It comes from a smoke-free home. After some shuffling through the pages, Mr Hancock finds himself in one of the pictures again. The Mechanical versions, as they were known, were indicated by an 'M' suffix to the model number and were available in different colour schemes. From 1945, the model vehicles were forcibly shod with solid metal wheels and the pumps did not have rubber hoses due to the shortage of rubber which was needed for the army. Some models, in mint condition and complete with box, which originally sold for a few shillings are now fetching hundreds of pounds.
However, this Corgi offering was a toylike racecar from the 'Qualitoys' range, and was a far cry from the famous '00-zero' car that 'Dick Dastardly' drove in the cartoon series. This model became the company's first million seller. Brick Load 1486 and Milk Churns Load 1487 followed in July 1960 and Skip and Churns 1490 in September 1960. The first release was the Batley Leofric Garage 601 with opening garage door in May 1960 followed by two street lamps 606 and Automobile Association and Royal Automobile Club Telephone Boxes 602 in June 1960. In 1964, Mettoy introduced a range of smaller scale vehicles called. Each model was an identical all metal box van with opening rear doors.
The World of Automobiles: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Motor Car, Vol. In some cases 1:43 scale models from the Matchbox era were sometimes given the Dinky name. Noddy's Car 801 featured figures from the Enid Blyton children's novels of '', 'Big-Ears' and 'Golly' sitting in the rumble seat. Now each model had its own unique three digit catalogue number with no letters , and cars were now sold in individual boxes Smeed 1980, p. The Ford Transcontinental was designed for long range treks across the European continent and was first issued coupled to the fuel tanker previously seen with the earlier Mack cab, also in 'Esso' livery 1157 or 'Gulf' livery 1160 , and later in February 1982 in the livery of 'Guinness' 1169. French Dinky truck and catalog from the late 1930s.
The Corgi brand was created by the Mettoy Company of Northampton which first started to produce colourful, pressed metal toys in the 1930s. Later, similar to how Corgis became Milton Toys and Matchboxes became Maxwells in India, Dinkys eventually appeared there under a distinct name. Catalogue of British Diecast Model Toys 5th ed. The 1956 releases were all familiar British vehicles. The reason for this is not clear and it may have been that these were not true representations of particular aircraft types, but there were rumours that some models of aircraft and ships were disguised so that enemy agents would not be able to recognise allied aircraft and shipping from the Dinky Toys models.
The first was a large scale wind-up racer made with a cast aluminum body and tin plate wheels. This model featured an opening boot and engine cover and steerable front wheels operated by a spare tyre on the roof of the car. We can not be responsible for items damaged or broken by children under the reccomended age. A Model T Ford van in Lyons Tea livery 9014 appeared in the 1967 Corgi catalogue but was never released. It was based on a real Swiss police vehicle with its colour scheme of white and red and was fitted with a blue light on an extension next to the door and a die-cast loud hailer on the engine cover.
Most models would not be available in individual boxes until 1952. We currently have about 2600 pages and over 20,000 photographs on this site, We aim to make this the number one place for all vintage British diecast toy information so come back visit us again. The final model in the Chipperfields Circus range was released in January 1970. I need to suggest to the young Mr Wilford how we should go about disposing or these items, or not, as the case may be. The end finally came in October 1983, when Corgi Toys were forced to call in the Official Receiver, just three years after the demise of their greatest rival and one year after.
The Scammell Handyman Ferrymasters Truck 1147 issued in December 1969, proved to be the last new application for the Scammell cab and was finished in the authentic yellow and white livery of the Ferrymasters truck fleet. Many of these models were painted in different colours from those made in England. It was revamped again in November 1967 for the 1968 Winter Olympics 499 , this time painted white with a blue roof, and with a model toboggan on the roof rack along with a figure of a tobogganist and a pair of skis and poles, and a stylish 'Grenoble Olympiade 1968' decal on the bonnet. In 1964 Tri-ang took over the parent Meccano company which included Hornby trains as well as itself. The Corgi mark was named after the welsh type of pooch and this logo can be found on most Corgi boxes and bundling. Old stocks of original Dinky toys continued to be available for a few years in Calcutta and other metro areas until supplies were exhausted. France exported sixteen unpainted and unassembled Dinky Toys to The Novades Poch Company in Barcelona.
A limited edition set of Dinky Toys from the mid-1950s shipped to the South African Defence Force Around 1952 -54, Meccano Ltd shipped to South Africa a limited edition set of vehicles for the. The Dinky England version was a similar colour of blue, but with a white roof. The Karrier Bantam Lucozade Van 411 was introduced in August 1958 and featured a sliding plastic door, yellow paintwork and adverts for energy drink on the side. An actual example of a genuine original set I have seen has a mid green Land Rover that appears to be a 406 but has what looks like a lemon interior! Emergency vehicle models The first emergency vehicles produced by Corgi Toys were issued as part of the launch range in July 1956, and were based on the Bedford Utilicon light commercial. Die-cast miniature vehicles Dinky Product type Owner Country , England - , and , France Introduced 1934 Related brands Markets Worldwide Previous owners , , , Dinky Toys was the brand name for a range of zinc alloy produced by. It was expanded in 1974 with the releases of U. Metal would then crumble prematurely.
Pilen models, most of which were Dinky dies, were very popular and numerous in Spain and commonly sold in El Corte Engles and Galerias Preciados department stores. This model featured two hatches that lifted at the touch of buttons on the side of the craft to allow models of the Fab Four , , and to pop into view. This time the packaging included a model kangaroo and details of the event, and in February 1970 a model of the unique 4wd 3-Litre rally car 303 driven by was released. The 24 series was also made in France. This was The Sixties remember.
Ironically, only twenty five examples of the real car were completed. There is a replacement - 61 but that doesn't appear for another three years and will have a different attachment. The and Trailer 350 was issued in May 1958 followed by the and Launch Pad 1108 in October 1958. Modifications allowed the body to be hinged from the rear, and by pressing a button secreted in the front bumper the entire body rose, by means of a spring, to reveal a roll cage and driver within and a detailed V8 engine. These are just some that were not used or, perhaps, were samples as many of the items gave me the impression that they came from a Samples Department which was referred to in some paperwork.