-ang acquired Dinky Toys. Condition and variation of Spot-Ons affects value and this 1959 Austin Healey 100-6 is valued at £150-£200.