Dinky Model Cars and Trucks
In pre-World War II England, Meccano’s Dinky Toys reigned. Today its colorful delivery vans and sports cars and coupes are highly prized, in part because they were not especially well-made. Early diecast toys used a zinc alloy which was susceptible to metal fatigue. Also, children wore the toys out quickly, so few survived. Postwar, Dinky continued to flourish but two new companies kept things competitive. Lesney launched its Matchbox...