Models of Yesteryear

Models of Yesteryear

page last updated: 27 May 2017

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Models of Yesteryear must be one of the most underrated areas of die-cast collecting. So many of these cars are valued in Ramsay at less than a fiver in a mint and boxed state. I have picked up some incredible bargains at toy auctions where first class items in good boxes which are over 40 years old average just over a pound each. This is a good time to start a collection of MOY models if you are collecting on a budget. There are also lots of amazing code 3 models to find, some of which I have added here.

I guess at the time they were new they were very widely bought by collectors rather than being given to children as toys and the attrition through play which affects most other die-casts just did not happen to the same extent. Hence mint in box items are very easy to find.

However the serendipity that goes with die-cast collecting is just as prevalent here. I found a Simplex in a mixed lot of playworn cars off eBay that I've never seen listed anywhere, the odd item in a collectors lot at an auction turns out to be an overlooked rarity and there is the simple joy of learning as you find out more about these interesting old cars from the dawn of motoring.

 

Y-4 Models of Yesteryear Y-3/1; 1907 London E Class Tram        
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-3/1; 1907 London E Class Tram

       
Y-4   Models of Yesteryear Y-4/2; 1905 Shand Mason Horse-Drawn Fire Engine; White Horses, Kent Fire Brigade      
   

Models of Yesteryear Y-4/2; 1905 Shand Mason Horse-Drawn Fire Engine

     
Y-5     Models of Yesteryear Y-5/3; 1907 Peugeot; Gold, Black Chassis    
     

Models of Yesteryear Y-5/3; 1907 Peugeot

   
Y-10     Models of Yesteryear Y-10/3; 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost    
     

Models of Yesteryear Y-10/3; 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

   
Y-12 Models of Yesteryear Y-12/1; 1899 London Horse-Drawn Bus     Models of Yesteryear Y-12/4; 1812 Stephensons Rocket; ‘Rocket’, yellow body and wheels  
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-12/1; 1899 London Horse-Drawn Bus

   

Models of Yesteryear Y-12/4; 1812 Stephensons Rocket

 
Y-13 Models of Yesteryear Y-13/1; 1862 American General Class Locomotive'Santa Fe'        
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-13/1; 1862 American General Class Locomotive'Santa Fe'

       
Y-14 Models of Yesteryear Y-14/1; 1903 Duke of Connaught Locomotive        
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-14/1; 1903 Duke of Connaught Locomotive

       
Y-16 Models of Yesteryear Y-16/1; 1904 Spyker Tourer        
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-16/1; 1904 Spyker Tourer

       
    Models of Yesteryear Y-19/2; 1905 Fowler B6 Showmans Engine      
   

Models of Yesteryear Y-19/2; 1905 Fowler B6 Showmans Engine

     
Y-21   Models of Yesteryear Y-21/2; 1894 Aveling and Porter Steam Roller; James Young & Sons, Edinburgh      
   

Models of Yesteryear Y-21/2; 1894 Aveling and Porter Steam Roller; James Young & Sons, Edinburgh

     
Y-28 Models of Yesteryear Y-28/1; 1906 Unic Taxi        
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-28/1; 1906 Unic Taxi

       
  Models of Yesteryear YS-39; Passenger Coach & Horses; Black & Red        
 

Models of Yesteryear YS-39; Passenger Coach & Horses

       
  Models of Yesteryear Y-46/1; 1880 Horse Drawn Merryweather Steam Fire Engine; Greenwich        
 

Models of Yesteryear Y-46/1; 1880 Horse Drawn Merryweather Steam Fire Engine; Greenwich

       
  Models of Yesteryear YSH1; 1900 Gypsy Caravan; With Horse and Family Figures   Models of Yesteryear YSH3; 1875 Wells Fargo Stagecoach; Four Horses & Passenger Figures    
 

Models of Yesteryear YSH1; 1900 Gypsy Caravan; With Horse and Family Figures

 

Models of Yesteryear YSH3; 1875 Wells Fargo Stagecoach

   

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