This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Monday, November 7, 2016
The Very Rare Dinky Toys
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Partly Sunny with Clouds 9 Celsius / 48 Fahrenheit
I've been searching for Dinky toys lately, and came across the ebay store of Mr. Ali Modiri.
He's been selling many Dinky Toys on ebay but I didn't pay attention to his asking prices.
On the last set of downloads from ebay I saw the price of one of this toys and was amazed.
I then decided to check all of the prices and was even further amazed. The toys on this pay are selling in the hundreds of dollars, while the immediate one below is an exceptionally rare Dinky Toy. The asking price is $ 3750.00 USD or a best price.
I do remember when I started to write this blog, that I met an avid collector of Dinky Toys. At the time, he had a garage full these wonderful toys, and in fact several of them were in the hundred's of dollars. I hadn't realized that Dinky Toys could yield such prices. The person who had that collection was a very knowledgeable collector who had collected for many, many years.
Collectibles are items that people collect, and if there is a demand for them, someone is going to pay the asking price. Even now, Mattel'sHot Wheels are yielding high prices, especially when the original packaging is intact and in excellent condition.
I especially like how Ali takes lots of excellent photos for each of his ebay listings.
Not only that but the image sizes are great to work with, when I whiten up the foundation and background.
You can clearly see that not all of the Dinky Toys presented today are very old. What's interesting is that some of the later year models in fact are extremely rare and the asking prices are quite high.
The early year models are 2-digit number, while later models are 3-digit. I don't have any information as to the year of production or circulation of these toys.
So the next time you're at a garage sale, take the time to search for toys.
You never know what will turn up. And get there early, because the people who do buy and sell