French Dinky 25L
French Dinky 25L Studebaker Covered Truck. Red with yellow wheels and tinplate tilt. Near mint/not individually boxed. With period PROMOTIONAL NOTE. From The Phillips Collection.
Acknowledged in ‘The Great Book Of Dinky Toys’, this collector in the U.S. brings his 37 year collection to QDT. Included are some very rare items and a wealth of period literature and catalogues.
The owner tells us:
“This model, I believe, was originally purchased from Jean-Michel Roulet, author of ‘Histoire Des Dinky Toys Français’ (1978) & ‘Les Dinky Toys et Dinky Supertoys Français’ (1984).
Issued 1949, this charming French Dinky Studebaker model is finished in red with yellow ridged wheels and matching tinplate tilt (well-shaped).
Presents very well indeed and of course, this model would never have been individually boxed but sold for a shopkeeper’s Trade Box.
A few tiny marks, side rubs. Few tiny touches visible to the gimlet-eyed. Smooth original black tyres are well-shaped. Tinplate tilt has minimal marking and is well-shaped.
Delightful period promotional slip, too.