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California Collection

Monday 10th March 2008 12:00am

15 lots containing "The 5th Avenue Collection, Post-war Dinky Toys" in this auction

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French Dinky No.24V Buick Roadmaster - yellow body, dark green roof, chromed ridged hubs, white. A few very minor paint chips and rubbing to one side - Excellent to Excellent Plus in Excellent all yellow card box.
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French Dinky No.548 South African issue Fiat 1800 Estate Car - metallic green bronze, red interior, spun hubs, white tyres - Mint in Poor (both end flaps missing) correct South African box with "Assembled in the Republic of South Africa for Meccano Ltd" to box sides. This is an extremely rare variation in fine condition.
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Dinky No.194 South African issue Bentley Coupe - cream body, red interior, driver, spun hubs - Mint in Fair correct all yellow card box. Very rare.
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Dinky No.40B Triumph 1800 Saloon - black body and ridged hubs - Fair to Good. Very rare.
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Dinky No.198 Rolls Royce Phantom 5 - metallic cream lower body, metallic light green upper body, pale blue interior, chauffeur, spun hubs - Near Mint in Excellent Plus red and yellow all card box.
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Dinky No.275 Brinks Armoured Car Mexican issue - light grey body, grey plastic doors, red, white, blue crests to sides, "Servicio Panamericano de Proteccion SA", grey plastic hubs. Decals to sides a little rubbed and hubs showing signs of "plastic melting" - overall Near Mint in Fair plain card correct box. Rare model.
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Dinky No.514 Guy Van "Weetabix" - 1st type cab, yellow body and ridged hubs, "Weetabix - More than a Breakfast Food". Very minor chips to two wheel arches and ridged highlight near roof and one paint chip to roof itself - letters "e" of Weetabix to one side with minor rub marks - generally Excellent Plus in Excellent blue lift off lid card box. Fine example of a rare model.
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Dinky No.923 Big Bedford "Heinz Tomato Ketchup" Van - red cab and chassis, yellow back and Supertoy hubs, "Heinz 57 Varieties" with "Tomato Ketchup" bottle - a few minor blemishes else Near Mint in Good Plus striped Supertoy box which is a little grubby and has had a price tag carelessly torn from one end. Fine example of a scarce model.
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Dinky No.651 Centurion Tank - military green, metal rollers, black rubber tyres - Near Mint in Good Plus striped Supertoy box with internal plain card packing.
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Dinky No.660 Mighty Antar Tank Transporter - military green body, Trailer and Supertoy hubs - Excellent Plus in Excellent striped Supertoy box complete with all internal packing pieces.
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French Dinky No.891C/60F Caravelle SE210 "Scandinavian Airlines System" - white body, metallic wings, "S-EDAA" to wings - Near Mint in Good to Good Plus Supertoy box with "SAS Caravelle Jet" on red label to lid top, includes internal packing and instruction (tear to one corner of box). Scarce model.
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Dinky No.992/749 Avro Vulcan Delta Wing Bomber - silver body, RAF roundels, 749 cast to underside of wing - Excellent in Fair to Good striped correct Dinky toy box with No.992 to lid. A rare model in a very difficult to find box in any condition. This model was only issued in Canada with reputedly a total production of 500 models.
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Dinky No.998 Bristol Britannia Airliner "Canadian Pacific" - white and blue fuselage, silver wings, "Canadian Pacific" to fuselage and CF-CZA to wing tip. Paint work to fuselage has been subject to cracking and some paintwork has peeled off. Presumably due to an incorrect degreasing of fuselage before paint spray was applied. Overall Good to Good Plus in Good Plus striped Supertoy box (split to one corner).
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Dinky Toy Gift Set No.149 Sports Cars containing - No.107 Sunbeam Alpine - deep pink, grey interior, racing number 34, cream ridged hubs - Near Mint, No.108 MG Midget - cream, deep red interior, racing number 24, red ridged hubs - Excellent, No.109 Austin Healey - yellow, mid blue interior and ridged hubs, racing number 21 - Near Mint, No.110 Aston Martin - mid green, red interior and ridged hubs, racing number 22 - Mint, No.111 Triumph TR2 - salmon pink, mid blue interior and ridged hubs, racing number 29 - Excellent Plus. All contained within Excellent correct box base and insert with Good striped Dinky Toy boxed lid (box lid has split at the top to one side and has been sellotaped repaired). Hard Set to find.
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Dinky Retailer's Shop Window/Counter Display Show Card "World Famous Racing Cars". Complete with the following models strung into place, (1) No.230 Talbot Largo - mid blue, racing number 4, red plastic hubs with grey tyres, (2) No.231 Maserati Racing Car - red, white bonnet flash, racing number 9, yellow plastic hubs with grey tyres, (3) No.232 Alfa Romeo Racing Car - red, racing number 8, red plastic hubs with grey tyres, (4) No.233 Cooper Bristol Racing Car - dark green, racing number 6, red plastic hubs with grey tyres, (5) No.234 Ferrari Racing Car - dark blue, yellow bonnet triangle, racing number 5, yellow plastic hubs with grey tyres and (6) No.239 Vanwall F1 Racing Car - dark green, yellow driver, cream plastic steering wheel, racing number 35, yellow plastic hubs with black tyres. Models Excellent to Excellent (all have rubs or paint chips to driver's head). Show Card is Good Plus. Very rare item.
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