This Shell Chemicals lorry was made by Dinky from 1952 to 1958. It
started life as No.591 and was renumbered No.991 in 1954. For its whole
production run it was red with a yellow tank and with the lettering
stencilled on the sides in yellow with a red Shell logo on the back.
Other than the renumbering the only other variation is that some of the
later 991 issues have the word 'Limited' dropped from the signwriting on
the sides. Values are fairly consistent across the versions, the early
591 releases getting a very small premium.
The lorry it is based on is an AEC Monarch III from around 1949
This dinky was loaned to me from a private collection for the photos