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Q: How/where to get the best price for my Dinky Toys (in the UK) ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: How/where to get the best price for my Dinky Toys (in the UK)
Category: Sports and Recreation > Hobbies and Crafts
Asked by: astonishingape-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Oct 2004 12:13 PDT
Expires: 05 Nov 2004 11:13 PST
Question ID: 411148
I own lots of original boxed Dinky Toys, many are boxed from late
sixties and early seventies - about 40 items in total.

I am interested in selling all of these at the best possible price.
Would an auction be the best place to sell these?

If so - which auction houses in the UK England would be ideal to
realise the full value of these?

Are they any specialist auction houses that have Dinky Toy enthusiasts?

Ryan Brown

Clarification of Question by astonishingape-ga on 06 Oct 2004 18:43 PDT
Here is a brief run down on some of the toys:-

matchbox series
11 - mercedes scaffolding
69 - rolls silver shadow coupe 1969
mazda rx500 1971
80 - lotus super seven 1971
40 - vauxhall guildsman
alfa carago
wildcat dragster
road dragster 1970
beach buggy 1970
7 - refuse truck
39 - ford tractor
model a ford 1979 kellogs

corgi whizzwhees adams drag star/commutter dragster/beach buggy (3 items)
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: How/where to get the best price for my Dinky Toys (in the UK)
From: lot-ga on 06 Oct 2004 17:56 PDT
I know personally a UK collector who would buy immaculate boxed specimens,
particularly if they are of the Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space
1999, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, James Bond or similar variety related
to movies or TV series. Though of course this wouldn't guarantee the
highest price for your Dinky Toys, or if he would be interested in all
your collection.


Subject: Re: How/where to get the best price for my Dinky Toys (in the UK)
From: frde-ga on 07 Oct 2004 02:04 PDT
I would go to
and do a search for 'Dinky Toys'
I found 660 items for sale.

If you spend a few days watching the auctions you should be able to
spot a pattern and get an idea of the going rates.
If you sell your toys to dealers you will certainly not get top price.
I would also check out 'Authorized EBay Assistant's

Another thing to try is to
Google: dinky toy collectors club

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