Dinky Toys

Dinky Toys were die-cast miniature vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd (makers of Hornby Trains). Dinky Toys in England were made from 1935 to 1979. The factory was at Binns Road, Liverpool, England.
In the early 1930s, Meccano had made many types of tin plate and other metal cars, mostly in kit form. In 1933 Meccano Ltd issued a series of railway and trackside accessories to complement their O scale (1/45) Hornby Trains model train sets. These accessories were first called "Hornby Modelled Miniatures", but in April 1934 they were given the name 'Meccano Dinky Toys' for the first time & in August 1935, the name Meccano was droped and the marque became DINKY TOYS (until 1971). By August 1935 there were around 200 different products in the Dinky Toys range which included die-cast ships, aeroplanes and small trains. About this same time (1935), several models were also made and marketed in France. No Dinky Toys models were made between 1941 and 1945. The French Meccano factory was occupied by the Germans and the British factory was on war work but every Christmas a few models would be sold from pre-war stocks.
In 1964 Tri-ang took over the parent Meccano company. Dinky Toys were made in France, Spain, South Africa, Chile & Hong Kong. Dinky Toys closed its doors in November 1979. The Dinky Toys name changed hands many times before ending up as part of Matchbox International Ltd in the late 1980s. The 'Dinky Collection' eventually was absorbed into a themed series offered by Matchbox Collectibles Inc, owned by the US giant Mattel until Matchbox Collectibles was shut down in 2000.




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1/43 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (1959, red & white)

1/43 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (1959, red & white)

1/43 Cadillac Coupe De Ville Car 1959. Made by Matchbox as part of their " Dinky Collection " series. This toy & box are in excellent original...
$10.00
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1/43 Ford E83W 10 CWT Van (1950) "Radio Times"

1/43 Ford E83W 10 CWT Van (1950) "Radio Times"

1/43 Ford E83W 10 CWT Van 1950. Made by Matchbox as part of their " Dinky Collection " series. This toy & box are in excellent original...
$10.00
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David Brown 990 Implematic (unboxed, 80mm)

David Brown 990 Implematic (unboxed, 80mm)

David Brown 990 Implematic Tractor. Made by Dinky of England from 1966 - 1975. This rare toy is in fair original condition. It is missing some paint....
$50.00
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Elevator Loader (boxed, 155mm)

Elevator Loader (boxed, 155mm)

Elevator Loader. Made by Dinky of England from 1952 - 1954. This old toy is in good original condition with a few paint chips. The elevator action...
$70.00
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Hand Truck (blue, unboxed, 125mm)

Hand Truck (blue, unboxed, 125mm)

Hand Truck. Made by Dinky of England from 1949 - 1953. This old toy is in reasonable original condition with a few paint chips. One axle is bent...
$30.00
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Hay Dump Rake (boxed, 85mm)

Hay Dump Rake (boxed, 85mm)

Hay Dump Rake. Made by Dinky of England from 1954 - 1971. This toy is in very good original condition with a few minor paint chips. The box is in...
$60.00
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Massey-Harris Manure Spreader (unboxed, 118mm)

Massey-Harris Manure Spreader (unboxed, 118mm)

Massey-Harris Manure Spreader. Made by Dinky of England from 1954 - 1971. This old toy is in fair original condition with a few paint chips. It does...
$25.00
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Muir-Hill 2WL Wheel Loader (unboxed, 120mm)

Muir-Hill 2WL Wheel Loader (unboxed, 120mm)

Muir-Hill 2WL Wheel Loader. Made by Dinky of England from 1962 - 1978. Features movable arms & tipping bucket. This toy is in fair original...
$30.00
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Muir-Hill 2WL Wheel Loader (unboxed, 120mm)

Muir-Hill 2WL Wheel Loader (unboxed, 120mm)

Muir-Hill 2WL Wheel Loader. Made by Dinky of England from 1962 - 1978. Features movable arms & tipping bucket. This toy is in fair original...
$20.00
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Opperman Motocart (unboxed, 109mm)

Opperman Motocart (unboxed, 109mm)

Opperman Motocart. Made by Dinky of England from 1954 - 1960. This old toy is in fair original condition. The tipping mechanism works well & it...
$50.00
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