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In 2009 I met up with an old friend from my hockey playing days in Canterbury, David Garrett. A dear friend, Sally, whom I was staying with suggested I check out Dave's models as she thought he had a few from his childhood stored away. Dave took me into his garage and found where he had stored them. I had an exciting evening helping Dave unpack his models from the toy garage (made by his father) where they had been for many years.

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Dave's Garage

Knowing of my interest in die-cast models Dave agreed to let me have the collection. That was the beginning of the collection below. I hope you enjoy looking through them.

For more information on Dinky and Corgi (as well as other die-cast models) I would highly recommend the website of Nick Jones. It was the source of much of my information.Nick & Debbies's Toy Collection

THE DAVID GARRETT COLLECTION.

DINKY

Dinky Toys Post-War History

The first significant releases from Dinky Toys after production had resumed in the late 1940s were the 40 series of vehicles, which were all British Saloons. These were the opening chapter of the "golden age" of Dinky Toys and represented far greater accuracy than their pre-war counterparts. They became very popular and today are often considered to be the quintessential Dinky Toys models, heralding a new post-war era. The 40 series cars were manufactured from better quality alloy, meaning that the survival rate is higher and although originally sold from trade packs of six, they were re-coloured in two-tone paintwork and renumbered in 1954 becoming some of the first models sold with their own unique box. The series included:

40a Riley Saloon (1947)
40b Triumph 1800 (1948)
40d Austin A40 Devon (1949)
40e Standard Vanguard (1948)
40f Hillman Minx (1951)
40g Morris Oxford (1950)
40h Austin FX3 Taxi (1952)
40j Austin A40 Somerset (1953)

By the early 1950s Dinky Toys had become popular in the United Kingdom. Most of the models were in a scale of approximately 1:48, which blended in with O scale railway sets, but many buses and lorries were scaled down further so that they were around 4 inches long.
In 1954 the Dinky Toys range was reorganized and cars were now sold in individual boxes and there were no series of models differentiated by a letter, each model having its own unique catalogue number.
The Dinky Toys range became more sophisticated throughout the 1950s but due to the lack of any real competition development of the models was perhaps slower than it could have been.
The models are listed by model number and issue date with later issues in brackets.

