Dinky Toys 285 Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine
Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine by Dinky Toys, No. 285. Very near mint/boxed, with polystyrene packing block. From The QDT Vault.
Issued between 1969-79, this detailed Fire Engine model has a vivid non-metallic red finish, complete ‘Fire Service’ labels fresh and bright on both sides. Bright silver ladders have minor marking. Red roof light. Window glazing. White interior. Early issue with metal wheels. Complete with black hose.
Hard to find a mark. Obviously unused.
The bubble pack box has a complete and bright blue card plinth with light marking where the tyres have rested. The bubble lid is light-discoloured now and is complete, although there are a few splits now. Small polystyrene packing wedge still present.