Club and Diecast NEWS Your May read 2024

Hello, and welcome to our May blog and this month there is a lot to get through. First up, since our last blog and as many of you may know, there was sad news regarding Lyndon Davies (Taff to many of us) of Oxford Diecast and Hornby fame. During a heart operation in December of last year, there were complications, and as a result, Taff has lost his sight. If you have not already, you can read the blog by Taff’s daughter Eloise, by clicking here.


Dinky Toys 252 Bedford Refuse Wagon - Green body, black tinplate opening shutters and rear door, light beige rigid hubs with treaded tyres - Good Plus bright example in a Good to Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box

Hammer Price: £300

Estimate: £50 - £60

Dinky Toys 414 Dodge Tipping Wagon - Blue cab and  chassis, grey tipper and rigid hubs with smooth tyres, silver trim - Excellent Plus in a Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box with correct colour spot.

Hammer Price: £200

Estimate: £60 - £80

Dinky Toys 435 Bedford TK Tipper - Red cab, interior, side panels and plastic hubs, black roof, silver trim, back and chassis - Excellent (couple of small marks to cab roof) in a  Good Plus  yellow and red carded picture box bright example of a hard to find issue.

Hammer Price: £460

Estimate: £200 - £240

Dinky Toys 448 Chevrolet EL Camino Pick-up - Two-Tone turquoise over cream, red interior, silver trim and spun hubs - Excellent (couple of very small chips on sides) with correct silver and red trailers "ACME", spun hubs - Near Mint to Mint contained in a Good Plus yellow and red lift off lid box with detailed picture.

Hammer Price: £180

Estimate: £110 - £130

Dinky Toys 514 Guy (type 1) Van "Lyons Swiss Rolls" - Blue cab, chassis, back and opening rear doors, mid-blue rigid hubs and silver trim - Good Plus (couple of very small paint touch-ins) in a Good Plus blue lift off lid box with paper label.

Hammer Price: £400

Estimate: £300 - £360

Dinky Toys 563 Heavy Tractor - Blue Body, mid-blue metal rollers with rubber tracks, metal tow hook and tan figure - Good Plus lovely bright example of a harder colour issue to find in a Good Plus buff lift off lid box with correct paper label See-Photo.

Hammer Price: £200

Estimate: £100 - £120

Dinky Toys 908 Mighty Antar with transformer load - Yellow unit with windows, silver trim and red supertoy hubs - Detachable trailer - grey, red ramps and supertoy hubs with Grey plastic transformer load and black accessories - Excellent (does have some small chips) still a bright example in Good Plus displays well yellow and red lift off lid box with detailed picture and correct instruction leaflet.

Hammer Price: £380

Estimate: £300 - £400

Dinky Toys  GS4 Gift Set "Racing Cars" comprising of 5 x models (1) Cooper Bristol - green, silver trim, white driver figure & racing number 6; (2) Alfa Romeo - red including ridged hubs with grey treaded tyres, silver trim, white driver figure & racing number 8; (3) Ferrari - blue, yellow nose, racing number 5 & ridged hubs with grey treaded tyres; (4) HWM - pale green, silver trim, white driver figure, yellow racing number 7, mid-green ridged hubs with grey treaded tyres; (5) Maserati - red including ridged hubs with grey treaded tyres, white front flash & racing number 9 black treaded tyres  - Excellent to Excellent Plus, clean bright models with a generally Excellent lovely bright example blue & white striped lift off lid presentation box (couple of small marks on side) without inner tray.

Hammer Price: £850

Estimate: £500 - £600

Dinky Toys 298 "Emergency Services" Gift Set - to include 4 x vehicles (1) Ford Fairlane "Police" Car - black body, white door panels, off white interior, red solid roof light, grey plastic aerial, silver trim, chrome spun hubs; (2) Airport Fire Engine - red, chrome spun hubs, grey nozzle, amber roof light; (3) Superior "Ambulance" - off white, pale green interior with figures and patient on stretcher, red solid roof light, chrome spun hubs, silver trim and (4) Criterion Super "Ambulance" - two-tone off white, steel blue, chrome spun hubs with white treaded tyres, red battery operated roof light - comes with correct figures and accessories including instruction leaflet - conditions are generally Good Plus to  Excellent Plus, inner carded tray is Excellent Plus, outer presentation box is Good Plus (small tear to one corner) - see photo. lovely bright example.

Hammer Price: £440

Estimate: £600 - £700

 

Competition subject : BMC. Joint  Winners.

Above, photo of Taff and his wife Kate at the clubs 25th Anniversary celebrations back in 2017. An Honorary member of our club for many years, Taff supplied the club with 25 special wrapped models free of charge.

Below is the Oxford Diecast 1:76 model of the Austin seven in its Anniversary Wrap.  

 

Looking to the future.

Although shocked by the news, we are heartened by Eloise’s update that Taff is determined to adapt to his new situation and with the help of his loving family and his natural sense of humour and positive outlook, we are sure that Taff will in the future lead a full and active life.

We wish Taff and family the very best as together they continue on the journey to recovery and better times ahead.   

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