Dinky Toys 161 Austin Somerset Saloon

Austin Somerset Saloon by Dinky Toys, No. 161. Scarce cream & black issue. Early issue with smooth tyres. Issued at the START OF THE TWO-TONE PRODUCTION RUN in this style of box with the cream colour spot at the ends - BEFORE the two-tone illustrated box was printed. Scarce find. Near mint plus/boxed. From The Ian Hewlett Collection. Starting bid £200. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

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Price: £225.00

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Notes

This is the sought after late two-tone issue made towards the end of the run 1956-59. In authentic and original condition throughout with a pleasing lustre to the paint finish. Correct that this early issue does not have the rear light detail or silver numberplate. Correct smooth tyres.

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Dinky toys 161 austin somerset saloon gg998 base

A few little marks to the paint finish. None of the usual rubbing to the roof.
The box is complete, clean, fresh and bright. Crisp, with lots of end flap spring. Barely any wear.* Early cream colour spot (issued at the start of the run prior to the two-tone illustrated box being printed*. So scarce.) Very nice!

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