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Diecast Car Collecting History
There is quite a long history of craftsmen building detailed miniature replicas of transport vehicles and machinery, but it wasn't until 1934 that diecast model cars and lorries arrived on the market in any great numbers.Great Deals On Diecast Car Models From All Over the World Here!
At that time the model cars and trucks weren't regarded as collectable items in their own right - they were produced tolend added realism to model railways.
In terms of scale, they were not very well suited to the train sets which they were intended to adorn.
It soon became apparent, however, that there was a healthy market for such models, and it wasn't long before individual diecast replicas based on real cars and trucks were produced and sold separately. Dinky Set 30 was based on the Rolls Royce, Set 36A on the Armstrong Siddely, 36B a Bentley, and 36F was a Salmon sports car. You can find Huge Discounts On Diecast Collectible Models Here!With the passage of time the quality of detail and reproduction greatly improved. The Dinky sets had diecast alloy bodies and tinplate radiators and rubber tires.
The later models also came with drivers and passengers. The Armstrong Siddely had a footman and chauffeur. Just before the Second World War some superb military models were produced, including tanks with catterpillar tracks and rotating turrets.Few models from that era have survived in acceptable condition, and examples in good condition are extremely collectable - pre-war Dinkies can fetch prices up to $1000 in auction.
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