Dinky trucks triumph at Lacy, Scott & Knight

24 May 2013
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Dinky Supertoys No. 531 Leyland Comet Lorry among top lots. ...
Dinky trucks triumph at Lacy, Scott & Knight Images
Lacy, Scott & Knight's Collectors Models sale on May 18th featured a wealth of Dinky diecast, from unboxed playthings to near mint models. One of the star lots during the sale was a Dinky Supertoys No. 531 Leyland Comet Lorry with stake body, dark blue cab and chassis, brown back, red hubs and in its original blue/orange and white-labelled box (seen to your right). The price kept on truckin' past its top estimate of £300 to realise £330.

Another neat Supertoys example was a No. 501 Foden Diesel 8-wheel Wagon, chocolate brown cab and back, silver flash, brown hubs, black chassis, no hook, very minor paint loss, sold in original brown, orange and white labelled box. Considered to be in very good condition. It sold for £220, slightly under the pre-sale estimate of £250 - 300... could that missing hook have done the damage?

A model that did manage to exceed its estimate was a Dinky Toys 512 Guy Flat Truck, dark blue cab and chassis, red flatbed, mid-blue grooved hubs, sold in a blue box with orange and white label. Minor paint loss to wing and rear of the tailboard. Estimated at £120 - 180, the hammer struck at £200.

However, it wasn't just the trucks that proved popular with the bidders and a Dinky Toys No. 239 Vanwall Racing Car, with green body, green hubs, white driver, mottled base, displaying racing number 35 and still with its original yellow picture box sold for £75 - despite some rubbing to the transfers and a little paint loss.

Finally, let's end on a very high note, courtesy of the rare issue Dinky Toys No. 135 Triumph 2000 Saloon. This was a promotional model with white body, black roof, blue interior and three suitcases inside the boot. There was some speculation that it could have been re-painted, as the roof spray masking was rather crude. Nevertheless, the collectors were keen to add this to their rarities and the bidding finally closed at £600 - slap bang in the middle of the £600 - 700 estimate.

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