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Dinky Toys Sign (Light Thief Patented), as pictured in The Great Book of Dinky. Very rare original display item.

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Price: £275.00

This item is no longer for sale, price for reference only.

Notes

Shown on page 230 of ‘The Great Book of Dinky’ in an original photograph of a Dinky display from 1960. This very unusual item measures approx. 33cms x 18cms. It is made from sturdy card finished in blue with pale yellow writing below the cut-out letters of ‘DINKY TOYS’.

The card behind is red and due to the construction, light enters from the top of the sign:

and so gives the illusion of illuminating the ’DINKY TOYS lettering in red. Quite ingenious – and

‘Light Thief’ Patented
is printed in the bottom left corner.

A little minor wear particularly on the reverse.

An exceptionally difficult item to find – we wonder just how few were made!