Dinky Toys 972 20-Ton Lorry-Mounted "Coles" Crane
20-Ton Lorry-Mounted "Coles" Crane by Dinky Toys, No. 972. Near mint plus/boxed. Last issue with yellow plastic wheels, 'simpler' winding handle, in full pictorial end flap box. Scarce. From The Coastline Collection.
More unusual later issue presented in the attractive full pictorial end flap box. Vivid yellow and orange finish, yellow plastic hubs, correct that this issue has one driver. All in working order with an operable winch and swivelling movements. Occasional little mark. Complete “COLES” paper label at the rear with chevron detail.
Bright matt baseplate.Simpler winding handle without the cuff (i.e. a feature of earlier issues). Three tiny extra dabs of paint on one side near the fixing point for the winding handle (offside).
The more unusual end flap pictorial box is bright and clean, complete with all end flaps. Attractive colourful full pictorial scene box with strong colours throughout.
Light wear and vert minor tears at vulnerable end flaps. Repaired puncture to an internal end flap.