Daily Mirror

A van load of cash for toys


THREE Dinky toy vans made in 1935 and 1936 fetched £22,000 after an internatio­nal bidding war.

One with “Meccano Engineerin­g for Boys” on the side made £9,000, the others £6,240 and £6,720, far exceeding estimates.

Vectis Auctions, of Teesside said prices soared due to the toys’ “excellent” condition making them rare and sought-after.

Andy Reed of Vectis said: “Two were bought by a collector from abroad.”

Dinky Toys were made by British firm Meccano from 1934.

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VALUABLE Two of the toys

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