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David Green
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Played with Dinky Toys.

These are DINKY TOYS that I bought new in the time and then were played with by my two children. I hesitate to restore them.

What do you think?

 

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Karl Schnelle
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You went for their sports cars, naturally.  I went more for the Dinky military and Alfas when I was a kid in the '60s...  Harv know the story since we bought Dinkys at the same toy store!  It's a small, small world!  

Your drivers/windshields all survived: well done!  They are mementos of your youth and your kids; it looks like you both enjoyed them, so you have to keep them as-is.  Don't take away the patina!

Dinky Alfa Romeo Coupe England
Dinky Alfa Romeo 232
Dinky military guns
Dinky Falck ambulance
Dinky Ford Transit Motorway Services

   
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Ed Davis
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I agree with Karl, leave them as they are. I had mostly Military Dinky toys, but do remember a early 1950’s  Hudson. Unfortunately, no photos.

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Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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David Knight
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For Christmas of 1956, when I was 11, my grandfather gave me this Dinky Super Toys Euclid dump truck. I remember the excitement I felt when I opened it. I can still remember my grandfather’s voice when he said, “Do you like it?” Somehow it survived my childhood and our sons’ childhood as well though by then it was pretty well battered up, had a bent front axle and rotted tires. For many years it was kept in a box of old toys. Then, a few years ago I rescued the Euclid, cleaned it up, found a matching yellow to touch up the chips, straightened the axle, found new replacement tires and oiled the wheels and dump mechanism. It looks almost as new as it did out of the box. Now after years of hard labor and neglect it enjoys a life of leisure restored and on display. I think my grandfather would be pleased that his gift to his grandson 66 years ago still brings me enjoyment.

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An actual Euclid of similar design

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David Knight
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Harv Goranson
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A great group of sports cars David - a while back I posted all of them here. One item I find a bit curious - the white MG with no numbers and a "civilian" driver. This was not a standard issue - did you modify it? No. 108 is the white MG racing car, and No. 129 was a numberless, driverless version.

Dinky 102 108 129 MG TFs

   
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David Green
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Hi Harv,

No, that MGTF was purchased in England as you see it. I'll have to dig it out to check the base but I think it is 102 and not a usual colour for that MG.. No.129 seems to be an America only issue, the same casting as 102 and 108 but without driver, coloured red or white, according to Cecil Gibson in the History of British Dinky Toys 1934-1964.

I wish these were as mint as yours, but they did provide years of fun.


   
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Harv Goranson
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@david-green It will be interesting to find out. The 102s have no number on the base, 108s and 129s have 108.

Dinky 102 MG TF yellow orange pic4
Dinky 108 MG TF red No. 24 pic4

   
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David Green
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Hi Harv,

The base on the white MG Midget with the 'civilian ' driver says 108. I've had it since new so it must be a British variation.

 

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Here are two Corgi Toys from the same time (MGA and Triumph TR2), played with by me, then two children. Same chips!

 

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Old Dinkys are cool, but now you brought Corgis into it!  Even better, but when will it stop?  🙄  This is one of my first Corgis/Dinkys (maybe THE FIRST)!  The most played one, for sure, the DB4.  Check out those state-of-the-art wire wheels!  (With my SECOND Corgi, the old ERF dump truck...)

Corgi DB4
Corgi DB4 2
Corgi Aston ERF

 


   
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Harv Goranson
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My first 2 or 3 Corgis have been replaced by better ones. But these two have remained and may be 4th and 5th (not sure which came first. They held up well and were bought at a couple of Karl and my favorite Nashville stores back in the day.

Corgi 238 pic2
Corgi 316

 


   
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Harv Goranson
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@david-green A definite rarity - hang onto that one.


   
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Jack Dodds
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David;  Personally I would restore them.

 


   
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Posted by: @david-knight

I think my grandfather would be pleased that his gift to his grandson 66 years ago still brings me enjoyment.

David, I KNOW your grandfather would be pleased!

I enjoyed reading your post and you did a great job restoring that truck....keep it and cherish it for the rest of your days.


   
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David Knight
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Thanks, Ben, hard to believe that truck is 66 years old and that I am only 10 years younger than my grandfather was that Christmas he gave it to me! Indeed I shall keep it and cherish it the rest of my days! I’m glad it has survived all these years

David Knight
Richmond, Virginia. USA


   
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