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14a bev truck.jpg
14A/400 B.E.V. Truck 1948-54
23E Speed of Wind.jpg
23E/221 Speed of Wind 1936-54 (54-56)
23J H.WM. Racer.jpg
23J H.WM. Racer 1953-54
23J Ferrari Racer.jpg
23J Ferrari Racer 1953-54
23N Maserati.jpg
23N Maserati 1953-54
23Sg Streamlined Racing Car.jpg
23S Streamlined Racing Car 1938-54
23Sr Streamlined Racing Car.jpg
23S Streamlined Racing Car 1938-54
23Sb Streamlined Racing Car.jpg
23S Streamlined Racing Car 1938-54
235 H.M.W Racing Car.jpg
235 H.M.W Racing Car 1954-60
239 Vanwall Racing Car.jpg
239 Vanwall Racing Car 1958-65
24A Chrysler New Yorker.jpg
24A Chryster New Yorker - French 1955
25M Bedford End Tipper.jpg
25M/410 Bedford End Tipper 1948-54
25V Bedford Refuse Lorry.jpg
25V/252 Bedford Refuse Lorry 1948-54
25X Commer Breakdown Lorry.jpg
25X/430 Commer Breakdown Lorry 1949
25Y Jeep.jpg
25Y Jeep 1952-54
27D Landrover.jpg
27D Landrover 1950-54
27M Landrover Trailer.jpg
27M Landrover Trailer 1952-54
27F Plymouth Estate.jpg
27F/344 Plymouth Estate 1954-61
29C DOUBLE DECKER BUS.jpg
29C DOUBLE DECKER BUS 1949-53
29F OBSERVATION COACH.jpg
29F OBSERVATION COACH 1950-54
29G LUXURY COACH.jpg
29G LUXURY COACH 1951-54
29H DUPLE ROADMASTER.jpg
29H DUPLE ROADMASTER 1952-54
27G Motocart.jpg
27G/342 Motocart 1949-54
30J Austin Wagon.jpg
30J/412 Austin Wagon 1950-54 (59-60)
30M Rear Tipping Wagon.jpg
30M/41 Rear Tipping Wagon 1950-60
33E Mechanical Horse Dust Wagon.jpg
33E Mechanical Horse Dust Wagon 1946
34C Loudspeaker Van.jpg
34C Loudspeaker Van 1948-54
40A Riley Saloon.jpg
40A/158 Riley Saloon 1947-50 (54-55)
40E Standard Vanguard.jpg
40E Standard Vanguard 1948-54
40G Morris Oxford.jpg
40G Morris Oxford 1950-54
40H Austin Taxi.jpg
40H Austin Taxi 1952-54
105C 4-Wheel Hand Cart.jpg
105C/383 4-Wheel Hand Cart 1948-58
107 Sunbeam Alpine.jpg
107 Sunbeam Alpine 1955-59
108 MG Midget.jpg
108 MG Midget 1955-59
109 AUSTIN HEALEY.jpg
109 AUSTIN HEALEY 1955-59
110 ASTON MARTIN DB3 SPORTS.jpg
110 ASTON MARTIN DB3 SPORTS 1956-59
111 TRIUMPH TR2.jpg
111 TRIUMPH TR2 1956-59
139A FORD SEDAN.jpg
139A FORD SEDAN 1949-54
140A AUSTIN ATLANTIC.jpg
140A AUSTIN ATLANTIC 1951-53
140B ROVER 75.jpg
140B ROVER 75 1951-54
150 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER WRAITH.jpg
150 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER WRAITH 1959-64
154 HILLMAN MINX.jpg
154 HILLMAN MINX 1955-56
157 JAGUAR XK120.jpg
157 JAGUAR XK120 1954-62
161 AUSTIN A40 SOMERSET.jpg
161 AUSTIN A40 SOMERSET 1954-59
162 FORD ZEPHHYR MK1.jpg
162 FORD ZEPHHYR MK1 1956-60
163 BRISTOL 450 COUPE.jpg
163 BRISTOL 450 COUPE 1956-60
165 HUMBER HAWK.jpg
165 HUMBER HAWK 1959-63
167 ACEA SPORTS.jpg
167 ACEA SPORTS 1958-63
170 FORD FODOR.jpg
170 FORD FODOR 1954-59
171 HUDSON SEDAN.jpg
171 HUDSON SEDAN 1954-59
172 STUDEBAKER LAND CRUISER.jpg
172 STUDEBAKER LAND CRUISER 1954-59
173 NASH RAMBLER.jpg
173 NASH RAMBLER 1958-62
176 AUSTIN A105.jpg
176 AUSTIN A105 1958-63
179 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT.jpg
179 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT 1958-63
180 PACKARD CLIPPER.jpg
180 PACKARD CLIPPER 1958-63
181 VW SALOON.jpg
181 VW SALOON 1956-70
182 PORCHE 356A COUPE.jpg
182 PORCHE 356A COUPE 1958-66
186 MERCEDES BENZ 220SE.jpg
186 MERCEDES BENZ 220SE 1961-6
189 TRIUMPH HERALD.jpg
189 TRIUMPH HERALD 1959-64
190 STREAMLINE CARAVAN.jpg
190 STREAMLINE CARAVAN 1956-64
191 DODGE ROYAL SEDAN.jpg
191 DODGE ROYAL SEDAN 1959-64
195 JAGUAR 3.4 LITRE.jpg
195 JAGUAR 3.4 LITRE 1969-71
197 MORRIS MINI TRAVELLER.jpg
197 MORRIS MINI TRAVELLER 1961-71
253 DAIMLER AMBULANCE.jpg
253 DAIMLER AMBULANCE 1954-58
255 MERSEY POLICE LAND ROVER.jpg
255 MERSEY POLICE LAND ROVER 1955-61
256 HUMBER HAWK POLICE CAR.jpg
256 HUMBER HAWK POLICE CAR 1960-64
264 FORD FAIRLANE RCMP POLICE CAR.jpg
264 FORD FAIRLANE POLICE CAR 1962-67
455 TROJAN VAN.jpg
455 TROJAN VAN 1957-60
480 BEDFORD VAN.jpg
480 BEDFORD VAN 1954-56
481 BEDFORD VAN.jpg
481 BEDFORD VAN 1955-60
490 EXPRESS DAIRY MILK FLOAT.jpg
490 EXPRESS DAIRY MILK FLOAT 1954-60
511 GUY 4 TON LORRY.jpg
511 GUY 4 TON LORRY 1954-56
533 LEYLAND COMET CEMENT WAGON.jpg
533 LEYLAND COMET CEMENT WAGON 1953-54
591 SHELL TANKER.jpg
591 SHELL TANKER 1952-54
642 R.A.F. REFUELLER.jpg
642 R.A.F. REFUELLER 1957-62
893 UNIC PIPE TRANSPORTER.jpg
893 UNIC PIPE TRANSPORTER (FR) 1962-64
905 FODEN FLAT TRUCK.jpg
905 FODEN FLAT TRUCK 1954-57
941 REGENT TANKER.jpg
941 REGENT TANKER 1956
955 FIRE ENGINE.jpg
955 FIRE ENGINE 1955-64
964 ELEVATOR LOADER.jpg
964 ELEVATOR LOADER 1954-68
968 B.B.C. ROVING EYE.jpg
968 B.B.C. ROVING EYE 1959-64
969 B.B.C. EXTENDING MAST.jpg
969 B.B.C. EXTENDING MAST 1959-64
971 COLES MOBILE CRANE.jpg
971 COLES MOBILE CRANE 1954-66
972 20 TON COLES CRANE.jpg
972 20 TON COLES CRANE 1955-69
982 PULLMORE CAR CARRIER.jpg
982 PULLMORE CAR CARRIER 1955-63

CORGI

Corgi Toys was launched in 1956 as a new range of die cast toy model cars by Mettoy Playcraft LTD, the toy car company founded in 1936. These new toy cars were soon a huge hit because at the time they were the only toy cars on the market that included transparent plastic windows, they soon became known as the ones with the windows!


