New collector's shop opening in Edinburgh

20 September 2010
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A new collector's shop called Edinburgh Vintage Toys has opened in Edinburgh. ...

A new collector’s shop is due to open in Edinburgh during the second week of September. Based in Corstorphine on the popular road of St Johns, just 1.5 miles away from Edinburgh Zoo, new owner David Kidd is hoping to appeal to locals and tourists alike.

David explains: “We are trying to cater for all budgets and interests. I take a bit of everything to the toy fairs I go to and hope to do the same with the shop – catering for all collectors.

“I will have a large stock of obsolete models – Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby Dublo, Tri-ang – as well as some tinplate and plastic toys. I will also stock modern collectables like Corgi, Vanguards and EFE. I will have some modern model railways including Hornby, Lima, Bachman – basically anything in the model railway line I can get my hands on.”

A regular fixture on the Scottish and English toy fair circuits, David is well known for attending fairs in the Harrogate, Bolton and Newcastle areas as well as all the Scottish events.

For 20 years David has been attending fairs and dealing in obsolete toys including Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox.

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Fresh stock will be appearing in the shop on a weekly basis and David promises that if there is something a customer is particularly interested in that he does not already have, he will endeavour to get it for them by using his extensive contacts in the collecting scene.

In the shop David says that they will have glass-fronted display cabinets for the Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox mint and boxed models. However, they will also have a good range of chipped models for the restorers out there.

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