Recent Articles

The Phillips Collection


We are fortunate that we receive emails at QDT from collectors when they are considering selling their collections. We were delighted to receive an email from a U.S. collector who had been good friends with Mike & Sue Richardson, authors of ‘The Great Book of Dinky Toys’. Back in the day, he gathered information about Dinky Toys U.S. issues and catalogues that assisted Mike & Sue Richardson with articles, particularly Sue’s comprehensive piece on the 39 Series in Model Collector magazine. He was acknowledged by them in ‘The Great Book of Dinky Toys’.
His collection promised to be an exciting one – and when we received images from him, it was a ‘hairs on the back of the neck’ moment for us!

Coming soon to QDT.
Here is his story.

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Spotlight on Volvo P1800 Diecast Toys


An impressive, in-depth article written by a collector for collectors.

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A Dinky Collection of the highest quality


And so it begins….our youngest and fondest memories can inform the rest of our lives.

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The Lake Collection from the U.S. (Part 2)


The second instalment from this vast high quality collection. From a pristine Matchbox Display Stand, pre-war Dinky Sets to the most sought-after Corgi Gift Sets and more besides, this collection really does seem to have it all.

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The Lake Collection from the U.S.


We were thrilled to make the acquaintance of this dedicated lifelong collector in the U.S.
“My collection comprises 3000 – 4000 (I lost count) vintage diecast models from many different manufacturers, dating from the early 1900’s to the 1970’s”.

The owner of this unique and remarkable collection would like to share his article with you.

We would be pleased to refer any comments to the owner.
We hope that you enjoy this article just as much as we did at QDT!

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'Exclusively Mini' Part 2 of The Old School Collection


The Mini Collection at QDT

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The Cumbrian Collection


A dedicated collector of Corgi and Dinky models brings his collection to QDT. A high quality collection of around 900 boxed models includes rare variations. Assembled over decades, this collection showcases the very best of both manufacturers. Many images in the article taken in situ by the owner.

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