152S B.R.M. RACING CAR.jpg
152S B.R.M. RACING CAR 1961-65
153 BLUEBIRD RECORD CAR.jpg
153 BLUEBIRD RECORD CAR 1960-61
201 AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE.jpg
201 AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE 1956-61
203 VAUXHALL VELOX SALOON.jpg
203 VAUXHALL VELOX SALOON 1956-59
204 ROVER 90 SALOON.jpg
204 ROVER 90 SALOON 1956-61
205M RILEY PATHFINDER.jpg
205M RILEY PATHFINDER 1956-62
208M JAGUAR 2.4 LITRE.jpg
208M JAGUAR 2.4 LITRE 1957-60
210 CITREON DS19.jpg
210 CITREON DS19 1957-60
211S STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK.jpg
211S STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK 1960-65
215 THUNDERBIRD OPEN SPORTS.jpg
215 THUNDERBIRD OPEN SPORTS 1959-62
216 AUSTIN A40.jpg
216 AUSTIN A40 1959-62
217 FIAT 1800.jpg
217 FIAT 1800 1960-63
218 ASTON MARTIN DB4.jpg
218 ASTON MARTIN DB4 1961-64
219 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN SPORTS.jpg
219 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN SPORTS 1959-63
222 RENAULT FLORIDE.jpg
222 RENAULT FLORIDE 1959-65
223 CHEVROLET IMPALA STATE PATROL.jpg
223 CHEVROLET IMPALA STATE PATROL 1959-61
224 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL.jpg
224 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL 1961-65
226 MORRIS MINI MINOR.jpg
226 MORRIS MINI MINOR 1960-68
229 CHEVROLET CORVAIR.jpg
229 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 1961-66
230 MERCEDES BENZ 220SE.jpg
230 MERCEDES BENZ 220SE 1962-64
231 TRIUMPH HERALD.jpg
231 TRIUMPH HERALD 1961-65
232 FIAT 2100.jpg
232 FIAT 2100 1961-63
233 HEINKEL TROJAN.jpg
233 HEINKEL TROJAN 1962-72
234 FORD CONSUL CLASSIC.jpg
234 FORD CONSUL CLASSIC 1961-65
238 JAGUAR MK10.jpg
238 JAGUAR MK10 1962-67
261 JAMES BOND DB5.jpg
261 JAMES BOND DB5 1965-69
303 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL ROADSTER.jpg
303 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL ROADSTER 1958-60
307 JAGUAR E TYPE.jpg
307 JAGUAR E TYPE 1962-64
350 THUNDERBIRD MISSILE.jpg
350 THUNDERBIRD MISSILE 1958-62
351 R.A.F. LANDROVER.jpg
351 R.A.F. LANDROVER 1958-62
352 R.A.F. VANGUARD STAFF CAR.jpg
352 R.A.F. VANGUARD STAFF CAR 1958-62
405 BEDFORD FIRE TENDER.jpg
405 BEDFORD FIRE TENDER 1956-59
409 FORWARD CONTROL JEEP.jpg
409 FORWARD CONTROL JEEP 1959-65
411 KARRIER BANTAM VAN.jpg
411 KARRIER BANTAM VAN 1958-62
418 AUSTIN FX4 TAXI.jpg
418 AUSTIN FX4 TAXI 1960-65
419 FORD ZEPHYR MOTORWAY CAR.jpg
419 FORD ZEPHYR MOTORWAY CAR 1960-65
420 FORD AIRBORNE CARAVAN.jpg
420 FORD AIRBORNE CARAVAN 1962-66
453 COMMER REFRIDGERATED VAN WALLS.jpg
453 COMMER REFRIDGERATED VAN WALLS 1956-60
456 ERF DROPSIDE LORRY.jpg
456 ERF DROPSIDE LORRY (CARGOES CEMENT BAGS) 1960-65
101 PLATFORM TRAILER.jpg
101 PLATFORM TRAILER (CARGOES PLANKS) 1958-65
1284 CRESCENT MERCEDES BENZ.jpg
1284 CRESCENT MERCEDES BENZ 1956-60
1288 CRESCENT COOPER-BRISTOL.jpg
1288 CRESCENT COOPER-BRISTOL 1956-60

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