ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

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ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby Jeff Koch » Sat May 17, 2014 7:07 pm

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I just bought a small collection that has a couple of pieces that are completely out of my wheelhouse. One of these is a delivery van, black, with Guinness beer markings, red wheels and yellowing white tires (with flat spots). It has no chassis or glazing, no headlights cast in, and no number or other identifying marks to tell me what it is. It appears to be a 1940s or '50s style vehicle. Under the roof of the van is an ID that identified nothing; it looks like what should be Dinky markings, except the Dinky and Meccano names appear to have been ground off in the tooling. The font that says "Toys" is the same font as the Dinky font, and it still says Made in England.

Apologies that I have no photos--I have issues with hosting--but I'm curious whether anyone knows about what may be a bootleg van? Or whether I ended up with a custom? It's in suspiciously nice shape, whatever it is ...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge ...

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Re: ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby admin » Sat May 17, 2014 9:56 pm

Sorry I cant help Jeff but you can attach images to your post if that helps, otherwise send them to me and I can post them up for you

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Re: ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby Bill50 » Sat May 17, 2014 10:58 pm

Jeff just open a photobucket account and slap a pic on here.I grew up in the late 50,s 60,s playing with Dinky.
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Re: ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby Jeff Koch » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:15 pm

Finally got my shit together and took pics. Admin, can you post or PM me your email address please?

sorry and thanks

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Re: ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby Jeff Koch » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:26 pm

Brad: YGM. Thanks

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Postby admin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:27 pm

Jeff Koch wrote:Brad: YGM. Thanks

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Re: ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby cdg » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:03 am

My feeling is that its a small run white metal repro, made by an enthusiast/backyarder. Probably why dinky has been deleted.
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Re: ID HELP: A Dinky that's not a Dinky

Postby Jeff Koch » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:57 pm

An interesting thought. Thanks!

Any insights into what model was copied?

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