Dinky Toys 992 Avro Vulcan Delta Wing Bomber

Dinky 992 Avro Vulcan Delta Wing Bomber. Very near mint/boxed. Museum-grade rare piece in an outstanding box. Dated March 1955 with period Canadian shop price label. QDT starting bid £2000. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

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The Vulcan Bomber aircraft has achieved almost mythical status – it is such a rare piece and to find an example in this virtually mint/boxed condition, is enough to take any Dinky collector’s breath away!

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This is a Canadian export model and although it is difficult to be absolutely precise, reputedly only 500 or so were made between 1955-56. The model was too heavy to be cast in Mazac so the decision was made to cast in aluminium. Due to the difficulties in casting, only a limited number were made and all were exported to Canada. Original decision to assign this aircraft a Supertoy number 749 was made (hence the number cast on the underside of the model). However, this decision was altered almost immediately, and the number 992 was decided upon, although the tooling was never altered accordingly (hence the discrepancy between the number on the aircraft underside and the box!).
This is undoubtedly a striking and eye-catching aircraft finished in sleek, bright silver with complete, fresh-looking RAF roundels on the wings and transfers in red, white and blue on the tail.
In very close to mint condition, one may find the occasional slight mark if one searches hard enough! Little nick to the fuselage roundels.
This is an especially difficult item to find boxed – and almost impossible to find in a box as fine as this! Period Canadian shop price list at a lid end. The shop Simpson’s (we infer the shop in Quebec).
Dinky stamp inside the lid dates this example from March 1955.

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One could wait a lifetime to find another in as fine condition!