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Vectis is the world's leading auction house for Dinky Toys and associated items.

Vectis is the world's leading auction house for Dinky toys and collectables.

We auction or buy your Dinky collection here at Vectis Auctions, the World's largest collectable toy specialist! If you have a Dinky collection from a single piece to a room of thousands, come to the experts; come to Vectis to ensure the best possible price!


Contact us today on 01642 750 616 or email: collections@vectis.co.uk

We will auction or buy your Dinky toys and collectables, including

Dinky toys, Dinky cars, Dinky trucks and vans, Dinky Military vehicles, Dinky Motorcycles, Dinky Airoplanes and any other Dinky-related memorabilia.

 

We have a team of experts ready to catalogue your Dinky collection to achieve the best prices possible. Our full-colour catalogues are available online to our worldwide audience and customer database of over 30 years of trading. Our marketing team will promote your collection at no additional cost and our in-house packing team will then ensure your Dinky collectables are sent to their new homes throughout the world.

Why use Vectis?

  • World record prices, higher than any other auction house
  • We will pack and ship all your items to a global audience
  • Our team of experts cover all collectable genres
  • Full payment guarantees you against internet fraudsters
  • We will handle any returns or buyer queries
  • One-off commission – no extra lotting fees, photography or marketing fees
  • No collection too small or large
  • Over 30 years’ of experience in the collectable toy industry

 

Whether buying or selling Dinky Collectables, Vectis is the place to choose! 

 

Dinky Toys is a brand of die-cast miniature vehicles that has captured the hearts of children and adults for over 80 years. These small but intricately detailed toys have become a beloved part of many childhoods and continue to be a sought-after collectable for adults.

The history of Dinky Toys can be traced back to 1931 when Meccano Ltd, a British toy company, released a line of die-cast model cars under the name 'Meccano Dinky Toys'. These early Dinky Toys were made of lead and were primarily marketed as accessories for model train sets. However, it wasn't until after World War II that Dinky Toys truly became a household name.

In the post-war era, Dinky Toys experienced a surge in popularity due to their high-quality construction and attention to detail. The company shifted its focus from producing accessories to creating a wide range of miniature vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and even aeroplanes. These toys quickly became a must-have for children and a symbol of post-war prosperity.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Dinky Toys continued to expand its product line and gain a loyal following. The company also introduced new features such as opening doors and moving parts, making the toys even more realistic and interactive. Dinky Toys were not just toys, but also collectibles that adults would proudly display in their homes.

In the 1970s, Dinky Toys faced competition from other die-cast toy manufacturers such as Matchbox and Hot Wheels. To stay relevant, the company began to produce licensed versions of popular movie and TV vehicles, such as the Batmobile and James Bond's Aston Martin. This strategy proved successful, and Dinky Toys remained a popular brand among children and collectors alike.

However, in the 1980s, Dinky Toys fell on hard times and eventually went out of business. The brand was revived in the 1990s by Matchbox, which had acquired the rights to the Dinky Toys name. Today, Dinky Toys are produced by Mattel, the parent company of Matchbox, and continues to be a beloved brand among collectors.

What sets Dinky Toys apart from other die-cast toy brands is their attention to detail and high-quality construction. Each vehicle is meticulously designed and painted to accurately represent its real-life counterpart. From the smallest decals to the functioning parts, every aspect of a Dinky Toy is crafted with precision and care.

Dinky Toys have also become highly collectable due to their limited production and rarity. Some vintage Dinky Toys can fetch high prices at auctions and are highly sought after by collectors around the world.

In conclusion, Dinky Toys have stood the test of time and continues to be a beloved brand among both children and adults. With their rich history and intricate designs, these miniature vehicles have become more than just toys – they are a symbol of childhood nostalgia and a treasured part of many collections. We auction and buy:

  • Modern or vintage
  • Point of sale, merchandise, promotional items
  • Boxed or loose car and playsets
  • Playworn to Mint condition

Vectis: The Collectable Toy Experts

Vectis holds monthly auctions of Dinky collectables, including vintage and modern diecast.

 

Consistently achieving the best prices at auction Dinky toys.

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