THE DINKY TOYS COLLECTION
PAGE LAST UPDATED:14 September 2016

As I began to realise that my Corgi collection was almost complete I cast around for something to continue with. And not surprisingly it is a collection of Dinky cars. This is not a definitive collection like the Corgis, this is my selection from the Dinky range from the war until the 1980s. I've divided it into roughly three parts. They are the post-war, no-windows models when Dinky were in their pomp and Corgi had never been thought of. The next set is the spun-hubs era typified by a range of finely detailed classic British cars and some stylish American saloons. Next came the era of features when opening doors and detailed interiors began to appear and then Speedwheels came along and the modelling began to decline somewhat.

Where there is a hyperlink I have got an example of the model, no hyperlink means I'm still looking. I also maintain a shopping list so if you have one that I want and it is for sale it might be worth your while getting in touch.

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Post War Cars

Fine British & American cars modelled in simple style, no windows, no springs and nothing opens, but there is excitement

Spun Hubs Dinky woke up to the Corgi threat, adding bright hubs, suspension, windows and seats. There is some fine modelling here
US Spun Hubs The same era as the cars above but here we have some superb stylish US camp
Features More responses to competition in the market, opening doors, boots and bonnets, jewelled lights, etc
Commercial Vehicles Lorries & vans in the same simple style, but the Commer tow truck is a fine thing
Military Dinky made some iconic military vehicles
Farm & Garden The classic range of Dinky tractors, farm vehicles, implements & tools
Matchbox Dinkys A small range of classic cars and trucks launched in 1988 when Matchbox Toys bought the Dinky brand

 


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