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Dinky
31a
Trojan 15cwt Van Esso
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Dinky 31a Trojan 15cwt Van Esso

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt Van Esso. Released in February 1951 at a price of 2/6. Renumbered 450 in March 1954. Last advertised in April 1957 at a price of 2/9 available in red finish. Dinky 31a in detail...

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31b
Trojan 15cwt Van Dunlop
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Dinky 31b Trojan 15cwt Van Dunlop

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt Van Dunlop. Second in the series of Trojan vans ('Esso', 1951; 'Dunlop', 1952) Dinky Toys introduced the 'Dunlop', 31b, model in the June, 1952, edition of the Meccano Magazine. The 3 3/8 inch long model had a purchase price of 2/11. Despite the popularity of the actual vehicle, the model was introduced without a fanfare, even though it did appear in the 1952 Dinky Toy catalogue. Dinky Toys launch, through the Meccano Magazine. In December 1954, when the van had been renumbered 452, the cost had risen to 2/6. The van's red livery carried an advertisement for 'Dunlop', a Birmingham-based manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. The model had dark red ribbed hubs and smooth black tyres. The model was deleted in 1957.

The Trojan 15cwt van was manufactured by The Trojan Motor Company, at their Purley Way factory, Croydon, between 1947 and 1961, when the firm ceased business and the plant was turned over to assembling Lambretta scooters and Heinkel bubble cars. Originally, this popular van was powered by a 2.3 litre, 2-stroke petrol engine. The 2-stroke van struggled up the incline of the Purley Way, adjacent to Croydon Airport and was test-driven around The North Downs, at Westerham and Woldingham, on the Kent-Surrey border. But throughout the 1950s, it was powered by a more powerful Perkins P3V diesel engine.

'Dunlop' tyres is a brand name owned by the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company. However it is also owned by the Ruia Group and Sumitomo in Africa and Asia. Since 1999, Goodyear and Sumitomo have collaborated over tyre production and this led to Goodyear ceasing tyre production in the UK from 2006, although they have maintained the manufacture of motorsport tyres at their original plant, 'Fort Dunlop', in Erdington, Birmingham.

Launched in June 1952, the model was re-numbered in 1954 and deleted in 1957. available in red finish. Dinky 31b in detail...

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31c
Trojan 15cwt Van 'Chivers'
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Dinky 31c Trojan 15cwt Van 'Chivers'

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt Van 'Chivers'. Third in the series of Trojan vans ('Esso', 1951; 'Dunlop', 1952) the 'Chivers' model, 31c was first advertised in the Meccano Magazine, during December 1953. The 3 3/8 inch long model of the popular Trojan 15cwt van had a proposed cost was 2/2, which was its price when launched in February 1954. In a relatively low-key launch, the Meccano Magazine included the Trojan 'Chivers' van in its Dinky Toys adverts throughout the autumn, although no price was given. In December 1954, when the van had been renumbered 452, the cost had risen to 2/6. The van's livery was in Ivy Green and carried a detailed advertisement for 'Chivers Jellies', a manufacturer of preserves, from Histon, Cambridgeshire. The model had Pea Green, ribbed hubs and smooth black tyres. Unusally, the drawing on the model's box was on its wider side. The model was deleted in 1957.

The Trojan 15cwt van was manufactured by The Trojan Motor Company, at their Purley Way factory, Croydon, between 1947 and 1961, when the firm ceased business and the plant was turned over to assembling Lambretta scooters and Heinkel bubble cars. Originally, this popular van was powered by a 2-stroke petrol engine, which was test-driven around Westerham and Woldingham, on the Kent-Surrey border. But, throughout the 1950s, the van was powered by a Perkins P3V diesel engine.

In 1873, farmer, Stephen Chivers, began making fruit jam and other preserves following the year's fruit glut. During 1889, he extended the product range by introducing 'Chivers Jellies'. Chivers and Sons Ltd, was sold to Schweppes and eventually, in 2004, to Premier Foods, who axed the Chivers brand in favour of their Hartley's jams and jellies.

Launched in February, 1954, the model was deleted in 1957. available in green finish. Dinky 31c in detail...

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31d
Trojan 15cwt van OXO
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Dinky 31d Trojan 15cwt van OXO

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt van OXO. In 1954 renumbered to 453. available in blue finish. Dinky 31d in detail...

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450
Trojan 15cwt Van Esso
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Dinky 450 Trojan 15cwt Van Esso

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt Van Esso. Released in February 1951 as No31a at a price of 2/6. Renumbered 450 in March 1954. Last advertised in April 1957 at a price of 2/9 available in red finish. Dinky 450 in detail...

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451
Trojan Van Dunlop
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Dinky 451 Trojan Van Dunlop

The Dinky Trojan Van Dunlop. Advertised in the November 1955 Meccano Magazine. available in red finish. Dinky 451 in detail...

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452
Trojan 15cwt Van 'Chivers'
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Dinky 452 Trojan 15cwt Van 'Chivers'

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt Van 'Chivers'. Was No31C. Shown in the Dec. 1954 Meccano magazine. available in green finish. Dinky 452 in detail...

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453
Trojan 15cwt van OXO
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Dinky 453 Trojan 15cwt van OXO

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt van OXO. Renumbered from 31d. available in blue finish. Dinky 453 in detail...

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454
Trojan Van Cydrax
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Dinky 454 Trojan Van Cydrax

The Dinky Trojan Van Cydrax. This version of the Trojan van was introduced in February 1957 and shown on the back of that months Meccano Magazine. The example shown is an excellent restoration. deleted in 1959 available in light green finish. Dinky 454 in detail...

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455
Trojan 15cwt Van
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Dinky 455 Trojan 15cwt Van

The Dinky Trojan 15cwt Van . This livery was introduce in May 1957 and was featured on the back of that months Meccano Magazine. Advertised in the may 1958 issue of Meccano Magazine. Discontinued in 1960 this was the last of 6 variants of this van to be sold. Shown at 3/6 on the February 1961 Dinky UK price list. available in red finish. Dinky 455 in detail...

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Dinky Atlas
453
Trojan 15cwt van OXO
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Dinky Atlas 453 Trojan 15cwt van OXO

The Dinky Atlas Trojan 15cwt van OXO. Renumbered from 31d. available in blue finish. Dinky Atlas 453 in detail...

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Matchbox
47A
1 Ton Trojan Van Brooke Bond Tea
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Matchbox 47A 1 Ton Trojan Van Brooke Bond Tea

The Matchbox 1 Ton Trojan Van Brooke Bond Tea. available in red finish. Matchbox 47A in detail...

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Matchbox Gift Set
G-1
Commercial Motor Set Number G-1
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Matchbox Gift Set G-1 Commercial Motor Set Number G-1

The Matchbox Gift Set Commercial Motor Set Number G-1. The set consisted of No5 London Routemaster bus, No10 Tate & Lyle Sugar Container, No20 Transport Truck,No37 Coca Cola truck, No46 Pickford's Removal van, No47 Trojan Brooke Bond Van, No51 Albion Portland Cement lorry and No69 Nestle's Van. available in various finish. Matchbox Gift Set G-1 in detail...