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Details of Dinky 28.0060 Manchester Guardian Delivery Van

Dinky 28E
 John Morris
Dinky 28E
Dinky 28E
 John Morris
Dinky 28E
Dinky 28E
 John Morris
Dinky 28E
Dinky 28E
 John Morris
Dinky 28E

The Dinky Manchester Guardian Delivery Van. In 1934, Dinky toys launched series 28, a collection of delivery vans, which were first illustrated in the 1935 catalogue. Originally, they were sold in two sets of six vehicles, each costing 6d, the sets cost 3 shillings. By 1936, the vans sold as part of four sets, with the same price structure. The Manchester Guardian van featured in set 28/1. During the period, 1934-1940, Dinky produced three different castings of the model; first as 22d; second with a Ford body; and finally, as a Bedford van. The first iteration was painted dark green, although it also appeared in red, along with those of castings two and three. Pre-war versions had white tyres, while post-war model had black. The 28 series did not feature in the 1939 catalogue and the Guardian van appeared as only a one line reference in 1946. The exact date of withdrawal remains unclear. It was available in red finish.

Markings:

The Manchester Guardian

Vehicle type:

Delivery Van

Wheels:

plain rubber tyres, red hubs

Windows:

no windows

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