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Have you ever wondered what vintage toy vehicles might be available in other countries?

This page is for collectors of old toy delivery vans who want to instantly see comprehensive listings of vintage & antique toy panel / delivery vans for sale via Ebay in USA, Canada, Europe & Australia.

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Finding the Toy Panel / Delivery Vans You Want on Ebay

Whilst there are quite a few individual toy cars worth a lot of money, serious collectors understand the value in any antique or vintage toy car in mint condition. These toys, especially with original boxes, are limited in number, so finding high quality, rare items on eBay is a matter of regularly checking around the different country locations on our website until you are lucky enough to be there at the right time to make a successful bid.

Vintage Toy Delivery Van Manufacturers

The list is endless with many scale model cars being produced all over the world. The premier manufacturers are / were mainly based in USA, Europe & Japan. Below are some examples of some of the most popular for collectors.

For a comprehensive history of toy / model vehicles look at this Wikipedia entry.

Tonka Toys

Originally started by Mound Metalcraft, Tonka Toys was founded in 1955 with their main product line being tin trucks. The business did extremely well & with the acquisition of some other companies diversified into other metal products like barbeque grills & components. In 1991 Tonka Toys was sold to Hasbro as a result of debt incurred by interest from the  massive loans it took in 1987 to purchase a group of companies which included Palitoys.

Tonka Tinplate Delivery Van

Dinky Toys

Another famous company who first started their die cast miniature vehicles in 1934 from the Meccano factory located in Liverpool, England. The first vehicles were made from lead and included a racing car, tractor, delivery van, truck, sports car & a tank. Initially the vehicles were not particularly accurate representations of their subects, but did always have rubber tires. Dinky toy vehicles soon caught the attention of young people & the company went from strength to strength over the next three decades, but finally succumbed to intense competition & closed its doors in 1979.

Vintage Morris 8 Telephone Service Dinky Van

Spot On

Spot On was the brand name for Tri-ang die cast scale models. At the time of manufacture they were more expensive due to the heavier & more detailed construction than their main rivals - Dinky & Corgi. Up until the time of the Spot On range being launched the scale for popular die cast vehicles was around 1:48, but Triang decided that their models should be 'spot-on' 1:42 so that they could be used in conjunction with the toy Play Villages that they manufactured. In particular this made their commercial vehicle range larger than those of their main competition.

Spot On British Mini Van Model

Tekno

A Danish company was founded in 1928 by A. Siegumfeltd as a maker of construction toys. Shortly after WW2 he developed a range of die cast toys which proved extremely popular & the company was soon selling over one million units a year. Tekno toy die cast vehicles were perhaps the most detailed available at the time with opening doors, hoods, trunks, engines & accessories. However all this detail did not make them so robust and many examples lost bits & pieces during childrens rough play.

Tekno Toy Panel Van with Box

Corgi

Mettoy Playcraft Ltd introduced the Corgi Toys range of vehicles in 1956, they were soon to become the largest manufacturer of die cast vehicles in the world. Great detail & innovations such as clear plastic windows proved to be a great hit & in the first year alone 2.75 million toy vehicles were sold. This robbed Dinky of a great deal of the market, but Corgi Toys fortunes were to temporarily held up due to a massive fire which destroyed their Swansea factory. Revival of the company was greatly helped by the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 & the 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' models.

Vintage Corgi Bedford AA Van

 

Influences on Toy Panel / Delivery Van Manufacturers

Television & Film

From late 50's onwards TV & Movies started to have an influence on the toy industry with youngsters wanting to have replicas of the vehicles used in their favorite TV programs or films like The 'A' Team, Only Fools & Horses, Scooby Doo, Dumb & Dumber  & many more.

Vintage Toy A Team Van

Corgi Toy Reliant Regal Van from Only Fools & Horses

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Van

Hot Wheels Dumb & Dumber Matt Cutts Van

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