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Corgi, Toy, model, car, collector, Dinky, Bond, Aston Martin, Astcote
Corgi, Toy, model, car, collector, Dinky, Bond, Aston Martin, Astcote

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Pale blue Bedfords
I often wonder what the idea of the friction motor was. I guess it was intended to add some realism with the creation of some noise, vibration and, on a level surface, a model could be seen to move momentarily on its own without a giant hand descending from...

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Samples from the Corgi Factory!
It's funny what can happen when you're in a hotel car park in Towcester. I had arranged to meet a young Mr Wilford, recently flown in from New Zealand to help his mother with some things, whose father had been a Designer at Corgi and whose grandfather had b...

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Bubble-wrap and Sellotape!
I have just spent about ten minutes struggling to unwrap a Ford Thames Airborne Caravan. It was a nice shade of lilac and mauve but it was a long time before I could see that. The problem was not that I had the wrong glasses on, nor was there any alcohol in...

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Models off to pastures green, grey or just unpronounceable
Quite a few models made their way to various parts of the world over the last couple of weeks. I think the Bulldozer in Portknockie is my favourite, though! Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia gets some fine vehicles in several convoys another batch off to Edg...

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Corgi Toys @ 60: Land Rover
August 1957 brought us the Land Rover in Mk I form but as the 109" longer wheelbase. You'll have to wait for the green one, and also to see a canopy, because these first ones were just either bright yellow with a black roof or blue with a white roof. There ...

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Mercedes Benz 350SL
This is a scarce item. It may be Whizzwheels but it is one of the better Whizzwheels as Corgi did a good job with the Mercedes Benz 350SL. You will find plenty of metallic blue and solid white editions and pretty much as new at very reasonable prices still....

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Setting the scene for the Rocket Age.
While I have all the models, I thought I would try to re-create the scene on the box for the Rocket Age Gift Set No. 6.

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Rocket Age
1108 Bloodhound missile and launch ramp 1117 Bloodhound missile loading trolley 353 Decca Airfield Control Radar 424 Scanner Gift Set 3 352 Standard Vanguard III RAF Staff Car 1109 Karrier Gamecock Decca Mobile Airfield Radar Truck Rocket Age Gift Set No.6 ...

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The Motor Museum at Bourton-on-the-water
I took my friend for a trip to The Cotswolds and discovered this excellent little museum in Bourton-on-the-water. although the small town was littered with tourists, this museum was quiet and a real surprise with many wonderful old vehicles and lots of bits...

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Standard Vanguard III RAF Staff Car
My collector friend from Germany visited this week and gave me this lovely example of the 352 RAF Staff Car. At first glance I thought it was something I had already but then I saw the grey base. It seems that, as with one or two other models of similar vin...
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