Dinky Toys 289
Dinky Toys 289 Routemaster Bus "ESSO". Near mint plus/boxed. Factory error - paper labels front and rear REVERSED. From The West Midlands Collection.
This early Dinky Routemaster Bus displays well – with all the nice details not present in the later issues. Complete transfers and labels throughout. Note the paper labels front and rear have been reversed. First we have seen. Model is in close to mint condition with a few small marks mostly at wheel arches. Shiny spun wheels, conductor and driver. Ribbed roof. Fine tread original tyres are well-shaped.
The colourful picture box is bright and complete. Minor age wear and grubbiness. Crisp feel.